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22 London Breakfasts That Are Tasty As Fuck

Rise and dine.

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1. Café Loren

Nearest station: Camden Town

This charming Israeli café across from Stables Market serves a strong coffee and an extensive selection of shaksukas, including a classic tomato and egg base, a vegan version, and a shaksuka sandwich.

2. Blue Corner Café

Nearest station: Baron's Court

This delightful hideaway in West Kensington is just opposite from London Olympia, and a great shout if you're ever hanging round for a conference or festival – you'll find a much better price, a peaceful atmosphere, plus delicious full breakfast options as well as fresh pastries if you're on the go.

4. El Vergel

Nearest station: Borough

Two words: breakfast tacos. While I'm sure I need not say more, I will: El Vergel fuses Latin-American and Mediterranean flavours for peak deliciousness, and its Latin breakfast plate is also the bomb.


5. Green Room Café

Closest station: Stoke Newington

This painfully lovely spot in Stoke Newington is ideal for starting your morning on the right side of things. The lovely and spacious garden will make you feel like you're on holiday, and the excellent breakfast selection only sweetens the deal.

6. Polpo

Nearest station: Covent Garden, Farringdon, Notting Hill

Polpo offers delicious and light breakfast options: I recommend taking a friend, ordering the wild garlic, mushroom, and ricotta toast plus the poached egg and scafetta to share, then finishing off with one of their marvelous ricotta and cinnamon sugar doughnuts.

8. Cereal Killer Café

Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street, Camden Town

Start the day like you did in the old days: with a bowl of sugary novelty cereal that definitely won't make you feel healthy but will make you feel young. This nostalgia-heavy concept offers a load of imported and unique cereals, and even conjures up their own mixed bowls. Plus they've got Pop-Tarts – what more do you need?


9. Lucky Seven Diner

Nearest station: Westbourne Park

For a proper American breakfast, Lucky Seven is the best of the best. With perfect unlimited-refill filter coffee and big, fluffy American pancakes, not to mention huevos rancheros on the menu, starting the day here is a no-brainer.

12. Berners Tavern

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Nearest station: Oxford Circus

For a rich waffle, look no further than Berners Tavern, where you can enjoy a super-sweet breakfast in a super-comfy booth. If you're aiming for a more savoury breakfast, the Eggs Benedict are fab and the avocado toast lives up to its hype.


13. Dishoom

Nearest station: Covent Garden, Oxford Circus, Liverpool Street, Kings Cross

Dishoom is the restaurant version of a morning person; even though it's good all day, it's at its absolute best in the early hours. The Indian cuisine–inspired breakfast dishes are filling, flavourful, and downright delicious, and the chai tea is heavenly.

14. Arancini Brothers

Nearest station: Camden Town

For the best breakfast on the go, check out the offers from this hotspot on Kentish Town Road. All featuring fried risotto balls or patties, Arancini Brothers' breakfast wraps and burgers are filling and friendly for vegans and carnivores.

15. The Modern Pantry

Closest station: Farringdon, Moorgate

For a classic and delicious menu, look no further than the bright and cosy Modern Pantry. With all your favourite breakfast greats on offer, you're sure to find something yummy with a gourmet twist.

16. Pacific Social Club

Nearest station: Hackney Downs

This one-of-a-kind café is famous for "serving strange things on toast and decent coffee", so what more incentive could you need to pop around?


17. Milk

Nearest station: Balham

For a variety of really yummy egg dishes, head on down to Milk, where you'll find everything from a classic full English to Kurdish baked eggs.

19. Guanabana

Nearest station: Camden Road

Guanabana does a delicious Latin-inspired breakfast menu, featuring arepas, jalapeno scrambled eggs, and a full English that's conveniently halal. Not to mention the pancakes are divine.

21. Evin Café and Restaurant

Nearest station: Dalston Kingsland

Enjoy a steaming skillet of menemen – that's Turkish-style scrambled eggs – at this lovely little spot in Dalston. Grab a side of savoury pancakes for dipping!