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£1.50 Old Street Station Breakfast

by Krista
Cheap breakfast


The Cafe in Old Street Tube

Old Street Tube Station
London, EC1

Date of Last Visit: Many

The Victim: Me and my co-workers. Females, mostly.

The Damage: £1.50, numerous times over.

The Background: After all the controversy the other day, how about something simple? Something cheap. Healthy. Tasty. Yes: Today I bring you Old Street Station's £1.50 yogurt, fruit and nut cup.

Here's how it started…A few weeks ago, all the girls in my office were talking about the "amazing" fruit and yogurt cup at the weird take-away in Old Street tube. For £1.50, they told me, you get a whole lotta yogurt. And a whole lotta fruit. And nuts! Some nuts too. Less money than a Pret Pot, and about three times the size.

I had to experience this yogurt cup of magnificence for myself. So I dropped into Old Street tube one morning before work the other week.

And there they were, lined up across the countertop. The unrefrigerated countertop, but presumably they hadn't been sitting out that long. I paid my £1.50 and off to work I went.

The Verdict: I thought the yogurt was okay. A tad warm, as I expected. It wasn't bad yogurt, but I think I like Pret's better. It was the fruit that got me. This was A LOT of fruit. And good fruit. Not just the cheap stuff. There were mangoes in here. And strawberries and grapes and blueberries and God knows what else. Sometimes it was hard to tell, given how globbed up it all was with yogurt. The nuts were peanuts. Added a nice crunch.

But the value? Can't beat it. Really, £1.50. Next time you're hanging out at Old Street tube in the early hours, get yourself one.

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4 comments

Dawn July 3, 2009 - 7:41 am

It would be really tempting if it weren’t for the fact that the yoghurt was just sitting out at room temperature! Lukewarm food, augh!

Feathers July 3, 2009 - 8:24 am

NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Not our best kept secret! And what if they see this and raise the price? They only make a few and sometimes run out after 9. Doomed now. Really is a fantastic breakfast with amazing fruit and not filler fuits like mellon. Also, they only have them on the counter for 30 min and then they go in the fridge. You want it colder grab one out of the fridge. Good Scoop K.

catty July 5, 2009 - 8:43 pm

abso-frackin’-lutely my type of breakfast. YUM. Pity Old St is a little far for me and Pret is just downstairs. Have u ever tried Le Pain Quotidien’s Granola Parfait with yoghurt and fresh fruits? To die for 🙂

JellyGirl July 14, 2009 - 10:13 am

Ooh I go to Old Street sometimes, but have never seen these yogurt cups. I normally just grab an OJ from the man opposite Nincomsoup; but this would be a much better breakfast! Thanks for sharing.

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