I’ve written about Blend before, one of my favourite coffee shops with its Antipodean style coffee, Danish furniture and great brunches.
At dinner time at the moment the flavour changes a lot: laksa outfit Sambal Shiok have taken a residency.
I ate there in November (I said I had a backlog, right?). The menu says “Ask for your laksa to be regular spicy, otherwise it will be served SUPER SPICY by default.” I loved this.
It was nicely challenging and I wouldn’t have traded down to regular spicy, though I recommend making sure you have a full pitcher of water and a couple of tissues on hand (yes, I had another winter sniffle at the time – spicy food is a good but somewhat violent remedy).
I just stopped in for the laksa, but there are coconut rice plates, some tasty looking snacks and a few kids’ options too – which judging from the noise coming from the back of the room were being heartily enjoyed. I had the veg laksa which came in a vegetarian broth.
Reading over the menu as I write this post, I see that they deliver via Deliveroo. They also do collection. And their website advises that if you arrive early (before 6:30) you will get 25% off in January. Booking advised – especially as Jay Rayner recently gave it the thumbs up.