A 100% vegan pub in Homerton that serves plant-based Mexican food might sound a little bonkers, but of course Club Mexicana has been a huge success.
We’ve been on board since the early days, and you can read about what we made of the dinner menu here.
However, we now have the very exciting news that they’ll be serving up their signature punchy flavours at brunch. Hurrah!
Vegan brunch – but what about the eggs we hear you cry?
Founder Meriel (and all round lovely lady) has got it covered. Drawing on the long, boozy brunches she experienced on her travels through Mexico and California, the completely vegan menu will include dishes such as: Mexican Shakshuka with ‘chorizo’ and black tomatoes; ‘Huevos’ Rancheros with grilled paprika tortillas and pico de gallo; and ‘Chick’n’ & Waffles with wings and maple syrup. Our favorite was the Mexican take on a good ol’ fashioned fry-up, served in a very insta-friendly skillet. It’s got a bit of everything with a ‘chorizo’ sausage, tempeh ‘bacon’, avocado, scrambled ‘eggs’, black beans, roasted mushrooms, charred tomatoes, sautéed lemon kale, pink onions, salsa verde and toasted corn tortillas to mop everything up. Jeez that’s a lot of inverted commas, but you get the point. This is a meat-free zone people. Do not leave without trying the triple fried potatoes with chipotle mayo – trust us.
We’re a big fan of brunch cocktails and The Spread Eagle have hit the nail on the head with landlady Sherri-Lee’s spicy bloody mary, complete with giant celery stick and gherkin. If you need to dial down the heat the avocado colada is a rum-spiked creamy dream. From Homerton to a sun-soaked beach in one sip.
Not wanting to get rid of you so soon, there’s one delicious dessert – a lemon and blueberry stack that looks like a tower of pancakes but is in fact layers of fried corn tortillas sandwiched with whipped vanilla vegan cream, lemon curd and blueberry coulis. Outrageous.
We’d recommend booking ahead as it was rammed when we visited and people were being turned away!