Last Updated on 7. June 2020
Breakfast is my favourite meal in London. I enjoy starting into the day with good food and a nice tea in a cozy surrounding. A yummy and healthy breakfast is also important to me as it will give me the energy needed to explore London throughout the day. In this post I will show you which places I like and what makes them special to me.
Breakfast in Notting Hill: Farm Girl Café
I discovered the “Farm Girl Café” in Notting Hill by chance in summer 2017 when I was researching for the “Food Trends in 2017”. I wanted to try a “Goth Latte” and I found it here. Just after several hours (and after two more coloured hot drinks and yummy avocado bread) I left. The place is relaxed, cozy in a backyard, perfect for catching-up with a friend and dogs are welcome, too.
Duck & Waffle – breakfast above London
If you are into waffles and if you want to enjoy fantastic views onto the Gherkin then Duck & Waffle is your place. Close to Liverpool Street Station you will take the lift up to the 40th floor of the “Heron Tower”. They offer breakfast from 6 am, food and drinks throughout the day and the bar is open in the evenings. There is also a “normal” breakfast so no worries if you don’t like waffles. But maybe you want to try the “Duck & Waffle” waffle? A crispy leg confit with fried egg and mustard maple syrup on a waffle – this sounds and looks rather unusual – but it gets ordered.. I would recommend to make a reservation to guarantee your date and time.
Breakfast with a view at the Sky Garden – Darwin Brasserie
Getting a ticket for the Sky Garden can be a bit complicated and not always you will get the date you wanted. An alternative – but more expensive – is a reservation for breakfast at the Darwin Brasserie. This is what I did in June 2017. You can choose between the “Continental Buffet” and the “Ultimate Breakfast”. Remember that only the Breakfast Tea is included into the price. I had a Jasmine Tea which I had to pay extra. The variety of the buffet is ok, the small Croissants were fresh and very nice. This breakfast is great for the views as inside the Brasserie you are even a bit higher than the visitors. It’s a great place for special occasions but not for a daily breakfast.
Muriel’s Kitchen – breakfast in South Kensington
Muriel’s Kitchen has several sites in London. I have been to the one in South Kensington. From 8 am you can get your breakfast in a nice and relaxed atmosphere, with some funny furniture and nice staff. I liked the Chia Pot. Advantage: you can get gluten-free alternatives and they also offer lunch and Afternoon Tea.
Pret-a-manger – for a quick breakfast
This company has been a classic for many years if you need a quicker breakfast. Pret-a-manger is a sandwich store which was founded in London. They offer juice, sandwiches, soups and several warm breakfast dishes, both for eating-in and take-away. Take-away is always slightly cheaper than staying in. My favourite breakfast is the toasted bread with Brie, Avocado, dried tomato and salad.
A good and cheaper alternative for your breakfast. There are several branches in London with different opening times. Latest addition to the group is a purely vegetarian shop, the “Veggie Pret“.
Baker and Spice
For a nice breakfast or a break with tea and cake, head over to Baker and Spice, e.g. in Belgravia (close to Sloane Square). From 7 am you will get the best almond-chocolate-croissants. Crispy, fresh and yummy. In that area you will find many bakeries, but this is my favourite spot. They have 4 shops in London and one in Brighton.
Besides the locations from above, there are so many other places to go for breakfast. There is something for every taste and budget. If you can recommend a good and nice place, please let me know!
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