Crome London: The capital will get its first French Toast Cafe


Photo: Crome London

Do you think you know french toast? You don’t know about the people behind Crome, London’s first cafe dedicated to the enjoyment of snacks.

It opened on St. Christopher’s Place (just off Oxford Street) in the summer of 2021, and like many new openings these days, aesthetics are important. Lilac is king, appears in the awning and furniture in front of the café and continues with the neon lights on the interior walls.

Photo: Crome London

But that’s enough about the look of the place – what do we eat? The menu is very simply divided into two sections; sweet french toast and savory french toast (if french toast isn’t your thing, this isn’t for you).

There are some commendably inventive options in the savory section, including French toast with Flamin ‘Hot Cheetos, triple cheese sauce, chilli, and a signature cheese mix. Avocado, salt beef, black truffle cheese, and poached eggs are just a few of the other ingredients that are temptingly used.

The best of berries. Photo: Crome London

For us personally, it’s all about the sweet stuff, and the Salted Caramel & Chocolate is at the top of our list (salted caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar, topped with Milky Bar, Kinder bar, Oreos and Ferrero Rocher. Oh Ambassador, you spoil us).

The drinks menu is even more extensive than the food selection and ranges from simple teas and coffees to the more Instagram-friendly colored lattes as well as frappés, milkshakes, hot chocolates and non-alcoholic drinks.

Oh, and the name? It comes from the Greek word “khroma” which means compounds, layers and color, and refers to the food science approach used to put the dishes together.

Crome London, 36 James Street, St. Christopher’s Place, W1U 1ES. Reservations not accepted, but at peak times you may have to wait in line to arrive.