Norman’s cafe fish eggs and Frazzles dish divides opinion among customers
“Caviar” and Frazzles? The cafe, popular with millennials to serve up their childhood favorites, is dividing opinion by serving fish eggs with bacon-flavored chips
- Norman’s Cafe, London posted the dish on Instagram with Cod Roe and Frazzles
- The novel dish has divided opinions among the cafe’s millennial customers
A café in London has caused a stir by serving fish eggs with bacon-flavored chips.
Norman’s Cafe in north London added a serving of cod roe, a cod egg dish, and frazzle chips to its breakfast menu.
The café is popular with millennials who want to remember their childhood favorites.
But the bizarre combination has divided opinions among the cafe’s usual customers.
Cod Roe and Frazzles: The bizarre dish is met with divided opinion from the cafe’s usual customers
The north London café is popular with millennials looking to remember their childhood favorites
The café is so chic it even has its own stylistically curated Instagram page, where some diners have expressed both dismay and admiration for the dish.
One customer, Noah Clarke, wrote: “Empty cupboard boys?” and another, Carys, said: “Champagne socialist”.
Andrew George said “country seat, township” and scoffed at the difference between fish eggs and bacon frazzles as a delicacy.
Libby Rogers wrote, “So wrong, yet so right,” but another said, “People are so stupid” for liking an eight-frazzle dish.
What is cod roe?
Cod roe is often confused with caviar, which comes from pickled and salted sturgeon eggs.
But cod roe comes from cod and is more likely to be boiled, smoked, fried, or eaten fresh.
It’s a low-fat food that’s high in nutrients like vitamin D, B12, omega-3, and selenium.
It is usually served cold, tastes salty and is very popular in Scandinavia.
Founded in 2020, the cafe has garnered a huge following on social media with over 70,000 followers on Instagram.
It also sells simple fare like cheese on toast, chicken nuggets, beans and chips, and arctic buns.
The café is reminiscent of London’s Cereal Killer Café, known for serving bowls of classic American cereals costing up to £7.90.
It became popular with London’s hipsters until 2020 when it announced it would be closing permanently due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
But the cafe has been criticized for selling expensive cereal bowls a stone’s throw from the Tower of Hamlets – one of London’s poorest areas.
In 2015, the cafe was vandalized by members of an anti-gentrification protest – because of its location in Tower Hamlets.
Just a few years later, in 2018, the cafe ran afoul of hygiene inspectors who said it needed “major improvement”. Improve the facility’s one-star health and safety rating.
Alan and Gary Keery (pictured), the co-founders of London’s Cereal Killer cafe, which sold bowls of cereal for £7.90 in one of London’s poorest boroughs