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Best brunch places in London Bridge—the only spots you need to know about

Whether you’re looking for a luxury London breakfast spot or just fancy a classic cooked breakfast, you'll find what you're looking for around London Bridge. After dining out in over 50 breakfast and brunch spots across the city these are only five brunch places in London Bridge I'd recommend for a truly impressive start to the day, great coffee included.

The best brunch places in London Bridge

1. London Grind

London Grind serves some of the best specialty coffee in London, I always end up having two of their flat whites because they’re small, perfectly creamy, and uber-strong. But that’s not all, they’re also known for serving some of the best avocado toast in London. Topped with chili, but I like to add a side of feta to mine, and sometimes thick-cut bacon too. The full grind breakfast, almond milk porridge, and overnight oats are also solid picks, and there’s the option to go bottomless with margarita, lillet spritz, or prosecco on weekends.

And impressive and colourful granola and fruit plate at London Grind, one of the best brunch places in London Bridge
My impressive fruit plate at London Grind, one of best brunch places in London Bridge 
The above stunning fruit plate—that unbelievably only used to cost $8.50 (£6)—has now been taken off the menu but I think they should bring it back pronto. Try to snag the table tucked back to the left of the front door, it’s the best spot for privacy and space. 
Address: 2 London Bridge, London, SE1 9RA
Opening hours: From 7.30am Monday to Friday and 9am Saturdays and Sundays

2. Roast

There’s always a great buzz at Roast, especially on a sunny day as sunbeams jut through windows just as the hubbub of Borough Market begins below. On a weekday it’s perfect for an early breakfast in London since they open at 7.30am Monday through Thursday.

Boiled eggs with marmite soldiers at Roast, one of the best brunch places in London Bridge
Boiled eggs with marmite soldiers at Roast
I always order the boiled eggs with marmite soldiers and an extra side of toast with butter. Regardless of the fact it’s such a simple dish, Roast does this incredibly well and their sourdough toast is second to none in the city. But if you’re hankering after something slightly more sophisticated they also serve blueberry pancakes, a full Borough breakfast, and Miner’s Benedict made with black pudding.

Address: The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL
Opening hours: From 7.30am Tuesday through Thursday. 8.30am Friday and 11.45am Saturday and Sunday.

3. Lantana

With three locations across London, Aussie breakfast joint Lantana sure know how to whip up a good morning treat. While I’ve only visited this London Bridge branch, which was super busy with pre-work meetings when I visited, I was immediately impressed with the quality of the coffee and the variety of dishes.

A large white plate filled with sweetcron fritters, streaky bacon, spinach and avocado at Lantana London, one of the best brunch places in London Bridge
Corn fritters at Lantana

While some are a little on the pricy end—especially for breakfast—the corn fritters with bacon, fresh spinach, avo and crème fraiche are truly delightful. Other stand-out dishes include the pulled mushroom hash and the decadent banoffee banana bread that comes served with grilled banana and the option to add a side of streaky bacon.

Address: 44-46 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1UN
Opening hours: from 7.30am Monday to Friday and 9am Saturday and Sunday

4. Caravan Bankside

Not only does Caravan serve some of the best cocktails in London and really great coffee, but this is also the place to go if you want to eat pudding for breakfast.

Coconut cake, custard and poached rhubarb at Caravan Bankside, one of the best brunch places in London bridge area
Caravan Bankside's coconut cake with custard and poached rhubarb
I’ve tried a number of their dishes over the years, from jalapeno cornbread to chorizo hash but the standout creation has to be coconut cake with custard, topped off with freshly poached rhubarb, it’s divine, seasonal (so not always on the menu) indulgent, and 100% over the top for breakfast or brunch.
Address: 30 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS
Opening hours: From 8am Monday through Friday. 9am Saturday and Sunday.

5. Where The Pancakes Are

It can be slightly hard to get a table here on weekends because it's just so tiny but they’ve recently opened larger branches at Battersea Power Station and Fitzrovia. I opted for pancakes with bacon and maple syrup and got a good stack with a load of bacon and it filled me up for the day.

Classic pancake stack on a blue plate at Where The Pancakes Are, one of the best brunch places in london bridge
Classic pancake stack at Where The Pancakes Are
A set breakfast option of two buttermilk pancakes with toppings, juice, and a hot drink is currently listed for $17 (£13.50) which is pretty good going for London these days and beats nearby Hoxton Southwark's breakfast offering hands down. There are a couple of non-pancake options on the menu too and the check arrives in a Keats book which is a cute touch.
Address: Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ
Opening hours: From 8am daily

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