Review: Halal breakfast at Tomf, Paddington – Halal Gems

Review: Halal breakfast at Tomf, Paddington

April 17, 2018Halal Gems Team

Reviewed by Ruman
One thing I love about going to cafés for breakfast is that they tend to be family-run with the owner usually around to have a chat.
This was the case at TOMF in between Paddington and Edgware Road stations (TOMF stands for ‘Taste of Modern Food’ as we learnt after a chat with the Iraqi owner). TOMF has been recently renovated and although a little difficult to find via Google Maps, it turned out to be a cute café serving breakfast and mediterranean, healthy lunches.

TOMF interior
TOMF interior

On the plate: Two fried eggs, turkey bacon, two chicken sausages, half a grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, two hash browns and one slice of brown toast. The breakfast comes with a choice of a hot drink (£8.00).
Full English Breakfast at TOMF
Full English Breakfast [£8.00]
I liked that the café allowed you to choose how you want your eggs. I always assume eggs in an English breakfast come fried (which is what I like) but at TOMF you can have them any way you like. The turkey rashers had been cut into thin slices which we thought was great because turkey can be a bit tough to cut sometimes. The chicken sausages were different to ones we’ve had in any other café but I didn’t like them. It seems I just don’t like chicken sausages! The café had a very welcoming, homely feel to it and the owner was a lovely person to chat to. He even gave us a discount on our food!
At £8.00 this full English breakfast was on the more expensive side of full English breakfasts we’ve had. However, seeing as though I was able to order a cappuccino as my hot drink which is priced at £2.00 on the menu, the breakfast was actually good value for money.
Breakfast is served all day, every day.
Food: 7/10
Service: 8.5/10
Atmosphere/Decor: 8/10
Value for money: 8/10 (£12 total bill (owner gave us a discount) // £6pp)
Overall: 7.9/10
Halal Status: All meat served is halal.
Address: Bouverie Place, Paddington, London, W2 1RB
Nearest stations: Edgware Road (Bakerloo, Circle, District Hammersmith & City lines), Paddington (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines), Lancaster Gate (Central line)
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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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