If there’s one thing that I’ve become known for amongst my friendship circle in this past year is that I am the go-to person for brunch café recommendations. It’s only recently that I’ve made the big decision to remove ‘🥑 avocado toast aficionado’ from my Instagram bio. I know that sarcasm doesn’t read well through text but I hope you know that I wrote that last sentence in a sarcastic tone. (But it’s true, I really did have that up on my profile for years) The first sentence was completely serious though. I’d like to think I know what a café needs in order to be deemed a ‘Instagrammable café’: marble featuring in some or all of the interior, fake flowers (whether that be in the form of a flower wall or draping from the ceilings), dainty pastries, edible flowers, coloured lattes, avocado toast and, let’s not forget, açaí bowls. Feya Cafe ticks all of those boxes, therefore, I think it’s safe to say that it can easily be considered an Instagrammable cafe.
It’s located in Marylebone, a walking distance from Selfridges if you ever feel like taking a quick lunch break from a shopping spree. It’s a very cute place in a very nice neighbourhood. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. Would I go again? Sure! In fact I distinctly remember one of my friends sending me their Instagram profile this summer saying “Oh my god, Beth, this is such a YOU cafe” (read: this cafe is so basic and so are you). And you know what? She’s not wrong. I loved it. However, there are a couple of things that I think could be improved.
First of all, it’s a very, very small café. I know there’s only so much a business can do about the size of the space but there is very limited seating. I came in on a Wednesday morning when it wasn’t busy and I was still sat at the bar because there wasn’t enough space elsewhere. I did my due diligence, if you will, and I knew from a bit of research that the queues for Feya Cafe are normally insanely long, with lots of people queuing outside. This is obviously far from ideal but I guess it’s a testament to how highly sought after it is to dine here!
Overall, the food was good. I ordered the Rose Avo Toast (Toast with Beet Hummus, Avocado Rose, Sesame seeds, Mustard Cress and Edible Flowers) and the Good Greens juice (Apple, Cucumber, Pineapple, Spinach, Celery, Lime & Mint). I will say that for an avocado toast, it wasn’t the most filling as the toast is very thinly sliced. Just for that reason, I would say it’s not the best value for money. BUT if what you’re after is a good breakfast which will get you a bunch of likes on Instagram – then it’s pric€le$$. 😉
Have you been to Feya Cafe?