Wai Kika Moo Kau // Brighton

Apologies in advance because today's post is guaranteed to leave you feeling hungry for both avocados and the weekend. At least there's only a few hours to get through before we can all update our status to read: "It's the freakin' weekend babyyyyy"!

I bloody love a spot of weekend brunching, but al fresco brunching in the beautiful Brighton sunshine? Well that's like all your Christmases, birthdays and that bus you've been waiting forever on, all coming at once! Okay, maybe that's a bit ott, but summertime dining in Brighton sure is special - we're spoiled for choice with pub gardens, outside seating, lawns, parks and, of course, the beach!

Recently, on a very warm and sunny Saturday morning, Matt and I woke to find we were out of hash browns and mushrooms - not a good position to be in! Our only option was cereal, and that simply wouldn't do for me (because can you even call it a weekend if you didn't brunch?). So we decided to pop out and try somewhere new - Brighton has so many amazing places to brunch and we haven't even worked our way through half of them yet! Enter my Brighton foodie bucket list.

We'd heard really good things about Wai Kika Moo Kau - a vegetarian and vegan cafe in Brighton's North Laine and knew it had an outside area that was an absolute morning sun trap, so it was a clear winner for the hottest day of the year so far.

We arrived early and found the Holy Grail of tables - a spot right in the direct sunlight. Yeah I sat with my makeup melting down my face and my chest literally burning, but I was rewarded with great lighting for my photos and that summer holiday feeling you know the one, reminiscent of carefree days spent sipping cocktails in the sun. It was a table of envy, which was clear when Matt went inside to pay the bill and I was pounced upon by a group of hangry women who had been eyeing it up from a distance for the past ten minutes. I quickly stuffed the last couple of mouthfuls in my gob and vacated, leaving them to an afternoon of what was sure to be pure bliss.

Anyway, back to the food. I seriously considered the full English but Matt went for avocados and I didn't like the idea of having food envy so I copied, and I'm pleased I did. The smashed avo toast came topped with tofu, roasted balsamic tomatoes and garlic mushrooms. It was so delicious, I had to force myself to take my time and really enjoy it rather than just wolfing it down like the complete savage that I am. 

Right, now time for the pictures. Unless your phone is drool proof you night want to look away now because I'm 'bout to treat you to some pre-lunchtime food porn...

You're welcome.
Is Wai Kika Moo Kau on your brunch bucket list? If not, add it asap - you won't regret it.

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