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Top 20 Cheap Brunches in London (2023)

July 13, 2023

Want to experience London’s thriving brunch scene but don’t want to pay a fortune? Us too! That’s why we’ve pulled together 20 great options for cheap brunch in London.

We’ve combed every corner of the city to find the coolest, most affordable brunch spots for sharing a Sunday giggle over a poached egg, and maybe even a mimosa too.

All of our brunch spots offer tasty, affordable food for £15pp or less, so you can penny-pinch without compromising on taste!

Cheap brunch in West London

1. Eggbreak (Notting Hill)

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Poached on honey French toast, fried in a gochujang-spiced pork brioche bun, or maybe in a mouth-watering egg, bacon, and cheese toasty with a slathering of scotch bonnet pepper jam? Yum.

These egg aficionados of London’s famous Notting Hill certainly know how to craft a tasty, eggy brunch menu. Everything’s £15 or under and there’s a good offering of gluten-free options too – lamb hash and the sweet potato rosti to name a few. As an egg-themed eatery, there aren’t loads of vegan dishes, but there are options to build a vegan brunch with breads and tasty veggies.

Open Mon-Sun 8am-3pm. Eggbreak, 30 Uxbridge St, W8 7TA. Walk-ins only, but join the Eggbreak virtual queue via the WalkUp app to check how busy it is before you head off.

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2. The Pickled Hen (Marylebone)

With sustainability in mind, The Pickled Hen promises to provide healthy seasonal food “beneficial for both you and our planet.” Whether you’re after a classic smashed avo on sourdough or a vegan plant burger – the Pickled Hen offers a versatile menu to cater for most tastes.

The £14.50 chicken paillard with wild mushroom and garlic butter stands out as a must-try dish, and there are some delicious breads on offer too; garlic parmesan, sea salt and rosemary, and organic walnut and wholemeal are all killer combos. Be careful not to fill up on too much savoury though – there’s a lemon chai pudding and gluten-free chocolate brownie for afters!

Open Mon-Sun, 7-10.30am, 11am-4pm and 5-10pm. The Pickled Hen, London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch, 134 George Street, W1H 5DN. Book The Pickled Hen today.

3. Wild Thyme London (Shepherd’s Bush)

Nestled in the pretty side streets of Shepherd’s Bush, this charming restaurant serves up classic brunch dishes with a twist. The French toast with pesto, pine nuts, mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes is a Mediterranean treat. While the shakshuka eggs with roast veg and feta in tomato sauce is an undeniable Turkish delight.

There are full breakfast options catering to the carnivores, veggies, and vegans. So, switch up the sausages for halloumi or marinated tempeh depending on your preference. All come with hash browns!

Gluten-free diners are also catered for with corn fritters, smashed avo and poached eggs, as well as gluten-free breads.

Open Mon-Sun 8am-3pm. Wild Thyme, 2b Thorpebank Road, W12 0PQ. Walk-ins only. Find out more at Wild Thyme London.

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4. Honest Burgers (Marylebone)

Priding themselves on British-sourced produce, Honest Burgers steers away from the American diner feel, towards a homemade, farmer’s market vibe.

The classic Honest beef burger with smoked bacon and cheddar remains a fan favourite. For those not fussy about beef, try the New Orleans free-range buttermilk chicken thigh burger with candied bacon and chipotle sauce. We’re salivating at the thought.

For the vegans and veggies, go for a Beyond Meat burger with vegan cheese and bacon options. Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free and there’s a handy nutritional info guide online that will keep you right.

Pair your burger with the specially brewed Burger Beer at £2.85 or Two Tribes Powerplant gluten-free and vegan lager at £4.75 for the full Honest experience.

Open Sun-Mon 11.30am – 10pm and Thur-Sat 11.30am – 10.30pm. Honest Burger, 31 Paddington St, WIU 4HD. Generally, it’s walk-ins only, but check the Honest Burger website for the occasional available online booking.

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Cheap brunch in North London

5. The Good Egg (Stoke Newington)

A Middle Eastern-inspired eatery, The Good Egg provides more than your bog-standard brunch. With a nod to Israeli food stalls and Jewish New York delis, The Good Egg provides a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

Try the smoked haddock hash with capers, fried egg and amba mayo. Or, a London favourite, the salt beef bagel! The granola with seasonal jam and yoghurt can be made vegan friendly, and the Sabih (pitta with aubergine, fudgy eggs, and pickles) can come without the pitta for gluten-free diners.

Open Mon-Sun 9am-3.30pm. The Good Egg, 93 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS. For brunch, it’s walk-ins only. See The Good Egg for more info.

6. The Parlour (Kensal Green)

Want to kick off the day with a Bucks Fizz or a Bloody Mary? The Parlour’s got you covered. There’s also tea, coffee, and orange juice for those taking it a bit slower. There are full meat, veggie, and vegan breakfasts on offer for £15, and a great sharing menu with tasty morsels like duck liver profiteroles, goats’ cheese and honey, and smoked salmon and soda bread.

Open Mon-Sun 10am-10pm. The Parlour, 5 Regent Street, Kensal Green, NW10 5LG. Book The Parlour today.

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7. Fink’s Salt & Sweet (Finsbury Park)

Fink’s is perfect for no-nonsense, straightforward tasty food. Try the Spanish-inspired sobrasada (spreadable chorizo) on toast or indulge in the cinema apple pie toast.

Can’t decide between all the delicious dishes on the menu? Have a bit of everything with the Brunch Board; cheese, charcuterie, toast, avo, bacon and yoghurt (veggie options also available). For vegan diners, there’s a roast cauliflower salad, muesli, and a scrumptious avocado and olive toastie.

Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 10am-4pm. Fink’s Salt & Sweet, 70 Mountgrove Road, N5 2LT. Walk-ins and takeout only. Check out Fink’s Salt & Sweet for more details.

8. Dobar (Finsbury Park)

Want an Italian coffee and a stack of pancakes for brunch? Of course you do! This intimate Italian eatery offers classic brunch dishes like eggs benedict and smashed avocado and bacon on toast, but it’s the pancakes we’re really excited about.

The O.M.G pancakes live up to their name with a hearty helping of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns and beans. For vegetarians there are the Vege Love pancakes with meatless sausage, avocado, beans, and fried egg.

Tue-Sat 9am – 4.30pm and Sunday 9am-3.30pm. Dobar, 324a Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, N4 1BX. Book Dobar today.

If you’re looking for more than just cheap brunch in North London, there are some great, affordable restaurants for lunch and dinner too. Check out our guide to cheap restaurants in King’s Cross.

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Cheap brunch in central London

9. Lantana Cafe (Fitzrovia)

Time Out winners of London’s best new café, Lantana bring the Australian café culture to the UK capital. Serving up a versatile mix of savoury and sweet there’s everything on the menu from Indonesian Nasi Goreng to strawberries and cream French toast.

There are tasty vegetarians and vegan offerings too. The smashed avo with chilli jam and pistachio dukka looks dreamy and the veggie bubble and squeak with poached egg, halloumi and Sriracha hollandaise has our taste buds tingling!

At weekends enjoy unlimited Prosecco or mimosas with brunch for £40, or unlimited juice and coffees for £35.

Brunch is available weekends 9am-4pm. Lantana Café, 13 Charlotte Pl, Fitzrovia, W1T 1SN. Book Lantana today.

10. 26 Grains (Covent Garden)

Located in the cute and colourful Neal’s Yard, 26 Grains is named after the café’s grains-focused origins as a “posh porridge” pop-up.

Sticking to its roots you’ll find vegan apricot porridge and berry bircher on the menu as well as other quirky dishes like the leek and pickled walnut toastie and the gluten-free whipped burrata with courgettes.

Open Mon-Sun 9am – 4pm. 1 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9DP. Walk-in only. Find out more at 26 Grains.

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11. Dehesa (Soho)

This Spanish and Italian-inspired charcuterie and tapas bar is found in the heart of London’s famous Soho neighbourhood. From crab tostada to roasted aubergine, chicken thigh to courgette flowers, there are mouth-watering dishes for meat-eaters and vegans alike.

Tapas are reasonably priced at £7 – £13 each, although if you do want to splash out a little more the Iberico pork and chargrilled octopus won’t totally blow the budget at £17 each.

Open Mon-Sat 12-11pm and Sun 12-9pm. Dehesa, 25 Ganton Street, W1F 9BP. Book Dehesa today.

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12. Haché (Holborn)

Bringing a touch of Parisian class to London’s city centre, Haché makes burgers and brunch a more chic affair. If you’re feeling fancy, why not kick off with Haché’s signature Cherry Bomb Spritz? Couple with a brunch classic like smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or try one of their famous burgers. The hot cauliflower cheeseburger and the steak truffle burger with gruyere get the thumbs up from us.

Open Mon 11.30am – 9pm and Tue-Sat 11.30am – 10pm. 95-97 High Holborn, WC1V 6LF. Book Haché today.

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Cheap brunch in East London

13. Rake’s Cafe (Liverpool Street)

Shoreditch’s glam and quirky Rake’s café is giving all the boozy weekend brunch vibes. On Saturdays get a brunch dish and 3 cocktails or glasses of fizz for £32. For a Sunday Funday get brunch, bottomless booze, a DIY Bloody Mary bar, and live entertainment for £35.

There are meat, veggie, vegan and gluten-free options ranging from vegan loaded nachos to a full veggie breakfast, and gluten-free tuna steak to eggs royale.

Open 8.30am every day ‘til 6pm on Sunday, 12am Mon-Wed and 1am Thurs-Fri. Rake’s Café, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN. Book Rake’s Cafe today.

14. Brunswick East (Dalston)

Another Australian-inspired café making it onto our list, Brunswick East café and bakehouse provides all things brunch, baked goods and coffee!

Try a different brunch dish with the tantalising Green Eggs & Ham (ham hock, fried egg, and wild garlic on sourdough) and Okonomiyaki Japanese pancakes on the menu. Veggie, vegan, and gluten-free options include the nasi goreng, the chilli poached eggs and the always-delightful banana bread.

Open 8.30am – 5pm weekdays and 9am – 5pm on weekends. Brunswick East, Unit 3D Stamford Works, Gillett Street, N16 8JH. Book Brunswick East today.

15. Hash E8 (Dalston)

Describing itself as a “modern greasy spoon,” Hash E8 provides a relaxed atmosphere in London’s trendy Dalston neighbourhood. The Belly Benedict with pork belly and poached eggs is an indulgent treat alongside more veggie-friendly options like sweet potato, beetroot, and poached eggs. For the sweeter toothed there are plenty of treats with white chocolate pancakes and peanut and banana French toast.

Open weekdays 9am – 3pm and weekends 9am – 3.30pm. Hash E8, 170 Dalston Ln, E8 1NG. Walk-ins only. See Hash E8 for more details.

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16. The Anthologist (Bank)

For a classier brunch, head to East London’s Anthologist. Fan favourites are the shakshuka Tunisian baked eggs, the jalapeno cornbread, and the caramelised banana and pecan buttermilk pancakes (yum!). There are veggie and vegan options with plenty of classic egg dishes, design-your-own omelettes, and vegan bacon rolls.

Open Mon-Wed 8am – 11pm and Thurs-Fri 8am – 12am. The Anthologist, 58 Gresham St, EC2V 7BB. Book The Anthologist today.

Cheap brunch in South London

17. The Breakfast Club (London Bridge)

Looking back fondly at the golden age of the 80’s, as the Breakfast Club puts it, they make “is my gran in your kitchen?” food. There’s a tasty and varied American-influenced menu, offering dishes to suit most tastes: a full vegan breakfast, bacon and egg French toast, blueberry pancakes, and breakfast burritos to name but a few! And if you’re 65 and over, you can take advantage of the Young at Heart deal with 50% off any dish.

Open every day at 8am and closes 4pm Sun-Mon, 9pm Tue-Wed and 10pm Thur-Fri. The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark St, SE1 1RQ. Book The Breakfast Club today.

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18. Milk (Balham)

This cute artisan café offers innovative cuisine and a twist on the classic brunch. You’ll find exciting new dishes like fish sando (red snapper, tonkatsu and Japanese spices), and sweetcorn fritters with halloumi, avo and kasundi (fermented mustard seeds). These sit alongside more familiar classics like salmon and poached eggs and bacon and egg muffins.

Veggie-friendly options include baked eggs, butternut squash and chickpea tapenade, and poached eggs on sourdough with seasonal greens. Tasty!

Open weekdays 8am – 3.30pm and weekends 9am – 4pm. Milk café 18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9RG. Walk-ins only. See more details at Milk.

19. Canvas & Cream (Forest Hill)

The modern and quirky Canvas & Cream provides a homey backdrop for a relaxed brunch. On the menu, you’ll find familiar classic brunch dishes like eggs benedict, avo on sourdough, and granola with yoghurt and seasonal berries.

Veggie and vegan options include a vegan sausage bap, the vegan full English breakfast, and French toast with berries or vegan sausage. For those warmer London days, there’s also a cute courtyard space for al fresco dining.

Open weekdays 9.30 am – 5pm and weekends 9.30 am – 6pm. Canvas and Cream, 18 London Rd, SE23 3HF. Book Canvas and Cream today.

20. MOMMI (Clapham)

Last but not least on our list is MOMMI, bringing an exciting eclectic mix of Japanese and Latin American-inspired cuisine to London’s southside. On weekends the MOMMI bottomless brunch is not to be missed. For £34.90 per person, you’ll get a house cocktail, bottomless prosecco, and a brunch dish of your choosing, all to the backdrop of power ballads and disco bangers.

Get spicy with the Latin Benedict Royale – smoked salmon and eggs with a kick! Or try the hearty MOMMI’s Boy Brunch Burger; beef patty, chorizo, crispy bacon, fried egg, cheese, and hash browns in a brioche bun (wow!). Vegan and veggie-friendly options include smashed avo on toast and a spectacular vegan burger stack.

Bottomless brunch is served at 2.30pm on Saturdays. MOMMI, 44-48 Clapham High St, SW4 7UR. Book MOMMI today.

In short

Whether it’s a boozy disco brunch in Clapham, a classy French burger in Holborn or a greasy spoon in Dalston, there’s sure to be a cheap brunch option in London to suit you. For bottomless brunch lovers, check out our guide to cheap bottomless brunch in London.

If it’s more of a highbrow cucumber-sandwich-and-fruit-scone affair you’re after, then we’ve got that covered too with our guide to cheap afternoon tea in London, and for comfort food in the capital, why not try one of the best Sunday roasts in London? Now, if you’re travelling on a budget, we have exactly what you need: the best cheap eats in London and the list of the best cheap sushi of the capital.

For friendly and affordable accommodation in London, check out Clink261 Budget Hostel or Clink78 backpackers youth hostel in King’s Cross or if you’re travelling as part of a bigger group, check out cheap group accommodation in London.