17 Places To Get Breakfast And Brunch In East London


Those of us who wake up before lunch will know that the sun rises in the east. So if you ask us, it makes sense to head that way for the first meal of the day.

East London has a huge amount of places to get brunch. There’s all different types of food round here: Peruvian breakfasts, waffles with a view, cereal, and, of course, the standard full English.

So if your mouth’s watering and you can’t wait til lunch, head east. Here are 17 reasons you won’t be disappointed.

1. Dishoom


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You’ll get your brunch favourites with an Indian twist here, so expect a little coriander or chilli mixed in with your eggs.

When it’s cold there are few things more satisfying than Dishoom’s House Chai – and the Bun Maska is designed to dip right into it, Bombay-style.

Good for: The Bacon Naan Roll deserves its signature dish status – try it with egg as well.

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Getting there: 7 Boundary Street, London E2 7JE
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri:8aqm to 11.30am, Sat-Sun: 9am to noon

2. Eastway


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This East End hotel brasserie in the Andaz Liverpool Street has its own in-house bakery, so its bread and pastries are super fresh.

You’ll find all the usual brunch classics: a full English, pancakes etc – however they have added in some twists on the usual eggs benedict. The Brick Lane version comes with curried potatoes and a Dosa pancake, while the Eggs Sanchez features chorizo and guacamole with the traditional muffin and Hollandaise sauce.

Good for: Their signature dish is the “Love it or “ate it” Chicken – so named because it’s glazed with spices and Marmite. It comes served with a rosemary and bacon waffle.

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Getting there: 40 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN
Brunch is served: Breakfast – Mon-Fri: 6.30am-11.30am, Brunch: Sat-Sun: 10am to 2pm

3. Ozone

Brunch at Ozone (c) Emilie White

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If you like your brunch caffeine-fuelled, then you’ll find a great range of in-house roasted coffee here (you can also buy it to take home).

This large and airy cafe serves up breakfast with sourdough bread, and you can get your eggs benedict with pork belly, halloumi, bacon or salmon.

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Good for: Their coffee of course – but they do Prosecco and Bloody Marys if you want a pick-me-up with your breakfast

Getting there: 11 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4AQ
Brunch is served: Weekends: 9am to 4pm

4. Duck & Waffle


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Britain’s highest restaurant (it’s at the top of a 40-storey skyscraper) has an unusual menu you won’t find anywhere else in the country – think Ox Cheeky Benedict and the Full Elvis waffle.

A great place for a boozy brunch, with a sommelier selection of wine, a choice of Champagne and of course the traditional Bloody Mary to drink, all overlooking London.

You’re advised to book in advance, and don’t rock up in trainers and shorts – they do have a dress code.

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Good for: The signature dish is, of course, duck and waffle – a crispy leg confit along with a fried duck egg, topped with mustard maple syrup.

Getting there: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri: Breakfast: 6am-11am, Sat-Sun: Breakfast: 6am-9am, Brunch: 9am to 4pm

5. The Book Club

Brunch at the Book Club

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Based in a former Victorian warehouse, there’s plenty of space for breakfast here – as well as special exhibitions and art to look at while you eat.

Their breakfast range is decent, with everything from the Full English (meat & vegetarian options) to Huevos Rancheros and avocado on sourdough toast if you want something more international.

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Good for: The B.B.L.T – Black pudding is added to this twist on the traditional classic.

Getting there: 100-106 Leonard St London EC2A 4RH
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri: 8am – 12pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-12pm

6. Verden


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With minimalist interiors, this restaurant will give you a sleek introduction to your Saturday or Sunday.

They keep the menu short, with breakfast items like avocado on toast and smoked salmon alongside more lunch-type fare, like club sandwiches and chicken schnitzel.

They also have “Breakfast Wine and beer” – specially designed to ease you into the weekend – or help you revive.

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Good for: The Lambton & Jackson Kipper (from their smokehouse in Essex) – which comes with poached egg and spinach.

Getting there: 181 Clarence Road, Clapton, London, E5 8EE
Brunch is served: Sat-Sun: 11am to 5pm

7. Counter Cafe


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This lovely independent cafe in east London has a great location, inside the Stour Space art gallery and alongside the Lee Canal.

You can try a humble homemade bacon sandwich or go for it with their deluxe brunch – Chorizo sausages, marscapone, slaw and chickpeas are added to the toast, eggs and bacon.

While it’s lovely to visit all-year-round, in the warmer months you can have brunch on their tropical pontoon, overlooking the water.

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Good for: Its coffee – they have their own San Franciscan Roaster producing coffee every day (and you can buy bags to take home)

Getting there: 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2PA
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri: 8am to 3pm, Sat-Sun: 9am to 3pm

8. Hash E8

Brunch at Hash E8

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Brunch is a casual all-day affair at Hash – so your first meal of the day is available no matter how late you get up.

They’ve got the Full English, along with a variety of hashes (it is in the name, of course), omelettes and pancake options.

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Good for: Hash Benedict – their homemade hash browns with eggs and Hollandaise (with added Umami Dust).

Getting there: 170 Dalston Lane, London, E8 1NG
Brunch is served: Tue-Fri: 8.30am to 5pm, Sat-Sun: 9.30am to 5pm

9. Hubbub

Alfresco brunch at Hubbub

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One of the Isle of Dogs’ best kept secrets, Hubbub serves brunch until 4pm, so you don’t have to get up too early.

The venue is an atmospheric former Victorian chapel, and they have everything from papers to board games should you need something to keep you entertained.

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Good for: Great Full English breakfasts

Getting there: 269 Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3RS
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri: 11am till 4pm, Sat-Sun: 10am till 4pm

10. Beagle

Brunch at Beagle

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One of the newest weekend brunch spots, you can start your meal with some rock oysters before heading into the main menu.

They offer the traditional items but with some interesting flavours, like smoked Pollock kedgeree and fried bloodcake with potatoes and eggs.

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Good for: House smoked bacon, hash and fried eggs – washed down with a Bloody Mary from their list.

Getting there: 397-400 Geffrye Street, London, E2 8HZ
Brunch is served: Sat: 11am to 3pm, Sun: 11am to 2pm

11. Ivy’s Mess Hall

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This charming cafe serves up a great breakfast in a casual setting.

For those with a sweet tooth, try the pancakes or freshly baked cakes and pastries – while they also do the simple stuff well, like avocado or eggs on toast – feel free to add on any extras.

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Good for: Their organic egg dishes stand out

Getting there: 129 Kingsland Rd, London E13 9NT
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri: 8am till 11am, Sat-Sun: 8am to 10pm

12. Jones & Sons

Brunch at Jones & Son

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The food served up in this old Victorian textile factory uses London suppliers wherever possible, including Monmouth for their coffee.

Keep things simple with avocado on toast, or go for something a bit more stylish like the wild mushrooms, fried duck egg with truffle on toast.

Bellini, Bucks Fizz and Bloody Marys are all on the drinks menu.

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Good for: The bottomless brunch – essentially a civilised all you can eat and drink over two hours (alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions)

Getting there: 23 – 27 Arcola Street,London E8 2DJ
Brunch is served: Fri: 12pm to 3pm, Sat: 11am to 4pm, Sun:11am to 1pm

13. Andina


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Have breakfast Perurvian style at Andina in Shoreditch, the menu is influenced by the owner’s grandmother, who lived in the Andes.

This “picanteria” – essentially an all-day restaurant – keeps its brunch menu simple and short.

Try the traditional Peruanazo – eggs with pancakes, rice, butterbeans and bacon – for something different.

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Good for: Their Super Bloody Mary – it has pisco and rocoto tiger’s milk added to it for a nice twist

Getting there: 1 Redchurch St, Shoreditch, London E2 7DJ
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri: Breakfast 8am to 11am, Sat-Sun: 10am to 4pm

14. New St Grill


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This classy venue used to the the East India Company’s 18th century warehouse, and the decor uses the exposed brickwork to good effect.

You can start with rock oysters or duck eggs, before moving onto their full English.

If you want something more along the lunch lines, there’s a whole range of steaks as well as Sunday roasts.

Large groups (10-14)  can book their two or three course set brunch menu – you can also add Prosecco.

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Good for: Their breakfast waffle comes with a sweet maple & truffle syrup, along with the bacon and sausage.

Getting there: 16A, New Street, London EC2M 4TR
Brunch is served: 11am to 4pm

15. Long White Cloud

Brunch at the Long White Cloud

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Named after the Maori name for New Zealand, this is an original and creative cafe, which has artworks on display for sale if you like what you see.

Their brunch menu runs all day, so you can get your French toast or omelette at any time. Handy if you’re popping to Columbia Road Flower Market or Broadway Market nearby.

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Good for: The Full English breakfast

Getting there: 151 Hackney Road, Hoxton, E2 8JL
Brunch is served: Mon-Fri: 7am to 7pm, Sat-Sun: 8am to 6pm

16. Cereal Killer Cafe


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Not a brunch in the traditional sense, but this is heaven if you’re a cereal fan looking to upgrade from a bog-standard breakfast bowl.

They have 120 different types, from sought after American favourites to Israeli specialities – just make your choice, pick your milk (from 30 different types) and add toppings to customise it as you like.

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Good for: Cereal cocktails – for a sweet way to start the day

Getting there: 139 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB
Brunch is served: Sun-Wed: 8am to 8pm, Thur-Sat: 8am to 9pm

17. Clutch

Visit Clutch for brunch

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There’s more bird-related puns on the menu here than you can shake your tail feathers at.

As befits the name, they offer the finest free range chicken and eggs on their pared-down menu, with their Wishbone Waffles a popular favourite – buttermilk fried chicken and their homemade Bourbon syrup is a nice touch.

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Good for: Depends on what you pick first, the chicken or the eggs.

Getting there: 4 Ravenscroft Street, London, E2 7QG
Brunch is served: Sat: 11am to 2pm, Sun: 10am to 1pm

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About Author

Kirsten is the chief blogger here at lastminute.com. A former newspaper journalist (don’t hold that against her), having taken extensive trips to China, America and Australasia, she is now pouring her passion for travel into writing blogs and features for the lastminute.com website. Arriving in London via exotic Scunthorpe, Kirsten has made it her mission to try out as many pubs and restaurants as she possibly can in the capital.

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