London's Best Breakfasts

It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing, you know. Whether you're keen to kick things off with a classic full English or are keeping it green with a fresh juice and dose of avocado on toast, these places are delivering the goods, and then some. Stomach rumbling already? Check out our top picks for the best breakfasts in London here. 

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Last updated on 23rd March 2021




Chai Ki

376 user reviews 4

Got a breakfast meeting in London planned? Head to innovative Indian eatery Chai Ki, residing at Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf. The slick spot is ideal for every occasion; from breakfast schmoozing to mid-morning munching, showcasing gourmet fare originating from Mumbai, Goa and Kerala.

Terry's Cafe

1 user review 5

Offering the best English breakfast in London, Terry's Cafe knows a thing or two about crispy bacon, creamy eggs and the perfect baked bean ration. Head to this legendary Southwark spot to dig into a mega feast made from locally-sourced produce.

Cellarium Cafe & Terrace

167 user reviews 4

Set in the heart of Westminster Abbey, this venue is a gorgeous starting pointing for a historic day out in the capital. Spread over two floors, the cafe boasts a glass ceiling, allowing you to take in the area's incredible architecture while tucking into French toast, creamy porridge and fresh juices.

Walkers of Whitehall

8 user reviews 4

Sat in the heart of Britain's political hub, Walkers of Whitehall is a quaint pub that uses only the finest ingredients and traditional recipes to serve up a breakfast to hungry Londoners. And come the weekend? You'll be able to add bottomless bubbles to your dish, priced at only £20 for two hours.

Open from 8am every single day and with locations spanning Soho, Stratford and Shepherd's Bush, Balans Cafe is the perfect choice for grabbing a delicious continental breakfast in the capital. Each venue boasts an individual identity yet retains the same high quality of food and service. 

Kick-start your day with a taste of Lebanon as Comptoir Libanais brings the very best in Middle Eastern cuisine. Head to one of their colourful venues to spend your morning digging into a vibrant feast of shakshuka, hummus and smoked salmon, with plenty of veggie and vegan options too. 

The Listing

548 user reviews 4

Looking for somewhere to eat breakfast in the City? Head on over to The Listing, an all-day eatery moments away from Monument with a menu of wholesome dishes. The welcoming haunt boasts a relaxed contemporary feel, with an outdoor terrace for those sunnier mornings. 

Greenwood

40 user reviews 4

Greenwood in Victoria is a sports bar and restaurant that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Serving food that's certain to leave you grinning from ear to ear, the venue is perfect for anyone looking for a place to eat breakfast in London. Think pancakes topped with cream and berries, perfectly poached eggs and smashed avocado galore. 

Offering some of the finest breakfast munch in the capital, these excellent Market Hall venues in Fulham, Victoria and the West End are fronting more than just some eggs benny and a bit of toast. Get ready for fresh coffees and a plethora of international eats.

The Admiralty

45 user reviews 5

One of London's most central pubs, The Admiralty is abuzz from dawn 'til dusk. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the quirky boozer is styled on HMS Victory, with shipping memorabilia throughout. Swing by for a hearty breakfast before heading out into the city for a day of exploration. 

The Depot

139 user reviews 4

The Depot not only offers gorgeous interiors and a beautiful beer garden, but its menu is equally as impressive. Swing by for breakfast and feast on dishes such as fresh toasted crumpet topped with eggs, shallots and hollandaise, corned beef hash and, of course, the classic full English. 

Cafe Route

17 user reviews 5

This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is a winner when it comes to finding a traditional Turkish breakfast in London. Offering everything from baked eggs to filo pie and grilled halloumi, Cafe Route is a great spot for a quick bite or a long brunch.

The Clapham North

210 user reviews 4

The Clapham North is a characterful spot for breakfast in South London, boasting bright and airy interiors and a terrace out front. Sip on potent bloody marys and mimosas while getting stuck into a selection of quirky dishes, from bacon and egg macaroni cheese to smoked salmon croquettes topped with tarragon hollandaise.

@ The Little Orange Door on Various dates from Tuesday 20th April 2021

For a breakfast meeting in London? Little Orange Door is the perfect venue. Located on the edge of Clapham Common, this beautiful restaurant offers hot desking space throughout the week, with perks that include unlimited hot drinks and a dog-friendly policy.

If you're looking for the best breakfast in London, you can't go far wrong at Megan's. Found all over the city, from Battersea to Angel, the quaint restaurant group can be easily identified thanks to its signature blue interiors and menu of brunch delights, from loaded flatbreads to fluffy pancakes.

Whyte & Brown

115 user reviews 4

From sausage baps to scrambled eggs on sourdough and continental pastry selections, breakfast at Whyte & Brown never looked so good. Head to the Kingly Court favourite to pair your free-range chicken or veggie specials with bloody marys, buck's fizz and more.

Scarlett Green

66 user reviews 5

Daisy Green's city-wide venues offer the perfect setting for drawn-out get-togethers with friends. Scarlett Green is one of top picks for breakfast in Soho; boasting an amazing selection of Aussie treats, including the group's signature 'fancy bacon roll' which contains poached eggs, crispy onions, back bacon and hollandaise tucked inside a paratha roti.

The Soak

4 user reviews 4

Looking for somewhere to eat breakfast in Victoria? Make your way to this quirky hotel restaurant where you'll find an early morning menu that includes blueberry muffins and cinnamon pastries all the way to eggs Florentine and oat brioche French toast.

The Sipping Room

851 user reviews 4

The Sipping Room is a sleek restaurant in East London, serving up delicious seasonal dishes to hungry commuters. Part of the famous Drake and Morgan restaurant group, the venue is perfect for a breakfast meeting in Canary Wharf, with an extensive early morning menu made up of fresh pastries, locally-sourced produce and strong coffee.

A great place to have breakfast in West London, The Cavendish is cooking up all the popular favourites - but with a fancy twist. Grab a cup of steaming coffee before chowing down on a grilled bacon chop with fried duck eggs, homemade granola and stunning drop pancakes.

Bird of Smithfield

13 user reviews 4

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A Georgian townhouse stretched across five stunning floors, Bird of Smithfield is one of the more elegant places to eat breakfast in London. Serving their 'Early Bird' menu from 8am on weekdays (and as part of their brunch offering on Saturday), pick anything from Eggs Benedict to a Full English, smoked salmon to avodaco on toast, available until 11am. Pressed for time? Bird also offers coffee and a pastry to take away for just £2.

Looking for a breakfast restaurant in Central London? This dinky 40-seater all-day spot is serving up quirky nosh within a jaw-dropping location. Only a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station, Crispin is housed within an asymmetric pavilion and welcomes in a number of guest chefs for a regularly-changing lineup of kitchen residencies.