It’s no secret that brunch is the new dinner, and if you’re looking for the best affordable brunches in London, you won’t be short of incredible cafes and restaurants that hit the nail on the head. Finding cheap brunches in London that are also delicious is actually way more common than you think. So forget about paying ridiculous prices for avocado toast, as yolk porn perfection really doesn’t have to break the bank. Say hello to your weekend with an oozy Egg’s Benedict, a sweet stack of pancakes or a classic full English in one of these affordable yet delicious brunch spots in London.
The street may be famed for the nursery rhyme (remember the muffin man that lives on Drury Lane?), but the real reason to come to Drury Lane is for the unbeatable brunch at this lovely little cafe. The rustic interiors and menu at Drury 188-189 make you feel so comfortable you won’t want to leave. Get there in the morning to taste their beautifully prepared smashed avocado on sourdough complete with mint and lemon for just £6.25, or word on the street is their French toast is out of this world! And that’ll only set you back £6.95! For prices like these in one of the city’s wealthiest parts, you’re in for a real treat of a brunch.
Not too hungry? Order a coffee, locally roasted in East London, along with one of their ‘cronuts’. Another reason we love Drury 188-189 is for their efforts to cater for all diets including vegans and gluten-free, plus they do all they can to source their ingredients locally, too.
OVER UNDER COFFEE
Over Under Coffee is one of the most popular brunch spots in southwest London, serving up unreal avo toast by day and shaking up tasty cocktails by night. They have two different cafes for you to get your fix, one in West Brompton and one in Earl’s Court, both right by either station. Pop in on the weekend - although don’t be surprised if you have to wait for a table - and try their famous avocado toast served on sourdough with lime, chilli flakes, seeds, the lot for just £6.50. Otherwise their chorizo topped toast with aioli and gooey soft boiled eggs is a winner for £7.50. For the coffee lovers, don’t miss out on the brews here as they’re said to be some of London’s best.
For a filling brunch as good looking as this in London, you’d expect to pay much more! We appreciate Over Under Coffee for the humble prices and definitely recommend a visit to this off-beat gem.
Head over to your nearest Belushi’s this weekend to get your brunch-time fix. You’ll find multiple Belushi’s across the city, all serving up seriously tasty brunches for unreal prices. When a huge stack of American pancakes with bacon and maple syrup is just £5, you can’t go wrong! Opt for a giant ‘Resurrection’ full English breakfast or ‘The American’ with bacon, eggs, sausage AND pancakes and syrup, both plates setting you back just £6! Whether it’s a hangover cure you’re after, or just a good, filling refuel, Belushi’s will really hit the spot on a Sunday morning.
If you’re looking for a quirky, tasty AND cheap brunch spot in London, Attendant is the ideal place, and luckily for you there are three of them. Head to Attendant in Fitzrovia, Shoreditch or Clerkenwell, although our favourite has to be Fitzrovia - the now beautiful brunch spot was once an old Victorian public toilet! Follow the steps underground and peruse their perfect brunch menu.
A huge, deliciously sweet plate of French toast with berries, caramel, mascarpone and more is just £8, and a plate of smoked salmon and cream cheese on toast with lemon and ginger is the same. Don’t miss out on trying their coffee either - Attendant sources all their coffee beans sustainably and the roasting process is of high quality, and it’s simply delicious.
Bagels, pancakes, eggs, omelettes… Bonjour Brioche is a great West Kensington spot to suit anyone’s brunch taste. Although the bagels are on the pricier side, their eggier options are perfect. Go for a Persian omelette for £9.50, or a meatier take on Eggs Benedict that they call ‘Black Stone’ - brioche bread with steak bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce for £9.50. All their options are delicious and it’s a lovely interior to enjoy them in, and the staff all being so lovely and friendly, you won’t regret stopping here for your mid morning bite to eat.
The Hive SW6 is one of our favourite spots for a great value brunch in the Parsons Green area. Not only are the food options all deliciously affordable, but the freshly squeezed juices and smoothies are great value, too. Try their scrambled eggs with chorizo and feta (£8.95), or opt for the veggie breakfast burrito (£9.50) to fill you up on the weekend. The avocado toast with poached eggs is also famous amongst locals, just like their coffee is a go-to takeaway.