Whether it's a quick business breakfast or weekend brunch with mates, this London Bridge spot boasts delicious British food, with a training kitchen which helps the homeless develop skills to find employment.
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?
While the Memory Box is known for being a night time hangout thanks to its cocktails and delicious dinner meals, they also are the perfect place to stop for breakfast. Open every day at 8am, pop into the cool and contemporary bar for some bites and come back a bit later in the day for happy hour drinks too.
All Daisy Green venues are amazing places to eat breakfast and Scarlett Green is no exception. The Soho venue boasts an amazing selection of Aussie breakfast goodies, all washed down by Australian coffee.
Open from 8am, Battersea's Nutbourne is the only place you want to be feeding those morning munchies. From organic eggs on sourdough brioche toast, to Suffolk quinoa and chia porridge, they're offering some of the most wholesome breakfast plates in the city.
Whether you have your breakfast at 9am or 1pm, VQ offers an all-day menu of serious eats, and they'll let you chow down on all your favourite breakfast goodies from fresh smoothies and omelettes, to breakfast muffins and Belgian waffles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you like your breakfasts hearty, ethical and utterly delicious, then Timmy Green is what you've been waiting for. Join the Aussie space in Victoria for fresh juice, Josper-cooked meat, a large vegan choice and bottomless booze options come the weekend.
From sausage baps to scrambled eggs on sourdough and continental pastry selections, breakfast at Whyte & Brown never looked so good. Pair your free-range chicken or veggie specials with bloody marys, Buck's Fizz and more.
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.
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.
From freshly made pancakes to perfectly poached eggs and lattes topped with the ideal amount of foam, The Grapevine makes a perfect place for breakfast in London. Get down to Shoreditch High Street and start your day the Italian way.
Whether you're in the need for a bite to eat before work, or you're planning an early meeting, TwoRuba is a perfectly central location that offers refreshing food and drink in a cool, contemporary setting.
A sanctuary of calm among the maddening crowds of the city, The Folly offers a good choice of options to set you up for a big day at the office. A cracking shout if you're seeking a great place for breakfast in the city of London, this botanically-inspired eatery serves a lovely range of treats from the bakery, eggs on toast, blueberry pancakes and more.
Last but by no means least on our guide to the best places for breakfast in London is The Elgin; a home-from-home found in Maida Vale. Serving hearty and delicious breakfasts to get you off on the right foot, come by any time after 8am and enjoy a choice of hot and cold options on the side of coffee sourced from the nearby Coleman Coffee Roasters on Maltby Street.
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 in Paddington, Heist Bank is a laid-back and cool bar and restaurant that specialises in Italian food. The venue is comprised of several rooms, including an open plan seating area, a pool table and plenty of private hire options.
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.
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.
Open from 10am at the weekend, Stratford's Neighbourhood is a one-stop-shop for coffees, pastries and big old breakfasts perfect for kicking off the weekend eating regime.
Greenwood in Victoria is a sports bar and restaurant that stand head and shoulders above its competition. Serving amazing 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, poached eggs and all the smashed avocado you can ask for.
Looking for somewhere to eat in Victoria? Make your way to this quirky restaurant where you'll find a breakfast menu that includes blueberry muffins and cinnamon pastries all the way to eggs florentine and oat brioche French toast.
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.
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.
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.
Boasting an array of delicious dishes, this charming British restaurant offers quite the breakfast menu. From fry ups and Benedicts to a whole selection of Bloody Marys its the only place you'll want to be chowing down come morning time.
This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Dalston is one of East London's top breakfast options. Offering everything from granola to Turkish-style eggs, it's a great spot for a quick bite or a long brunch.
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.
The latest venue from The Breakfast Club team was always going to end up as one of the best breakfast restaurants in London. Located on the banks of the River Lee you'll find brunches and brinners serving up all-day pancakes, tasty waffle and all types of eggs.
What better place to have breakfast than Skylark? It offers delicious British dishes, but also beautiful views of 170 acres of beautiful countryside from its 150-year-old Victorian farm house location.
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.
Open at 7.30am, this basement bar is serving delicious breakfasts to City workers. Cooked in their josper grill, dishes are hearty and wholesome, with everything from smoked salmon through to full Englishes.
"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.
Set in the heart of Westminster Abbey, this venue is a gorgeous starting pointing for a historic day out. Spread over two floors, they kick things off with breakfasts of French toasts, smoked salmon and porridge.
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.
Championing British produce with a seasonal slant from the heart of Kings Cross, The Megaro Eatery serve up full breakfasts of scrambled eggs and buttery bomba pastries filled with fresh fruit and mascarpone. With the leafy wall and slashes of colour throughout, it's a perfect pick-me-up.
Head over to Earl's Court where this unique cafe-bar is open from 7am every weekday and 8am on weekends to bring you a delicious mix of brunching and breakfast goods, from american style pancakes and avocado toast, to Ruben toasties and a truffled egg and cress roll.
Situated in the heart of the City, this east London branch of the popular chain boasts tasty lunches, great cocktails and happy hour deals to keep you going long after work is over.
Blending New York glamour with London cool, it's easy to see why Kitty Hawk is such a popular stop in East London. Open all day for delicious dinner at night all the way back until breakfast, where they serve up speciality coffee, pastries, and a deli to make sure you are more than filled on your visit.
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.
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.
KuPP brings an innovative, distinctly Scandinavian feel to your breakfast time needs. Take up a window-side seat and enjoy the front row views of the canal, it's a serene little spot to enjoy that first meal of the day. Stop in before work (the venue opens at 7.30am) and take your pick between a brekky smorgasbord, spicy poached eggs or stacks of Swedish pancakes, with plenty of hot drinks for that much-needed caffeine boost.