We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but on weekends we deserve a lie in. That’s where brunch comes in. Luckily in South West London we are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to incredible brunch spots. Here is a roundup of my favourite places to meet up with friends for a delicious leisurely brunch.
A Wanted Man- This is my favourite place to go for brunch on a Saturday. A great little espresso bar sat on the Kings Road with its very own brow bar upstairs. This gorgeous cafe has a down to earth rustic charm and every time I visit I feel at home. Their tagline ‘A little wild west, a hint of eastern promise, a whole lot of body boosting goodness’ sums up this delightful cafe perfectly. A wanted Man reminds me of those lovely health food cafes I visited during my travels to Bali. They offer a vast selection of healthy, delicious and Instagram worthy brunch dishes from organic granola to North African shakshuka. The open sandwiches are incredible, by far the best I have had in London and are a great choice if you are looking for something to set you up for the day ahead. If you are looking for something sweet they always have a selection of pastries on offer. They also offer a great selection of fresh cold pressed juices and herbal teas and delicious speciality coffees.
330 King S Road, London SW3 5UR
Bluebird Chelsea- The famous Bluebird cafe Chelsea is another great spot for a weekend brunch. Although on a slightly grander scale than ‘A wanted man’ this cafe/restaurant also has a laid back feel. Boasting a huge courtyard, this is a great place to visit in the warmer months if you are able to bag a seat outside. The gourmet menu will leave you spoilt for choice. Whether you choose to have the eggs benedict or something a little more substantial from their classic menu you will not be disappointed. Everything I have tried so far at the bluebird has been delectable.
350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU
The Coffee Works Project- I discovered this charming cafe just a week ago when I was checking out the swanky Circus West Village development at Battersea Power Station. Although it only opened its doors a couple of months ago, the establishment is already thriving and after trying the food I am not at all surprised. The sophisticated brunch menu is mouth-watering and It was a struggle to choose between all of the inviting dishes. In the end I opted for the Avocado and feta toast which looked like a work of art . My partner chose the indulgent Ham hock eggs benedict and truffle which was also very yummy. Although slightly on the pricey side the food is definitely worth the money so I strongly recommend trying it out for a real treat.
Unit 20, Circus West Village, Battersea SW11 8EZ
Pear Tree Cafe – Nestled in the middle of the stunning Battersea park, overlooking the boating lake, is this lovely cafe. This is a great place to grab a coffee or enjoy a Sunday brunch after a long walk along the Thames or through the park grounds. They offer some stunning seasonal dishes and only use specially sourced produce to ensure they use only the best quality ingredients in their food. The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs are out of this world and they have lots of delicious salads. The cafe can get very busy especially during the summer so it is best to try and get there early to avoid the very long ques.
Lakeside Cafe Battersa Park, Battersea, London SW11 4NJ
Nutbourne- Another fantastic find in Battersea is Nutbourne bar and restaurant. Situated right near the park in Ramsomes Dock is this great little eatery. The chefs work with seasonal, sustainable and locally grown produce. The menu is not huge but there are enough dishes available to suit most tastes. They do a brilliant eggs benedict and the French toast is also really tasty. The interiors are really cosy and in the winter there is a log fire. There is also a small terrace area overlooking the dock which is a perfect dining spot in the summer.
35-37, Parkgate Road, Battersea, London SW11 4NP
Ivy Chelsea Garden- This all day brasserie is stunning, it is beautifully decorated throughout and the food is out of this world. The food here is spectacular and the service is outstanding. The Ivy cafe offers an extensive brunch menu where you can choose from a selection of egg dishes or opt for one of the Ivy classics. Every time I come here I am blown away by the food. My favourite dish is the Tuna carpaccio which I end up choosing nearly every time. Another favourite of mine is their signature Shepard’s pie and whatever seasonal vegetables they have to offer that day. You will need to book in advance to come here as it is always very busy and if you are coming during the summer I strongly suggest you ask for a table in the courtyard as it is lovely.
195 -197 King’s Road, London SW3 5EQ
No29- Right on my door step is
29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 4NN
Aprils Cafe- This is a recent find of mine. Aprils cafe is located in the basement floor of Sloane Street luxury fashion retailer Boutique 1. This is the perfect escape from the madness of Sloane square after an early morning of retail therapy. The menu is simple, offering only a few dishes but the quality of the food is excellent. The Labneh Dukka was fabulous and the smoothies all pack a punch. The hidden courtyard is lovely during the summer months, but as with any outside space in London it gets busy quickly.
127/128 Sloane Street, London SW1X
Daylesford- Situated over three floors this magnificent deli/cafe is brimming with organic produce from its own farm in Gloucestershire. The organic cafe serves some beautiful traditional dishes made with the Daylesford farm produce. I have eaten at this cafe a handful of times and each time the food has been lovely. Simple cooking that allows the ingredients to speak for themselves .Daylesford also have various events and workshops which take place in the store. My partner and I recently attended a Seddlip cocktail making class there and it was fantastic.
44B Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8LP
The Black Penny- This cafe opened in Duke of York Square Chelsea just recently and has already become a favourite of mine and my partner. They have a fantastic brunch menu that is served up until 4pm so there is time for a lie in. The bubble and squeak is absolutely delicious, as is the crispy duck hash. The portions are generous so this place is good value for money.
55 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY