Whichever came first, however you take them, we know that when it comes to starting your day – the humble egg is a winner. From poached perfection to soldiers set for dipping, we’ve picked the 10 best egg joints around London for you and your chicks to enjoy…
From Alex Head, the founder and CEO of Social Pantry, and her ingenous team comes a brand new project – Soane’s Kitchen. Located in Ealing, it’s the perfect weekend jaunt to escape the bustle of town and enjoy seasonal dishes produced within John Soane’s original walled kitchen garden. With a weekends only brunch menu, be sure to book fast as this gem is set to be a winner. For grown ups there’s Bloody Mary beans with labneh and poached eggs and the succulent Social Pantry brioche burger resplendent with fried egg. A kids brunch menu features a classic dippy egg and soldiers and pancake stack with syrup if you’re little ones aren’t already sweet enough! Plus, a huge hoorah as between 8 – 11am, Monday – Thursday, mums get 10% off your bill – all you gotta do is bring along your buggie, preferably with baby in tow and Soane’s Kitchen will give you 10% off your meal.
Walpol Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W5 5EQ
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 for eggs aplenty. Kids are spoilt for choice with scrambled, sunny-side, poached or soft boiled with those all important sourdough soldiers for dipping. For mamas, 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. Extra indulgence is served in the form of soft shell crab, chorizo and kimchi fried rice with an oozy poached egg.
Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
A favourite of Table Talk guest, Miriam Cooper – founder of Mimi’s Table, this walk-in brunch spot behind Notting Hill Gate tube is truly an egg lovers dream. Whilst Mimi says it’s fluffy pancakes for her daughter and and for her, any of the the Middle Eastern inspired egg dishes with a strong coffee. We can’t help but go ga-ga for Lucky Peach’s salt beef hash with sautéed 12 potatoes, chilli, spring onion, peppers, fried eggs and sourdough! From Mexican omelettes, scrambled eggs folded with nduja and baba ganoush with poached eggs, there really is something for everyone at EggBreak.
30 Uxbridge St, London W8 7TA
Oodles of eggs and plenty of spice, what more could we ask for at breakfast time. Dishoom is a firm favourite for a spot of family breakfast and with restaurants across London, super easy to get to. With a focus on sharing, kids can tuck into treats from the main menu and the Dishoom team are always on hand to recommend dishes with the spice-o-meter turned to child friendly. When it comes to eggs, the choice is plentiful – from the Kejriwal, two fried eggs on chilli cheese toast to the Akuri, spicy scrambled eggs piled up with plump home-made buns and grilled tomatoes. The Bombay Omelette is a super sharing breaky consisting of a hearty three-egg omelette of chopped tomato, onion, coriander and green chilli, served with Dishoom’s signature Fire Toast.
Locations across London
Milk Beach Cafe
Calling all brunch loving mamas, Milk Beach Cafe in Queen’s Park is a-calling. New to the neighbourhood, this child-friendly cafe prides itself on specialty coffees from around the world that are traceable to the farm and carefully roasted by the Milk Beach team. Alongside a mean cup o’joe, their eggs are a snap-worthy start to the day. Be it coddled eggs in a jar with cream and sweet potato purée, sea salt and chives, served with sourdough soldiers or poached Burford Browns eggs benedict with ham hock and spinach on sourdough – this welcome local brunch spot is a fabulous new addition to NW6.
19 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RA
Noted in the Evening Standard as one of the best brunches in London, Ben’s Canteen egg game is strong! How does Buttermilk fried chicken, Canteen bacon, poached egg and unctuous hollandaise on toast sound? We’re in! If Southern fried fancies are too much in the morning, purists can opt for two Burford Browns or a classic Canteen Fry Up with eggs any which way. Our fave – sweetcorn and kale fritters loaded with pickled carrot, spiced labneh and poached egg. A dedicated kids menu served up boiled eggs and soldiers or if your teeny ones love eggs whisked, flipped and stacked into pancakes, theres a mini stack flavoured with banana and rich, creamy yoghurt.
140 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SL / 422 Garratt Lane, SW18 4HW
Fancy eggs with a twist? From the traditional poached to the spice flecked folded, Wimbledon’s Brew Cafe is a dream for family breakfast. Brew’s breakfast menu boasts a cracking selection including creamy rich Turkish Eggs – a poached pair with yoghurt, hot chilli butter and a toasted pide and Folded Eggs with lemon and parsley on sourdough, parents can pimp up with a kicking chorizo version. Kids can slather marmite on their soldiers or order a smaller size of the Folded Eggs on the house kids menu. Big and little kids will go crazy for the Brew Melt – a ham, gruyere, tomato stacked melt served with a poached egg and pesto…ultimate yumminess! With high chairs for tots and friendly service, you can find additional branches of Brew Cafe in Wandsworth, Clapham and Chiswick.
21 High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5DX
If you’re kids are late risers (lucky you!), Bob has the answer! Bob’s Cafe’s, across North London, serve breakfast from the early hours all the way up until 4pm. Priding themselves on their family-friendly approach, both main and kids breakfast menus are packed with a scrumptious selection. If you’re a Shakshouka fiend like me then the Red Shakshouka is a must. Bob’s Breakfast Bowl (vegetarian and gluten conscious) sees quinoa layered up with scrambled eggs, greek yogurt, roasted tomatoes, kales and avo – delish! Bobs Kidz serves up classic eggs with soldiers, a treat-worthy mini fry up and flip side your eggs by ordering up a stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes drizzled with maple syrup.
77 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6NH & locations across North London
When the yummy Mummy’s of Primrose Hill need a breakfast protein fix they head to Greenberry Cafe. With eggs old breed Burford Brown from Clarence Court, the source is as fine as the finished article. Benedict, Florentine or Royale, these hollandaise crowned beauties are the best in North West London – glossy yolks ooze atop fresh muffins. A veggie laden sumac spiked poached eggs with roast squash, cherry tomatoes, spinach, pomegranate and feta is the perfect alternative to a great British breaky.
Greenberry Cafe, 101 Regents Park Rd, London, NW1
Duck & Waffle
If you’re kids are little older and you want to treat them to a truly spectacular start to the day, Duck & Waffle serves a breakfast unlike no other. Located on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate, Duck & Waffle is the highest restaurant in London and with views as Insta-worthy as chef Dan Doherty’s dishes. The menu includes the eponymous duck and waffle – crispy leg confit, fried duck egg, mustard maple syrup, alongside a kicking shakshuka and cheese lovers dream – our ultimate breakfast dish – duck egg cocotte. Serving sunrise to sunset, if you kids are up at the crack of dawn, jump on the tube and get set to watch the sunrise whilst enjoying an iconic London breakfast. Be warned, book in advance as tables are in high demand!
110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY