Notting Hill is definitely not short on places to eat, but where’s the best place for a breakfast or brunch before a busy day browsing Portobello’s markets? We picked 10 of the best breakfast spots in Notting Hill
Lead image: Electric Diner
1 Granger & Co
‘What’s the queue like at Grangers?’ Is a question many a Notting Hill dweller has asked on a Saturday, and sadly as it’s a no-bookings restaurant with the some of the best-scrambled eggs in town, the answer is usually ‘long, so very long.’ Everyone should have the chance to try Bill Granger’s ricotta hotcakes (£12.75) at least once, so it’s worth a midweek breakfast visit if you happen to have the day off. The ‘full Aussie’ (£13.80) featuring jasmine tea hot smoked salmon, poached eggs, greens, avocado and cherry tomatoes will make you want to betray your local greasy spoon on a regular basis, as will the chilli fried egg and bacon brioche roll, with rocket and spiced mango chutney. Breakfast is served until 12pm.
175 Westbourne Grove W11 2SB; grangerandco.com
2 Farm Girl
Experience Austrailian cafe culture in the heart of Notting Hill at Farm Girl. The menu is all about fresh, nutritionally nurturing ingredients, so this is an ideal spot for the health conscious. Standout breakfast options include the House Granola with its nutty blend of oats, elderflower and orange zest, served with natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of berries (£7.50) and, for something more substantial, the apple buckwheat pancakes with amber maple syrup, apple and cinnamon sprinkled with coconut shavings (£12).
59A Portobello Road W11 3DB; thefarmgirl.co.uk
Organic and fresh are taken very seriously at Daylesford. The organic cafe is all about the basics with artisan cheeses and breads from their own bakery. You can stop by and grab something to eat and drink, enjoy the cozy cafe atmosphere with friends or even just grab a few items to take home with you.
208-212 Westbourne Grove Notting Hill; daylesford.com
4 Golborne Deli
Golborne Deli takes its coffee seriously. Very seriously. So much so that it has full transparency on its website about the methods use to make it, a self-described ‘coffee philosophy.’ And the food isn’t bad either – Golborne Road Deli uses Machiavelli Italian eggs, the ones with the rich orange yoke. There’s also a good selection of gluten-free breakfast options including muffins, granola and porridge. A micro-sized venue, this one is extremely popular with Notting Hill folk and fills up fast, so get there early.
100 Golborne Road W10 5PS; golbornedeli.com
5 Snaps + Rye
This Danish café is the definition of hygge, which of course, is just an excuse for us to reveal the definition of hygge: the Danish word for ‘the art of creating a warm, cosy atmosphere and enjoying life’. Since it opened, Snaps has gained a loyal following in the Golborne neighbourhood, and received many, many kind words from the food-writing world, including The Resident’s columnist Tom Parker Bowles. Breakfast options include porridge dish Øllebrød, Nordic rice pancakes with liquorice syrup and the more familiar dish of smoked salmon with scrambled eggs.
93 Golborne Road W10 5NL; snapsandrye.com
6 Lowry & Baker
This is the kind of café that W10 residents don’t want you to know about. Calm, friendly and filled with pastries, it’s hard not to fall in love with the place. It’s received a lot of positive press recently, so securing a table can come down to survival of the fittest on a Saturday. We love its unique spin on breakfast dishes, like the basil Flageolet beans on toast with a poached egg.
339 Portobello Road W10 5SA; facebook.com/lowryandbaker
7 Electric Diner
Few places in Notting Hill divide opinion quite like Electric Diner, but that doesn’t stop the clientele filling up the banquettes on a daily basis. Swanky? A little. Overpriced? Perhaps. But the breakfast dishes here are undeniably good, and tend to measure up with a lot of other local café’s pricings. Whether your eggs are Florentine, Benedict or Royale, the chefs rarely put a foot wrong. The Diner opens at 8am, and considering its location, it’s a great place for a meeting, or grabbing a full English before hitting the stalls.
191 Portobello Road W11 2ED; electricdiner.com
202 is a chic and delicious breakfast spot serving up all of the classics. If you’re looking for a reliable breakfast spot then its certainly the place to visit. They offer everything from muffins and eggs benedict which you can enjoy with a selection of English teas. Visitors rave about the french toast with maple syrup and crispy bacon, so be sure to put that on the list of dishes to try.
202 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill W11 2SB; 202london.uk
9 Goode and Wright
Just off of Portobello Road, Goode and Wright is perfectly situated for weekend brunch. This independent Bistro & Wine Bar has a lovely interior with wood-panelled walls and leather banquettes. Thir brunch menu is nothing to scoff at with tempting options such as sourdough toast with fresh ricotta, lavender honey, and tahini for £7.50, or a breakfast muffin with sausage, bacon, fried egg, cheddar, and chillies for £11.50.
271 Portobello Road W11 1LR; goodeandwright.co.uk
10 Bluebelles Café
Portobello mushroom, beans, poached egg and sausage – all served in a neat little breakfast pot. That’s how things are done at Bluebelles, a family-friendly café on Portobello Road. Many are lured in by the colourful, cake-filled window display, only to find themselves still sitting in three hours later with a coffee, watching the world go by on the market.
320 Portobello Road W10 5RU; facebook.com/BluebellesCafe
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