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?

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.

The Sipping Room

774 user reviews 4

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.

The Botanist

36 user reviews 4

Early Evening Offer

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 Loose Box

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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. 

No 11 Pimlico Road

693 user reviews 4

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.

The Folly

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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.

The Oak SW11

30 user reviews 3

If you like the idea of having breakfast with a view, head to The Oak SW11 where you can tuck into fresh Mediterranean plates while gazing over the Thames dock. Star plates include the Full Tuscan with a unique Italian twist on its English counterpart. 

The Hill

104 user reviews 5

The Hill is a warm and welcoming Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Greenwich. Open from 8am every day but Monday, the breakfast menu here is made up of classic egg dishes, freshly brewed coffee and a continental selection of meats and cheeses.

Whyte & Brown

84 user reviews 4

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.

Cafe Route

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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.

Memory Box

19 user reviews 4

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.

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.

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.

Walkers of Whitehall

4 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch

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. 

The Portman

19 user reviews 4

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. 

The Clapham North

184 user reviews 4

Eat Out to Help Out!

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.

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.

Barge House

40 user reviews 5

Barge House specialises in soul-satisfying grub, with menus that change according to the season. Open from 10am throughout the week, sleep in then take a relaxed stroll down to the edges of Regent's Canal, where this super relaxed space gets you set up for the day with coffee, Breakfast in Bread and homemade cakes alongside those peaceful waterside vibes.