Aubaine at Selfridges

aubaine selfridges

Brunching in leather and eating French – my kind of Wednesday.

The main reason I moved to London was so I could wear my brown leather jacket…Well not entirely but I like to be dramatic.

The actual reason was so I could finally spend £10 on French toast. (That was joke).

Kath and I met up for brunch at a places called Aubaine. They’re a French restaurant in a few different locations. The one we went to was in the Selfridges store. We chose that one because of the wisteria hanging from the roof (this isn’t a joke).

french cafe in london

If you go, choose a table near the window so you get to look out onto Oxford Street and have the natural light stream in. This will be much better than watching people do their shopping in Selfridges, which will only make you jealous.

I ordered the French toast with blueberries and cream. French toast is one of my favourite meals, so I like to consider myself an expert. The toast was made to perfection, light, warm, fluffy and sweet. The condiments were nice but a little bit stingy in my opinion. Kath had the poached eggs on toast with kale and tomatoes because she’s healthy like that.

brunch at aubaine french toast and blueberries

Overall, a good meal at Aubaine. Not the best value for money but definitely worth the ambiance on a week day morning – there are some positives to not having a job.

brown leather jacket missibaba rose gold bag

I wore my leather jacket because it’s so ideal for this transitional weather. It’s warm enough to throw-over just a t-shirt and also it’s not a Uniqlo puffer so I won’t get lost in the crowd.

I found this jacket at a leather market in Bolivia just before going on a “Pampas” tour – the river section of the Amazon jungle. So it wasn’t the ideal time to get a big coat and then backpack for a month around South America. But I wasn’t about to miss buying a leather jacket for a few hundred rand.

london street style

Jacket: market / Top: Zara / Jeans: H&M / Bag: Missibaba / Boots: Country Road

In summary.. Tasha’s still takes the cake with their ‘Pain Perdu’ (but only if you order it with bacon) and leather jackets are always a good investment.



Images of me taken by Kath from Kathology.




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