We first chanced upon Myddlelton’s Delicatessen after getting a coffee from Exmouth Market’s Caravan and was making our way back along Amwell Street. Truth to be told, we were more interested in Unpackaged, an organic grocer diagonally opposite Myddelton’s Delicatessen across the quiet traffic intersection.
Someone mentioned over dinner that Myddelton’s served a mean carrot cake and we made a trip down there the very next day to try it out. She was right. Myddelton’s does serve one of the best carrot cake I’ve ever tasted. Moist, not overly sweet even with whole raisins embedded with bits of carrots, and yet pleasant to the palate.
Well, the single slice of carrot cake hardly count as breakfast so we got a focaccia sandwich as well. And was I glad we did. The focaccia toasted with bacon, tomato and melted French brie (£3.25) was an absolute delight. More so sinking my teeth into the slightly crisp and warm focaccia bread while sunning out in the open on the seating available along the pavement.
Of course, Myddelton’s Delicatessen isn’t just about its foccacia bread and carrot cake. There’s a sign outside saying that it does handmade gourmet sandwich (not sure whether it is referring to the foccacia sandwich I just had), luxury hampers and caters as well. While it functions as the local grocer, its shelves are rather haphazardly arranged, you’ll be hard pressed to find the items you’re looking for. On the same note, Myddelton’s service can be a tad spotty but its heart is in the right place.
Either way, I am glad that we found out about Myddelton’s Delicatessen as it serves as a convenient pit stop between our place to Exmouth Market. I can certainly do with a warmly toasted foccacia sandwich every now and then.
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