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A weekend in London would not be complete without sampling some of the delicious breakfasts of the city. It gets your day off to a promising start, whether you’re looking to cure a hangover or are just in need of something to munch on. These days everybody’s so conscious of eating healthy that we’re starting to forget our roots, and let’s not forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Take a look below as we uncover where you can find the tastiest morning treats.

“The Full Monty”, Image courtesy of The Breakfast Club


The Breakfast Club, various locations

With cafes in Soho, Camden, and Hoxton, the Breakfast Club cafes rule the roost when it comes to top notch breakfasts, guaranteeing a great start to your spring or summer holidays. Choices range from a full-blown full English breakfast to a skinny bowl of muesli. Trust us, there’s something here for everyone.

If you have enough room, be sure to try the chorizo hashbrowns – chorizo, mushrooms and hashbrowns topped off with a fried egg. Delish!

For more information, visit www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com


Outside The Breakfast Club, Image courtesy of The Breakfast Club



The Diner, various locations

If you fancy classic American blueberry pancakes smothered in maple syrup with a milkshake on the side, then only the Diner will do. There are five of these restaurants scattered across London, including locations in Shoreditch, Soho, Camden, and Islington.

With a stellar breakfast menu, you may find it hard to decide. One scrumptious suggestion is the eggs Benedict. Order it with a side of macaroni and cheese if you’re as greedy as me.

For more information, visit www.goodlifediner.com


Outside seating area at The Diner, Image courtesy of Matt Bramford

Giant Robot, Clerkenwell

While this top restaurant may not serve up breakfast as you know it, the brunch here is outrageously good, and deserves a mention. This place is for foodies that find themselves strutting the streets in search of a fulfilling menu between the hours of 10 and 5 on the weekend.

Tuck into the Brooklyn Breakfast –  a plate of eggs any style, house fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, and toast. The flavours will leave your tastebuds well and truly tantalised! The café is also famous for its baked Alaska, which you get flamed at your table.

For more information, visit www.gntrbt.com

Baked Alaska at the Giant Robot, image courtesy of Giant Robot

Significant Others

A traditional Turkish breakfast can be wolfed down in Dalston – just take your pick from the plentiful supply of cafes and restaurants on the Kingsland Road. My personal favourite is the Evin Café, which offers a medley of tastes including olives, yoghurt and honey with warm Turkish bread. If you’re put off by the expensive package holidays in central London, why not get a cheap hotel around here?

If you’re looking for a cheap greasy meal, check out Bar Bruno – a Greek restaurant situated on Wardour Street in the heart of London. This small, cosy place offers a friendly service which is complimented with great affordable food — a great find in the city centre.

The Modern Pantry has a very hospitable atmosphere, an ideal setting for a spot of breakfast. The café also has a counter that offers a variety of baked goods, selling all sorts from pies to quiches and a selection of sugary treats.


Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.

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