I have written quite a few blog posts about eating out but this one deserves its own post. I went here three times in the space of 5 days. The first was a brunch on a Thursday, the next a brunch on Sunday and then a brunch on a bank holiday. I loved this place.
Prices are reasonable (coming from London). The price of a coffee is 1,50 for a cappuccino Starbucks around the corner charges nearly 5 Euros and is not half as good.
Flax and Kale have such a varied menu. It is also a great place to go and still be healthy. Or seems to be anyways. I did not calorie count. There is such a range of options. I had the Roasted carrots and avocado salad for 9.50 Euros. Very health and big portions. I also had raw superbowl, another salad, but 13.50 Euros. The third time I went, I had the healthy pancakes at 8 Euros 50. I could go back many more times and not tire of the menu. There are also a number of smoothies and healthy juices . I had the Berlin and The after party although these are more expensive, around 5 Euros.
What I really like about Flax and Kale is that it has a lot of space. There is an outdoor terrace, an upstairs terrace and of course the inside restaurant area. When I came on a Sunday, it was a 20 minute wait. When many of the other brunch places can be more than an hour await. They don’t have enough space to accommodate all the demand.
Flax and Kale is the brain child of Teresa Carles who set up her first restaurant in Spain in 1979. Teresa is a pioneer in vegetarian restaurants and at Flax and Kale 80% of the dishes are plant based, so you do feel healthy after a meal instead of sometimes to bloated and stuffed feeling.
The restaurant is always busy, but packed at the weekends. If I wasn’t working, I would come here for a late breakfast in the week as the restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am. If you fancy a brunch, the restaurant is open 10 – 17.
If you are gluten intolerant, there are many gluten free options. The plates are grouped into four categories – gluten free, oily fish, plant based and raw food. This is the place to eat well without feeling guilty from the sugar or calories.