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Food and travel blog of London photographer Charlotte Hu.

Breakfast at Pachamama

A Visual Ode To Food, Travel & People

Breakfast at Pachamama

Charlotte Hu

Around a decade ago, I met a quiet, sweet Peruvian lady selling handmade jewellery in Camden. Something drew me straight to a silver ring that bore etchings of various animals and shapes around the band. I knew nothing of these patterns (or of Peru) and all she could convey in broken English was something to do with aliens and sand. I loved that ring and, with a little help from Google, learned that it was the Nasca Lines. And so began my fascination with Peru. Five years after that encounter, I finally had the opportunity to see the Nasca Lines with my own eyes. I spent 4 weeks discovering and falling in love with Peru and its culture. It fills me with nostalgic joy every time I can re-live some memories... so when Pachamama invited me and the IGBrunchClub gang for brunch, of course I couldn't resist.

Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug

I love how neon signs light the areas as Papa's Bar and Mama's Kitchen. Pachamama's decor reflects a well-lived-in (if not slightly tatty, on purpose) home. I love the detail of exposed brick on a few walls – "Papa spent a little too much time at the bar, and not enough patching up the home" as explained to us.

Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug

There is a comprehensive brunch menu – something sure to suit everyone – but the stars of the show were certainly the waffles! You have a choice between quinoa or sweet potato, and a good selection of both savoury and sweet toppings. Special garnishes like edible flowers and micro herbs ensure the waffles look just as wonderful as they taste.

Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug
Breakfast At Pachamama - Skillet & Shutterbug

You can find out more about Pachamama here. I will certainly be back for more waffles, Pisco sours and a walk down Memory Lane to my beloved Peru. Disclaimer – I was invited to dine as a guest, but all opinions are my own.