In a nutshell
Sushi for breakfast? Not quite. ‘Sticks ‘n’ Sunrise’ includes a line up of Skandi and Japanese influenced breakfast dishes and tasting trays, influenced by the owners’ half-Danish, half-Japanese background.
Order a selection from the lighter bites: Nordic rye breads, Japanese savoury dishes, cakes, granola and pastries. Fancy a more substantial start to the day? The Nordic and Japanese breakfast trays are great variety for £15. Think a breakfast tasting menu on a tray!
Both include duck egg Japanese omelet and matcha pastry. The Nordic Tray includes rye breads and yogurt with matcha-granola, while the Japanese tray focuses on healthy kimchi and miso soup.
Both rye breads. Thick-cut smoked salmon from North-West Scotland and smooth cream cheese is garnished with delicate trout roe and herbs. Or perfectly-sliced avocado sits on top of light goat’s curd with a scattering of pine nuts, cress and tsume soy. Both sit on the most delicious crisp-but-light toasted rye bread, baked with miso, seaweed and coal.
We also loved the Tebirkes: a poppy seed Danish with a bright green matcha paste inside – a fun and interesting twist on a Pain Au Chocolat.
What we’re going back for
The morning, wake-me-up cocktails, if we’re lucky enough to go when they’re on the menu. Green and yellow tomato Bloody Mary made with bittersweet Camm & Sons spirit and a celery stick for crunch. Or for a bit of pink fizz in the early hours, try the sparkling rhubarb and sake cocktail.
What’s the room like
Dark, industrial interiors provide a neutral background for the dashes of colour that the food adds to the table. A huge bar displays the cakes of the day and you can watch the bartenders shaking away your morning concoctions. This branch of Sticks ‘n’ Sushi is part of the staggering Crossrail Place developments, on the doorstep of Canary Wharf office, so perfect for pre-work fuel.
Breakfast is served 7.30am-10.30am Monday – Friday
*Sticks ‘n’ sushi aren’t serving their breakfast anymore, but will continue to do so as soon as Cross Rail opens in 2017
Crossrail Place, E14 5AR, London
By Alex Crossley
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