Lunch at Maple & Kings, King's Cross


Basking in the sunshine last week was such a joy. Alex and I took a lovely long walk down to King's Cross to enjoy a spot of lunch at the lovely Maple & Kings, the second venue from Maple & Fitz.

Known for their delicious, health-focused menu available at brunch and lunch everyday, Maple & King's is part of the growing foodie hub set behind the two major stations. The cafe boasts a small terrace which is lovely when the sun is blaring down and a small number of seats inside too.
We began with smoothies. I drank my greens with an After The Disco with pineapple and coconut which was deliciously sweet yet balanced with plenty of greenery. Alex went for the Breakfast Smoothie with banana, dates and almond milk, again a sweet choice which we're a big fan of! 
While Alex went for a brunch dish of shakshuka, I went for a lunch box of smoked salmon with softly pickled cucumber, cracked buckwheat, black beans, lime, tomatoes and chopped coriander. The dish boasted all the flavours of a great Mexican plate with the protein-packed addition of smoked salmon. Priced at around £7, it is slightly on the expensive side but hey it's a weekend treat. 
Alex's heady shakshuka with chilli and garlic came topped with poached eggs and filled with protein-rich mung beans. It was interesting to have this classically skillet-cooked dish in a takeaway style cut and it dipped beautifully into the expertly grilled toast. Yum! It was also delightfully filling which, while the portion appears humble, was really pleasing.
Overall, I continue to be a big fan of Maple & Fitz and their Maple & King's outlet. The dishes are completely suited to those looking to combine health and flavour while, of course, getting an amazing Instagram shot too. I'll certainly be back to try some brunch dishes for myself while I'm sure Alex will nab a salad. 

Thank you Maple & Fitz for hosting this review. All opinions are my own. 

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