From fancy restaurants to trendy coffee shops and local hole-in-the-wall treasures, The Resident hunts out Blackheath’s best breakfasts, since it’s the most important meal of the day!
1 Gail’s Artisan Bakery, Blackheath Village
Gail’s is dedicated to the simple pleasure of really great bread. In the morning, alongside a slew of breads and pastries, there are treats like Maple Bacon Brioche, a custard-dipped Brioche topped with crispy bacon and pan-fried in maple syrup. If your tastes are more savoury, there’s Shakshuka, baked eggs and feta in a roasted pepper stew served with fresh bread.
3 Blackheath Village SE3 9LA; gailsbread.co.uk
2 Côte, Blackheath Village
Entering Côte is like entering a Parisian brasserie without having to leave Blackheath. They have a large and luxurious breakfast menu, all with a French twist. Serving crêpes Croque Monsieur/Madames, and breakfast cocktails, Côte makes for a fashionable and stylish breakfast destination, particularly for special occasions.
15-16 Royal Parade, Blackheath Village SE3 0TL; cote-restaurants.co.uk
3 The Princess of Wales, Blackheath Village
The Princess of Wales offers a lovely breakfast spread in a traditional pub setting on Saturdays. Choose from of the hearty classics in generous portions – full English, veggie full English, eggs Benedict, Florentine, Royale and more for fresh, delicious English fare. It’s dog friendly and packed with locals on weekends, which speaks volumes.
1a Montpelier Row, Blackheath Village SE3 ORL; princessofwalespub.co.uk
4 Handmade Food
The cafe at Handmade Food serves breakfast until midday during the week and an extended brunch menu available until 3pm at the weekends. All produce is free range, seasonal and mainly from small growers and producers in the UK. Pop in and try super fresh scrambled eggs on sourdough toast with avocado and bacon.
40 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath SE3 0BD; handmadefood.com
5 The Royal Standard, Blackheath Standard
The Royal Standard is a quirky local pub, known for its friendly service and satisfying breakfast spread. They’ve got all the classics, and some extras like the Breakfast of Champions for two, an extra large Full English Breakfast served in a pan to share.
44 Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath Standard SE3 7JQ; 020 8858 1533; royalstandardblackheath.co.uk
6 Montpeliers, Blackheath Village
Montpeliers is a long-standing Blackheath secret. They’re known for friendly service and generous portion sizes, particularly considering that Montpeliers itself is a snug, intimate venue. There are wonderful homemade cakes and coffees and outside seating for a lovely view of the Blackheath on nice days.
35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village SE3 0TJ; 020 8852 5258
7 Café Rouge, Blackheath Village
Café Rouge offers a French breakfast spread, with light options like coffee and a baked-in-house treat from their patisserie, or classic egg dipped brioche with banana & maple syrup or crème fraiche & honey, along with a variety of fresh egg dishes.
16-, 18A Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village SE3 0TA; caferouge.com
8 Boulangerie Jade, Blackheath
Boulangerie Jade is known for friendliness and fresh food. Offering up a French style English breakfast, in-house baked bread, pain au chocolat, fruit Danishes and more, Boulangerie Jade is a well known stop and worth a visit. Boulangerie jade has quite the little empire in Blackheath, with branches on Tranquil Vale, Lee Road near the station and Blackheath Standard, so you’ll always be near one!
9 Giraffe, Blackheath Village
Giraffe, a quirky, casual local chain, is a great morning spot with an expansive and fresh menu, particularly known for being suited to families. It’s got lots of options such as the Brekkie Burrito with eggs, chorizo, jalapenos, cheese, chipotle sauce and house-made tomato & avocado salsa.
58-62 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath Village SE3 0BN; giraffe.net
10 Blackheath Tea Hut, on the Heath
Because it is the stuff of legend, it does great bacon baps, there are cool motorbikes there, and there’s even a movie about it…
Goffers Road, Blackheath SE3 0UA
Sadly, Chapter’s and The Village Deli, previously featured on here, have now closed, but The Ivy Cafe Blackheath and Madeleine’s are soon to open in their spots bringing new treats for you to try – watch this space for further information!