From the Bali-vibe bowls of acai and granola to the hearty avocado toasts I’ve rounded up 7 London’s best breakfasts and brunches, where the dishes are both delicious and highly Instagrammable.
And, of course, coffee.
You can't say you had breakfast today if you didn't have a cup of the proper coffee.
11 Leonard St, London EC2A 4AQ
These guys offer single origin coffees through a range of different brewing methods. They even have their own roastery which is downstairs at the cafe. You can literally look down on it as you sip your latte.
Porridge, granola, eggs Benedict, pancakes - pick what you like for breakfast, everything is on point!
30 Uxbridge St, Kensington, London W8 7TA
A small egg-focused café on the quiet street. Probably the most Instagrammable one because of their cute interior with a lot of pink and floral details. They don’t have an overly huge menu, but they make up for it with huge portions (I got a Smashed Avocado on Sourdough a size of my head). And of course, everything is insanely delish.
237 Pavilion Road London SW1X 0BP (Chelsea)
Clerkenwell Green 50 Sekforde Street London EC1R 0HA (Clerkenwell)
Stanley Building 7 Pancras Square London N1C 4AG (King's Cross)
175 Westbourne Grove London W11 2SB (Notting Hill)
Bill Granger is an Australian chef with a string of restaurants in Sydney and Japan. Now I can say with certainty that the Australian restaurants are my favorite (I'm also a huge fan of Glen Ballis restaurants who's Aussie as well).
You sure can have a "full Aussie breakfast" here, but there're so many more interesting options on the menu. And coffee. Oh, my God, these guys know how to make perfect morning coffee!
Second Floor, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, Hackney, London E8 3RL
The space is full of plants and natural light, the interior looks pretty much vintage and not one chair is the same here.
Got famous because of their grilled cheese and Bloody Marys, now focused on coffee and honest comfort food. 'Editor's choice' for breakfast - perfectly smashed avocado, soft poached eggs, and latte. Probably, I should write an article about the best avocado toasts in London...
13 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JQ
Not a typical place for breakfast, yet summer mornings are best spent eating scrambled eggs with salmon at one of the outside tables (or sunny-side up with fries for Saturday hangovers). Coffee is good as well.
St Katharine Docks, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1AT
Superfood bowls for the health-conscious foodies, topless sandwiches for those who are not keen on eating too much bread, freshly baked sweets (toasted banana bread with mascarpone and berries, anyone?) AND probably the best view of St. Katharine Docks (and yachts).
74 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JL (Shoreditch)
27A Foley St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6DY (Fitzrovia)
The Attendant use their own sourced and roasted coffee, with a primary seasonal espresso blend. Talking about seasonal stuff they also produce a seasonal menu of brunch style yummy food items. Can't even pick the best one - everything is SO good!
Oh, did I mentioned that The Attendant sits in an old Victorian public lavatory?