Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day and we believe it’s important to do it right. Whether you’re seeking a quick morning munch stop on your commute or a long lasting brunch to while away a winter morning, we have a few suggestions for the best breakfasts around London.
Ask for Janice
Open from 7.30am and based on the edge of Smithfield's Market, AFJ is the perfect pit stop for an early morning coffee or for those passing through on their daily commute. Perfectly crisp on the outside while soft and pillowy on the inside, AFJ's homemade crumpets (£3) are a must for those who love a quintessentially British breakfast. Served with an array of homemade jams and lashings of salted butter, there are also plenty of other delicious baked goods to choose from and an array of larger plates including Chargrilled sweetcorn fritters, AFJ sweet chilli and tomato jam with poached egg and Longley farm crème fraîche (£8) or Poached plums, roasted buckwheat custard, almond crumble (£7).
Indulge in weekend brunch from pop-up restaurant concept SOOD Kitchen at Italian wine bar BOTTLES on Brushfield Street. Combining Italian warmth with London edge, the 2-storey wine bar is a relaxed and buzzy space that's wholly dedicated to the enjoyment of food and wine. Spilling out into Old Spitalfields Market with it's own floral terrace, BOTTLES is the perfect weekend destination brunch spot. Examples include: fried egg sandwich, guanciale, mozzarella, roasted garlic and chilli mayo, potato frittata, pepper fennel & dill salad (v) and oak smoked salmon and avocado on toast, seaweed and orange hollandaise.
Those not partaking in Dry January can book Bottomless Brunch from 10am-4pm (£22) on Saturdays and enjoy brunch classics such as Eggy bread, smoked bacon, caramelised banana, maple syrup (£9.50) and Cornish new potato and fresh pea hash, barrel aged feta, poached egg (£10). Brunch cocktails including a Pink Apple Fizz (Prosecco, apple, cranberry, cinnamon, lemon) while for those abstaining from booze for this month, Coin Laundry has just launched a 'Dry(ish) January' menu of low and zero alcohol cocktails including Kombuchas and Lavender Horchata.
Kaspar’s at The Savoy
Renowned for its luxurious seafood selection, Kaspar's at The Savoy has put a twist on the traditional classic eggs Benedict and one of their favourites is Cornish Crab Benedict (£17). Diners can treat themselves to a toasted English muffin topped with perfectly poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce slightly spiked with lemon and bacon. For those not fond of fish for breakfast, Kaspar's also offers delectable sweet treats such as the rich and sticky Blueberry Pancakes with caramelised banana and maple syrup (£16).