I am a Kiwi and I love corn fritters. Thankfully since every single cafe owner in London is an antipodean (this may be a slight overestimation) there are plenty of the corny beasts to sample in the city. My favourite by far has to be those at Salvation Jane, a cafe just round the corner from Old Street station.
As part of my attempted end of hibernation (seriously, where is a rabbit with an alarm clock when you need him) I went for a walk and of course after twenty minutes got diverted by my stomach.
Salvation Jane was packed, but they managed to find space for a hungry kiwi (a window seat no less!). I loved how casual the service was here, water when you sit down, take your order when you have read the menu and waiters that suggest another coffee before you have to ask. It seems like an easy formula, but it is one that London manages to fuck up time and time again. So we have service (friendly & on the ball), coffee (well made, packs a punch) and now on to the fritters.
What I liked about the corn fritters is that they came with all my dream sides as standard. Often you will get bacon, or avocado or tomato but at Salvation you get all three and then some. The corn fritters come in a stack with streaky bacon, fresh spinach, slow roast tomatoes, avocado chilli lime salsa and crème fraiche…amazeballz.
They are zingy, salty, sweet and totally moorish i.e. everything that they should be. Even if Salvation Jane is Australian, I will see past the cultural incompatibility and say that you make some rocking corn fritters.
Apparently there are a couple of other cafes in this chain, and I have them at the top of my list to try out.
Have you spotted any good corn fritters in London?