Each time I come to London, I try to find an area to go to rather than running round the whole of Central London when I have about 10 hours or less to explore. Well given that I only have 24 hours or less in the city from the time I arrived till I gotta hop on a plane and be off. So yeah, that would leave me about 10 hours since I got to sleep as well.
This time around, I have bookmarked a few new food places, 4 places to be exact. Managed to only visit 2 places as my stomach was already giving me warnings of a toilet break needed.
I got off at Covent Garden to make my way for brunch. Saw this rave about this place called Avobar. They serves everything with avocado. Okay, not every single item on the menu.
Gotten myself a cup of flat white which I know I shouldn’t have gotten any coffee in the first place and an avocado tuna poke.
Flat white – GBP 2.80
Avo Tuna Poke – GBP 12.60
This place has a similar vibe to Evelyn’s Café Bar in Manchester. Instead of getting the classic avocado toast, I opted for avo tuna poke as I was kind of hungry. Then again, rice is filling to start my food spree.
The poke is served on spicy jasmine rice. The rice is spicy indeed, does pack a punch. I like that little awakening on my palates. The ingredients are all being served cold. I’m thinking the vegetable on top is called sweet baby pea. I only had them cooked before but not raw. There’s a hint of sweetness in that veg. They don’t hold back on giving you your share of tuna. Even with every small bite I have with a piece of tuna, I’d still have some more laying around.
I do like my alone time now having a meal in a nice cafe, people watching; walking down the street, people watching. It is a very interesting activity.
Next, I walked to get me some ramen!
Kanada – ya
I was there right in time for their lunch menu. Ordered their tonkotsu x. According to their menu, it is exclusive only in London.
To make a perfect pair, got to have some green tea love. I wasn’t disappointed with this at all. Including tax, this meal costs GBP 11.25.
I was craving for some Japanese food. How I miss going to Japan just to have them. I barely able to finish everything as my stomach was already in its last warning to me should I pack some more food in it. Still had to ride for an hour to get back to my hotel. So probably next time, I am going to have my Burgers and Lobsters again. Also, I have a budget to work with. Got to keep them as low as possible but still being able to enjoy the wonderful sight and taste of a city.
Money spent on the day:
Train (return) – GBP 11.80
Avobar – GBP 15.60 (excluding tax)
Kanada-ya – GBP 11.25
Total: GBP 38.65
📍 Locations 📍
23 – 24 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London
64 St Giles High Street, London
Till then, stay sane!