When I’m having a crappy day getting out for some fresh air and a decent feed is just the ticket. I took a recent funk as the opportunity to revisit Lost and Found in Heaton for brunch with a friend. I had previously written about its evening cocktail and ‘Small Plates’ menu. You can read more here.
I’d heard from friends that the breakfast menu featured vegan options and, as I’d exhausted all other venues nearby, thought we could pop in to give it a try. You will not be presented with a whopping A3 list of dishes like at Butterfly Cabinet, L&F’s neighbour. Instead, a cleverly curated list has been created by the kitchen that will appeal to most palates. There’s Poached Eggs and streaky bacon pancakes for those wanting something ‘meaty’. Some of the non-vegan dishes can be adapted by omitting meat and dairy
I opted for Hummus on Toast, which came topped with sundried tomatoes and avocado. The presentation was spot-on and the delicately used chilli oil added a nice warmth to the food. I felt £6.95 was a bit steep for ‘stuff on toast’, especially when the bacon topped pancakes were the same price.
My friend chose pancakes topped with granola and fresh berries (£7.95). The crunch of the granola added another dimension to the dish, while the tart of the fruit was balanced by a generous drizzle of syrup. A dollop of cream would have been the metaphorical cherry, but this was unfortunately coconut-based and they weren’t keen. There’s also a chocolate and Biscoff topped vegan option available too, which we’ll definitely return to try.
Plant milks are available, so we had Chai Lattes while we caught up on what was going on in each other’s lives. We didn’t feel rushed by staff after we’d finished to leave and service was effuse. The atmosphere was relaxed, although I wouldn’t chose Lost & Found as the sort of location to break out my laptop.
Despite some fierce competition locally, we felt Lost & Found was the leader of the brunch pack. Heaton has more than its fair share of cafes and restaurants to choose from, but with its impressive decorative features and cracking food Lost and Found will become the top pick with foodies before long.
Thanks for reading,