“I love brunch” – a sentence that’s hard to disagree with.
Breakfast at lunch, champagne before noon and a brilliant reason to sleep in after 7am. Brunch is community. Brunch is a brilliant first world tradition, most commonly practiced on a Sunday “with the girls”.
According to the internet, “we accept the brunch we think we deserve” and “is a socially accepted thing for day drinking”, and of course Urban Dictionary has an array of very interesting brunch definitions for us.
So, now that we are all on the same page as to what brunch really is, here are a few great spots to brunch at when you’re in London. Of course, everything up to this point, and any recommendation after this point is opinion, banter and personal experience. I am sure there are far more, perhaps even better brunch spots that I haven’t yet tried, so until I find and try more London Brunchin’ spots, here are a few of my current favourites:
The Book Club – where three people go for breakfast and order four plates from the menu. It was that good.
Okay so, no jokes. I took my parents on a wild goose chase to find this place that I noticed on Instagram and knew it was a must. My fresh orange juice worked so well with perfectly poached eggs and shared pancakes. A great venue, ping-pong table and breakfast joint turn club when night falls. Check them out at www.wearetbc.com –
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm.
Shoreditch area/East London, 100 – 106, Leonard Street. London, EC2A 4RH
Cereal Killer Café – where feeling like a kid is built in to the atmosphere.
Looking for sugar? I mean, breakfast! All day breakfast served in the form of childhood memories, no matter where in the world you are from! Cereal Killer Cafe serve a wide variety of cereals, sourced from all over the world. It’s small, just off hipster lane, commonly known as Brick Lane and so worth visiting, even if it’s just for the experience.
It’s really so simple. First – pick your cereal, Second – choose ya milk and third – add some toppings!
If you’re not into cereal, toast and pop tarts are available too! And, choice is often overwhelming, especially when you’ve got over 30-something cereal choices, check out their menu and pick one of the cafe’s crafted cereal cocktails! Find them at www.cerealkillercafe.co.uk
C.R.E.A.M. – The best scrambled eggs in East London according to me.
Salmon and scrambled eggs, a classic brunch item on any cafe menu, but my word, C.R.E.A.M. takes the cake and wins this eggy competition. The coffee is equally superb and fits the east-end coffee culture so well. The industrial feel, big tables and fantastic staff made this cafe stand out from every other ‘cool’ spot in the area. Absolutely give these guys a visit. 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY, United Kingdom.