Yardarm is an independent bottle shop/bar/cafe/deli with carefully curated shelves and wine list, making it a nice space to stop for a drink and a snack. Next door is a cafe and pop-up space, where they host brilliant and exciting resident chefs.
Just for full transparency, what brought us to this little neighborhood gem was Henrietta Inman’s residency. Foodies with a love of baking will likely be familiar with Henrietta. We have been a huge fan of her smile and delicious pastry for some time.
Yardarm Cafe is everything you would expect from a cool neighborhood gem; relaxed and welcoming vibe, breakfast that is served until a 2pm, local crowd and great coffee. Lunch starts from 12.30 everyday with seasonal salads, soups, quiches and pies. Our breakfast choice was a Quin-oat and chia porridge served with apples and pears, homemade toasted almond butter, buckwheat, puffed quinoa and camelina seed brittle. One of the most fulfilling breakfasts we had in a long time. A vegan beetroot quiche with a massive side of seasonal greens was reminder of the garden we dream to one day grow.
Henrietta’s food at Yardarm is delicious and we will definitely be returning Leyton regularly.