The food and hospitality sector over the last few years has experienced a significant breakfast boom; the meal has risen in both popularity and prominence. Breakfast has broken past its stereotype of cereal at home, into the trendiest social event of the day. With many businesses capitalising on this craze, the market has become saturated with breakfast and brunches – giving the consumer an overwhelming amount to choose from. Meaning restaurants simply just can’t rely on good food; décor and design are playing an increasingly big role in drawing in customers, offering their guests the chance to enjoy their favourite meals in a standout setting.
Here’s some of the best brekkie’s available in London today, where their combination of food, interior design and character have made them top dining spots. So what are you waiting for?
Olso, in Hackney, recently released a new weekend brunch menu that is sure to pull in customers. Taking inspiration from its origin, Oslo’s most popular dish is the Nordic Cure; two clarence court eggs (any style) with chorizo, smoked bacon, halloumi, avocado, grilled peppers and homemade chilli beans on their signature waffle. For under £10 all customers can expect excellent food, service and to fulfil every breakfast desire.
Breakfast is for everyone, including your dog. For £35 M on Victoria St offer guests the option to bring along their dogs for the ‘6 legs brunch menu’, available 11am – 4pm on weekends the brunch offers fine food and great company for all customers (dogs included). In addition to pet tailored dishes, M is a 100% gluten free, and has one of the top 15 healthiest breakfast menus in the UK; making it a popular breakfast spot.
Why not pop over to Bel-Air for some breakfast? The one on Paul Street, not LA. The self-proclaimed feel good fast food is renowned for their Muscle Beach breakfast pot, and Cali Toast slices. Shoreditch’s high quality takeaway is all cooked from scratch with a strict no-microwave policy. For around £8 Bel-Air guarantee their customers a nutritious and fresh breakfast to go.
Duck & Waffle has risen in popularity along with breakfast, and is now one of the most sought after spots in the city. The 24/7 restaurant is located on the 40th floor of one of London’s tallest building, making the views almost as spectacular as the food. The eponymous signature dish consists of a thick waffle, confit duck leg and fried duck egg, served with a maple mustard sauce which will cost you £17 – and doesn’t disappoint.
Brew café can be found in several locations across London, with branches in Clapham, Putney, Wimbledon and Wandsworth. The chain focuses heavily on freshly baked goods, dedicated to delivering the best produce. The menu offers mouth-watering options ranging from milkshakes to smoked salmon all under £10, although you can’t go wrong opting for Brew’s childhood classic egg and soldiers’.
Balthazar in Covent Garden is a French bistro with a New York twist, based on the Manhattan restaurant of the same name. Customers can enjoy Parisian classics with a big city twist, in which pancakes and eggs have never seemed so chic. For just £15 Balthazar’s will transport you to Paris (much cheaper than a flight), this quality has helped it become one of London’s top breakfast spots.
The Modern Pantry has become well known for its health packed menu, that you would struggle to find an unhealthy option on. Fruits, grains and seeds are popular breakfast options, in which the chef fuses new ingredients to create dishes that taste good and leave you feeling good, albeit £10 lighter. The Modern Pantry brings modern dining to life; where casual interior and chilled out ambience will make the customers feel at home.
Street Kitchen pride themselves on taking breakfast sandwiches to the next level. Farm sourced ingredients, expert seasoning and time are just some of the things that go into creating their famous bacon brioche which will cost you just £3. Street Kitchen is synonymous with the hustle and bustle of the city, serving up quality food fast.