Thursday, 25 January 2018

Filmore & Union, Jesmond - Breakfast Menu

I am beyond excited that Filmore & Union have opened in Jesmond and I finally get to try everything on their breakfast menu. Ever since our first mouthful of their delicious food during our staycation in Harrogate last year I have been dreaming that they would open up a restaurant in the North East.

Filmore and Union, Jesmond - Breakfast MenuRestaurants it seems are like buses, having waited forever for Filmore & Union to appear this month we find ourselves with two! A small eatery on Acorn Road in Jesmond, soon to be followed by a larger restaurant in John Lewis.

So why am I so excited? Because Filmore & Union serve up my favourite kind of grub! Dishes that taste delicious but are prepared using fresh food, using healthier cooking techniques and without any hidden nasties. Perfect for a January detox.

Filmore and Union, Jesmond - Breakfast
Simon and I enthusiastically popped to their little place in Jesmond last week (we were very eager beavers and arrived just as the doors were opening at 9:00 am on a Sunday!) tummies more than ready for a nice hearty breakfast and a little nose around. If there's one thing in life I love, it's a good look round a new restaurant.

Filmore & Union in Jesmond is pretty tiny with only a few tables available but if you can manage to get your bum on a seat it's well worth a visit. The wooden benches, white tiles and shelves packed with products to buy and take home make it instagram gold and a rather lovely place to spend an hour or so.

Filmore and Union, Jesmond - Breakfast


Filmore & Union suits the Jesmond crowd perfectly. As we took our seats we were soon joined by a handful of students and small groups of friends with a fair few people stopping to study the menu outside and popping in for takeout. Something tells me this place is going to get popular very fast.

Every great breakfast begins with a smoothie so I was very excited to try the Berry Breeze, only to be told that they were all out of strawberries and blueberries (this is what happens when you're so early you beat the fruit delivery!). As an alternative I turned my attention to the Juices and picked the Union Tonic (£4.00) - Pineapple, Lemon, Orange and Apple (and usually Strawberries!) 

Wow!  I am so glad my original choice was off the men because the Union Tonic was seriously tasty.

Filmore and Union, Jesmond - Breakfast Juice




Simon can't function in the morning without his coffee so ordered a Flat White (£3.00), a very boring choice when you hear about what else Filmore & Union have to offer. Their coffee menu is pretty special with some very intriguing signature drinks including Tumeric latte with almond milk, black pepper and honey and Beetroot latte with almond milk. Next visit I am definitely trying the Beetroot, I'm so curious about what it would taste like.

Filmore and Union, Jesmond - Breakfast Coffee


The Breakfast menu at Filmore & Union is a full page bursting with every dish you could possibly fancy. Close your eyes and imagine your favourite breakfast and it probably appears on the menu. From Omelettes and Pancakes to Waffles and Bagels, I feel like I need to make plenty more visits to work my way through the menu as I found myself wanting it all.

I've recently become a little addicted to French Toast (I think I have last year's Honeymoon to America to blame for that!) so was thrilled to see it pop up on the Filmore & Union breakfast menu. Their Gluten Free Winter Spiced French Toast (£10.00) was served with Greek Yoghurt, Plums and Pistachios (which were left off mine due to my nut allergy)

Filmore and Union, Jesmond - French Toast


It was delicious!  Served piping hot (despite me taking ages to take all the photographs!), the plums and Greek Yoghurt were a beautiful flavour combination and the French Toast wasn't at all greasy and stodgy.  French Toast that doesn't leave you with that horrible bloated feeling - brilliant! 

One of things I love most about Filmore & Union is that you can enjoy the dishes that you love without feeling like you've overdone it.

Simon opted for Free Range Scrambled Eggs on Toasted Wholemeal Bread with Smoked Salmon (£9.50), the breakfast of champions I'm sure you'll agree. It looked and smelt delicious and despite it being a little risky waving salmon directly over my beautiful French Toast I decided it was worth the challenge of getting a fork full before he devoured it. So good!

Filmore and Union, Jesmond - Scrambled Eggs


Our breakfast at Filmore & Union was spot on and we're thrilled that we've found somewhere new in Jesmond to indulge in our lazy weekend mornings. We can't wait to return!

Let me know your favourite place to go for breakfast!
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  1. This looks like a lovely place! xo

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    1. It is such a great little spot, I can't wait to go back!

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  2. This looks really nice!

    I definitely want to visit. I've had a couple of beetroot lattes before and they're interesting...but nice. Last time I had one the end bit was a bit thick which wasn't great but other than that I enjoyed!

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    1. I feel like I really really need to try one!

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  3. AS you know I'm not a fan of visiting Jesmond but Filmore and Union looks fantastic - I will definitely check out their John Lewis branch when it opens. Won't be ordering a beetroot latte though - I'll leave that to you to tell me what they're like :-)

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    1. We never struggle to park (now I've said that we're going to start having a problem!) .. OMG I want you to have a Beetroot latte and I need to be there when it happens!

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  4. Wow this place looks fabulous! I WANT that scrambled egg in my life right this second... def going to have to give it a visit v soon!

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    1. It's going to be even better when it opens in Newcastle, being able to pop in after shopping is going to be so good!

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  5. My mouth is watering. Do you know when the Eldon Square one opens?

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    1. I'm not sure, I keep meaning to go and have a little nose round John Lewis to investigate but whenever I'm in the area I forget!

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  6. This looks like such a cool place and the food looks awesome too. I think I may need to take a trip there on my next visit home. nikki x

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    1. You definitely should, it's the perfect spot for breakfast!

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