With tot in tow, what better way to celebrate Australia Day 2018 than with hot coffee and slice of Aussie brunch culture in the heart of London. We’ve ditched our 24 hour ticket Down Under and nipped from north to east to to sample the finest Antipodean coffee and native nibbles across the capital…
Open from 7.00am, Ozone Coffee is the perfect saving grace for families seeking an early-bird pitstop and cracking cup of coffee. If after all that Christmas indulgence you’re seeking out a healthy breakfast, Ozone’s seeded granola with whey poached fruit scattered with macadamia and lemon thyme is a moorish treat. Sweet toothed kids will adore the spiced banana bread laden with nut butter. Highchairs available and prams are neatly tucked away for those heading in with teeny ones.
11 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4AQ
The brainchild of Shelagh Ryan, Michael Homan and Caitlin Ryan, this Aussie trio opened the very first Lantana to much acclaim back in 2008. Several cups of coffee and jammy lamingtons later, Lantana blossomed and spread its roots North. With a dinky coffee and brunch spot nestled in Camden Lock market and the elegant Old Street cafe, their espresso is robust and toasted banana bread with cinnamon ricotta and fresh berries scrumptious!
Old Street: Unit 2, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Rd, EC1Y 1HQ
If you’re in the mood to smash back a couple of flatties this Australia Day then why not hop over to one of the first wave Antipodean artisan coffee bars – Flat White. A firm favourite with Soho residents and neighbouring workers, Flat White and their sister cafe, Milkbar, will not only welcome you with open arms but promrise to serve up one of the best smashed avo on toast this side of the equator – with a promise like that what’s not to love!
Flat Whit: 17 Berwick Street, W1F 0PT
Milk Bar: 3 Bateman Street, W1D 4AG
Proof that good things do come in small packages, the adorable Aussie inspired Kaffeine keeps the heart of Fitzrovia pulsating with their perfect blend of coffee and loose leaf teas. Perch by the window of their Eastcastle Street store and watch the world ebb by as you nibble away on Anzac biccies and sip on endless espressos. Those looking to master the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Gravimetric espresso machine in store can become barista for the night with their celebrated coffee courses.
15 Eastcastle Street, W1T 3AY / 66 Great Titchfield St, W1W 7QJ
Granger & Co
If you’re looking for a taste of Oz in North London then King’s Cross is just the ticket. Bathed in notes of gold, Bill Granger’s ‘Granger & Co’ is the perfect spot to breakfast in style this Australia Day. With a menu brimming with sunshine flavours why not go all out with a ‘Fresh Aussie’ – tea smoked salmon, poached eggs, greens, avocado & cherry tomatoes and an almighty cup of allpress coffee.
Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Farm Girl founder has come a long way since milking cows on an Australian dairy farm as a young girl. Now firmly rooted in the hear of Portobello, Farm Girl boast a menu as bright as their interior. A holistic and healthy Australian cafe, coffee is bold and strong by The Roasting Party, our particular favourite – the Cold Drip, cold brewed by GoodBeans and licked with hot coconut milk. Those partaking in a month of virtuous detoxification will be bowled over with the choice of lattes lining the menu from liquid gold laced with numeric, cinnamon and astragalus to an activated charcoal, date syrup and cashew milk number which is a sweet, nutty treat.
59a Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 3DB
Oh and did we mention…
The Lamnut! Those mouth-watering folk over at Crosstown Doughnuts are bringing back the insanely good golden ring inspired by the traditional Australia cake – the Lamington. Smothered in sticky-sweet raspberry jam, dressed in a chocolate coat and then smattered with coconut. If one Aussie inspire doughnut isn’t epic enough, this year the Lamnut will be joined by a Tim Tam special! Available on 26th and 27th January only – don’t miss this sweet Straya duo.
Soho: 4 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DA
King’s Cross: Real Food Market – Kings Cross Square, Euston Road, N1 9AP