Where to Eat Breakfast in London

The tastiest breakfasts in London are on an ever-changing brunch menu. Not only has breakfast progressed beyond the fry up, but it is also quickly becoming an entrepreneurial method for the city's most popular, and simply good restaurants to expand their morning menus.

Tetote Factory

Tetote may not have the fine patisserie of its nearby neighbor Wa Cafe, which is also worth a visit, especially for prawn katsu sandos, but its anpan and kare pan (a deftly spiced curry variant) are worth the trip to Ealing for, especially if the breakfast walk takes you through the lovely Walpole Park.

Hot dog buns

Hot dog buns stuffed to the brim with ketchup and mustard are always a hit. The restaurant's other two specialties are unmistakably French baguettes for the local French community and featherlight Japanese buns brimming with crème anglaise.

Yasmina Bakery and Restaurant

There's no better way to start the day than with London's best man'oushe. This tiny T-junction corner nook off the Westway's asphalt roar promotes itself as a Lebanese eatery and bakery, but it might be the other way around. Yasmina is unrivaled, especially with head baker and chef Ramadan at the helm.

A long-running "war" with Zeit and Za'atar

Both of which are still outstanding one block south on the Uxbridge road, can be won in a single bite, the golden crust giving way to a loaf so light it could have been discreetly inflated with a bike pump. It isn't: it's all about the bake, which is best served hot from the oven with za'atar, spicy minced lamb, or a garlic sauce with a burst that belies its beige color. Despite the fact that so much has changed, little has changed here.

At this London institution, the clink of glassware resonates against the lofty ceilings and black, gold, and cream magnificence. The fashion set congregates here for breakfasts such as curried kedgeree, Scottish haggis with fried eggs, and grilled kipper with mustard butter. Caramelized pink grapefruits, Bircher muesli, and croissant baskets are also available. After that, take a stroll to Buckingham Palace through Piccadilly or through Green Park.
The Warren Street nook of Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer serves up an overflowing sabich, a cheese and za'atar boureka, and a variety of sweets, including the famous kadaf cheesecake. Alternatively, just a bun to go; or some ramson leaf labneh with pita. There are options for everyone.
Even in the context of its second location on Eastcastle Street, the influence of this Fitzrovia cafe cannot be overstated. Another Square Mile institution, the initially short-lived (but now thankfully reinstated) guest espresso program brought international roasters to the heart of London, emphasizing the rarity and distinctiveness of the coffees offered by only being available on weekends.