The Resident seeks out seven of the best breakfasts in Hither Green or Lee, from Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary to avocados on toast and a good old Full English Breakfast…
1 The Station Hotel, Hither Green
The beautiful Station Hotel has the atmosphere of a traditional English pub with fresh, delicious breakfast and brunch options like American style pancakes or Eggs Benedict, with Bloody Marys on the side. It’s popular at all times of the day with cosy couches and bright red lanterns.
14 Staplehurst Road, Hither Green SE13 5NB; stationhotelhithergreen.co.uk
2 Arlo and Moe, Hither Green & Brockley
Arlo and Moe, with a location in Brockley as well as Hither Green, serves up a fresh and filling breakfast spread with lots of traditional savoury options. It’s a retro family café with a little bit of everything, though the true star here might be their beautifully decorated cakes (the Guinness and chocolate cake comes highly recommended!).
60 Springbank Road, Hither Green SE13 6SN (020 3609 3151) & 340 Brockley Road SE4 2BT. Follow @ArloMoe on Twitter
3 Manor Cafe, Lee
Manor Cafe is an unassuming local favorite, with a fantastic fry up and a Full English Breakfast. Locals are loyal because the breakfast is excellent and the prices are reasonable. Friendly and welcoming, Manor Cafe is well-worth a visit for a hearty breakfast fry up.
178 Manor Lane, Lee SE12 8LP; 020 8852 7708
4 Café of Good Hope, Hither Green
Café of Good Hope is a community hub for Hither Green, and, as the name states, a symbol for hope. Set up to raise funds for the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, Café of Good Hope has become a safe place for young people and a gathering place for locals. There’s even a garden hidden in the back, ideal for enjoying avocados on toast in the sun.
216 Hither Green Lane, Hither Green SE13 6RT; cafeofgoodhope.co.uk
5 Archibald’s, Lee
This cheerful neighbourhood café has a wide collection of mouth-watering cakes, and wonderful coffee. The breakfast menu stays fresh with changing weekend specials such as vanilla brioche French toast topped with caramelised apples and yoghurt.
164 Manor Lane, Lee SE12 8LP; 020 3638 9510; @
6 With Jam & Bread, Lee
With Jam & Bread serves the best coffee. It’s made from finest quality beans, roasted by Volcano in vintage roasters, and served with fresh, locally sourced milk. At this little Lee cafe, they aren’t afraid to take the time to brew coffee correctly; if it isn’t right, it isn’t served. They have some lovely loose-leaf teas too. No fry ups, alas, bu they have a lovely selection of pastries – croissants, almond croissants and pain au chocolat, as well as homemade cakes baked onsite if you fancy elevenses.
386 Lee High Road, Lee Green SE12 8RW; withjamandbread.com
7 Jenny’s Restaurant, Lee
Locally owned and loved, Jenny’s Restaurant has been operating in Lee Green for many years. With a casual atmosphere, friendly servers, and hot, plentiful portions, Jenny’s Restaurant is a popular breakfast spot on the weekends–just look for the bright yellow sign over the red door.
426 Lee High Road SE12 8RW; 020 8852 3328