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 22nd January 2020




The Sipping Room

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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 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 Clapham North

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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 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. 

Walkers of Whitehall

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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 Elgin

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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.

The Portman

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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 Botanist

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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.

Bird of Smithfield

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Admiralty

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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.

No 11 Pimlico Road

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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.

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.

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.