Tucked just off Shoreditch High Street, this cafe with in-house bakery, cake counter and fresh fruit/veg outside is the perfect spot for a relaxed and leisurely breakfast (...or cake and coffee). Modestly priced food serving seasonal produce with ingredients from around the UK.
2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DD
Situated on the quiet streets of Bethnal Green, Bistroteque offers chic and stylish dining in an impressive bright, white and airy room. Great place to head if you fancy something a little smarter than a local cafe but still offers a great array of brunch dishes.
23–27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR
The Book Club has everything you need; a spacious upstairs room for 'daytime eating, drinking, thinking and meeting' that transforms in the evening to offer a variety of events from live music, to thought provoking talks and speed dating. They also provide a good breakfast - recommend the fruit and caramel sauce pancakes.
100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH
Located on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower, this spot is perfect to take in the city views while dining on some fantastic food. The waffles live up to the hype - I recommend the signature 'Duck and Waffle' or the 'Full Elvis' for those with a sweet tooth (best brunch dish I have had!).
110 Bishopsgate (Heron Tower), 38th Floor, EC2N 4AY
Old Street / Clerkenwell / Whitechapel
While it has become more chain like in the past few years, there is a reason it is so popular and expanding throughout the city. Grind offers great coffee and a delicious brunch - their vegetarian breakfast is still the best I have had!
Studying just a small walk away from Victoria Park meant that this cafe was the perfect study break during the summer. One of London's best park cafes, serving variations of the full english, pancakes and eggs every style you can want. Ideal for warm summer mornings!
Victoria Park, Crown Gate West, E9 7DE
The first task if finding the place... tucked away down Netil Lane and up a few flights of stairs you'll emerge into a bright warehouse space filled with plants (major 'East London' vibes). Great avocado on toast but really can't beat a classic bacon bap!
Neil House, 1 Westgate St, E8 3RL
There is a reason you’ll find queues outside this little cafe in Barnsbury at the weekend. A lengthy brunch menu with all the usual suspects. I particularly love that you can order half size portions of pancakes - ideal when you’re wanting both sweet and savoury!
169 Hemingford Road, London N1 1DA
On a warm day (or if you're a feeling brave during the colder weather) take a walk down the canal to this brilliant cafe serving food with locally sourced ingredients. The best spot to people watch.
36 De Beauvoir Crescent, Hoxton, N1 5SB