Top Cheap Breakfasts in London (2023)
Are you looking for a cheap breakfast in London? There’s no better way to start the day than with a good hearty breakfast. But if you think a great breakfast in the capital will come with a hefty price tag, don’t worry. Whatever your breakfast tastes, you’ll find plenty of breakfast deals in London for as little as £10. Next time you visit the capital, check out the best cheap breakfasts London has to offer.
Cheap breakfast in London for sweet tooths
Kipferl is an authentic, traditional Viennese restaurant and coffee house located in Camden Passage, Angel. Here, you’ll find a great selection of Austrian food, including their classic Viennese Breakfast. For just £8.20, you can treat your sweet tooth to two traditional Austrian Semmel rolls, honey, jam, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee or tea.
Islington, 20 Camden Passage, N1 8ED and Ladbroke Grove, 95 Goldborne Road, W10 5NL
Islington, Friday-Sunday, 9am-1pm; Ladbroke Grove, Friday-Sunday, 10am-1pm.
2. Gail’s Bakery
Try Gail’s Bakery for one of the most affordable breakfasts London offers. It’s an artisan bakery chain that uses the finest natural ingredients. It’s the perfect place to grab a tasty breakfast from their Baker’s Breakfast menu, served until 3pm daily. Choose from their impressive selection of pastries, including almond croissants, chocolate almond croissants, pain au chocolate and pain au raisins. Priced from £1 to £3.30 each, you can mix and match to create your perfect continental breakfast.
With more than 20 branches around London, check out the Bakery’s website to find one near you.
Each Gail Bakery has separate opening hours, so check the website for details.
3. Crumbs & Doilies
Crumbs & Doilies is the go-to bakery for sweet treats if you want to indulge that sweet tooth at breakfast. From Cherry Bakewell cupcakes to cookies and hand-decorated brownies, you’ll find over 47 delicious flavours and vegan and plant-based options to treat your taste buds.
1 Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW
Monday-Saturday 11am – 7pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Cheap savoury breakfast in London
4. The Book Club
The Book Club is a trendy hangout that draws in foodies and creatives with its unique take on the classic brunch. The Book Club’s bottomless brunch of juicy pizza and prosecco or mimosas is an experience you won’t forget. You’ll also find plenty of other options on the breakfast and weekend brunch menus for under £10, including its pancakes and prosecco for just £9 makes it well worth a visit.
100 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4RH
Wednesday 5pm-12am, Thursday 5pm-2am, Fridays 4pm-3am, Saturdays 12pm-3am
5. Bankside Café
Bankside Café serves a good value breakfast and a warm, friendly atmosphere. It offers traditional English breakfasts, including vegetarian options and freshly brewed coffee and tea. For £5.80, you can choose a set breakfast with two slices of toast and a hot drink or the mega breakfast for £6.80. Alternatively, for £5, why not try the veggie breakfast options?
4, Benson House, Hatfields, London
Monday to Saturday, 6am-3pm
6. Beigel Bake
This 24-hour bakery is known for its traditional freshly baked Jewish-style filled bagels and kosher foods. For £1.40 to £3.70, you can pick up one of Beigel Bake’s delicious bagels with traditional salt beef, smoked salmon, tuna and mayo, chopped herring, egg or even peanut butter.
159 Brick Lane, Shoreditch London E1 6SB
Open 24 hours
7. Kozzy Cafe
Kozzy Café is an all-day café that serves traditional British fare, including pastries, fry-ups and sandwiches. If a savoury breakfast is how you like to kick-start your day, then you can pick one of Kozzy’s set breakfasts such as eggs, bacon, sausage, chips and beans for £5.70 or £6.80 if you want mushrooms, beans and tomatoes too. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options from £5.50 to £6.
53 Red Lion St, London WC1R 4
Monday to Saturday, 7am-4pm, Sundays 8am-3pm
Cheap full English breakfast in London
8. Regency Café
Located close to The Tate Britain, The Regency Café combines a traditional London greasy spoon with an art deco vibe that’s popular with locals and tourists alike. The café has appeared in several TV shows and films, but despite its onscreen stardom, it’s still kept its rock bottom prices. The set breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and tomatoes, toast and a hot drink will set you back just £5.50.
19 Regency Street, London SW1P 4BY
Monday to Friday, 7am-2.30pm, Saturday 7am-12pm
9. Liz Café
Popular among Shepherd’s Bush locals for rustling up a good full English breakfast is the cosy, family-run Liz Café. For just £6.50, you can look forward to tucking into a classic full English breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, mushroom, and toast served with a delicious freshly brewed coffee or tea. Liz Café is the ideal spot if you are after a relaxing breakfast (and WiFi).
7 Goldhawk Road London W12 8QQ
Mondays to Fridays, 6.3-am-8pm, Saturdays 8am-8pm, Sundays 8am-6pm
10. New London Café
Visit New London Café for breakfast, and its vintage-inspired décor will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Located in the heart of Highbury, on the corner of Highbury Grove, New London Café is a popular haunt among locals for its big portions, small prices and friendly staff. For £8, you can enjoy a classic full English breakfast that ticks all the boxes, including eggs, bacon, Cumberland sausages, hash browns, beans and malted bloomer toast.
216 St Paul’s Road, Highbury, London N1 2LL
Monday to Saturday, 8am to 4.30pm, Sunday, 8.30am to 4pm
11. E. Pellicci
E.Pellicci is a workers’ family-run café with vintage art deco interiors. It’s been a legend among the capital’s breakfast scene since it served its first dish back in 1900. Tuck into the café’s famous full English fry-up for just £10.40. There are veggie options, too. For £10, you can treat yourself to veggie sausage, bubble and squeak, hash browns, beans, tomatoes, and chips, and finish with a slice of fried bread or toast.
322 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG
Monday to Saturday, 8am-4pm
Cheap breakfast for international food lovers
Dishoom is five Bombay-inspired cafés across London serving delicious breakfasts with an Indian twist. If you are looking for something a little different for breakfast without breaking the bank, why not try Dishoom’s Bombay omelette for £6.90, and Kejriwal (fried eggs on chilli cheese toast) for £4.90. How about the vegan Bombay (vegan sausages, tofu akuri, black pudding, masala beans, mushrooms, tomato, vegan buns) for £13.90?
Shoreditch, 7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE; King’s Cross, 5 Stable Street, N1C 4AB; Carnaby, 22 Kingly Street, W1B 5QP; Covent Garden, 12 Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9FB.
Monday to Sunday, 9am-12am
One of the best cheap English breakfasts in London has to be Luardos. Two food trucks called Jesus and Mary dish out delicious Mexican breakfast burritos. All ingredients are freshly prepared daily, along with Luardos’ secret guacamole recipe. If you are looking for a cheap but tasty breakfast with an international twist, tuck into their burrito of rice, beans, rancheros, salsa, guacamole and fresh coriander for £4.50 or with chorizo for £5.
Pitch 39, Whitecross Street Market, London EC1Y 8JL
Check out their Facebook page for the van’s opening times
For a budget breakfast in London, hop over to HOP. The vision behind HOP is to bring the fresh taste of modern Vietnamese street food to Londoners. Each item on its breakfast menu is priced under £5, including its bacon and fried egg for £3.75, breakfast Bahn Mi with omelette filling for £3.25 and its egg, bacon and crispy shallot congee (infused savoury rice porridge) for £3.50.
60 London Wall, EC2M 5TQ
Monday to Friday, 11am-3pm
Cheap, ethically sourced breakfast in London
If you prefer your breakfasts to use ethically sourced ingredients, head to Ethos. It’s a vegetarian restaurant that serves delicious breakfast dishes from all over the world. Along with its “instagrammable” interiors, you will find dishes that are both healthy and packed with flavour, including dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options. For just £5, you can enjoy delicious gluten-free buttermilk pancakes with maple, raspberry and almonds. There are also dairy-free porridges for £4.50 or poached egg and asparagus spears on toast for just £5.
48 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX
Monday, Thursday and Friday 11am-10pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Farmstead is a smart, modern, healthy diner that focuses on ethically sourced, sustainable organic food that is naturally gluten, wheat and dairy free and has no added sugar. A Farmstead breakfast served on trays in compostable packaging is a great way to kick-start a day exploring the capital or just for an ultimate breakfast treat. You can build your own breakfast or pick something off the menu like a hot sausage and egg brioche for only £3.99.
42 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5AJ
Monday to Friday, 7.30am-12pm, Saturday, 9am-12pm
17. My Village Café
My Village Café is a charming Greek and Mediterranean vegetarian and vegan café in the heart of Camden Town. Using ethically sourced ingredients, the all-day breakfast menu includes berry granola with roasted berries and granola, walnuts, almond flakes, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and banana with natural dates and honey, all for just £6.50.
Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London
Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-10.30pm
18. The Gallery Café
The Gallery Café is a charity-run vegan and vegetarian café that hosts art exhibitions and events. Using ethically sourced ingredients, The Gallery Café offers cheap yet hearty breakfasts to set you up for the day. For £6, you can tuck into porridge with almond flakes, cherry compote and oat milk. Alternatively, start your day with gluten-free, vegan banana pancakes with fresh berries, caramelised nuts, agave syrup and coconut yoghurt for £8.
St Margarets House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL
Open every day, 8.30am-6pm
19. Milk Café
Milk Café is a trendy little café best known for its banana bread, eggs and coffee, its breakfast menu includes various variations on that great breakfast staple, the egg. For £9-£10, you can look forward to tucking into poached eggs on sourdough bread with butter hollandaise, salmon bacon and greens. But the star of the show at Milk Café is certainly its grilled banana bread at £5.60 and served with toasted pumpkin seed tahini and whipped halva butter.
18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9RG
Monday to Friday, 8am-3.30pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
To sum up
So there, you have it, the top cheap breakfasts in London. Why not try out some of our suggestions when you’re next in London.
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