I bet you’ve never heard of a dress up brunch – Betty Blythe is an unashamedly feminine set of tea rooms with 1920’s dress up boxes set in the quiet of suburban Olympia.
We’re here today for Brunch – and we have the place to ourselves. All the better for getting stuck into the delights of the treasure chests.
There are hats, necklaces, gloves, wraps, shawls, all crying out to be draped all over you and engaged in much silliness.
Dressing up does occupy most of our attention to begin but once we’ve finally stopped playing, we turn our attention to breakfast. We’re here for a continental brunch and we start off with Tea (Bollywood Chai for me and a more sedate English breakfast for Sister) and Pastries – Choc croissants for both!
Next up, granola with yoghurt, honey & berries. Nothing makes you feel more virtuous than granola for breakfast.
We should have definitely paid a lot more attention to the menu, but the description of our brunch happened while we were distracted by hats, so we were entirely unprepared for still more food – this time in the form of the most delicious breads. Walnut & what I think might be sourdough with butter and jam to finish off.
We were offered fruit to finish but there’s no way we could fit anything else in. A very healthy and delicious start to the day – with the added fun of dressing up!