When the first signs of A Wanted Man started to appear on the King’s Road I was intrigued. An espresso canteen was promising. After all, it’s not an easy task finding good coffee along King’s Road.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

So when I was invited in to try this relatively new establishment I leapt at the chance. And what I discovered inside impressed me very much.

A Wanted Man

Firstly, A Wanted Man is more than a coffee bar. It’s a place to go for a great all day breakfast or lunch menu. And they serve cold-pressed juices too. Their Green Velvet with pear, apple, spinach and kale was a real hit.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

I was really spoilt for choice when I was reading through their menu and after much consideration I chose the Annie Get Your Chickpea Aubergine Salad with yoghurt dressing and chunks of sourdough waffle.

This was absolutely delicious and also very satisfying. It’s exactly the type of food I love making at home but with the added twist of the cumin and fresh mint which I enjoyed along with the waffle.

And the rest of the menu is something I definitely want to explore more: A Fistful Of Oatmeal Pork Risotto and The Avocado With No Name are at the top of my savoury list whilst the Rich Man, Poor Man’s Pudding which is their take on the French-Canadian classic with maple syrup, toffee, almond and brown sugar served with an espresso shot is a very tempting indulgence.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

This time round however I chose this gluten-free and dairy free cookie which I savoured along with my …

A Wanted Man, King's Road

… soya flat white. What a delightful end to my lunch.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

Thing is, you’d think the experience would end here.

Maybe somewhere else but A Wanted Man also has a Browhaus brow bar and Ministry of Waxing salon upstairs.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

So after my gorgeous lunch, I headed upstairs to look around.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

This (below) is where the waxing takes place and Ministry of Waxing are pioneers in the practice of safe waxing, a message they’re keen to spread.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

And here (below) is where I had my eyebrows threaded and tinted. I really enjoyed the natural lighting and also the details that make you feel as if you’ve just stepped onto the set of a Western. This is a place where you can enjoy the surroundings whilst being pampered. I don’t think I have ever had such a relaxing threading experience as I’d had here – if threading and relaxing can be placed alongside each other.

A Wanted Man, King's Road

A Wanted Man is a breath of fresh air to the King’s Road. True, they serve great coffee, have a gorgeous menu and provide wonderful service with the brow bar. But its appeal is more than that, there’s a quirkiness that I love and it’s matched by the quality of what it offers.

A Wanted Man, 330 King’s Road, London SW3.

Chelsea Girl

I remember the first time I had avocado on toast. I was in Sri Lanka and a Sydney-sider had introduced it to me. At the time I thought it was a strange albeit delicious concoction. But as I discovered on my first visit to Australia, Sydney was ahead of the game with healthy food that tastes good. It makes sense, right – because of their climate?

Flash forward to present day, London – and avocado on toast seems to be everywhere. The last time I tried it was when I tagged along with Fiona from London Unattached to review No. 11 Pimlico Road.

No. 11 Pimlico - Avocado on toastExcept that this wasn’t simply avocado on toast. It also included feta cheese and chilli oil. This had taken my original experience to the next level and I really enjoyed it.

Also on that morning, I tried the fresh fruit salad …

No. 11 Pimlico - Fruit Salad… whilst Fiona tried the homemade granola with yoghurt, fruit compote and wild flower honey as well as …

No. 11 Pimlico - Granola… the grilled field mushrooms on sourdough toast.

No. 11 Pimlico - Mushrooms on ToastAs you can see, it was a leisurely breakfast. A great way to have a girly catch-up.