Written by Sophie (who went along with Gracie)
Pretty much all of the London-based health/wellness/foodie bloggers we follow always post about The Good Life Eatery, so as soon as I arrived back from Singapore we made sure we paid it a visit!
It is in Chelsea, not too far from South Kensington and Sloane Square tube stations. So location gets a big tick as there are lots of other nice places nearby if you’re making a day of it!
The cafe is quite small, but is nicely laid out with the counter at the front and a fridge crammed with their famous juices!
The tables are all fairly close together, but this isn’t a problem as the kind of people who visit seemed to be nice clientele. There aren’t that many tables either, so at the weekend it gets really packed, but luckily we went for Friday brunch and managed to get a seat straight away.
We got there about 10am so had the breakfast menu. There was a great choice! From pancakes, to healthy eggs florentine, gluten-free granola etc… There seemed to be a good balance between sweet/savoury and smaller versus bigger meals depending on what you felt like.
They also have a selection of cakes at the front which looked delicious! They cater for all sorts of healthy lifestyles such as gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan and even paleo!
Our choices were; a Blueberry muffin from the cake display (we couldn’t resist and were hungry after our jog there!), then Gracie picked the Acai bowl and I ordered Paleo waffles with fig jam and coconut yoghurt. We shared a big ‘Drink your Salad’ juice and I had a coffee.
It was all absolutely delicious! I’m getting hungry writing about it all. The blueberry muffin was just ridiculously yummy and didn’t taste like it could be made from purely healthy ingredients! And both of our breakfasts were so tasty as well as being really filling. I couldn’t even finish mine which is saying something as I never leave food. You could really tell that they used very high quality ingredients and the portions were generous too, I asked for some more yogurt and jam and they brought me lots more.
Considering how many vegetable-based ingredients were in the juice, it wasn’t actually that bad. It was a bit hard to stomach after our run and we couldn’t finish it but we did take it home with us so that is a good sign! The coffee didn’t stand out to me as really special but I enjoyed it all the same.
The only thing which we felt was a big shame was the staff. Unfortunately they didn’t represent the vibe that we had imagined after looking at all the branding and their social media pics. They were very unenthusiastic and made us feel quite bad for asking questions and didn’t prompt any interest in what we were having. It was a real shame because we weren’t even greeted when we walked in or given a smile when we ordered which I think would make a difference. We spoke to a few of our friends who have also been and they said that they experienced the same thing, so hopefully this is something that the management will address and we can go back and try out the lunch menu! Until then…we may have to order via Deliveroo!