Interesting London Breakfasts: The Best Way to Start the Day

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Huevos Rancheros at Giraffe

What do you fancy for breakfast? Scrambled eggs on toast? Healthy muesli? A traditional British fry-up?

How about something a bit different? I headed to two London restaurants to see what they had on offer.

First up was Cinnamon Kitchen, a modern Indian restaurant in Liverpool Street.

I sat outside on the decked terrace and ordered Bombay scrambled eggs with tawa paratha (£7.00).

What arrived was a very generous portion of scrambled eggs with spices and onion, served with fried Indian flatbread. Yum!

Other options included an Anglo-Indian kedgeree with smoked haddock and poached egg, and a classic English breakfast.

Next on the list was Giraffe in Marylebone, where I tried the Mexican breakfast: huevos rancheros (£6.95).

The dish consists of a warm tortilla covered with fried or scrambled egg, chorizo, black beans, jack cheese, avocado and salsa. (There’s also a veggie option with field mushrooms.)

As you can see from the picture, it made a colourful and very tasty start to the day.

Other highlights on the Giraffe menu included an enormous stack of American-style pancakes with bananas and blueberries, and the “rude health” porridge with bananas, strawberries and honey.

Why stick to cereal and toast when there’s so much more on offer?

What’s your favourite breakfast in London?


  1. Weird123 says:

    2 brekfasts in 1 day?!? LOL. I want that Girafe brekfast mmmmmm.

  2. Matt Holland says:

    The Breakfast Club makes damn nice breakfasts and is named after a classic John Hughes film – what more do you want? There’s one on Camden Passage near Angel, but the queue is always enormous and another (bigger) one just off Hoxton Square.

  3. juju says:

    I’m desperate to go to La Fromagerie in Marylebone for breakfast. It such a lovely shop. I really fancy the smoked salmon with toasted Poilane and Sicilian lemon.

    • Matt Holland says:

      There’s loads of good places on Marylebone High Street. Coco Momo makes great Eggs Benedict.

  4. Zoe J. Griffiths says:

    Best London breakfasts? There’s some competition coming from The Pavement in Clapham (if you don’t fancy a full English, I can recommend the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on muffins… Mmmm…)

    Or Locale in East Dulwich. Their full English with an Italian twist is so good, it might make you want to buy property in the area!

  5. LondonLex says:

    Smith’s of Smithfield is a great place for breakfast or brunch. A buzzy, young crowd, mugs of tea, and killer corned beef hash!