Notting Hill is definitely not short on places to eat, but where’s the best place for a breakfast or brunch before a busy day browsing Portobello’s markets? We picked 10 of the best breakfast spots in Notting Hill…
Lead image: Granger & Co
1 Granger & Co
Granger & Co has perfectly captured all the components of an Aussie brunch right here in London. The venue boasts easy going vibes, whilst the Notting Hill location further adds to the laid back, neighbourhood feel. The avocado heavy menu is focused on feel good ingredients and the types of dishes you’d find at a typical Bondi brunch spot. A trip here isn’t complete without ordering the ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, paired with an iced matcha latte – the perfect Spring brunch meal to enjoy whilst sitting outside in the alfresco area. The brunch menu is available daily until 12pm.
Address: 175 Westbourne Grove W11 2SB
2 Farm Girl
Another Australian-style cafe in the heart of Notting Hill. Farm Girl’s menu is all about fresh, nutritionally nurturing ingredients, so this is an ideal spot for the health conscious. Standout breakfast options include the House Granola with its nutty blend of oats, elderflower and orange zest, served with natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of berries; smashed avocado on toast; and Seoul eggs with kim chi, feta and tenderstem broccoli and a drizzle of chili oil.
Address: 59A Portobello Road W11 3DB
High quality produce is taken very seriously at Daylesford. The organic cafe is all about the basics with artisan cheeses and breads from their own bakery. You can stop by and grab something to eat and drink, enjoy the cozy cafe atmosphere with friends or even just grab a few items to take home with you.
Address: 208-212 Westbourne Grove Notting Hill
4 Golborne Deli
A relaxed and friendly neighbourhood cafe attached to a wine shop and deli, Golborne Deli plates up Mediterranean dishes with an Italian flair. For breakfast and brunch, opt for one of the big breakfast plates or start with some scrambled eggs and built your meal up, with a handful of extras – mushrooms, avocado, beans etc. There’s also a host of ciabatta sandwiches to try, as well as a short menu of breakfast cocktails – an Aperol Spritz, mimosa or bloody Mary.
Address: 100 Golborne Road W10 5PS
5 Butter Bakery Bar & Cafe
A family-run bakery that takes its culinary ques from Persia and France, Butter Bakery has prepares healthy meals with their bakery-baked bread and produce. The venue’s signature bread is the Persian Barbarry, a light and airy flatbread eaten at breakfast alongside the likes of fetta, honey, nuts and breakfast salads. Naturally, there’s a host of fresh pastries to try, along side light breakfast options, egg dishes and mezzes.
Address: 219 Westbourne Park Road W11 1EA
6 Lowry & Baker
This is the kind of café that W10 residents don’t want you to know about. Calm, friendly and filled with pastries, it’s hard not to fall in love with the place. It has an all day breakfast menu of toasted brioche, big plates and eggs your way on sourdough with a host of sides to pile on your plate – go for the harissa yoghurt with chili and coriander or the cannellini beans with homemade pesto. You can’t book, so just rock up.
Address: 339 Portobello Road W10 5SA
7 Electric Diner
Few places in Notting Hill divide opinion quite like Electric Diner, but that doesn’t stop the clientele filling up the banquettes on a daily basis. Swanky? A little. Overpriced? Perhaps. But the breakfast dishes here are undeniably good, and tend to measure up with a lot of other local café’s pricings. Whether your eggs are Florentine, Benedict or Royale, the chefs rarely put a foot wrong.
Address: 191 Portobello Road W11 2ED
202 is a chic and delicious breakfast spot serving up all of the classics. If you’re looking for a reliable breakfast spot then it’s certainly the place to visit. The separate breakfast and brunch menu combine to offer lighter meals such as porridge, French toast and pancakes, and a manner of heavier, eggier dishes – kedgeree with a poached egg, a full English for example – and a selection of more lunchy plates.
Address: 202 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill W11 2SB
9 The Tin Shed
A bright and cheery place, The Tin Shed is a charming little place with a cute courtyard garden out the back. The fresh and healthy menu offers tasty things like cold pressed juices, chia pots, buckwheat banana pancakes and savoury dishes such as home made baked beans, spiced kedgeree with a turmeric poached egg and roast tomato with goats chees, pesto and rocket on toast. Watch out for evening time supper clubs and wine nights.
Address: 33 All Saints Road, W11 1HE
10 Bluebelles Café
Portobello mushroom, beans, poached egg and sausage – all served in a neat little breakfast pot. That’s how things are done at Bluebelles, a family-friendly café on Portobello Road. Many are lured in by the colourful, cake-filled window display, only to find themselves still sitting in three hours later with a coffee, watching the world go by on the market.
Address: 320 Portobello Road W10 5RU