London's Best Breakfasts

It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing, you know. Whether you're keen to kick things off with a classic full English or are keeping it green with a fresh juice and dose of avocado on toast, these places are delivering the goods, and then some. Stomach rumbling already? Check out our top picks for the best breakfasts in London here. 

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Last updated on 21st December 2021

A great place to have breakfast in West London, The Cavendish is cooking up all the popular favourites - but with a fancy twist. Grab a cup of steaming coffee before chowing down on a grilled bacon chop with fried duck eggs, homemade granola and stunning drop pancakes.

Scarlett Green

67 user reviews 5

Daisy Green's city-wide venues offer the perfect setting for drawn-out get-togethers with friends. Scarlett Green is one of top picks for breakfast in Soho; boasting an amazing selection of Aussie treats, including the group's signature 'fancy bacon roll' which contains poached eggs, crispy onions, back bacon and hollandaise tucked inside a paratha roti.

The Depot

254 user reviews 4

The Depot not only offers gorgeous interiors and a beautiful beer garden, but its menu is equally as impressive. Swing by for breakfast and feast on dishes such as fresh toasted crumpet topped with eggs, shallots and hollandaise, corned beef hash and, of course, the classic full English. 

Whyte & Brown

199 user reviews 4

From sausage baps to scrambled eggs on sourdough and continental pastry selections, breakfast at Whyte & Brown never looked so good. Head to the Kingly Court favourite to pair your free-range chicken or veggie specials with bloody marys, buck's fizz and more.

Doggett's Coat & Badge

7 user reviews 4

Looking for places to eat breakfast in Central London? Doggett's Coat & Badge is a Southbank spot serving up lip-smacking British classics all day long. Chow down on steaming hot full Englishes at this cosy pub, which even features its own rooms when you need to rest your head.

Kick start your day the American way over at Big Moe's, which you can find in Wembley and Aldgate. While in quirky 1950s diner-inspired surrounds, dive into a hearty menu of breakfast classics from across the pond, including waffles, burgers, fry ups and so much more.

Cafe Route

23 user reviews 5

This Middle Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant is a winner when it comes to finding a traditional Turkish breakfast in London. Offering everything from baked eggs to filo pie and grilled halloumi, Cafe Route is a great spot for a quick bite or a long brunch.

The Admiralty

45 user reviews 5

One of London's most central pubs, The Admiralty is abuzz from dawn 'til dusk. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the quirky boozer is styled on HMS Victory, with shipping memorabilia throughout. Swing by for a hearty breakfast before heading out into the city for a day of exploration. 

Cellarium Cafe & Terrace

221 user reviews 4

Set in the heart of Westminster Abbey, this venue is a gorgeous starting pointing for a historic day out in the capital. Spread over two floors, the cafe boasts a glass ceiling, allowing you to take in the area's incredible architecture while tucking into French toast, creamy porridge and fresh juices.

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 eats.

Head over to Belgravia where cafe and bakery Chestnut is fronting one of the best breakfasts in London. Enjoy a range of brunch plates built around their indulgent pastries and signature sourdough from the gorgeous surrounds of their alfresco terrace.

The Soak

6 user reviews 5

Looking for somewhere to eat breakfast in Victoria? Make your way to this quirky hotel restaurant where you'll find an early morning menu that includes blueberry muffins and cinnamon pastries all the way to eggs Florentine and oat brioche French toast.

Kick-start your day with a taste of Lebanon as Comptoir Libanais brings the very best in Middle Eastern cuisine. Head to one of their colourful venues to spend your morning digging into a vibrant feast of shakshuka, hummus and smoked salmon, with plenty of veggie and vegan options too. 

The Sipping Room

1207 user reviews 4

The Sipping Room is a sleek restaurant in East London, serving up delicious seasonal dishes to hungry commuters. Part of the famous Drake and Morgan restaurant group, the venue is perfect for a breakfast meeting in Canary Wharf, with an extensive early morning menu made up of fresh pastries, locally-sourced produce and strong coffee.

The Listing

548 user reviews 4

Looking for somewhere to eat breakfast in the City? Head on over to The Listing, an all-day eatery moments away from Monument with a menu of wholesome dishes. The welcoming haunt boasts a relaxed contemporary feel, with an outdoor terrace for those sunnier mornings. 

If you're looking for the best breakfast in London, you can't go far wrong at Megan's. Found all over the city, from Battersea to Angel, the quaint restaurant group can be easily identified thanks to its signature blue interiors and menu of brunch delights, from loaded flatbreads to fluffy pancakes.

Open from 8am every single day and with locations spanning Soho, Stratford and Shepherd's Bush, Balans Cafe is the perfect choice for grabbing a delicious continental breakfast in the capital. Each venue boasts an individual identity yet retains the same high quality of food and service. 

Chai Ki

764 user reviews 4

Got a breakfast meeting in London planned? Head to innovative Indian eatery Chai Ki, residing at Crossrail Place in Canary Wharf. The slick spot is ideal for every occasion; from breakfast schmoozing to mid-morning munching, showcasing gourmet fare originating from Mumbai, Goa and Kerala.

The Clapham North

279 user reviews 4

The Clapham North is a characterful spot for breakfast in South London, boasting bright and airy interiors and a terrace out front. Sip on potent bloody marys and mimosas while getting stuck into a selection of quirky dishes, from bacon and egg macaroni cheese to smoked salmon croquettes topped with tarragon hollandaise.

No 32 The Old Town

987 user reviews 4

From their popular rooftop terrace through to the cosy fire-places and comfy sofas, this South London hotspot is sure to put a smile on your face, no matter how early it is. No.32 The Old Town is a top choice for breakfast in Clapham, stocking everything from homemade granola through to hefty breakfast burgers.