How do you like your eggs in the morning? Well, that depends if you like them with a side of avocado, baked with chorizo or topped with beetroot-cured smoked salmon. With so many dining venues to choose from, we’ve rounded up some of the best brunch locations in the West End of London.
With the majority of cafés and restaurants boasting outdoor seating, Covent Garden is the perfect place to indulge in a long, lazy al fresco brunch and watch the world go by – weather depending, of course. Whether its eggs, granola, pancakes or a bottomless brunch that takes your fancy, you name it, Covent Garden has it.
Time to call the brunch buddy as there is a new coffee spot in Covent Garden and it is serving up the most delicious brunch offer.
Any coffee aficionado will tell you that The Gentlemen Baristas’ coffee is up there with the London legends of coffee making so you know when you go whether you take it with oat milk, on ice or black it is going to be just the right cup of coffee for you. Making a weekend out of it? Make sure to check out their Brunch Cocktails.
From acai bowls to eggs Florentine all the way to Greek frittatas and something called cowboy beans, The Gentlemen Baristas is your new favourite brunch spot. Serving brunch daily from 8am until 2pm
Avobar, London’s first all-avo casual dining concept, recently opened its much-anticipated and highly Insta-friendly restaurant on Covent Garden’s Henrietta Street.
The all-day-dining menu consists of an eclectic mix of classic dishes with an exciting twist such as smoothie bowls and avo toasts served on your choice of either sourdough or sweet potato ‘toast’, with toppings including smashed avo, poached eggs and smoked salmon or homemade coconut labneh, beetroot hummus with feta and many more.
Abuelo is an Australian-meets-South-American coffee house serving light, fresh, produce-led meals and a variety of single origin speciality coffees. Think amazing coffee, a warm and friendly atmosphere and if you're lucky you can even enjoy cuddles with the resident pooch, Annie!
With an Aussie all day dining approach, you really can brunch all day long to your hearts content! Try the poached eggs with labneh, avocado salsa and paprika dulce or the honey whipped masceropone with figs (which you would have seen all over Insta) and crushed pistachios on toast.
What meal are American’s renowned for? Brunch, of course. Balthazar brings a slice of downtown New York to London with their French-styled Covent Garden brasserie, serving up a whole range of brunch favourites in Balthazar’s signature style.
Le Petit Dejeuner is served weekdays from 7.30am until 11am and features a range of pastries, tartines and jams alongside eggs, New York style pancakes, and almond waffles.
For those in a rush, Petit Brunch is served on the weekend from 9am until 10am. Opt for Le Panier, a basket of freshly baked bread and mini pastries for £10, or for hungrier stomachs, there’s Eggs Royale and Balthazar’s Full English Breakfast.
But for those who like their brunch to last for as long as possible, Balthazar’s Brunch menu is available on the weekend from 10am until 4pm and offers a Balthazar twist on your favourite brunch dishes; try the Scrambled Eggs and Cornish Crab or Balthazar Steak and Egg