Australian brunch is world-famous, and that’s no exception in the Capital. But what is Australian brunch, anyway? ☕🥑
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
Australian brunch is more than just what’s on the menu. It’s the industrial-chic decor, the coffee aroma and friendly welcome from bearded baristas.
Intrigued? Read on for my tried and true blue Australian brunch hotspots in London.
Kiss the Koala
About: a great place to brunch in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You will find great coffee and the most beautiful plates that taste as good as they look.
We ordered: waffles with Prosecco poached strawberries and the English breakfast.
Find them in: Crouch End, north London.
Granger & Co.
About: reflects the “Australian” spirit: sunny, easy-going and generous. From first opening in Sydney’s Darlinghurst in 1993, Granger & Co. has gone global with restaurants in Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Honolulu and London.
We ordered: ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, sweet corn fritters with roast tomato, spinach, and bacon.
Find them in: in central London (Chelsea, Clerkenwell, King’s Cross) and a little further out in Notting Hill.
About: Farm Girl is a group of stylish, health-focused cafes and restaurants serving holistic, fresh food and good coffee, Australian style.
We ordered: their staple rose lattes! 🌹
Find them in: central London (Fitzrovia, Knightsbridge, Soho) and spread around (Notting Hill, Hoxton).
About: all-day Australian brasserie that converts from a laid back Melbourne affair to a hustle and bustling night time dining spot.
We ordered: green pea arancini, Aussie burger and lamingtons!
Find them in: Richmond and Kew down south.
About: serving Australian food day, noon and night. They also stock iconic confectionery and make fresh ANZAC biscuits and lamingtons.
We ordered: sweet corn fritters, avocado with cottage cheese, lemon, salt and Vegemite on pide, and toasted banana bread with hung honeyed yogurt and pistachios.
Find them in: south London at Clapham, Wandsworth and Wimbledon.
About: all day dining including Australian brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner of world fusion small plates & mains. They also serve vegan wines, craft ales, alternative cocktails and house blend coffee.
We ordered: pulled Chicken shawarma grain bowl and smashed avocado.
Find them in: central London at Fitzrovia, London Bridge and Shoreditch.
While I’m yet to brunch my way around London, these places come highly recommended by trusted sources:
- Brickwood Coffee & Bread in Balham, Clapham, Tooting, Streatham
- Daisy Green in various locations around London
- Department of Coffee and Social Affairs in central London
- Flat White in Soho
- Ozone Coffee Roasters in Old Street and Bethnal Green.
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