Australian brunch (breakfast meets lunch) is world-renowned. Admittedly, an initial fear I had about The Big Move was where I’d find my next banana bread and flat white ☕.
After some research, you quickly discover that A) not all the best spots are exclusive to Clapham and B) the British – well, maybe London specifically – have completely elevated the humble Aussie brunch to something that exudes luxurious decadence (think: Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
On that note, that’s not to say that you won’t find an equally snobbish brunch in certain well-to-do areas back home, but it is quite far removed from your typical poached eggs and avo on toast. The below quote sums this up quite nicely:
Bright mashups of foods that are healthy, natural and luxurious all at once … Cafes serve plates of organic porridge with raw honey and grass-fed cream, free-range poached eggs with local bacon and roasted broccoli, and all manner of avocado toast, garnished with everything from pickled onions and hoja santa to sesame seeds and shiso leaves.The New York Times
You get the idea. Anyway, here’s my tried and tested list of the crème de la Chantilly crème of Australian brunches in London.
Granger & Co.
All day, neighbourhood dining
📍 Clerkenwell, King’s Cross, Notting Hill, Chelsea
⭐ Ricotta hotcakes, banana and honeycomb butter.
Holistic and honest Australian owned cafes in London serving healthy food and damn good coffee
📍 Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill, Soho
⭐ Island Eggs: toasted sweet potato, labneh, avo mash and two poached eggs covered in hazelnut dukkah.
All day Australian brasserie Brought to you by the team behind Brew Cafe
📍 Kew, Putney, Richmond
⭐ Peanut butter tofu salad with avocado, cucumber, tomato, coconut cream, green nahm jim, chilli and fried shallots – add poached egg.
Morning – Noon – Night
📍 Clapham Junction, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Chiswick
⭐ Sweetcorn fritters with avocado, tomato jam and lime aioli – add bacon.
Ozone Coffee Roasters
Roastery, Coffee Bar and Eatery
📍 Old Street, Cambridge Heath (October 2019)
⭐ Gourmet lamingtons.
A little bit of Australia in London. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner
📍 Shoreditch, Fitzrovia, London Bridge
⭐ Buddha bowl with turmeric seed avocado, coconut chilli sweet potato, sprouting sunflower seeds, cauliflower quinoa rice, cashews, spinach & edamame, pickles and vegan cashew mayo.
Indy Aussie inspired cafés in SW London offering quality coffee, brunch
📍 Balham, Clapham Common, Streatham, Tooting
⭐ Toasted brioche.
On my radar…
☕ Caravan Roastery
☕ Department of Coffee and Social Affairs
☕ Flat White
☕ Little Green