London Eats: Jak’s

I know I’m risking sounding like an old lady right now, but time is going by so quickly! Not only is it almost Christmas, but all of the sudden my weeks seem to fly by. Work, trying to go to the gym (“trying” being the key word here), blogging, and busy weekends don’t leave very much space for down time.

But I’ll let you into a little secret… I’m loving it. I can pretend to sometimes hate it, but I do love being busy.

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Anyways. My friend Cris was in town for a few days, and since she lives in Barcelona, I always make sure to see her when she’s about, independent of what might be happening that day. So what are two ladies (more her than me, but still) to do? Brunch. Brunch is always the answer – or ladies who lunch, that can work too.

So on a rare, sunny day, we met up at Jak’s in West London. They serve the most delicious looking (and tasting) food and concoct the best juices using local produce, which is incredible. I am aware juicing is known to be quite an American thing, but I love it! Try the orange, carrot, ginger, and apple or go more adventurous and build your own with veggies. Red pepper is always a winner.

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Onto the food. You choose either a main dish with two salads, or you can have a choice of five salads on itself. Prepare, as this will be one of the hardest decisions you will ever make. Took me lots of questions and close scanning of all options. In the end I opted for their salmon (which I get every single time) with wild rice and spinach (Cris went for Salmon and Quinoa).

They serve up big portions, and since you know it’s good for you, you just tuck right in!

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Now, another of the reasons I was to keen to go back was their cheesecake. They have the most amazing strawberry cheesecake I have ever had – which is why I have one every time I go there. Remember, this is a generous portion place, so sharing a cheesecake will not leave any hard feelings or cause any animosity over who had more or the bigger piece.

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If the good alone isn’t reason for you to go, then I have to be honest and tell you it’s also a great place to people watch. There are massive windows and if you snatch a table by one, you get to watch the parade of well-dressed West Londoners front show.

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  • Emily Rowbotham

    Wow I’ve never heard of Jaks, any place that offers a hearty portion is my favourite already but this looks utterly delicious!

    That juice sounds amazing too, looks like you had an amazing time with your friend: savour the moments they are around!

    Emily xx

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    • It really is. It started out really small and grew throughout the years! X

  • Looks like a lovely (and tasty!) meal! Great pix! And I love your friend’s beaded/sequined jacket – cute!

    Meghan xo

    • I’ll ask her where she got it! X

  • Isa

    I feel like most of London is great for people-watching, it’s just such a modge-podge city! But the food also looks ABSOLUTELY scrumptious!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

    • So true. Anywhere with a window or outside seat immediately enables you to people-watch. X

  • Cornelia Kennedy

    It looks utterly gorgeous, and I love the idea of sitting and people watching, even more so in London! I love being busy too, when I am working full time, with the three kids and other things I love all the craziness! Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

    • Three kids and a full time job sounds way more intense than mine!! Hats off to you! X

  • Hannah Chadwick

    MMMMMM!!! Looks lovely, Teffy! Had carrot juice for the first time the other day and it’s so delicious :). Your hair is looking nice right now btw.

    • Thanks Hannah! I had just had a hair cut =)

  • Christel

    All the food looks soo good 🙂 great post!

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  • The food looks great and the atmosphere seems really cute! You look beautiful too (:

    • Thanks Audrey =) X

  • Emily Geoca

    Yummmm that looks and sounds so delicious! Brunch really is the best meal of the day and it’s only made better by an excellent venue and good company 🙂 You look gorgeous in that photo, by the way!

  • Darcy

    Yum that sounds great! I love this because I’m trying to plan a trip to London in 2014!! Any tips to share!?
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    • Loads!! Have a look through the blog and feel free to tweet me any questions! X

  • Ileana

    Everything looks so yummy!!! What a lovely place 🙂

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

  • I love any place that makes food that’s both good for you and delicoius! They are few and far between.

    • I completely agree! X

  • Scarlett Wonderland

    That salmon looks AMAZING! x

  • Caitlin Elizabeth

    The cheesecake is mouth watering!
    Looks like a great place!

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    • I could devour it whole it’s so good! X

  • I really love the decor – it looks like such a fun restaurant! And yummmm that cheesecake looks unreal!
    Perpetually Caroline

    • It’s such a cool vibe in their, I love it X

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  • Emma

    This place looks ace, loving the vibe of it.

    And that cheesecake pic at the end… Why did you have to do that to me?! haha x

    Hmm maybe…

    • I love it – both place and cheesecake! X

  • Ohh everything looks so good, especially that cheesecake!! Yum! xx

    • That cheesecake rocks my world! X

  • Alisha

    This place looks so good, very authentic. Definitely want to go and see what it’s like!
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