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?

Last updated on 9th March 2020


39 user reviews 4

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. 

Whyte & Brown

70 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.

The Loose Box

1 user review 4

BURGER MONDAYS and 1 other offer

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 Hill

31 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.

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.

No 11 Pimlico Road

641 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.

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.

Walkers of Whitehall

1 user review 3

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. 

"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.

The Portman

17 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. 

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 Oak SW11

20 user reviews 4

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. 

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.

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.

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 Botanist

35 user reviews 4

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

62 user reviews 4

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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.