So Yo

Golders Green

With a few tables outside and a packed interior, this dairy restaurant has become a lively spot. Israeli breakfast is served until 3pm and is as good as you’ll get in Tel Aviv, including freshly squeezed juice, eggs and a platter of cheeses, avocado, and so on. Don’t expect much space or quietness; waitresses squeeze between closely set tables, illuminated by a ‘chandelier’ made of pink ice-cream spoons.

We arrived early for lunch and ordered two soups: broccoli and mushroom, both thick and tasty. Crêpes are generous, filled with almost anything from the menu (ours was spinach and parmesan). The own-made pasta options looked good; sandwiches, using freshly baked bread, are imaginative. ‘Choose your own’ salads come with a mix of leaves, a base of pasta, potato or couscous, roasted vegetables, cheeses and a few dozen other options. Desserts are geared towards sweet-toothed diners.

Pancakes and soufflés arrive heavily sugared; less syrupy is the signature FroYo (yoghurt), topped with nuts or a choice of 14 different fruits. ‘Naughty toppings’ will take you into the realm of jelly beans, chocolate bits and cookies. Service is fast, but attention to detail is lacking.

 

Venue name: So Yo
Contact:
Address: 94 Golders Green Road
London
NW11 8HB
Opening hours: Meals served 8.30am-midnight Mon-Thur, Sun; 8.30am-1hr before Sabbath Fri; 11pm-3am Sat
Transport: Tube: Golders Green
Price: Main courses £7-£20
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