East London is teeming with delicious brunches, from the bottomless kind, to laid-back antipodean style and everything in between. 

If you're in Shoreditch and in need of a strong coffee, a meal with heft and maybe a bloody Mary or two, here are the best cafes, restaurants and brunch spots in the area. 

1 Laurel's on the Roof

Breakfast at the Mondrian's rooftop restaurant comes with chic LA-style vibes and views across east London. The breakfast menu is full of eggy-goodness, some healthy choices and a full English and bacon roll, just in case you need to soak up the night before. 

Address: 45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A3PT

Website: book.ennismore.com

2 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.

Address: 81 Great Eastern StreetEC2A 3HW

Website: hoxtongrill.com

3 Apothecary's Bottomless Brunch

Apothecary's Japanese Izakaya brunches 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.

Address: 36 Charlotte Road EC2A 3PG

Website: apothecaryeast.co.uk

4 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. The menu is littered with international accents - look out for kimchi, Turkish eggs, nduja and Indian spice mixes, and you can build your own fry up exactly how you like it. With Dark Arts coffee and bread and pastries by Dusty Knuckle, you know breakfast is going to be good.

Address: 61 Pitfield Street, N1 6BU

Website: friendsofourscafe.com

5 Dirty Bones Shoreditch

Another weekend destination to get boozed at with friends, Dirty Bone serves up American fare, NYC style. You've got the likes of steak and 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.

Address: 1 Club Row, E1 6JX

Website: dirty-bones.com

6 Cecconi's

One for a special occasion or when you're trying to impress, 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.

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

Website: cecconisshoreditch.com

7 Lantana

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, smashed avocado, BB beef brisket hash or poached eggs with a world of additional plate mates such as kimchi, black pudding, grilled halloumi, or chorizo. There’s a special weekend brunch menu and the cafe offers a bottomless brunch as well.

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

Website: lantanacafe.co.uk

8 Ozone

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 weekend breakfast menu running until 11.45am, when the amped up brunch menu kicks in for lazy, leisurely eating. Both feature morning classics – omelettes, eggs Benedict and big brekkies, as well as things like smoked fish kedgeree

Address: 11 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4AQ

Website: ozonecoffee.co.uk

9 Dishoom

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.

Address: 7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE

Website: dishoom.com

10 Rapsa@100 Hoxton

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 that go big on flavour and deliciousness. 

Address: 100 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, N1 6SG

Website: rapsa.co.uk

11 Cocotte

Another one for the weekend and for lovers of chicken and French cuisine. The farm-to-table rotisserie has a weekend brunch menu filled with indulgent meals and brunch classics likely to leave you in a food coma in a good way. Try the waffles with crème fraiche and caramelized banana; chicken and waffles or the ham benedict eggs .

Address: 8 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU

Website: mycocotte.uk

12 The Breakfast Club Hoxton

An oldie but a goodie, caf chain The Breakfast Club serves up greasy-spoon inspired comfort breakfast as well as anything else you could possibly want for your morning meal. The menu is extensive and covers pancakes – sweet and savoury –  British caf classics, American-style brekkies, breakfast sandwiches and smaller dishes you can build up depending on your hunger.

Address: 2 Rufus Street, N1 6PE

Website: thebreakfastclubcafes.com