Looking for the best breakfast in London, wanting something delicious, maybe it’s some healthy avocados and poached eggs on rye bread or maybe you’re after a waffle soaked in maple syrup topped with fresh fruit and cream!
We’ve searched out the very best breakfasts London has to offer and put them here for you to pick, go off and enjoy!
1. Duck and waffle at Duck and Waffle
Amazing views across the city from the 40th floor and a delicious Duck and Waffle, we’re mentioning this first as it’s our favourite! The crispy leg confit is served on a waffle with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup and it just works! It’s so good no matter the time of the day. They also have a range of other foods which are equally delicious.
2. Eat breakfast like a king at Granger & Co, various branches
Even with 3 branches you’ll likely have to queue to have brunch here, they have a fantastic menu and our favourites include the broken eggs with ricotta, spinach and nuts as well as the buckwheat bowls. The emphasis is with clean eating at this Aussie inspired restaurant.
Where: King’s Cross, Clerkenwell & Notting Hill
3. Patisserie lovers you’ll love La Patisserie Des Reves
We bet you won’t have visited somewhere like this before, it’s unique, delicious and a must visit if you have a sweet tooth in the morning. The name translates to ‘the patisserie of dreams’ and we have to agree, the clean, modern look reveals things like the Paris-Brest, filled with praline cream which is delicious.
4. The bacon naan roll at Dishoom
I know what you’re thinking, a Naan for breakfast? Well the guys at Dishoom (one of our favourite restaurants, a bombay cafe style) make a pretty awesome bacon naan that we think it’s one of the best places for breakfast in London.
Where: Locations include Covent Garden, Carnby, Kings Cross and Shoreditch. Dishoom website
5. A full english or pancakes at The Breakfast Club
You’ll often find ques for this so make sure you turn up early and be prepared to wait a while, but the wait is worth it. We bet you’ll struggle to make a decision with the enticing menu on hand, all we say is we love everything we’ve tried… but do recommend the pancakes.
Where: 8 locations around the capital including Angel, London Bridge, Hoxton, Soho and Spitalfields, BreakfastClub
6. Chrizo baked eggs at Fleet River Bakery, Holborn
A dish of choice the chorizo baked eggs with roasted red peppers and garlic yoghurt is a must try, they have a fantastic range of baked goods, cakes, breads and you usual breakfast foods.
7. A raw breakfast at Tanya’s Cafe, South Ken
A unique raw plant based restaurant, you’ll find a range of breakfast and brunch foods available, great for clean eaters or anyone wanting to try something super healthy and yummy!
8. Baked eggs at Caravan, King’s Cross
Ideal if you’re looking for brunch as it’s served up until 4pm, some of our favourites include avocado on toast with chilli and lemon, the pumpkin waffle which is finished with baked ricotta, maple syrup & pecans and of course baked egg dishes! There’s no booking available so turn up and be prepared to queue at peak times.
9. Arguably the best pancakes in London – Pavillion Cafe, Victoria Park
You’ll be able to get all your favourites here including eggs florentine, benedict and royale along with everything else you may expect from a cafe (good bacon sarnies), a lovely place to go to after a walk around victoria park or walk afterwards and burn off those calories.
Where: Victoria Park
10. A healthy breakfast at Andina, Shoreditch
This Peruvian restaurant has a range of fantastic healthy breakfasts and an amazing juice range, ideal for those wanting a superfood fix and breakfast without the guilt of having had something not so healthy. The breakfasts often feature superfoods such as maca, acai and quinoa. We love the Picaflor juice which is made from kale, kiwi, pineapple, coconut water and hemp protein
11. Check out the cinaminin buns from The Nordic Bakery, Marlybone
This yummy bun shaped like a pain au chocolat is something you should try if you’re a lover of pastries, brought to you by the Scandinavian inspired bakery you can enjoy it with a range of coffees or other cakes and breads.
12. Fried chicken & egg croissant waffle at Foxlow
Okay you may be thinking why are these things put together but the people behind Hawksmoor’s (steak heaven) seriously know what they’re doing. This mix works and it works brilliantly, if it’s not your thing at all then they have other delights such as the breakfast burger which involves a large stack of charcoal-grilled sausage patty, bacon, mushrooms and dippy fried eggs.
Where: Locations include Clerkenwell, Stoke Newington and Chiswick, and Balham. Visit the Foxlow Website for more details.
13. Have bacon french toast at Kopapa, Covent Garden
Heading to the Seven Dials to have a delicious brunch, we love their french toast topped with bacon but also highly recommended is the Spiced banana French toast which comes with grilled bacon, orange blossom, tamarind raisin relish, orange vanilla syrup. The variety of egg dishes is exceptional too, plus best of all you can order brunch at the weekends till 4pm.
14. Balthazar Bakery another bakery you should visit
It’s not just bread you’ll have the option of, their menu covers everything you’d expect for the start of the day, from American style pancakes covered in maple syrup to eggs florentine, porridges and more.
Price: Approx £7-15 per person
15. Eat a delicious healthy breakfast at Riding House Cafe, Oxford Circus
With everything you could want including juices, homemade granola, all your favourite breakfasts and all in a lovely environment it’s a great choice for those wanting a healthy breakfast in London.
16. Seriously naughty or superfood breakfasts at Christopher’s, Covent Garden
Yes you can choose to either be a little naughty and go for a Chocolate Brioche French Toast or you can opt for the lighter healthier breakfast section and go for a Watermelon, Blueberry & Spinach Salad, the choice will be yours. Oh and the lobster benedict is a great choice for something in the middle!
17. A laid back breakfast at Ben’s Canteen, Battesea/Earlsfield
A lovely relaxed atmosphere will meet you as you turn up for breakfast or brunch here, the menu has something for everyone with a top notch avocado & chrozio on toast, some great buttermilk pancakes as well a breakfast burito which is worth considering.
18. Eat a proper breakfast at M1lk, Balham
Enjoy all your favourites from eggs, spinich, pancakes to avocado on toast, the Sweet Maria (sweetcorn fritters, grilled halloumi, avocado, kasundi and lime) are a popular choice at this quirky cafe and a great choice to for brunch or breakfast. Located in south London just a few minutes from Balham tube station.
Where: Balham, SW12 9RG
19. A stuffed egg pita at The Good Egg
Uniquely this restaurant raised money via crowdfunding to open, it’s known for it’s bagels, stuffed egg pitas, za’atar fried chicken and the Jerusalem Breakfast which involves several smaller plates (mezze style).
20. A dougnut & coffee at Talkhouse Coffee
For those wanting something a little smaller for breakfast as we know you’ll not all want a big meal at the start of the day, head down here to enjoy a dougnut and coffee, a great way to start your day and they’re delicious too.
21. Enjoy brunch at The Providores/Tapa Room
With brunch being served all week in the Tapa room and at weekends in the Providores we’re fans of lots of the menu, including the popular Turkish eggs which includes poached eggs on whipped yoghurt with a hot chilli butter and sourdough or seeded granary toast. We also love the grilled chorizo with sweet potato and miso hash, soft boiled egg, garlic labne and star anise cashew nut praline.
It’s pretty busy at weekends so get down early.
We know there’s so much choice when it comes to finding the best breakfast in London but hopefully we’ve given you some ideas. We’d love to hear from you in the comments below where you think the best breakfasts in London are found!