London Brunch Festival is coming to Old Truman Brewery


Well, we’ve found the reason for the avocado shortage.

Gird your Instagram feeds for the deluge of pancake stacks, pretty pastries and poached egg porn emerging from the first ever London Brunch Fest, which is on at Old Truman Brewery on 1 and 2 September.

There are few details about what to expect from this inaugural gathering of cafes, street food vendors and breakfast brands that are the reason most Londoners get out of bed on a weekend morning, however confirmed heavyweights making appearance include Maltby Street Market’s Waffle On, Antipodean-inspired cafe Urban Pantry and kitschy Clapton favourite Cafe Miami.

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Egg-cellent offerings at London Brunch Fest.

The line-up also takes a worldly view on the morning meal with West African fayre from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, breakfast buritos from Benito’s Hat and dim sum dishes from On Cafe.

Each vendor will be serving a special festival menu for the event as well as one signature dish and patrons can vote for their favourite to win the coveted ‘Dish of the Festival’.

Origin Coffee Roasters and The Gentleman Baristas will take care of the coffee, while The Pickle House and Urban Coffee Co are doing Bloody Marys, prosecco, mimosas and cocktails for those who like their brunches boozy.

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Boozy brunchers can get their fill of Bloody Marys from The Pickle House.

Talks and workshops cover everything from tea tastings and cooking with peanut butter to why everybody is banging on about Kombucha.

Founder Ian Carpenter said he got the idea for London Brunch Fest after spending time in Australia and said a celebration of brunch London is long overdue.

“London is one of the best cities in the world for brunch,” he said.

“There are so many great restaurants and chefs doing really interesting things in the space, I wanted to bring that all together for a weekend, along with great coffee and drink in one of the city’s coolest event spaces.”

London Brunch Fest is on 1 and 2 September at the Old Truman Brewery. Standard tickets are £15 or a £28 Very Important Bruncher pass gets you a free Bloody Mary and queue jumping capabilities. Visit