Rise, shine and dine in style at one of these special places for breakfast in London. Devour piles of pancakes, sip on colourful lattes at Insta-worthy cafes or tuck into a filling full English at restaurants across the capital.
1. Caravan Kings Cross
With freshly roasted coffee, pancakes and health-conscious treats, Caravan in King's Cross is a great place for a nourishing start to the day. Dip your flatbread into the baked eggs, which come with merguez sausage, pepper and chickpea ragout. Or try something lighter such as spiced yoghurt or porridge with dates and black sesame.
2. The Wolseley
The Wolseley is renowned for its breakfasts. So much so, you normally have to reserve a table in advance. Once settled in the grand surroundings of the former car showroom, choose a memorable breakfast from the varied menu: kedgeree perhaps or haggis with fried duck eggs. You won't need a mid-morning snack, that's for sure.
3. The Breakfast Club
With venues across the capital, The Breakfast Club is the go-to spot for locals seeking a morning pick-me-up. Its signature dishes such piping-hot pancakes and cornflake buttermilk fried chicken with waffles, sit alongside egg dishes and full-English staples. Don't forget the breakfast cocktails, including a spicy bloody Mary.
Like the old Bombay cafes on which it's modelled, Dishoom is open morning to night. Prepare for the day with a cup of spicy chai and brioche-style bun maska that you dip into your tea. More substantial snacks include its famous bacon naan roll – a posh take on a bacon sarnie, vegan sausage naan roll, and flavour-packed Parsi omelette.
5. St. John Bakery
Every morning from 8am (10am on Sundays) St. John Bakery opens its doors into Neal's Yard and the smell of fresh doughnuts and bread fills the air. Grab a loaf of the moreish sourdough bread and stay to savour doughnuts and breakfast pastries, which are also available in its Druid Street pop-up in Bermondsey at weekends.
6. Duck & Waffle
7. The Good Egg
8. The Barge House
9. The Modern Pantry
The Modern Pantry is inspired by the chefs that work in its inventive kitchens, and its breakfast menu is no exception. Enjoy fusion dishes spanning cuisines from around the world, including Asian flavours such as Korean-style chicken and prawn omelette with chilli sambal or Middle Eastern dukkah on muffins and eggs.
10. Scarlett Green
Aussie-style breakfast plates await at Soho's Scarlett Green. Sibling to Marylebone's Daisy Green, this laid-back venue is influenced by cafe culture in Sydney and Melbourne, with healthy dishes and top-notch coffee. Guilt-free bites include banana bread sandwich with honey mascarpone cream; and avocado, chili and celeriac toast.