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Brunch spot: Ozone

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Green SweaterCOS. Jeans – James Jeans. Bag – Kurt Geiger. Leather knot bracelet – COS. Gold coral ring – Michelle Oh. Watch – Sekonda. Slingback heels – Zara. Tartan shirt – Motel Rocks. Bar necklace – Kirsten Goss Urban Edge.

While the first half of my twenties can be illustrated with cheap pleather shoes of varying glue smells and £4 Covent Garden jacket potatoes, the second half is decidedly turning out to be a compulsive, obsessive hunt for the best weekend brunch spots in town – as if life depended on pancakes. That and deleting emails like it’s a sport. Life does depend on pancakes, what am I talking about. There’s also the worshiping of coffee – as if I know what ‘good’ coffee is meant to taste like. Apparently the more it tastes like Chinese herbal medicine the better, where you cringe at the sip but nod ferociously like you know what it means… although, in my book, vending machine coffee is pretty agreeable too so I guess anything with caffeine is a winner. Ozone in Shoreditch has been our latest sweetheart spot for weekends, dedicated mainly to roasting and brewing sustainable, artisan coffee but also does a mean eggs benedict. Plus, the open kitchen also means brunch usually becomes more of a bLunch after a few ‘can I have whatever he’s making’. Despite the name that sounds like a 90’s underground club, and the exterior that doesn’t promise much of an interior, it’s definitely one of those Londoner’s secrets that hide in plain sight.

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  1. can’t live without my daily dose of porridge and I love that green!

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  2. simply lovely!

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  3. My peers frown upon my refusal to become a coffee-aficionado, but you’re smack on right – cringe-worthy somehow equates to “better”. I much prefer my caffeine-kick via the tea way.
    Stunning photos as always, and that forrest green jumper is perfect.

    x T

  4. That eggs benedict looks divine! If only I were in London so I could try it out…

  5. Yes, my late twenties are quite devoid of cheap pleather shoes too. And I’m getting the delete email down to a fine art. I wonder, Is this growing up?

    xx

  6. Love this! I absolutely agree, I can’t tell what’s supposed to be “good coffee” either. The boyfriend is Italian and he doesn’t understand why I’m not absolutely titillated by his espresso he makes… dude, all I want is hot caffeine in a large cup with sugar. It’s not that I don’t like espresso, it’s just that there isn’t enough of it.

    And yes, I consider wading through emails and deleting them a sport :)

  7. I started getting serious sweater envy for about 30 seconds before I realised I have a very similar one – same colour and style and everything… But anyway, this looks like a great little place, I love the hidden away ones. They always make me feel like I suddenly became impossibly hip and in-the-know, even if I actually only ever find out about them through my sister…

  8. Love the plaid shirt tie around!
    Jana

  9. super chic!

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  10. I should definitely try this place! The photos are beautiful and the food looks so good!
    Great outfit!

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  11. Nice post! You look fantastic!

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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  12. Beautiful bag and shoes! Great photos.

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  13. These photos are beautiful, I’d love to have a ‘blunch’ like that ahaxx

  14. Hmwahha that magled plate of eggs, it was so good I inhaled half of it before the waitress could put it infront of me.

  15. Danielle

    ZOMG that eggs Benedict!! Will definitely visit this place!

  16. Sarah

    You’re so correct, life entirely depends on pancakes.

    This place looks like a nice chill spot, I will have to visit this weekend. Thanks Shini!

  17. Lovely <3

    xx
    Tatiana
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  18. LIKE IT so much !! ;-))

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  19. Verena

    Beau!

  20. beautiful watch

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    xx

  21. Rachelle

    I would love to visit London, you look great love your skinnies.

    xo
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  22. it seems so beautiful!!
    when i find myself in london i should definately pay a visit!!

    Bisous from STYLE FEST

  23. I’m currently also on the weekend brunch hunt. Its so satisfying to find a gem of a place after a tough, slog of a work week where you can unwind, drink coffee, eat porridge, and like you said delete emails or allocate them to the hundreds of subfolders I seem to love setting up. I also like the green COS jumper you’re wearing in this post!

  24. i am realising the difference in my day to day activities now too, getting older isnt too bad if its means getting yummy brunch!
    love the leopard print bag btw

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

  25. This outfit is fab.
    We love the color and texture combos and it looks great on you.
    Obsessed with that bag and watch!
    Great post :)

    X
    Vestiaire Collective

  26. mvf

    of late, i have been considering moving your blog from my rss “style” folder, to “culinary/food” folder. hah. perhaps impeccable style comes as a side dish to mouth-watering food.

  27. The latter half of your twenties also brought in tons of blog offers and being sponsored to host these reviews, so I would say life is treating you well? ;)

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  28. Love your bag! Photos are great like always!

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  29. Hah I wish! None of the food content is sponsored unless there’s a clear legal disclaimer at the bottom! In fact this applies to all the posts ;)

  30. Wow! Looks like a lovely place for brunch! Beautiful outfit as per usual!!

  31. Great look! Love the pictures :)

    xx.

  32. Oh I really like this outfit, it is original and edgy, and you master the art of wearing a shirt around the waist.

    Simply gorgeous!

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  33. wow, this place looks awesome, definitely need to check it out! :)

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

  34. Cristina

    I’ve come to a decision what you are my favourite blog! I love the photographic content but most of all I love the way you write… I always read your posts at least twice… you are always so witty!

  35. Brunch: the most important meal of the weekend!
    Best,
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  36. gotta loves those flannels.

    – Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

  37. Wow! Great photos as usual! You’re always amazing. I love the outfit and the food. ;-)

    Check this out!

  38. Great green color on the sweater & love the watch!
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  39. The leopard bag is so amazing, just been on site and i cant find it anywhere :( love your outfit, the plaid shirt, mmmm xxxx

  40. That breakfast… And I felt like a mom seeing her kid perform their first talent show when I spotted my ring on your finger :) so happy!

    Ps. so agree about the email deleting lol

    Xx

  41. I like Ozone, I’ve been there a couple of times, but my favourite brunch still lies at The Breakfast Club.
    That jumper is perfect btw.

    xXx
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  42. Great place, I’ll like to visit it!

    xx
    Théa
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.fr/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Theaunknown

  43. wow, i loved this so very much. made me heart sick for home #2!
    xx

  44. Love how the pop of red and plaid of the shirt goes with all the look :) Perfect!!

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  45. LOL. As an avid coffee lover myself, I don’t think your interpretation of “good” coffee needs to taste like Chinese herbal medicine is right. There are copious amount of good coffees out there and how “good” it is depends on your preference ;)
    Xx

  46. Simple but very nice!

  47. Love Ozone! I’ve only been for coffee but am glad to hear their brunch is just as tasty. I’ll be sure to check it out.

  48. simple! love it
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  49. wow…such an amazing pics!

    Love&Studs
    Love&Studs on FACEBOOK

  50. There are just too many places I have to go for coffee when I get back to London. And by coffee, I mean wine.

  51. ChicTrends

    Amazing photographs. Love that flannel shirt tied on your waist!

    Best, x http://chictrends.co.uk/

  52. love your photos!
    fashion blog

  53. I really like the outfit, London style is the perfect one for me, comfortable and looks great on different kind of persons. The photos are great and after seeing this post I can truly say that I miss London, I forgot how amazing is living in this wonderful city:)

  54. @Le Fanciulle, I agree! My mom cannot function without coffee in the morning. I vow to never be that person ! ;) occasionally I’ll have a café americano and the caffeine is killer.

  55. Looks pretty ace and I’m sure I have this bookmarked somewhere from when I was researching for a project. I’ll re-put it on the mental list for next time I’m close.

  56. The Leopard Bag and Coffee <3

  57. Lovely pics! Made me hungry…

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  58. ayy_ayy

    ah, this is where u dance on your instagram, right ? :)

    nice outfit.

  59. faye

    Very cool outfit!
    Xxfaye

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  61. Amazing shots, I’m actually obsessed with that watch and Leopard bag! Simply great outfit!
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