Dining out for breakfast is always a treat. Whether you’ve managed to steal an hour away from work or you want to celebrate the weekend with an indulgent brunch, it’s always good to have a few highly recommended brunch spots up your sleeve. And who better to recommend them to you than Good Things’ very own food team? We jumped at the chance to test these out for you, and here’s our verdict.
In the mood for buttery, flakey pastry? Sometimes breakfast can be as much about indulgence as it is about cold pressed juices and green smoothies. Dive into the apricot pastry for a fruity bite or if you’d rather play nice – porridge with fresh figs, toasty nuts and agave nectar will make you feel fabulous. For more information click here.
Intelligent Breakfast at Pullman London St Pancras; 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ
This ‘Intelligent Breakfast’ menu, in partnership with Honestly Healthy founder Natasha Corrett, comprises of five nutritious dishes and two energy-boosting smoothies. Available to guests and at The Golden Arrow and Business Playground, the dishes are the perfect combination of wholesome ingredients to get creative-juices flowing and keep the mind sharp. Click here for more information.
Taylor St Barista; 8 South Col0nnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 4PZ
Serving four types of coffee daily – a house blend, decaf, guest espresso and guest filter coffee, Taylor St. Barista seems to know this addictive brew intimately. If coffee is not your cuppa, start your day with a refreshing strawberry and apple (orchard) cold pressed juice from Press. With various outlets spread across the city, the Canary Wharf branch caters to busy bankers who like their breakfast to go. For a more sit down affair, step into the Bank branch and be sure to try the banana bread with a healthy dose of homemade hazelnut spread. Click here for more information.
Desperate to get on the quinoa bandwagon but not a big fan of its dry, grainy texture? Try Andina’s coffee with a splash of quinoa milk – high in protein and low in fat, this plant based milk isn’t just good for your health, but tastes toasty and delicious too. Tickle your appetite with Peruvian favourites like a bowl of home made granola topped with creamy yoghurt and fresh fruits, porridge with amaranth, golden berries, and purple corn syrup; or the Peruanazo eggs with tacu-tacu and belly bacon. Andina’s breakfast menu is packed with fresh authentic fare worth trying over and over again. Click here for more information.
Breakfast doesn’t need to be a relaxing affair but a crowded train station is not the ideal location to enjoy a generous portion of grilled coconut bread slathered with lemon curd and strawberries. Caravan serves proper breakfast so pastry on the run will not do this eatery justice and you shouldn’t attempt it. If you’re craving something savoury, opt for the hangtown fry – a bacon and oyster omelette that will keep you satisfied all morning. For more information, click here.
Once a Victorian toilet from the 18th century (yes you heard us right), the Attendant is now a charming little underground coffee shop on Foley street. The charming aspect comes from the fact that they have managed to rebuild the cafe without losing too much of its old structure, even after 50 dormant years. The food is made in the cafe with produce sourced nightly from the New Covent Garden Market. Click here for more information.
Started by Cordon Bleu trained Chef Adria, Maple & Fitz is known for cold pressed juices and fresh salads. For breakfast, opt for the miso and almond porridge with a poached egg on top. Not your usual breakfast bowl but definitely an interesting twist to an old favourite. We recommend washing it down with a matcha latte to start your day green and healthy. For more information, click here.