Most people are time poor, with daily routines and commitments generally getting in the way of the things you really want to do. Parents are the champions of this 21st century annoyance. What with tiny humans demanding every last second of their time until they collapse into bed. It’s a juggling act trying to keep everyone happy – all of the time. If only there was a place where you can go and kill two or three birds with one stone… well… head to this cafe in Shepherds Bush London!
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Brook Green cafe Shepherds Bush
Located in Shepherds Bush London, I introduce to you The Corner House in Brook Green. This house on the corner (yes, it does exactly what it says on the tin), answers every family’s time poor problem. The stylish space, designed to appeal to everyone houses a café, deli, indoor children’s play area and fitness studios.
The bright ground floor is divided into two spaces. The deli and small gift shop is packed full of tempting foodie treats, from a loaf of artisan bread, to a bottle of wine, a tea towel or candle – Handy!
The high tables and stools are perfect for locals to stop by for a quick coffee or bite to eat. Daily salads, sandwiches, and cakes are available to eat in or take away.
The second section is more restaurant-like, the fresh and modern decor carries through with copper pendant lighting, a long navy blue leather banquette and a 1914 map of the surrounding area.
They serve an all-day brunch menu full of tasty seasonal dishes. The child-friendly menus, plastic cutlery, colouring and high chairs makes dining with littles ones easy and stress-free. Unless they decide throw a wobble – then you’re on your own. Thankfully no-one cares, as let’s be honest they’ve all been there.
The girls went straight in for the fish and chips, but there are various options such as scrambled or hard boiled egg with toasted brioche, popcorn chicken, tortillas or fajitas.
My sourdough toast topped with smashed avocado, poached eggs, seeds and bell pepper flakes was perfectly washed down with a matcha latte.
And Mr S tucked into carrot and courgette fritters with tomato and avocado salsa and poached eggs.
All the action is in the basement, where you’ll find a beautifully designed indoor play area. For a small fee, children can enjoy the two-story playhouse, toys, books, games, fancy dress, table football and ride on cars. My two were probably a little too old for the play area, but it didn’t stop them from putting on a puppet show and exploring the huge playhouse.
Adults can still keep an eye out from the extended café area providing the best of both worlds. Downtime and a cuppa – Sounds like bliss, right?
The two studios next door run a range of fitness classes for adults – pregnancy yoga or pilates anyone? Whilst the kids classes range from coding to ballet or baby sensory. It’s worth keeping an eye out for the fun events and workshops too which are regularly held.
With a fun and relaxed atmosphere The Corner House in Brook Green is definitely the perfect neighbourhood hub catering to everyone’s needs and one of the best cafes in London. Every area needs one! Make sure you check it if out if you’re in the area!
The Corner House | 102-104 Shepherd’s Bush Road | Brook Green | W6 7PD
Disclaimer: We were guests at The Corner House and received a complimentary meal. However, all views, opinions and photos unless otherwise stated are my own and remain a trademark of the Curious Pixie.