The Black Penny arrived at Duke of York Square at the start of December last year and since its opening I have been popping in for coffees. After all, being a gourmet coffee house this is the latest coffee hot spot at this end of the King’s Road (the Sloane Square end) – and the coffees are really good.
But finally the other week I had a great reason to try their breakfast menu, which has been getting rave reviews from everyone I know who has tried it.
I met up with Angie (who had the porridge with grilled banana, honey and candied walnuts) and Jen (who had The Hunter, which included eggs on sourdough toast with grilled pork and sage sausages, smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and Black Penny baked beans).
I had The Gatherer with eggs on sourdough toast, grilled halloumi, baby spinach, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and Black Penny baked beans.
I’m not sure why I chose the vegetarian dish on the menu. It’s not like me at all especially with cooked breakfasts but I think there was something in me that really wanted to put this place to the test. If the breakfasts were so good here, I was curious to find out how good they would be. And the result?
My breakfast at The Black Penny was the tastiest I have had in a very long time, without exception. There were bursts of surprise with the flavours especially with the Black Penny baked beans.
At a time when there is so much to choose from, The Black Penny offers an experience to truly savour. The quality of their ingredients and their exceptional flavours make me want to go back.
The Black Penny, 55 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY