Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and luckily for City-goers London is full of amazing spots to try. From classy hotels to breakfast with a view or more niche restaurants serving up morning delights – there is no end to breakfast options in the City. Whether you’re the type of person that enjoys a good old fry-up or avocado on toast, the team at City Matters have narrowed down some of the best spots to enjoy breakfast in the City.
Duck and Waffle
Duck and Waffle could most possibly be one of our favourite places in the City to have breakfast. Set in the clouds, on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate in London, Duck & Waffle offers breathtaking views over the City from sunrise to sunset – and every hour in between. If you’ve tried to make a reservation here before you will know that this place gets booked up very quickly. Duck and Waffle incorporates a playful and impressively executed take on comfort food, Duck & Waffle’s menu is built around its iconic, namesake dish. Breakfast here is always a treat, our go-to has to be the Duck and Waffle, you will be presented with crispy leg confit, fried duck egg and topped with mustard maple syrup. However, if you’re in the mood for a bit more of a traditional breakfast then, the English breakfast, is a great shout. Not only the breakfast generously portioned but it’s also cooked to perfection. The breakfast Mimosa’s are fabulous and the perfect way to get you to enjoy the weekend vibes. The service here is great, staff are attentive and friendly. What better way to kick off the weekend?
Lina Stores City
Lina Stores have recently released their breakfast menus and they certainly live up to their usual high quality. Curated by Head Chef Masha Rener, the menu is bursting with tasty choices ready to get your day started on the right foot. From focaccia sandwiches, porchetta with fried eggs and Italian fruit salads, it’s all packed with the great flavours of their authentic Italian produce. Paired with the friendly and fast Lina Stores staff and you’re in safe hands to have a great time.
The restaurant lends itself to the experience with great attention to detail with the retro vibe that pervades the space. The fashionable, two story open-plan restaurant is perfect for both public and private tables, as well as being able to host parties of up to 45 sitting or 60 people standing, something to keep in mind if breakfast persuades you to come back for dinner.
Whether it’s breakfast with family or perhaps a private business brunch with colleagues, the Lina Stores City location is ready to give you a fantastic time no matter what occasion. Located in the Bloomberg Arcade it’s practically across the street from the London Cannon Street station and is perfect for energising for a busy day ahead.
Brother Marcus Spitalfields
Located in the heart of Spitalfields Market this Eastern Mediterranean style restaurant prides itself on authentic flavours and unforgettable dishes. They have three other sites in prime locations around London and Brother Marcus is going from strength to strength.
From the moment you walk through the door you’re met with friendly and helpful staff that make you feel welcome and relaxed. The Brother Marcus Spitalfields location has a natural vibe with plenty of hanging plants and warm tones. Paired with some sizeable windows for plenty of natural light and you might just feel transported to the Mediterranean for a while. Then there is the food itself, charmingly present and with keen attention to detail it’s a visual feast before you even start to tuck in. It only gets better when you start, not only was every part of the breakfast filled with great flavour, the portions felt approachable and left us feeling ready to tackle the rest of the day.
Whether you’re with friends, family or colleagues Brother Marcus provides a rich and varied breakfast selection that will have you coming back time and time again.
Located just outside Liverpool Street Station, Cult London coffee and restaurant brand, Grind has a three thousand square foot location that brings Grind’s all-day offer of coffee, food and cocktails to Broadgate Circle. This is a great spot to enjoy breakfast and if you can manage it, the Grind breakfast, is a great way to start your day. It comes with eggs, thick cut Essex salt marsh bacon, avocado, white pudding, hash brown, Cumberland sausage, baked butter beans, oyster mushrooms and sourdough. The coffee comes directly from the Grind roastery, based right here in London, and is everything you would expect from a high-end City spot. A great place for breakfast with great vibes, swanky interiors and most importantly, a well-cooked breakfast.
38 Broadgate Circle EC2M 2QS
Located just moments away from Liverpool Street Station, Rake’s Café Bar, located inside Andaz London Liverpool Street, is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated breakfast setting, then this is it. They have a great breakfast menu, whether you like your eggs in an omelette or poached – there is something for everyone. However, for the team at City Matters, the real star of the show was the pancakes– a great way to start your day.
Rake’s is a dynamic venue that transforms from a cosy café in the daytime to a vibrant bar at night.
40 Liverpool St EC2M 7QN
SHIOK! at Pan Pacific London
Located in Devonshire House – the 146-year-old building adjacent to the hotel and in the heart of Pan Pacific London’s estate, and designed by world renowned Tom Dixon Design Studios – gorgeous patisserie SHIOK! brings traditional and elegant flavours from Singapore to London. Elegant patisserie on offer includes the vibrant pistachio choux and the delicate seasonal fruit tart, as well as classic viennoiserie and innovative pastries including a cube croissant and a mango & passionfruit Danish. The drinks menu features Singaporean staple bubble tea, a range of hot beverages, and a selection of fine champagnes and wines. This patisserie is perfectly positioned just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street Station.
3 Bishopsgate EC2M 4JX