The London Review of Breakfasts

"Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper." (Francis Bacon)

Friday, August 19, 2005

Reviews by Area

ACTON
Jocks Cafe

ARCHWAY
Cafe Diana
Workers Cafe


BALHAM
Patisserie Ann Marie

BERMONDSEY
The Bermondsey Kitchen
Butler's Wharf Chop House
The Cat & Cucumber
The Garrison

BETHNAL GREEN
Bistrotheque
Cambridge Cafe
Car Park and Cafe
Elliot's Cafe
Nico's Restaurant
E Pellicci
Wild Cherry

BLOOMSBURY
Cabmens' Shelter
Meals
myhotel
Pancake Cafe

BOROUGH
Café Rossi

El Vergel
Harpers
Maria's
Orient EspressO
Roast

BRENT CROSS
Lakeland Cafe

BRIXTON
Brazas Restaurant
The Brick Box
Honest Food
Phoenix Restaurant

BROADGATE
Cafe SO, Tower 42

BROCKLEY
Moonbow Jakes
Toads Mouth Too

BRONDESBURY
Rose's

CAMBERWELL
Rock Steady Eddie's

CAMDEN TOWN
Bar Solo
Café Crescent (now Café Grill - see below)
Café Grill
Cafe & Grill
Camden Kitchen
The Diner
Goodfare
Kako
York & Albany


CHALK FARM
Made in Camden

CHELSEA
Baker & Spice
Tom's Kitchen


THE CITY
Paternoster Chop House

CLAPHAM
The Boiled Egg and Soldiers
Brew
Gastro

CLAPTON
The Eclipse (Lower Clapton)
Spark Cafe

CLERKENWELL
Al's Cafe Bar (now closed - see Caravan)
Andrew's Café
The Ambassador
Bleeding Heart Tavern
Bistrot Bruno Loubet
Caravan
Flâneur
G Muratori
 (now closed)
Gail's
J + A Cafe
Medcalf
The Modern Pantry

Prufrock Café
The Zetter

COVENT GARDEN
Christopher's
The Delaunay
Diana's Diner
Joe Allen
Paul
Simpsons-in-the-Strand

CROUCH END
Banners
Cafe Solo

DALSTON
Evin Cafe Bar
Leo's Café and Restaurant
Mouse & de Lotz

DARTMOUTH PARK
The Dartmouth Arms

DE BEAUVOIR TOWN

The Rosemary Branch
Towpath
The Waterhouse

DEPTFORD
The Deptford Project
Little Mo's Cafe

DOCKLANDS
Docklands Diner
Fino's Orangery

EALING
The Walpole

EARL'S COURT
Benjys Restaurant

EAST DULWICH
Black Cherry
Blue Brick Cafe
Franklins
Le Chandelier

Mon P'tit Chou

The Uplands Bar & Brasserie
Uplands Cafe

EASYJET
Inflight Food Trolley

EDMONTON
IKEA

EUROSTAR
Gare du Nord to London Waterloo

EUSTON
The Bagel Factory
Delice de France
The Place Cafe

FARRINGDON
Kekik Cafe Bistro Grill
The Quality Chop House
Smiths of Smithfield

FINCHLEY
Kings Café

FINSBURY PARK
Cafe Mari e Monti
Coffee Cake

FIRST GREAT WESTERN RAILWAYS
Swansea to London

FITZROVIA
Café Rive Gauche
Carluccio's
Charlotte Street Hotel
Daley Bread
Davy's Wine Bar
Euston Sandwich Bar
Lantana
Little Portland Café

Riding House Café
Scandinavian Kitchen
Villandry

FULHAM
River Cafe

GATWICK
Est Est Est (South Terminal)
Yo! Sushi (North Terminal)

GOSPEL OAK
Bull & Last
Village Café

GREENFORD
Starvin' Marvin's

GREENWICH
Greenwich Picturehouse (The Breakfast Club)
Peter de Wit's
Pistachios

HACKNEY
Broadway Cafe
The Bruncheon Club

Café Bohemia
Cilicia
Climpson & Sons
Corner Deli
Dalston Lane Cafe
Hackney Bureau
Hackney City Farm
La Vie en Rose
Little Georgia
Mess
The Russet

HACKNEY WICK
Counter Cafe

HAMMERSMITH

Half Moon Café

HAMPSTEAD
Dominique's in Hampstead Heath
Parliament Hill Café

HARRINGAY
Café Lemon
The Lime Cafe

HEATHROW
Carluccio's (Terminal 5)
Chez Gerard (Terminal 3)
Garfunkel's (Terminal 4)
"A Tale of Two Breakfasts": The Tin Goose vs Giraffe (Terminal 1)
The Three Bells (Terminal 3 - pre security)

HERNE HILL
The Prince Regent
Pullen's Dining Room

HIGHBURY
Flame Cafe Bistro
Garufa Argentine Grill
Gill Wing Café (now closed)
Grove Cafe
Kika
The Sandwich Box
String Ray Café

HIGHGATE
Café Mozart
The Gatehouse
Kalendar
Queens Wood Cafe

HOLBORN
Fleet River Bakery

HOLLAND PARK
Cowshed Clarendon Cross

HOXTON
Paris Cafe & Sandwich Bar
 

ISLINGTON
Alpino
Art to Zen
The Breakfast Club
Cafe Olive
The Elk in the Woods
Euphorium Bakery
The Green
Mr Christian's (now closed)
Ottolenghi
S & M Café
Workers Cafe

KENSAL GREEN
Gracelands

KENSAL RISE
Paradise Cafe
Station Cafe

KENSINGTON
Balans
Clarke's
Kensington Square Kitchen

Whole Foods

KENSINGTON (SOUTH)
Cafe Floris
La Liaison
Med Kitchen

KENTISH TOWN
The Abbey
Brassino
Cafe Euro Med
Café RED
Mario's Cafe
The Oxford
The Pineapple

KILBURN
The Cafe (also known as Ellie's)

KING'S CROSS
Acorn House
06 St Chad's Place
The Brill Restaurant and Cellar Bar
Café Express
Green and Fortune Cafe

Konstam (now closed)

KINGSLAND
Arthur's
Food Van

KNIGHTSBRIDGE
The Caramel Room

LADYWELL
The Village Cafe

LEYTONSTONE
Café Diana

LONDON BRIDGE
My Tea Shop

LOWER HOLLOWAY
Manolis Cafe
Paradise Cafe

MARYLEBONE
Blandford's
Carluccio's
Coco Momo Cafe Bar
La Fromagerie
Patisserie Valerie

The Providores and Tapa Room

MAYFAIR
Automat
Cecconi's
Maze Grill
The University Women's Club

The Wolseley

MORTLAKE
TJ's

NEWINGTON GREEN
Belle Epoque
The Gate
Relish (now Trattoria Sapori - see below)
Trattoria Sapori

NOTTING HILL
Bluebelles
Cafe Diana
Manzara
Mike's Cafe

ONE RAILWAYS
London to Norwich

PADDINGTON
Eat
Mad Bishop & Bear

PALMERS GREEN
Taste Buds
The Waiting Rooms

PECKHAM
Frank's Cafe & Campari Bar (summer only)

Lucius & Richards (closed)
The Peckham Experiment (closed)

PIMLICO
Regency Cafe

PRIMROSE HILL
Café Seventy Nine
The Engineer
Trojka

PUTNEY
Café Rogerio's
Moomba World Café
Pete's Mini Bar

QUEEN'S PARK
Hugo's
Jack's

REGENT'S PARK
The Honest Sausage

ROEHAMPTON
The Priory

SHEPHERD'S BUSH
The Foyer, BBC Television Centre (employees and guests only)


SHOREDITCH
The Ace Hotel / Hoi Polloi
Albion
Allpress Espresso

Book Club
The Breakfast Club

Campania Gastronomia
The Diner
Fifteen
Fika
Franco's
Franze and Evans
The Grocery
Hoi Polloi (The Ace Hotel)
Hoxton Grille
Leila's Shop
Long White Cloud
Ozone Coffee Roasters 
The Premises
The Redchurch
Rivington Grill
The Shepherdess Cafe
Shoreditch House
Smallfish (now closed)
Zigfrid

SOHO
Balans
Bills Produce Store
Bar Italia
Bob Bob Ricard

Café Boheme
The Breakfast Club
Dean Street Townhouse

Eat
Fernandez & Wells
Maison Bertaux
The Milk Bar
The New Piccadilly (now closed)
Patisserie Valérie
Silvas

SOMERSTOWN
Le Pain Quotidien

SOMEWHERE OR OTHER
Burger King
McDonald's
Pret a Manger
Starbucks
Subway

SOUTHBANK
Canteen
Le Pain Quotidien

SOUTHWARK
Frank's Cafe
The Table

SOUTH HAMPSTEAD

Garden Cafe and Restaurant

SPITALFIELDS
Brick Lane Beigel Bake
Dino's Grill & Restaurant
Canteen
Giraffe
Hawksmoor
Leon
The Luxe

Rossi Restaurant
S & M Cafe
Soup + Salad
St John Bread & Wine
Story Deli
Yummy's

STANSTED
Ponti's
Wetherspoon Express

STOKE NEWINGTON
The Bird Cage
The Blue Legume
Bodrum Cafe
Café Z Bar
Clicia
Dem Cafe Bar
The Dervish
Green Room Cafe
Homa
New River Cafe

STREATHAM
La Casita
Nineteen
Perfect Blend
Purple

SURBITON
Puccino's

TUFNELL PARK
Fortess Cafe Restaurant
Rustique

VAUXHALL
Casa Madeira

VICTORIA
DK's Cafe

VICTORIA PARK
Elbows Cafe
The Empress of India
Fish House
The Pavilion Cafe

WALTHAMSTOW
The Deli
Eat 17

WANDSWORTH
Café Fleur

WANSTEAD
Nice Croissant


WAPPING
The Wapping Project

WATERLOO
The Bagel Factory
Burger King
Waterloo Brasserie

WESTBOURNE GREEN
Lucky 7

WEST HAMPSTEAD
J's

15 Comments:

Blogger Seb Rate-Bills said...

You can eat one of the best breakfasts in London providing you don't mind feeling like an intruder. Fuzzy Grub- a name someone actually chose-is in Crown Passage, an alley off Pall Mall with many sandwich bars in it serving the hundreds of nearby offices. The competition has forced FG to a high standard but they are clearly interested in delivering sandwiches and hot roast meals to their neighbours. The busy young staff are not unpleasant but they are not geared to visitors and would probably prefer it if you weren't there. This attitude means that if you want a fruit juice you get it yourself from the fridge and they'll give you a paper cup from behind the counter. It's worth perservering though for the St James's breakfast. Perfect Bacon Sausages black Pudding and hash browns on the plate with two bowls, one for your eggs and one for baked beans. Anyone who remembers and agrees with Alan Partridge's requirements will understand: ' I might want to mix the eggs with the beans but I'd like the option'.

12:27 AM, May 20, 2006  
Blogger phaeton said...

Should you ever venture into Clapham - and lord knows I wouldn't blame you if you didn't - you will be mightily rewarded on the High St with Breads Etc, a very lovely bakery/cafe with good staff that not only makes the most mouthwatering selection of breads this side of anywhere, but feeds it to you dirt cheap. Just ring ahead on weekends.

Go for the DIY toast option. Each table has a massive toaster in the middle, and go and slice yourself a lot of bread. There's a basket filled with different sorts of the stuff, fruit bread, sour dough, olive, granary, rye...you get the picture. There's loads of other nice things on the menu too but the DIY toast is golden.

Slap your chosen bread in the toaster, then go and grab some of the bucket of butter and choose your topping. There's about 25 different Tiptree jams, plus Marmite, peanut butter and everything you can need. Even ketchup and HP for the desperate.

Have as much toast as you like. Eat. Carry on eating. Then pay your utterly ludicrous TWO POUNDS FIFTY and don't bother to eat for the rest of the day.

Mmm...

9:39 PM, January 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best Breakfast in London is served at 'The Other Side' on Pentonville Rd Kings X.

I used to eat there when I worked across the rd.

If you go before Noon you get ‘Full English’ including eggs , great bacon & sausage , mushrooms, fresh toms , 2 brown (uncut) ‘Holy Ghost’ and tea or coffee (or cappuccino) for around £3.

It looks clean, tastes clean and the Polish girls are superb waitresses.

It’s a real treat and how a great English Breakfast should be prepared and presented!

1:09 PM, March 19, 2007  
Anonymous christina said...

Love this place! Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Went there at 10.30 one evening just for a pudding (after a main course somewhere else that refused to serve us puddings that 'late').

9:21 AM, August 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have any reviews of Archway/upper Holloway areas. I am afraid to venture into some of them...

1:53 PM, February 25, 2008  
Anonymous Malcolm Eggs said...

Hello Anonymous - I've just this moment posted a review of Cafe Diana in Archway. See the front page.

11:23 AM, February 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best breakfast I have yet to come across is at The Kitchen Table on Mill Lane, West Hampstead. The cafe it self is a bright room with wooden floors and tables, as well as a huge communal table. The kitchen is open, so you can watch while your breakfast is being made.
I had coffee which came from Monmouth, and needless to say, was great, and the bacon sandwich I had came on proper bread, which came from Born and Bread (I had to ask as it was so good), with the added bonus of roasted tomatoes. My friend had field mushrooms on toast which were cooked with thyme and garlic, and were declared 'amazing'. Everything appeared to be homemade, including the amazing cakes on the front counter. Give it a go, you won't be dissapointed, and if you are could you let me know where you go!!

5:28 PM, March 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Le pot lyonnais at the bottom of queenstown road (near Lavender Hill/Wandsworth Road junction)...French, but fabulous and not too expensive.

5:58 PM, July 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get down to the Battersea Grill and peruse the special's menu - oh my God!

4:43 PM, January 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone recommend a pub/cafe that serves up a good English breakfast near the Gloucester tube stop?

7:26 PM, February 18, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Could you recommend a place in London that does a good "vegetarian" cooked breakfast that includes hash browns? I mean somewhere that doesn't cross contaminate by using a meaty grill etc .
Ta

12:33 AM, May 16, 2010  
Blogger Joe said...

Is there anywhere in London that does a good omelette? I'm not talking about a hotel, just a good breakfast joint. I'm American, and have been so disappointed over the years that I've just stopped going to breakfast. Honestly, we can, all of us, do a 'really good full English', even me. If I go out, I want my breakfast cooked and served to me by someone who is a better cook than me.

3:26 PM, May 31, 2010  
Anonymous Blake Pudding said...

Hello Joe

A good gooey omelette is not easy to find in London. Most cafes will cook them within an inch of their lives.

Patisserie Valerie in Soho always used to be good but I have heard that the quality has declined since the small chain became a behemoth.

The Wolsley's omelette Arnold Bennett is so rich that I almost couldn't finish it (and I am very greedy.)

I think the best place to look would be French or French-style cafes such as Rive Gauche in Fitzrovia.

Will you keep us informed if you find anywhere good?

Blake

12:58 PM, June 01, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This website is sad. Stop eating and start sleeping you sad lifeless pudding.

3:47 AM, October 14, 2010  
Anonymous London Personal Trainer said...

The simple croissants served by Paul are the best I've eaten from a chain cafe.

12:16 PM, March 08, 2012  

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