Good Life Eatery that I am reviewing today is one of the heathy food branches in the glitzy and very Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The address is 59 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DH.
I came here to try a fairly new cafe that was located in… ahem… Chelsea (not a frequent visitor unfortunately), the most expensive neighbourhood of London, but honestly, the amount of money revolving in this borough doesn’t really define Chelsea. Yes, they have got King’s Road with its mind-bending boutiques, poshest restaurants in the world, with Michelin stars drowning in them, but they also have Stamford Bridge nearby, where the famous Chelsea players try to stay on top of the Premier League table.
There’s many things to do in Chelsea. But today I will tell you something about good life. Good Life Eatery that is. So to get here, you should take the train going to South Kensington and then after a few minutes of walking among the rich and the not so rich, you will be in Sloane Avenue, which is much narrower, than Sloane Street.
You walk into a small looking shop resembling cafe, and you are met with friendly smiles of guys and girls working here. There’s upstairs and downstairs, but I decide to stay on the ground floor, and sit right by the counter. I leave my bag on the wooden bench, and come over to the cheerful employee waiting for me to order. I contemplate a little, looking at the chalkboard with smoothie names and avocados on toasts (they appeared here among the first ones, when the avocraze was just starting). I decide that I don’t want no avocados (I simply despised them back then), so I order an egg white frittata that consists of butternut squash, broccoli, kale, onion, edamame, basil, garlic and omega seeds with vegan almond pesto and is GF and DF AF (couldn’t help myself).
To drink I simply order a latte with almond milk, and decline all the ginger lemon chilli shots that am offered casually. I sit at the table whilst waiting for my food to arrive and take out my phone while listening to what others are talking about. I overhear to women at the next table name dropping, and discussing their French Riviera and Barbados villa over their granola bowls. One of them is admiring the engagement ring of another, and they seem to be having fun. I sure am, as they brought my almond latte, and to the horror of everyone around me (there are only four tables), I pick up white refined sugar from the counter and start pouring it into the tiny cup.
I feel like those Kensington ladies stopped talking and are staring at my poor person habits, and I do understand them now, by the way, as I try to eat less of the white stuff. I stir the coffee as quietly as possible, and am relieved when my frittata appears on the table.
I tuck into the frittata and I feel like I need some salt. I start looking for it, but it’s not there, I am feeling desperate, but then remember the engagement ring ladies and understand they would not approve, so I accept the fact I can’t put salt on the eggs and kale with edamame, and continue eating it. I try the pesto and go crazy on it. This is some delicious thing we’re talking about! My photo skills fail me here, as I take a very real food photo of things disappearing in my mouth (well, almost).
It was amazing. I don’t always like healthy food, but this one, from Good Life Eatery, was out of this world good. I check the time and see I don’t have to be at work for another three-four hours and after I finish the delicious meal in one of the fanciest postcodes in the country, I head back in the direction of Kings Road and Duke of York’s Square and go inside the Saatchi Gallery, which is currently a world’s number one museum on social media, which is quite an achievement, I must say. The entry to all exhibitions is free. I walk around the Saatchi for a while and then head to Battersea Park via the Albert Bridge.
I kick the autumn leaves for about an hour there and then go back to Oxford Street for work.
That pesto truly had me at pine nuts.
Good Life Eatery are located at
Chelsea: 59 Sloane Avenue. London SW3 3DH UK (the one I was at)
Belgravia: 20 Motcomb Street. London SW1X 8LB UK
Marylebone: 69 Marylebone Lane. London W1U 2PH
Thank you for reading.