12 Of The Best Breakfasts In London

It’s the most important meal of the day, so we think you should make it a good one! We’ve been hitting all the top spots to bring you a comprehensive list of the best breakfasts in London. We’ve done our research from traditional café’s serving full English breakfasts to restaurants dishing up scrumptious pancakes, baked eggs and some more unique dishes. So let’s get into it – where to eat breakfast in London? 

Best Full English Breakfast in London

 

The Regency Café

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Opened in 1946 this London Café serves traditional British breakfasts. The cafe has a simple art deco style, the wall tiling is original and on the walls you will find photographs of Tottenham Hotspur football players (sorry Chelsea fans). This is the place to go if you are looking for proper full English breakfast in London. The fry up is a bargain at just £5.50 and comes loaded with eggs, beans, bacon, black pudding and hash browns, and if that’s not enough you can add extras for just 90p. 

The iconic Café also has claim to fame through its TV and film features. Appearing Judge John London Spy and Layer Cake to name just a few. All in all a great choice for a no fuss, cheap English breakfast in London.

 

Website: https://regencycafe.has.restaurant/
Price Range: £
Location: Regency Cafe, 17-19 Regency St, Westminster, London SW1P 4BY, UK
Nearest Tube Station: Pimlico (4 minute walk)

 

Terry’s Café

Terrys Cafe Full English Breakfast
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Terry’s Café is another option for traditional full English breakfast. The food at this joint is all locally sourced and of the highest quality, with meats coming from Smithfield Market and all their fresh produce picked from Borough Market. The menu is simple but damn is it good – sausage, egg, bacon, black pudding, beans, bubble and squeak, tomatoes and mushrooms are all loaded onto your full English.

Website: https://terryscafe.bigcartel.com/
Price Range: £
Location: 158 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 1PE, United Kingdom
Nearest Tube Station: Southwark (14 minute walk)

 

E Pellicci

E Pellicci is a classic east London café that was established back in 1900, and has been serving up traditional British food for over a century. It remains within the same family today, leading to an atmosphere and food that is full of passion. The building is Grade-II listed and full of Art Deco features and impressive timber panelling. The full English here is just £8.40 making it one of the best cheap breakfasts in London. If you are feeling hungry, you can add liver, black pudding, bubble ‘n’ squeak or hand cut chips to the already plentiful fry-up.  

Website: https://epellicci.co.uk/
Price Range: £
Location: 332 Bethnal Green Road, London, UK, E2 0AG
Nearest Tube Station: Bethnal Green (4 minute walk)

 

Best Pancakes & Waffles in London

Where to eat breakfast in London if you have a sweet tooth.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club Pancakes
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If you are looking for London’s best pancakes then you need not look further than The Breakfast Club. The pancakes come piled high, and you can pick from toppings such as fresh berries, berry compote, maple syrup & vanilla cream or  vanilla cream & salted caramel sauce. A word of warning though these joints are extremely popular, especially on weekends, so find a time in the week if you want to avoid the queues.

Website: https://thebreakfastclubcafes.com/
Price Range: ££
Location: Multiple including Soho, London Bridge, Canary Wharf & Angel

 

MILK

MILK in a south London breakfast favourite and boasts a varied menu made with the finest quality produce. From the sweetcorn fritters with grilled halloumi, smashed avo, kasundi & lime to the kurdish baked eggs with chorizo, spinach, labneh & kirmizi biber this menu is full of dishes that will keep you coming back for more. Onto pancakes, weekly specials are the order here keeping the pancake choices fresh and dynamic. All of this combined with excellent coffee makes MILK one of the best London breakfasts in our books.

Website: http://www.milk.london/
Price Range: ££
Location: 18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9RG, United Kingdom
Nearest Tube Station: Clapham South (12 minute walk)

 

Where The Pancakes Are

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As you might guess from the name, Where The Pancakes Are specialises in pancakes. They are passionate about their craft and the memories they bring of growing up and times spent around the stove, their mission was to bring that feeling to London – fusing in the art of baking with modern food trends. The variety of pancakes on offer here is huge, and changes depending on the time of day you visit. Breakfast pancakes, all day pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, vegan pancakes and Dutch baby pancakes are all on offer. If you’re looking for the best breakfast pancakes in London then look no further than Where The Pancakes Are.

Website: https://wherethepancakesare.com/
Price Range: ££
Location: Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ
Nearest Tube Station: Borough (5 minute walk)

 

Unique Breakfasts in London

Dishroom

Dishroom London Breakfast
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Inspired by the old Irani café’s Dishroom is the place to go for a unique breakfast in London. Their iconic Bacon Naan Roll has become a staple for Londoners – Ramsay of Carluke’s smoked streaky bacon is matured for two weeks and smoked overnight in the traditional fashion then served up in a delicious naan bread. If you want an Indian twist on a full English then they’ve got you covered with The Big Bombay – a plate laden with char-striped streaky bacon, peppery Shropshire pork sausages, abundant tofu akuri, masala beans, grilled field mushrooms, grilled tomato and buttered, home-made buns. 

Website: https://www.dishoom.com/
Price Range: ££
Locations: Kensington, Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby, Covent Garden

 

The Barge House

Best Breakfast in London
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The Barge House is set in a unique waterside venue and famous for their signature Breakfast in Bread. Yes, you read that right. They hollow out sourdough loafs, lovingly baked by their neighbours The Better Health Bakery, and fill them to the brim with all your breakfast foods! Choose from the Classic filled with sausage, smoked bacon, slow roasted tomato, leeks, oyster mushrooms, spinach, sprinkled with cheese and topped with a free range egg or go for a vegetarian or vegan breakfast option. 

Wash it down with one of their Bloody Mary’s made with house infused vodkas and you’ve got a contender for the best London breakfast.

Website: https://www.bargehouse.co.uk/
Price Range: ££
Location: 46a De Beauvoir Crescent, N1 5RY, LONDON
Nearest Tube: Old Street (20 minute walk)

 

Koya Soho

You might be a fan of sushi, but what about Japanese for breakfast? We can tell you it’s worth giving a try! Koya offers light, warming breakfast dishes in a cool Soho setting. The highlight of the breakfast menu here has to be the udon noddles – fat noddles in a beautifully warming broth topped with bacon, shitake mushrooms and a fried egg. Be prepared to que on the weekend though as this hot London breakfast spot doesn’t take bookings.

Website: https://www.koya.co.uk/
Price Range: ££
Location: 50 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SQ
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road (5 minute walk)

 

London Breakfast All Rounders 

Balthazar

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You’ll find Balthazar, a New York-style brasserie, in the heart of Covent Garden serving breakfast 7 days a week. The serve all the classics here – eggs benedict, omelettes, American style pancakes and full cooked breakfasts. Only the best ingredients are used and combined with traditional techniques to create delicious dishes. The breads are freshly baked on site too. A great place if you are looking for where to eat breakfast in London.

Website: https://balthazarlondon.com/
Price Range: ££
Location:  4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden (3 minute walk)

 

Ask For Janice

Best Baked Eggs in London
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Open from 7.30am on weekdays and 10.30am on weekends, this London breakfast spot has everything you need. Dishes range from smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast with chive cream cheese to our personal favourite the baked eggs, merguez sausage, roasted peppers and Dorset Dairy yoghurt. Enjoy the fantastic food while sipping one of their stunning coffees for the perfect start to your day.

Website: https://www.askforjanice.co.uk/
Price Range: ££
Location:  50-52 Long Lane, Farringdon, London, EC1A 9EJ
Nearest Tube: Barbican (2 minute walk)

 

The Wolseley

The Wolseley is a café-restaurant located in Mayfair and combines British heritage with European grandeur. Their eggs benedict are widely considered to be the best in London, and if that doesn’t take your fancy then worry not as the menu features a full English breakfast as well as fruit, yoghurts, cereals and vegetarian and vegan options. Keep your eye out for celebrities at this top London spot!

Website: https://www.thewolseley.com/
Price Range: £££
Location:  160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB
Nearest Tube: Green Park (2 minute walk)

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