Excellent food, had breakfast and lunch, the food is never microwaved.
Lovely staff but some need to be trained a bit more.
Only thing I find at fought is that it is cold especially when door keeps opening
Michael is making me do a review here. But even if he wasn't threatening me, I would have to say that Carpe Diem is a shining jewel in the crown that is Whetstone High Road. Fresh and beautifully prepared food and beverages served by lovely friendly staff. A great community atmosphere which makes everybody feel at home, whether you are a regular or a first timer. I really can't sing praises high enough so can you stop hitting me now please Michael? ;)
We had brunch at this local restaurant on the scorching 9th of September of UK! It was quite an experience. The portions were humongous, ensuring I left with a full and satisfied stomach. The service was decent, and the ambiance created a nice vibe throughout the meal. It's definitely worth a visit for a hearty brunch!
I will update this review once I try other mouth watering items on the menu.
The standout dish for me was their poached eggs served with a generous portion salmon and fried goat cheese. The eggs were perfectly poached, with the yolks oozing out in the most satisfying way when I cut into them. The fried goat cheese was a delightful surprise, offering a crispy and creamy contrast that paired wonderfully with the eggs. It's a combination I hadn't tried before, and it left a lasting impression.
We absolutely love this place😍 the food is amazing and fresh. The staff are amazing too. Highly recommended
Welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and generous portions, together with delicious food and affordable prices, make this place a winning combination. We absolutely loved it!
The only problem with Carpe Diem is finding a table! A top tip is to go after 2.30 or for an early dinner, when it tends to be quieter. Without exception, the salads are amazing - fresh ingredients, lots of texture and flavour. The burgers are always great too. I’ve been coming here for many years, since the days when Michael would leave the kitchen to ask how your food was. He’s too busy for that now but Maria and the waiting staff are always lively and friendly.
A small bistro located on the high street, serving a range of pastas, salads, filled baguettes etc. Brunch is also served here. This place is quite small and it does get very busy. The portion sizes are quite large, so you'll need to make room for it. It's perfect for lunch or an early dinner. Good variety of food to choose from, the pricing is very reasonable. The staff are excellent, helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it.
I was recommended to come here and I have to say I'm impressed! We had delicious food and the staff were lovely. It got busier the longer we were there which is always great to see in the current climate but you can especially see why this place is busy most of the time.
Hands down the best cafe in Barnet! Amazing, fresh food cooked by the sweetest people ever. Huge portions. Great coffee. Definitely looking forward to trying out all the future additions to the menu, but in the meantime do try their festive burger with extra turkey and stuffing + the side of gravy. Yum!
Fantastic experience, the food is of an exceptional quality
Had brunch with my wife and family yesterday. We had the shakshuka, a panini and other items too. Very impressed, delicious and arrived hot which is always a plus! It was also the best side salad I’ve ever eaten in my life! As we live local, we’ll be here regularly.