We were excited when the brilliant team behind Moro opened a second branch of their smaller, more relaxed and cheaper offshoot Morito on Hackney Road. And now Morito Hackney Road has started serving rather fabulous breakfasts too on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The breakfast menu runs the gamut from what Nigella Lawson would call “temple food”: granola, yoghurt and fruit salads to the indulgent: enormous Moroccan crumpets served with apricot and plum compote, Turkish scrambled eggs cooked with tomatoes and spices and our favourite, Huevos Rotos, which is eggs cooked with fried potatoes, paprika and chorizo. If you’re feeling under the weather, it’s also worth asking about their range of freshly squeezed juices which surely must be good for you, given how beautiful they look.
And if you, like us, enjoy eating breakfast all day, then you’ll want to head to Over Easy which is just opposite Selfridges. Breakfast staples such as a Full English are cooked from fresh with utmost care. There are also some pleasing variants on classics, notably a crab benedict that is a more soothing dish than you might imagine one containing such strong flavours as crab and hollandaise sauce could be. As everything is cooked from scratch, this is not somewhere to rush breakfast but why would you want to, anyway?