The best of the brunch: London brunch ideas
If you love to brunch, then London is the perfect place to eat like a king (or queen). Whether you are in search of a breakfast sandwich with an attitude, or a decadent pancake covered in maple syrup with a mimosa, we’ve rounded up the best brunch places in London.
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Cafe BAO, Kings Cross
Are you looking for something different, new and tasty? Look no further than Cafe Bao’s Taiwanese- style breakfast. A menu featuring Taiwanese savoury soy milk, sausage hash brown breakfast bao and a signature gua bao filled with a sausage and cheese patty, layered with a hash brown and a fried egg – you can’t go wrong!
Milk Beach, Queens Park
The kitchen at Milk Beach (overseen by the former head chef at Duck & Waffle Chris Munnings) puts together the Aussie-style brunch dishes that have won top marks from locals. The perfect treat for any time of the day, the menu includes coddled eggs in a jar, sourdough toast with vegemite and banana bread with espresso cream cheese.
Frank’s Canteen, Highbury
Come to Frank’s Canteen for a bite to eat and a great atmosphere. The perfect trendy spot for brunch, you’re sure to enjoy the food, friendly staff and laid-back vibe. Menus change regularly using seasonal fish, meat, vegetables and fruit so there’s always something new to try.
Esters, Stoke Newington
Esters is a quaint little café tucked away in the heart of Stoke Newington. They pride themselves on offering freshly prepared breakfast and lunch menus, using seasonal ingredients from local producers wherever possible. Their contemporary take on brunch fuses French toast with eggs, offering sweet and savoury dishes for all tastes!
Gloria is all about authenticity. With everything homemade, they pride themselves on using the most authentic ingredients sourced straight from Italy! With savoury and sweet options, you could be enjoying some Amalfi toast or some scrambled eggs with truffle. The Italian dream!
Visit Ottolenghi Spitalfields for a unique brunch experience in this vibrant and buzzing environment. Combining The Mediterranean with the spices of the Middle East is a truly winning combination, delivering flavourful, healthy and fun food enjoyed by all. Try out the Quinoa, cardamom and chia seed muesli or the Welsh rarebit on sourdough with fried egg.
This neighbourhood cafe is constantly buzzing with customers from morning to night. Serving their own twists on nostalgic classic dishes, such as The Convict and Sweet Maria – it’s the best place to go for a catch-up with friends. The friendly atmosphere, electric decor and unreal breakfast menu will keep you coming back for more!
Where The Pancakes Are, Southwark
All of the pancakes at Where the Pancakes Are are fluffy and soft, just the way you like them. They come in hundreds of combinations, so whether you are feeling sweet or savoury there is something for you! And with gluten and dairy-free options, as well as vegetarian ones, it’ll be impossible not to find a combination that suits your taste buds.
Kudu Restaurant, Peckham
Kudu is a South-African inspired restaurant in Peckham, London. It has a European twist to its brunch dishes and is casual, classy and relaxed. Treat yourself to Shakshuka, Boerewords roll and sourdough waffle with duck eggs to take your tastebuds on a journey.
Farm Girl, Notting Hill
Behind St. Peter’s Church in Notting Hill lies Farm Girl, a Californian coastal-inspired brunch cafe that creates healthy and beautiful food to fill your Instagram feed. With dishes such as the signature colourful matcha lattes and fluffy pancakes, your followers will be full of envy.
Granger & Co, Notting Hill
Australian brunch spot Granger & Co brings some of those down under vibes to London. The menu is full of Australian classics such as coconut bread and avocado on sourdough, making it the perfect place to start your day!
Darcie & May Green, Paddington
Designed by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake, May Green is already off to a quirky start. Located beside Grand Union Canal, this restaurant serves up breakfast and lunch, but you want to go there for the all-day brunch. They’re known for their banana bread and coffee marinades – bringing Bondi beach vibes straight to the UK.