The Best Brunch & Breakfast Spots in Shoreditch

In Shoreditch and in need of a strong coffee and your morning meal? Start your day right with breakfast or brunch at one of these cafes or restaurants…

Photo: Barboun

1 The Hoxton Grill

It's red leather booths give it the look of a classic US diner and The Hoxton Grill does indeed serve up American classics. Their breakfast and brunch menu features dishes like eggs any style and pancakes, through to a gluttonous mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon and jalapenos. Don’t be mistaken, The Hoxton Grill is also a late night haunt as well, and run by Soho House, so expect to dine and swill with the cool kids.

Service: Breakfast served daily from 7am; Sunday brunch served until 5pm

Address: 81 Great Eastern StreetEC2A 3HW

Website: hoxtongrill.com

2 Apothecary's Bottomless Brunch, Charlotte Street

Apothecary's Japanese Izakayabrunches are one for the weekend with friends. The menu offers lunchy bites, such as sushi sharing platters, skewers, hirata buns and tempura as well as ice-cream and sorbet to end on. Want to really indulge? Add bottomless bubbles of cocktails and watch out for party brunches featuring the likes of Fat Tony on the decks. 

Service: Saturday 12pm-2pm

Address: 36 Charlotte Road EC2A 3PG

Website: apothecaryeast.co.uk

3 Friends of Ours, Pitfield Street

An Australian style cafe, Friends of Ours has bench seating in the sun and a fairly compact menu that pulls a punch. Build your own fry up exactly how you like it, or try the likes of Turkish es, with labna and smoked aubergine; kimchi fried rice with pork bell and poached egg; or a hefty bacon focaccia with sriracha mayo. And with Dark Arts coffee and bread and pastries by Dusty Knuckle, you know breakfast is going to be good. 

Service: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat & Sun 9am-5pm

Address: 61 Pitfield Street, N1 6BU

Website: friendsofourscafe.com

4 Dirty Bones Shoreditch, Club Row

Another weekend destination to get boozed at with friends,  Dirty Bone serves up American fare NYC style. You've got the likes of steak & eggs, chicken and waffles and short rib crumpets - decadent and hefty dishes. For a girls go wild session, go bottomless with a selection of cocktails

Service: Sat & Sun 11am-3.30pm

Address: 1 Club Row, E1 6JX

Website: dirty-bones.com

5 Cecconi's, Redchurch Street

One for a special occasion, say a treat with the girls, or when you're still trying to impress your (potential) partner, Cecconi's is a stylish affair as you would expect from the restaurant empire. With a stack of options for brunch you could graze all day, moving from brekky bits before wolfing down some past for the table or maybe a brunch pizza. 

Service: Brunch and breakfast served daily from 8am

Address: 58-60 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch E2 7DP

Website: cecconisshoreditch.com

5 Barboun, Great Eastern Road

Bringing Levant flavours to your table, this all-day eatery has just brought out a new menu, which includes both brunch and breakfast options every day of the week. Expect dishes rich with Middle Eastern and Turkish flavours such as tahini porridge with pistachio and sour cherry, baked eggs and sucuk or coconut porridge with orange, grapefruit and coconut chips. There’s also burgers, pastries and a selection of breakfast cocktails as well.

Service: Breakfast is available daily, 7am-11am; Brunch is available Monday to Friday 12pm-3pm; Saturday 11am-4pm; Sunday 11am-5pm

Address: 61 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HU

Website: barboun.com

6 Lantana, City Road

It has to be said, antipodeans know how to make a mean brunch and breakfast and this Australian-style cafe is a perfect example of that. It has a diverse menu, based on Australia’s multicultural cuisine, which offers meaty and plant-based options. Try an avocado poke bowl, duck hash, breakfast tacos, smashed avocado or poached eggs with a world of additional plate mates such as courgette and cheddar bread, grilled halloumi, labneh or corn fritters. There’s a special weekend brunch menu and the cafe offers a bottomless brunch as well.

Service: Monday to Friday, 7.30am-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

Address: Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, EC1Y 1HQ

Website: lantanacafe.co.uk

7 Ozone, Leonard Street

This is another great antipodean joint and a place where you’re guaranteed to get a good coffee too. The New Zealand coffee roaster has a weekday breakfast menu and an amped up menu for lazy weekend brunches that comes with a range of cocktails if you fancy something stronger than the cafe’s brew. Both feature morning classics – omelettes, eggs Benedict and big brekkies, as well as more unusual items such as the Cornish mackerel crumpet with cucumber pickle or the fermented corn pakora with whipped tofu.

Service: Monday to Friday, 7.30-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 8.30am-5pm 

Address: 11 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4AQ

Website: ozonecoffee.co.uk

8 Dishoom, Boundary Street

The beloved Indian restaurant’s breakfast menu is compact but fit for kings. Dig into a Parsi omelette, or a range of meaty and vegetarian-friendly egg dishes flavoured with a fragrant mix of spices. Or, try a naan roll – freshly baked naan, straight from the tandoor, that’s spread with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and wrapped around a multitude of bacon, egg and sausage combinations. Delicious.

Service: Open Monday to Wednesday, 8am-11pm; Thursday to Friday, 8am-12am; Saturday, 9am-12am; Sunday, 9am-11pm

Address: 7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE

Website: dishoom.com

9 Rapsa@100 Hoxton, Hoxton Street

One for the weekends only, Rapsa has a Filipino fusion brunch offering which you can make bottomless should you want to drink as many aperol spritz, glasses of prosecco or slushies as you can in 100 minutes. Created by pinoy chef Francis Puyat (ex NOPI), the menu offers Filipino-ish big breakfast option for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans, as well as tilapia kedgeree (poached eggs, rice, lime and chili sambal) tocilog (toino bacon, garlic rice, atchara and a fried egg) and the koroke Korean croquette (poached egg, chili dressing, crispy bacon and cheese sauce).

Service: Brunch menu served Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm; Restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-late

Address: 100 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, N1 6SG

Website: rapsa.co.uk

10 Cocotte, Hoxton Square

Another one for the weekend and for lovers of chicken and French cuisine. The farm-to-table rotisserie has a weekend brunch menu that is likely to leave you in a food coma in a good way. Try the waffles with Chantilly cream and nutella or the rum infused French toast laden with a decadent topping of caramelised banana, cream, caramel and fresh blueberries. There’s also the ultimate cheese sandwich – a croque monsieur – which you can add an egg to, as well as other savoury, eggy treats. Add bottomless prosecco for £20.

Service: Saturday and Sunday 10am-40pm

Address:  8 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU

Website: mycocotte.uk

11 The Breakfast Club Hoxton, Rufus Street

An oldie but a goodie, The Breakfast Club serves up greasy-spoon inspired comfort breakfast. The menu is extensive and covers pancakes – sweet and savoury – classic British caf classics, American-style brekkies, breakfast sandwiches and smaller dishes you can build up depending on your hunger.

Service: Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm; Friday-Sunday 8am-5pm

Address: 2 Rufus Street, N1 6PE

Website: thebreakfastclubcafes.com

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