East London Eats: Maison Trois Garcons

October 22, 2014

Malaysian food served in the cafe of a French lifestyle shop in trendy East London?
Oh what a mad, mad world---or more specifically what a colourful, crazy district (Shoreditch)---I live in. I picked Shoreditch favourite Maison Trois Garcons for lunch with Bloomzy, it was quite fitting as I was catching a flight to Malaysia that night. I write to you now, dear reader, from Kuala Lumpur with love, fondness, and my body clock still set to London time. I can't promise postcards from Malaysia to all of you, but in the meantime if you fancy a taste of my homeland perchance you could pay a visit to Maison Trois Garcon: The lifestyle shop by Les Trois Garcons on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch?
"Maison Trois Garcons in Shoreditch, London, is now a lifestyle café offering a seasonal menu along with a selection of teas, coffees, fresh cordials, pastries, cakes and various deli items. Surrounding the expansive bar and dining area there is an eclectic assortment of gift items, fashion and accessories, antique and contemporary furniture pieces, home accessories and lighting sourced from around the world. Custom Portuguese-tiled tables and vintage chairs – which are also available for purchase – run throughout the entire space for comfortable dining and complimentary wifi access is available. Les Trois Garcons started their collaboration with an antiques and interiors shop in Notting Hill and then a restaurant, followed by Loungelover bar. The new Maison Trois Garcons marries these three passions to create a retail destination that offers something for everyone at: 45 Redchurch Street, London." Maison Trois Garcons website

Balloon lamps, the 'strings' are the pull chain light switches (!)

The front of the cafe is cozy enough but as I explained to Bloomzy's colleague you just can't beat a quiet, photogenic, back room with a skylight for a blogger's lunch which inevitably turns into a foodporn photoshoot. What our meeting was about I couldn't possibly say, but I can say that a good  meal is essential to a good brainstorming session. 

I ordered the avocado toast with salmon and a bacon cheese croissant. By little form of cajoling form myself, my lunch buddies plumped for the Malay style curries.

For a casual business lunch I wore: Valentino Miss V jacket, ASOS marble trousers (like tracksuit bottoms, but more stylish), Zara clutch, and Steve Madden slippers. 

Happy Deepavali (or Divali as they call it in England) and salam mesra from Malaysia! x


  1. Hooray for clothes links so I can sit from my bed and buy them immediately! You look fabulous, and I love your new nice hair. Nice hair, do care (for a stranger's compliment)? x