When you think of London, you may not immediately think of breakfast - except the city really and truly has some of the best breakfast places anywhere. Aside from great food, you'll enjoy the artsy and comfortable atmospheres of these great breakfast places, which speak to London's style as much as any restaurant or bar would! During your next visit to London, be sure to start the day off right at these fantastic breakfast places.
Don't Miss Breakfast In London At These Places
1. The Breakfast Club
Take a trip down memory lane to the most 80’s movie imaginable. The Breakfast Club takes their food, and their movie namesake, seriously. With joints all over London, Soho is the original location. The restaurant advertises “sex, drugs, and bacon rolls,” and plasters its walls with polaroids. The Breakfast Club is open from 8am-10pm.
Address: 33 D'Arblay Street, London W1F 8EU, United Kingdom
2. Bad Egg
With neon signs and a punk soundtrack, Bad Egg is perfect for a grungy hangover meal. The diner style booths set the scene for their all-day breakfast menu. Bad Egg brings you plates of meat in the morning, with pancakes and chicken, as well as bottomless brunch. Get your brunch on from 8am-10pm, with shorter hours on weekends.
Address: City Point 1, Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW, United Kingdom
This Covent Garden restaurant is in imitation of Manhattan’s very own Balthazar. With art deco interiors, Balthazar will make you feel right at home. Enjoy fresh pastries, like a warm croissant with chocolate spread. Fashionable and fancy, Balthazar is open from 7:30am-12am on weekdays, but opens at 9am on weekends.
Address: 4-6 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ, United Kingdom
4. No 67
In the South London Gallery, you can enjoy breakfast in the artsy and up-and-coming Peckham. Enjoy Spanish style fry-ups, or coffee and cakes. No 67 is closed on Mondays, and runs regularly from 8am-11pm. On weekends, it opens at 10am.
Address: 67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH 020 7252 7649
5. Modern Pantry
Right on St John’s Square, Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell is fancy but peaceful. The restaurant is located in a Georgian townhouse, with a beautiful courtyard and outdoor seating. Find pastries and fresh juices, though Modern Pantry can be a little pricier. Enjoy The Pantry from 8am-10pm, except on weekends when it opens later.
Address: 47-48 St. John's Square, Clerkenwell EC1V 4JJ, United Kingdom
6. Electric Diner
In Notting Hill on Portobello Road, you can find London’s take on American-style breakfast. Imitating the vibe and portion size of American diners, have a seat in the classic red leather booths. The diner is open from 8am-1am, but is open later on Friday and Saturday.
Address: 191 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED, United Kingdom
7. Ask for Janice
What looks like an eclectic East London living room is actually the fun and funky Ask for Janice. Vintage arts fair meets breakfast treats, where you can revel in freshly made crumpets or house cured treacle bacon. Ask for Janice is open from 7:30am-12:30am, but is closed on Sundays.
Address: 50-52 Long Lane, London EC1A 9EJ, United Kingdom
8. Farm Girl
On Portobello Road in Notting Hill, you can find both the nutritious, and delicious, at Farm Girl. Feast on avocado toast, granola with orange zest, or even a rose late. With farm roots planted in the city, Farm Girl is open from 8:30am-4:30pm, but opens later on weekends.
Address: UK, 59A Portobello Road, London W11 3DB, United Kingdom
Enjoy fresh juice in an ode to the Fresh Prince (of Bel-Air). The California-themed restaurant in the artsy and culinary Shoreditch brings you healthy and colourful food. Try open sandwiches, or customised granola with berries, honey, and seeds. This take-away joint will put a spring in your step. Bel-Air is closed on weekends, but open weekdays from 7:30am-5pm.
Address: 54 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LN, United Kingdom
This article was written by Clara Hudson.