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Let’s talk french toast. I believe it is the most perfect of breakfast items. The combination of sweet french toast and a strong cup of coffee makes me very happy. Less heavy than pancakes, but no less decadent, you can keep your full english fry-up, I just need my french toast.

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Ozone Coffee is a coffee roaster tucked in just behind Old St roundabout. The inside was much larger than I expected; quite industrial looking with glimpses of the commercial roaster in the basement and has a buzzing atmosphere for a (relatively) early Saturday morning.

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The coffee was brilliant as expected from a place that roasts their own beans on site. Cue the usual adjectives to describe coffee; strong, smooth etc etc. It was good enough that I ordered a second.

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The french toast at Ozone wasn’t swimming in syrup; a lovely change. Tucked in behind the mint was a scoop of marscapone and berries; the bread was golden, eggy and delicious. The honey was fragrant, but not nearly enough to make an impact on the flavour; I wish there a touch more. Maybe not the perfect french toast dish, but easily one that satisfied the craving.

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Booths run along the back wall for groups, but singles and couples are sat around the counter in the middle of the cafe. I love a first hand view of the kitchen, so I was more than happy watching the cooks do their thing.

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The menu has a good range between all-day breakfast and lunch options, great coffee, and the lines weren’t too hectic. Ozone Coffee Roasters feels like a hidden gem on a quiet back street, and I really enjoyed my calm solitary breakfast. I love places that easily cater to solo diners, and this is a great option to keep in mind when The Breakfast Club down the road in Hoxton is rammed.

http://www.ozonecoffee.co.uk/

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