You may or may not have noticed that I have a slight obsession with brunch. London has the most incredible brunches anyone could imagine and for the past year or so I’ve been attempting as many of them as possible. Some have been good, some not so good and others have been down right disappointing. But I’m just here to share the best ones I’ve had the pleasure of devouring.
The Good Egg in Stoke Newington is without doubt THE best brunch I’ve had in London to date. I had the baked eggs and the flavour was incredibly rich but oh so satisfying!
A local cafe to me and one that serves up pretty sweet breakfast food. The avocado, ricotta and chilli on sour dough was a winner with me and their coffee is on point.
Located in quaint Victoria Park Village, this cafe/bar/restaurant has fantastic interiors, excellent service and a delicious weekend brunch menu. I opted for the eggs benedict and received a more than generous portion of hollandaise sauce. This is a great place to sit in or out and do some serious people watching.
I’ve been very lucky to go to a bottomless brunch here not once but twice! Both times the food was on point and the atmosphere is electric! The staff are super attentive and funny and the small tapas like breakfast dishes are excellent. I would highly recommend to go as a group for extra fun.
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I’ve been to the famous Breakfast Club three times and all three times I was suffering from a hangover and I can confirm that brunch here cures hangovers! If you are into queueing for brunch then this is your place, is it worth the wait? I personally don’t think so but the menu varies from your typical brunch so it’s worth it for a bit of variety.
I went to Bourne and Hollingsworth AGES ago, before instagram and blogger fame, I actually went just a few weeks after it opened. The decor is insane at this place and they were one of the first places to actually do a bottomless brunch. I of course, went for eggs benedict and from memory it was great. We sat at the bar and enjoyed our breakfast and chatted away to the super friendly bar tender.
Duck and Waffle has been a bit hit and miss for me but I had to include it in this list because the place is phenomenal. Being on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower it offers spectacular views over London. The service has always been great, the food has been so so but the views well they are just the best part. I’ve mentioned before how hard it is to get a reservation for this place, all three times I’ve had to book at least 2 months in advance on a weekday but every time we went the restaurant was seriously empty.
This cute cafe located in Hoxton is a great spot for brunch and a coffee. It’s pretty small so get in early on the weekend. I had the most delightful french toast on my visit. They are famous for their toasties so definitely check them out.
I don’t go south of the river often so this was a special trip just for this cafe that I’ve heard such great things about. I got a lovely muffin with egg, bacon and cheese. Again, this place is pretty popular so queuing is inevitable.
A kiwi favourite located near Old Street, Ozone is a great spot for a coffee although you will queue on the weekends. The food can be hit or miss in my opinion and others that I’ve spoken to but I keep going back for the mint hot chocolate!
The Ace Hotel is the perfect spot to eat brunch and be cool as it is the coolest hipster hang out in Shoreditch. This french toast with banana and honeycomb was the best sweet brunch I’ve ever had. It was so rich in flavour and melted in my mouth I didn’t want it to end.
This Aussie cafe located in Old Street around the corner from Ozone is becoming one of my go to brunch spots now. The quality of food is always good and it is without doubt the best corn fritters in London. The only thing that frustrates me about Lantana is they always try and rush you out or ask you 10 times if you want something else.
This absolute gem of a place is best visited Monday-Saturday, don’t even think about attempting on a Sunday because it is just off Columbia Rd. You have probably walked past this place on a Sunday, admired the buskers, scrounged through the second hand furniture but beside all of that is the amazing Campania. This Italian run joint has the simplest but fantastic breakfast menu. The pancetta on this dish was so salty and so tasty I’ve been back twice already!
Another Kiwi favourite, I’ve been to the one in Clerkenwell a few times now and every time I fall in love more with their coffee and breakfast menu. Having had their eggs benedict, french toast and chia seed cereal I can say it is a favourite. Split over a few levels it’s never too tricky to nab a table on the weekends but it’s always best to book online.
One thing I adore about London is the vast amount of food and drink options, London has really stepped up their brunch game in the last couple of years and I sure have enjoyed eating my way around this food spots.
Do check out Runaway Kiwis very comprehensive list of brunch spots, this has been my go to guide and it should be yours too!