Comfort Food at NANA

February 2, 2013 · 4 comments

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Photo sourced from NANA Facebook album

I love food. And I love eating. I adore eating meals that are rich and decadent, that feel sinful and seductive, meals that deliver high-volume cacophonies of flavour with each and every bite and leave me in a dreamily blissful satisfied trance. However I also swing the other way, and I love the simplest of simple dishes; buttery mashed potato, cheesy beans on toast, my Dad’s scrambled eggs, Heinz Cream of Tomato soup with a white-bread cheese sandwich (you dip the sandwich in the soup – its amazing – try it and let me know what you think!) Its proper comfort food, the edible equivalent of a snuggly jumper and slippers in front of the fire, and with the January detox well and truly over and a fair few months before we see any sunshine, comfort food is just what I need.

Photo sourced from NANA Facebook album

For that very reason I’m a big fan of NANA, a recently-opened comfort food cafe that has taken up residence in The Elderfield in Lower Clapton. NANA serves all the homemade classics; cottage pie, dippy eggs and soldiers, fluffy Victoria sponge, and scones laden with fresh cream and jam. The menu is full of the sort of soothing dishes that your Nana used to make, and, all are served by Nanas too! Little touches like mismatched china, hand-embroidered tablecloths and unlimited pots of tea served in a tea cosy and your toast cut into triangles make you feel just like you’re at your Nanas too. On my visit I met Bernadette and Yetta, two lovely and cuddly Nanas who gave the kind of chat that only a Nana can give, and they ensured I left with a full tummy and a smile on my face. So if you’re hankering for some home-comfort, charming conversation and dippy eggs and soldiers cooked to perfection then NANA is a must.

NANA is at The Elderfield in Lower Clapton from Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm

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