In Shoreditch? Hungry 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…
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.
Breakfast is available daily, 7am-11am.
Brunch is available Monday to Friday 12pm-3pm; Saturday 11am-4pm; Sunday 11am-5pm.
61 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HU; barboun.com
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.
Monday to Friday, 7.30am-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm; Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, EC1Y 1HQ; lantanacafe.co.uk
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.
Monday to Friday, 7.30-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 8.30am-5pm; 11 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4AQ; ozonecoffee.co.uk
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.
Open Monday to Wednesday, 8am-11pm; Thursday to Friday, 8am-12am; Saturday, 9am-12am; Sunday, 9am-11pm; 7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE; dishoom.com
5 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, 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).
Brunch menu served Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm; Restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-late; 100 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch, N1 6SG; rapsa.co.uk
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.
Saturday and Sunday 10am-40pm; 8 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU; mycocotte.uk
7 The Breakfast Club Hoxton
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.
Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm; Friday-Sunday 8am-5pm; 2 Rufus Street, N1 6PE, thebreakfastclubcafes.com