Tradewind Espresso

Seeking sanctuary on a rainy Monday morning we stumbled into Tradewind Espresso for a cosy brunch and it did not disappoint. With simple decor giving off some serious Scandinavian vibes and an ever changing menu Tradewind had all the ingredients to start my week right.

Due to my current chorizo obsession I was excited to see it on the menu here, and pared with pineapple relish I couldn't resist indulging. Additionally we ordered avocado and poached eggs with jalapeno salsa fresca and sides of beans and hallumi, and a 'full easterly', Tradewind's take on a full english. Each dish came with sourdough bread and really delivered, the portion sizes were perfect and the little twists such as pineapple relish on these standard brunch dishes made them really special.

We were seated at the back of the cafe, far away from the hustle and buslte of Whiteladies Road in the (now covered) terrace area, although it's the second week of June I was still glad for the heated lamps. Tradewind's modern menu changes with the seasons and is freshly prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

Now let's talk coffee. As you may have guessed from the name Tradewind Espresso doesn't mess around when it comes to the good stuff. They serve exceptional espresso and filter coffee, we went for the latter and shared a french press between us and it really was some of the best coffee I've tasted. I will not walk past this place again without popping in for a cup, and you shouldn't either.

Tradewind also serve a stunning selection of cakes prepared in store, unfortunately I'm not quite at the stage where I can justify getting cake with brunch, but I will be popping back as soon as I can to sample one (or two) of these beauties.


Co-founders Ben Davies and Vicky Norman