Review: Halal breakfast at Makan Café, Portobello – Halal Gems

Review: Halal breakfast at Makan Café, Portobello

April 17, 2018Halal Gems Team

Reviewed by Ruman
Where else but London would you find a Malaysian café serving a full English?
Makan Café on Portobello Road is a no-frills café and is almost ‘builders café’ like in its decor and vibe. Serving a range of well priced Malaysian dishes as well as a full English breakfast, we headed there for a late breakfast. The dishes are displayed across the wall and you order at the counter.

Makan Cafe interior
Makan Café interior

On the plate: one fried egg, two turkey rashers, half a grilled tomato, one slice of brown toast, one hash brown, two chicken sausages, mushrooms and baked beans (£5.60).
Halal Full English Breakfast at Makan Cafe
Full English Breakfast [£5.60]
Zohra commented that the sausage reminded her of the sausages she used to have at school. Apparently this is not a bad thing(!) I wasn’t a fan of the sausages as I felt that they were a little dry inside and I generally prefer beef sausages anyway. The turkey rashers had a bit too much fat around the edges and in terms of flavour it was a bit too plain for me. Zohra liked the rashers as they didn’t have the smokiness that I like from rashers. Service was a little slow and the waitress had to ask us what we ordered before giving us our food. Given the café wasn’t busy when we went, this was a little odd.
At £5.60, the breakfast at Makan Café was one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, full English breakfasts we’ve had in London. Overall, it was a good breakfast and we’d recommend it if you are in the area.
Breakfast is served until 6pm every day.
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Atmosphere/Decor: 7/10
Value for money: 8/10 (£6.99 total bill // £6.99pp)
Overall: 7.8/10
Halal Status: All meat served is halal.
Address: 270 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TY
Nearest station: Ladbroke Grove (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines)
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About Ruman

Ruman eats a brownie a day, but only with coffee. She struggles to eat more than 2/3 of an adult size portion of food, but always has room for dessert. When not exploring restaurants, galleries or cities around the world, Ruman is a Marketing Ninja at Halal Gems, where she also holds the title of Chief Chocolate Officer.
Forever consumed by a mixture of wanderlust and FOMO, her interests include all things social media, travel, charity, photography and food.
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