Popina’s menu will be regularly changing alongside a selection of signature items. Open for breakfast and brunch, nourishing dishes to start the day include Porridge (or Granola) with Stewed Fruit, Spices and Kefir Yoghurt (or Plant Milk). Breakfast pastries include Spinach and Herb (or Meat) Burek, a Serbian specialty made using strong, barrel-aged feta, traditionally enjoyed with a glass of kefir. For those wanting something heartier, Popina’s Pogaca, a bread similar to focaccia found in Eastern European cuisines, will be available with Poached Egg and Fermented Sour Cream plus optional Avocado, House-Cured Salmon or Honey-Cured Bacon.
For lunch, hearty sandwiches and toasties are plentiful, such as Ham, Turmeric, Sauerkraut and Lincolnshire Poacher Cheddar or London Reuben with Beetroot Sauerkraut. A range of comforting, flavoursome stews and broths will include wholesome hot dishes like Beef Cheek Stew with Horseradish, Beetroot Mash and Fermented Cream; Vegeterian Broth of the day andGinger, Kaffir, Pumpkin and Greens. There will also be daily-changing vibrant salads such asRoasted Lime Turmeric Cauliflower; Coriander and Sesame Rice Vermicelli Noodle Salad orRoasted Root Vegetable.
Isidora’s interpretations of classic sweet baked goods are bestsellers at the market and there will be on the menu in the eatery, including the signature Chocolate Truffle Brownies and tempting cakes like Chocolate Pistachio; Cherry Bakewell and Rhubarb and Vanilla Cheesecake trays.
Popina also serve a selection of teas and coffees from East London-based Square Mile, available throughout the day.