Located in London’s iconic Borough Market, Roast is a firm favourite for my family. The seasonal menu modernizes British classics like the full English breakfast and Eggs Royale, along with specials like maple bacon French toast (what’s not to like?!), a large selection of fresh juice ‘booster’ drinks and a menu of Bloody Mary’s tailored to your liking.
An Aussie breakfast café located in Fitzrovia, the size of this small café is inversely proportional to the quality of its food, with delicious Aussie favourites such as corn fritters and banana bread. A chilled out atmosphere and friendly staff make this a great morning stop.
Although a bit beyond the student budget, the Wolsely’s breakfast menu is iconic. The pastries are freshly baked and delicious, with a large selection of granolas, mueslis and fruit for the more health conscious diners. Eggs are cooked any style, with more adventurous options including the Arnold Bennett haddock omelet and grilled kippers. The atmosphere is refined as well as friendly – the Wolesly breakfast is famous for a reason.
Located in the heart of Chelsea, this restaurant has quite a traditional breakfast menu along with a selection of breakfast sandwiches, waffles and pancakes. Put simply, everything tastes delicious! (Don’t be put off by the darker, almost red colour of the egg yolks – it’s a product of the egg production that makes them taste extra special!)
Le Pain Quotidien
This is a chain of cafes that stretches across the pond, so although not entirely unique to London, Le Pain Quotidien shouldn’t be ignored by those looking for a cheaper breakfast. Located liberally across the city, you can guarantee fresh and delicious food at slightly more affordable prices - better for your wallet and just as good.
So there you have it, my top London breakfast spots! With so many new places opening so frequently, this selection represents just the tip of the iceberg. If you have any recommendations, do let me know! I’m sure I can manage to try and few more places – all in the name of research of course…