5 off-the-radar brunch spots in London you need to visit
If brunch isn’t already one of your weekend rituals, then I’m not sure how exactly your priorities stand, but if you’re like any other Londoner, you’ll most likely go in search of eggs and toast at least once on Saturday or Sunday. It may mean travelling a little further, but I’d avoid the usual spots with hour-long queues and head to these ‘off-the-radar’ brunch spots, all of which serve a delicious brunch.
Milk Teeth, Tooting
Milk Teeth Coffee is the sister cafe of famed Milk Cafe, which often has queues winding around the corner on weekends. Head to Milk Teeth instead, for their sourdough waffles (paired with toppings that change every weekend), home-baked treats, and delicious brunch options that are almost the same as at Milk Cafe: their eggs Royale with burnt butter hollandaise is what dreams are made of…
Flotsam + Jetsam, Wandsworth
My second recommendation below the river: I don’t often venture so far down south, but when I do, it’ll always be in search of a good brunch offering. There are a number of bougie brunch spots around Wandsworth Common, but my favourite of them all would have to be Aussie-inspired Flotsam + Jetsam. You’ll find Allpress Espresso coffee and an all-day brunch menu here, where classics such as avocado and feta on toast sit alongside chorizo egg scramble and espresso eggs Benedict; pair this with the general ‘good vibes’, and it’s probably no surprise that the space is always packed with yummy mummies.
I’ve mentioned Dudley’s before in my July Favourites roundup, and there’s a good reason why this friendly neighbourhood spot is appearing on the blog again. Located in Walthamstow, it took me a good hour-long trek to get here, only to be rewarded with a hearty and delicious portion of chilli scrambled eggs on buttery sourdough…other options on the menu look equally as good, from the eggs Royale (served with thick-cut cured salmon), to the smashed avocado and feta on toast.
I Will Kill Again, Hackney
I Will Kill Again is the perfect Hackney hideaway, housed inside the Dark Arts Coffee roastery. the converted warehouse space now features a cosy cafe with al fresco tables for sunnier days. Serving up coffee (roasted in-house, of course), pastries, and a killer brunch menu that has plenty of impressive vegan options, you’ll find that there’s something here to satisfy everyone.
Mae and Harvey, Bow
Mae and Harvey is included in my top 10 east London brunch spots for good reason. This tiny neighbourhood spot serves delicious home-cooked pancakes and savoury waffles (toppings include homemade beans, fried egg and avocado) to its loyal following of hungry east London locals.