Le Pain Quotidien or LPQ lovingly is an international brand proudly boasting organic ingredients and communal dining. We headed there this Sunday to enjoy some of their salmon and eggs brunch as a healthier alternative to self indulgence and greasy food that keep you full till Tuesday evening.
Like all big food chains I was skeptical of the food and the idea of communal dining which normally consists of some strangers sitting awkwardly close to each other trying to ignore each other’s conversation.
The place was not very busy for a Sunday brunch and we were offered a table on the side on arrival. The menu was quite a mix but in my opinion lacked a certain sense of central theme and seemed pretty scattered. The good news was that it was all ‘healthy’ and organic with plenty of gluten free options.
We ordered some smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and a scone and another breakfast which comprised of Smoked salmon, half boiled egg, croissant and yogurt with granola.
The best feature was Belgian style hot chocolate in a bowl (reminded me a little of Kaffebrenneriet), the chocolate was intense, creamy and milk frothy, which make some amazing hot chocolate without the need for a lot of sugar. Salmon was fresh and so were other ingredients. The breads however lacked that certain flavour.
For a quick brunch or a lazy cheat day LPQ is the perfect place to go but if you want some luxury brunching this is not your place and as for communal dining it is nothing more than awkward sitting together unfortunately but you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff.
Food Experience ★★★★★