Ideally located in central London, only a stone's throw for Marble Arch station, is the charming and stylish The Portman, open from 7:30am on weekdays. Serving all the breakfast classics at a reasonable price, this all-day gastropub will be your new go-to breakfast meeting spot in the city.
Where to Have Breakfast in London
It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing, you know. There’s no shortage of options for those wondering where to have breakfast in London, but where exactly are the best places? Whether you’re looking for a hearty full English, a light bowl of porridge or something somewhere in between, our list of the best places to have breakfast in London has everything you need to get your morning started exactly how you like it.
Why not get lunch and dinner sorted with our complete guide to eating out in London while you're at it?
The Clapham North is a characterful spot in South London that boasts all the brilliant things you'd expect to find in a cosy, homely pub. Alongside the quirky decor, central to the pubs success is the hearty breakfast on offer. With potent Bloody Marys and other cocktails framing proceedings here, guests can expect to find all their favourite breakfast dishes here, from a delicious full English to a flavoursome Eggs Benedict.
Open from morning until night, while you might associate The Perception Bar with amazing cocktails and delicious dinners, their breakfast menu is sure to draw you in. Expect everything from indulgent treats to healthy bowls in keeping with the bar's stylish aesthetic.
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 eateries.
Open early in the morning to cater for Westminster's early risers, Loose Box has become a favourite breakfast location in the heart of London. A range of exquisite dishes and drinks are available for guests to sample, created by a team of experienced chefs that make use of only the finest, freshest ingredients around. Add into the fold a great line-up of teas, coffees and sharing platter, and you've got yourself one amazing breakfast spot in London.
If you're looking for a delicious brunch in London Bridge, Lantana is a very strong choice. Offering a menu of Australian goodies, the cafe serves freshly baked bread each day, grilled chorizo and duck hash, with plenty of plant-based options too.
From their popular rooftop terrace through to the cosy fire-places and sofa, wake up right at this Clapham hotspot. No. 32 The Old Town is a top choice for breakfast, stocking everything from homemade granola through to breakfast burgers.
Found yourself in the surrounding area of Charing Cross and looking for a bite to eat in the morning? While normally known as a wine bar, All Bar One on Villiers Street also churns out a top selection of affordable breakfast and brunch dishes.
An absolute gem of an independent neighbourhood bar and restaurant, No.11 serves up a delightfully communal breakfast in London from its cool and contemporary venue. All food is freshly cooked from scratch, and visitors can tuck into signature sourdough bruschetta with roast tomatoes, spinach, avocado & crispy bacon or ricotta pancakes with seasonal fruit between 9 and 11.30am. A truly delicious way to start the day in the heart of Chelsea.
Located just a stone's throw from London Bridge, The Swan Restaurant & Bar is ideally placed for delicious and easy morning fare. Pop along to the bankside venue and fuel up on eggs Florentine, homemade muesli or sourdough from the local Borough market before heading about your day.
Moments from the Thames and Chelsea Physic Garden, Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road is a smart option to get your day started. Part of Gordon Ramsay's group, the restaurant is open from 8am on the weekends, and knocks up American pancake stacks and eggs whichever way you fancy.
From breakfast smoothies and healthy granola creations through to baked shakshuka and full English spreads, Boulevard Theatre has all bases covered. Head to the Soho spot and get your day started off the right way.
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.
Tucked between Victoria and St James Park, not only can Royal Quarter be found in one of the most buzzing quarters of London, they're churning out a viable and delicious selection of breakfast options from warm plates to coffee and croissants.
Making your way down to South London and getting those hunger pangs come the AM? Not only are there big brunch dishes the likes of corn fritters and a full English to enjoy, stick around for a roster of cocktails and live entertainment in the evening.
Open from 7.30am daily, Ask For Janice gets Farringdon up and running for the day with breakfast and coffee. Focusing on seasonal, British fare and a love of social eating experiences, head along with your mates or prepare for a big day at work with a choice of crumpets, eggs on toast, hash browns with chorizo and plenty of other start-of-the-day treats.
As London's most central pub, The Admiralty is abuzz with the chatter of a hungry crowd come breakfast time. It's a striking spot modelled on the HMS Victory, offering the chance to tuck in to that all-important first meal of the day while you look out across Trafalgar Square. While it might be a little early for a pint of their signature London Pride ales, there's a lovely choice of indulgent Admiral's breakfasts and Brewer Street coffees to make this one of the top places to eat breakfast in London.
"Today is going to be a good day" say the Brekky Club's menus, and a quick peek at what's on offer quickly supports such a statement. A hands down favourite for eating breakfast in London, their Canary Wharf cafe cooks up an almighty spread from 7am on weekdays. Keep it nice and simple with a bacon butty, push the boat out with a breakfast burrito or spoil yourself with some all-American pancakes; the breakfast menu is available to order from all the way through until 5pm.
Sat in the heart of Britain's political hub, Walkers of Whitehall is a quaint cafe that uses only the finest ingredients and traditional recipes to serve up a breakfast to London's hungry crowds. With a talented team of chefs, they let their imaginations run wild, adding slight twists and tweaks to traditional British gastro dishes. Simply decorated with wooden tables and sleek furnishings, this cafe will undoubtedly become a favourite within Wesminster's culinary scene.
Kick start your day with a trip to this London favourite, as Comptoir Libanais serves up an enviable menu of shakshuka, pastries and smoked salmon with eggs on brioche. There's even a veggie breakfast for you plant-based eaters.
Giving it some welly in the brunch department, Suburb SW11 is a top notch bar and restaurant for breakfast in South London. Notably brimming with eggs and bites alike, guests to Suburb can also indulge in cocktails and free-flowing prosecco aplenty.
Opening bright and early from 9am, take your pick between mouth-watering options like the smashed avocado & lime on toast, baked beans & fried duck egg or keep things light with granola, plain yoghurt & fruit if you're on something of a health kick. This is a relaxed and friendly cafe known for its stripped back, industrial feel.
Looking for a breakfast restaurant in central London? This dinky 40-seater all-day restaurant and bar 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 line-up of kitchen residencies.
M Restaurant is multifaceted both in venue and menu. Their 120-cover restaurant normally serves the finest in grill food for lunch and dinner, including choice cuts from six individual countries, but they are also perfect for breakfast, where they serve dishes made of the finest ingredients and made to the highest standards of hospitality.
With the bold claim of London's best bacon butty, The Pickled Hen is serious about breakfast. The bright and breezy pub in Marylebone whacks out whopping plates that will fill you up for the rest of the day, including the likes of eggs benedict and one hell of an English breakfast.
From breakfast rolls stuffed with treacle-cured bacon through to fully loaded fry ups and waffles, Mthr has your morning munch sorted. Not only can you tuck into wholesome dishes, teas and coffees, but there's also the market table which features a whole host of seasonal dishes.
The Sipping Room is a sleek restaurant in East London that serves delicious seasonal dishes throughout the day to Canary Wharf's hungry revellers. As part of the famous Drake and Morgan restaurant group, the venue delivers only the highest standard of food. Open 7 days a week, head down early in the morning and enjoy all your favourite breakfast dishes, including a full English and a selection of warm pastries.
Get your day off to a cracking start at Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen. The St Paul's spot oozes sophistication and old school glamour, serving up delicious breaky dishes such as ricotta pancakes with honeycomb butter - I repeat honeycomb butter.
Get your day off to the best start at Six Storeys in Soho, as they go from quirky cocktail venue to charming breakfast retreat by day. Set over six floors, the vintage-filled venue serves up a healthy fare in the morning, grab a coffee and go or sit and enjoy granola jars or baked free range eggs.
If you are after breakfast in South West London, look no further than Aubaine. They serve up delicious French and European plates for everyone who steps into their quaint venue, whether they be families, tourists or groups of friends just waking up.
Heard about the £12 Botanist Breakfast? Come anytime between 10 and 11.15am on weekdays and you can fill up on any of their hot breakfast dishes, washed down with unlimited tea or coffee for just £12. This is a slick and sophisticated spot to enjoy breakfast in west London; our tip is the avocado on toast, which comes paired with smoked streaky bacon and a fiery kick of chilli.
Handily located in the beating heart of the City, Apex Temple Court's Chambers restaurant opens at 6:30am in the week, and 7am at the weekend, serving a mouthwatering selection of breakfast dishes, from continental plates to cooked classics.
Got a breakfast meeting planned? Head to innovative Indian eatery Chai Ki, residing at Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf. The slick new spot promises to be an essential location for every occasion from breakfast schmoozing to late-night dining in the heart of the City.
Open from 7.30am every weekday, LINO is the City spot bringing you some delicious breakfast and brunch fare. Whether you're grabbing a quick coffee and apple caramel swirl before work, or tucking into their hearty full English, it's got flavour and style by the bucket load.