Best American Breakfasts in London
Whether it's waffles slavered in maple syrup or pancakes stacked high with strawberries and chocolate dripping from them, there's a time and a place for the best American breakfasts in London - and it's every day. But in the capital of the UK, it's probably hard to get a decent one, right? WRONG. Take a look at our recommended list of places to get an American breakfast in London and fill those bellies right up.
Last updated on 23rd August 2017
The super-cool New York City-inspired Dirty Bones is normally one of the best places to get American food in London, but come by for brunch and you can get some start-of-the-day treats too. Pick from your choice of chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos or the crumpets topped with short rib, avocado or salmon for a bit of a British twist. Try out their other venues in Shoreditch, Canarby, and Kensington too.
Sitting right next to Canary Wharf station, Smollenskys is one of the best places to eat American pancakes in London for a couple of reasons. Firstly, their alfresco dining terrace looks over Reuters Plaza, which means you get a great view while you eat. Secondly, these guys know their modern American food, so expect stacks of pancakes that go above and beyond the usual stodgy fodder.
Where else to get an American breakfast in London than in the West? Travel to Fulham and into fun time bar Elk for brunch and you can have your pick of a breakfast burger (is there anything more American than a breakfast in burger form), BBQ (potato) waffles and more.
Maxwell’s pretty much bleeds red, white and blue, from its bright diner-esque interiors to its menu that consistently delivers North America hits. If you’re after a London American breakfast, head here, and not only will you fill your belly on delicious food, you can wash it down with smoothies, cocktails… or even a freakshake.
If you’re looking for London’s best pancakes, there are many places we could show you, but if you want some of the most American, head to Hoxton Square. Their bottomless brunch (provided by pop up Smokey Tails) features pancakes piled high with cream and fruit, or you can opt for the other options that drip with fried chicken, meat and maple syrup.
You can’t say best American breakfast in London without giving a shout out to the Diner. Not only do they have those cool retro 1950s vibes and a kitchen pumping out the best in American comfort food, make sure you loosen your belt for the stacks of pancakes they’ll place onto your table. Check out their other venues at the Strand and Covent Garden.
If you’re after those British gastropub vibes but want an American twist, the Plough has something just for you. Head to Clapham and you can get a great American breakfast with a twist, such as Belgium sweet waffles, breakfast tacos and more.
At Absurd Bird you can get birds cooked Southern American style any time of the day, but they also have a mean brunch that’ll certainly satisfy any sort of London American breakfast craving you’ll have. We're talking birds on top of eggs on top of waffles and so much mouth-wateringly more.
Blues Kitchen Brixton isn’t just about delivering the sweet sounds of music in one of the coolest venues in the city, they also boast one of the best American breakfasts in London. Channelling traditional and Deep South cuisine, you can munch on pancakes, a ‘full American’, or even some delicious creole crab.
If you ask anyone where to eat an American breakfast in London, there’s one place that’ll pop into everybody’s head: The Breakfast Club. The retro-style diner has everything from Elvis waffles to pancakes to an All-American breakfast, so if you want the full North American experience, pop in here. And if you stay a bit later, their secret bar Dr Kluger’s Olde Town Tavern opens up for some seriously cool drinking.