Review: Cachao Toy Cafe

When the bestie messaged me mid week to ask if I wanted to do brunch on Sunday, I jumped at the chance, hoping that it would give me an opportunity to gain a little balance to my otherwise work and wedding heavy life.

Because this was my main social engagement for the weekend, I got quite dressed up, settled by the fact that when bestie showed, she was just as dressy!

We drove down to Primrose Hill and pulled up practically outside. Except at that point we didn’t know it.

You see the bestie of my bestie was taking us to somewhere he’d been the week before, except he couldn’t quite remember where it was. Having walked up the High Street to Greenberry (another place I want to try) and then back again (via a quaint toy shop), we finally arrived at Cachao – the cafe part of the toy shop.

We entered and were seated straight away, in a corner, on the right side of the door.

It didn’t take long before we set about ordering. I started with a fresh orange juice – because you can never go wrong with fresh oj.


While bestie and bestier went with iced lattes.


The umming and ahhing coming from bestie meant it must have been good. Although it could have just been the fact that she’d cut out caffeine at the start of the year, switching to decaf and it was simply the taste of real coffee that she was loving.

Onto food. There was a lot of talk about short stacks and tall stacks on the table. Whilst I’d entered salivating over the savoury crepe on the next table, I gave in to the wedding diet and ordered myself a short stack of pancakes with bananas and cream.


The others went for blueberry pancakes & strawberry and cream pancakes. Unfortunately I didn’t manage photos of these.

The pancakes were light and fluffy – just like aunt Jemima’s mix bit hopefully without the additives!

I also went for a side of sweet potato fries, which were as good as any sweet potato fry I’d tried before!


Other options on the menu included sweet and savoury crepes, sandwiches, burgers, scrambled eggs and full English breakfast.

Whilst the restaurant was cute, it was the setting of being on Primrose Hill High Street that really made it for us!

Will I be returning? Mother may I!

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