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.
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.
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Not only does Serata Hall specialise in tap wines, gooey pizza and authentic absinthe, but there's also freshly baked goods from an on-site bakery. Stop by the Shoreditch haunt for a quick bite to eat, breakfast meeting, or daytime hot desking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open from 8am every single day, this Balans Café is perfect for grabbing a delicious continental breakfast in quirky, eccentric surroundings.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Depot not only offers gorgeous interiors and a beautiful beer garden, but its food offerings are equally as impressive. Swing by for breakfast and feast on dishes such as fresh toasted crumpet stopped with eggs, shallots and hollandaise, corned beef hash and eggs, and the classic Full English.
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.