I don’t know how many times I have walked passed Muriel’s Kitchen, a cafe/restaurant just around the corner from the South Kensington Underground.
I’m not sure whether it is because it’s always so full of people who look like they’re having a good time, or whether it is simply its mouthwatering array of cakes and pastry in the window, but I have always been drawn to this place. And yet, in all my years of living in London, I have never been.
So last weekend, having decided to meet a friend and my twin Jo in South Kensington for a coffee, we decided to meet there. They too, both ‘Londoners’, had never been. But were glad I had chosen it.
We were lucky, there wasn’t a queue. We got a big table in the middle of the cafe. The perfect place to admire the view, both outside and inside.
It was busy, so the service was stretched. But you could tell they were doing their best.
The girls just ordered tea and coffee. I was having none of it, so order the Red Velvet Cake. It was divine!! Certainly gave its neighbour The Hummingbird Bakery a run for its money and didn’t feel as heavy as Red Velvet cakes often can.
Apart from cakes and pastries they also offer healthy salads, quiches and tarts, amongst other savoury dishes so it is the prefect breakfast, lunch and tea place. Strongly recommend it in combination with an afternoon of museums in the South Ken area.
1-3 Pelham St, London SW7 2ND