On Monday we ventured into Durham for some shopping and started with breakfast at Flat White Kitchen. Set in a wonky old building on Saddler Street, Flat White Kitchen serves delicious breakfasts and lunches, and opens on an evening with a small but refined dinner menu. Kitchen is the younger, yet bigger, sister of Flat White Café on Elvet Bridge which opened in 2010. I love both sites for serving original, fresh, and delicious food and drink.The menu changes regularly, so each time you visit there’s something different to try. Their breakfast menu has so much choice, from porridge or avo on toast, to more unusual breakfast dishes. It took me a while to choose because I was so tempted by the choice of pancakes but I fancied something savoury as I’d already ordered a hot chocolate. Eventually, I settled on baked eggs in a tomato ragout with a chilli mascarpone cream and a side helping of sourdough toast. This was gorgeous and the perfect way to start the day. Andrew went for beef and potato hash, topped with a fried egg, and pesto dressing which was also delish.
Flat White Kitchen have created the perfect setting for their food, contrasting modern décor with the ancient building, the centrepiece being a huge, creaky staircase. Partially exposed brickwork and copper pipes sit next to perfect white walls, and vases full of tulips and daffodils sit on salvaged tables. On Monday morning the sun was streaming through the sash windows and Flat White Kitchen became the perfect place to enjoy a spring morning.If you’re after somewhere really cheap for breakfast then Flat White Kitchen might not be the place, but for some really impressive food in a lovely setting then you can’t go anywhere else. I’m definitely going back for pancakes, I spotted another table eating them and they were about an inch thick and looked so good!