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Top 20 Cheap Brunches in London (2024)

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 options for £16pp 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 or scrambled? These egg aficionados of London’s famous Notting Hill certainly know how to craft a tasty, eggy brunch menu. Eggbreak’s main food options start at £16, including the popular EggBreaky Melt and John’s Sabich Egg Benedict. Whether you’re a fan of poached perfection or scrambled simplicity, this hidden gem promises a brunch experience you won’t forget!

Open Mon-Fri 8am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm Eggbreak, 30 Uxbridge St, W8 7TA.

brunch at Eggbreak in Notting Hill, London

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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 toast or grilled portobello mushrooms – the Pickled Hen offers a versatile menu to cater for most tastes.

Be careful not to fill up on too much savoury though – there’s an orange drizzle cake and triple chocolate cheesecake for afters!

Open Mon-Sun, 7am-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.

Open Mon-Sun 8am-3.30pm. Wild Thyme, 2b Thorpebank Road, W12 0PQ. Walk-ins only. Find out more at Wild Thyme London.

delicious brunch dishes at Wild Thyme in 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 the vegans and veggies, go for a Beyond Meat burger with vegan cheese and bacon. They have gluten-free options and there’s a handy nutritional info guide online that will keep you right.

Open Mon-Sat 11am – 11pm and Sun 11am – 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.

a stacked burger at Honest Burger in London

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Cheap brunch in North London

5. 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 £15.50, ensuring there’s something to suit every palate and preference.

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

The Parlour brunch at Kensal Green in London

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6. 101 Church Street Cafe and Restaurant (Marylebone)

Renowned for its exceptional service and warm hospitality, this hidden gem offers an inviting atmosphere that sets the perfect stage for a memorable brunch experience. Guests consistently praise the friendly staff and welcoming vibe, making it a beloved spot to start the day.

But it’s not just the ambiance that earns rave reviews – it’s the unbeatable value and quality of the fare. From the hearty English breakfast to the satisfyingly stacked toasted egg and bacon sandwich, each dish impresses with its generous portions and delicious flavours.

Open Mon-Sat 6.30am-4pm. 101 Church St, London NW8 8EY.

7. 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.

Open Tue-Sat 9am – 4pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. 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.

brunch at Dobar London

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8. Sunday (Islington)

Sunday beckons brunch enthusiasts with its mouthwatering delights. The star of the show? Their irresistible brioche French toast, adorned with vanilla crème fraiche, bananas, and salted caramel, a dish that’s bound to make your taste buds dance with joy. Not to be outdone, the pulled pork eggs benedict on thick waffles highlights the café’s dedication to hearty portions. With a reputation for serving up some of the best brunches in town, Sunday is a must-visit destination for those craving a delicious start to their day.

Open Tues-Fri 8.30am-5pm and weekends 9am-5pm. 169 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DA.

Cheap brunch in central London

9. Lantana Cafe (Fitzrovia)

Lantana brings 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 raspberries and lemon cream French toast.

There are tasty vegetarians and vegan offerings too. The full Lantana veggie breakfast looks dreamy and the avocado poke bowl has our taste buds tingling!

Brunch is available weekends 9am-4.30pm. Lantana Café, 13 Charlotte Pl, Fitzrovia, W1T 1SN. Book Lantana today.

veggie brunch dishes at Lantana in London

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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 porridges on the menu as well as savoury dishes like mushrooms on sourdough and tuna melt toasties.

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

11. Dehesa (Soho)

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

Tapas are reasonably priced at £7.50 – £15.50 each.

Open Sun-Tues 12-10pm and Wed-Sat 12-11pm. Dehesa, 25 Ganton Street, W1F 9BP. Book Dehesa today.

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 Garden Spritz? Couple with a brunch classic like eggs royale benedict or try one of their famous burgers. The grilled aubergine burger and the steak truffle burger get the thumbs up from us.

Open Tue-Thur 11.30am – 10pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm 95-97 High Holborn, WC1V 6LF. Book Haché today.

Inside Haché in Holborn

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Cheap brunch in East London

13. Rake’s Café (Liverpool Street)

Located in the lively heart of Shoreditch, Rake’s Café promises a delightful brunch experience. Imagine sinking your teeth into crispy buttermilk chicken burgers, creamy smashed avocado on toast, or the colourful Rake’s rainbow salad, all designed to cater to various tastes. With options for meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten sensitivities, Rake’s ensures everyone can enjoy a tasty meal.

Open Mon-Wed 8.30am-12am, Thurs-Sat 8.30am-1pm, Sun 8.30am-6pm. Rake’s Café, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN. Book Rake’s Café today.

14. Brunswick East (Dalston)

Brunswick East café and bakehouse provides all things brunch, baked goods and coffee! Try a different brunch dish with the tantalising sky farm cured chalk stream trout, and okonomiyaki Japanese pancakes on the menu. Veggie, vegan, and gluten-free options include the amazake oat bircher and rhubarb sorbet, and chilli poached eggs.

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 butter and banana French toast.

Open Mon, Thurs and Fri 9am – 3pm and weekends 9.30am – 3.30pm. Hash E8, 170 Dalston Ln, E8 1NG. Walk-ins only. See Hash E8 for more details.

Brunch dish from Hash E8 in London

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16. Cafe 338 (Bethnal Green)

Upon entering Cafe 338, guests are greeted by an ambiance that’s both inviting and unpretentious, where the simple interior design serves as a backdrop to the real star of the show: the food. With freshly brewed coffee and dishes prepared with love and care including English breakfast and pancakes, Cafe 338 promises a comforting retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Open Mon-Sat 6.30am-5pm and Sun 7am-4pm. 338 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 0AG

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 veggie breakfast, huevos rancheros, blueberry pancakes, and the TBC breakfast burger to name but a few!

Open Mon-Tues 7.30am-3pm, Wed-Sat 7.30am-9.30pm, Sun 7.30am-4pm. The Breakfast Club, 11 Southwark St, SE1 1RQ. Book The Breakfast Club today.

The Breakfast Club London Bridge

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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 (fish of the day, 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, smashed avocados, and brioche with white chocolate caramel and strawberries. Tasty!

Open weekdays 8am – 3.30pm and, 8am – 4pm and Sun 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 and granola with yoghurt and seasonal berries.

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

Open weekdays 8.30 am – 5pm and weekends 10 am – 6pm. Canvas and Cream, 18 London Rd, SE23 3HF. Book Canvas and Cream today.

20. Brunchies (Camberwell)

Brunchies is a cosy family-run spot nestled in the heart of Camberwell. Serving up fresh and high-quality breakfast, lunch, and South American specials seven days a week, they cater for everyone. Indulge in their delicious English breakfast with chips, with options for veggie and vegan brunchers too. Craving something lighter? Dive into their smashed avocado or shakshuka. And of course, they have classics like eggs benedict and pancakes on their menu that are sure to hit the spot.

Open Mon-Wed 8am-4pm, Thurs-Fri 8am-5pm and weekends 8am-6pm. 1 Valmar Rd, Camberwell, London SE5 9NG.

In short

Whether it’s 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.

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