This unique place is really easy to find, it’s on Upper Street, in between Highbury and Islington station and Angel station. I have never been so spoilt for choice before, what a welcome novelty it is to have an entire menu which is safe for coeliacs! For the first time since being gluten free I was “erm”-ing and “ah”-ing trying to decide what to order.
This bakery provided me with my first ever gluten free scone since diagnosis. With the vintage plates and cups and saucers, I felt a warming sense of inclusion where I’ve previously felt left out. It seems like a small thing, eating a scone with tea, but having never been anywhere that provides gluten free scones, I really appreciated this moment. What’s more, because the whole bakery is gluten free, I wasn’t panicking about problems with potential risk of wheat flour getting into the baked goods via cross contamination, which is a problem often faced elsewhere.
Romeo’s offers breakfast, lunch and treats with tea, as well as the option to eat in or take away and to buy loaves of freshly made bread. I was particularly impressed with the bread, there’s sundried tomato, olive bread, plain and more. Most gluten free folk are used to bread crumbling to pieces but the loaf I got form here made perfect slices and stayed together. It also tasted more like normal bread than I’ve ever experienced before. Before visiting Romeo’s I thought I’d more or less given up on gluten free bread but I really enjoyed having beans on toast for breakfast with this loaf.
If you’re in London I would highly recommend visiting this place, the staff are enthusiastic and friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming with a homely feel. You can visit their website here.