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Here’s Where to Go for Breakfast in London Bridge

Early mornings are a great time to tour Tower Bridge to beat the crowds and enjoy the morning sun glistening off the River Thames. After a stroll over the historic bridge, meander to the popular London Bridge neighbourhood, where you’ll find some of the best breakfast spots in all of Central London.

Whether you’re interested in artfully crafted espresso drinks or unusual brunches, this selection of breakfast spots in London Bridge has something for every type of hungry traveller.

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The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is just a four-minute walk from the centre of Tower Bridge and has classic retro-décor. The space has a shiny pink ceiling, classic vinyl chairs, and a bar lined with subway tiles for a traditional American-diner feel.

Choose from a wide variety of hearty breakfast options at reasonable prices. From the All-American pancake breakfast to the Mexican-inspired Huevos Rancheros dish, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For a real treat, order the mouth-watering Disco Fries topped with pulled pork, avocado, hollandaise, beer cheese, and eggs. Yum!

They open at 7:30 am on weekdays and 8am on weekends. Arrive early to get a table or take a seat at the central bar.

London Grind

London Grind is located in London Bridge above Borough Market. Although typically a popular London espresso bar, this location offers a full restaurant, which recently expanded to accommodate twice its capacity.

Enjoy riverside views among whitewashed brick walls and white marble counters with wrought iron and gold accents. The atmosphere entices local coffee-lovers and hungry Tower Bridge tourists alike.

London Grind offers impeccably crafted espresso drinks alongside fresh juices and smoothies. For breakfast, order a trendy smashed avocado toast, beetroot smoked salmon, or a healthy raw breakfast salad.

They open at 7am on weekdays, 8am on Saturdays, and 9am on Sundays, and accept walk-ins or reservations for large groups.

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Oblix at the Shard

If you’re a late riser looking to enjoy a bit of luxury, head up 32 storeys of the Shard to the high-end Oblix restaurant and bar. With breathtaking views over East London and the River Thames, Oblix is nothing if not sophisticated.

Order a multi-course brunch for a top-notch brunch experience, or order from the a la carte menu for a lighter meal. Options include a lobster omelette, breakfast plates complete with caviar, and freshly grilled steak with a side of duck eggs.

Oblix is only open for brunch on the weekends from 12pm to 3pm.

Borough Market

For an atypical breakfast, head over to Borough Market, the oldest food market in London. Wander the narrow aisles and shop from local traders to create your own unique breakfast spread.

Take in the rich colours, smells, and conversation whilst perusing fresh fruits and vegetables, warm breads of every types, and packaged foodstuffs from all over the world. Borough Market is the perfect place to sample an eclectic selection of food.

The market opens at 10am on weekdays and 8am on Saturdays. Unfortunately, the market is closed on Sundays. You can choose whatever takes your fancy then find a quiet spot in the city to sit and enjoy your breakfast.

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As London experts, our team at Premium Tours know a thing or two about where to find the best breakfasts in the city. You can find the best places for breakfast in East London here. Contact us to find out more about our London tours and discover some more handy London food tips.

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9 of the Best Breakfast Spots in East London

Long gone are the days when breakfast in East London meant eating in a greasy spoon. Today the breakfast experience in the East End is far more hip, funky, sophisticated and, above all, tasty. You can try food from almost every continent, so you can spend your time trying out different cuisines and new flavours.

If you’re looking for more than just a traditional fry-up, you’re in for a pleasant and delicious surprise.

Here are nine of our favourite East London breakfast spots that will definitely set you up for the day.

1. Ozone (Leonard Street)

If you need a decent shot of caffeine first thing, then a visit to Ozone should wake you up! They have a fantastic selection of roasted in-house coffee. Grab a seat at the cooking station and watch the chefs at work. Favourites include eggs Benedict with pork belly, halloumi or smoked salmon.

2. The Barge House (De Beauvoir Crescent)

Visit this wonderful waterside eatery at the weekend to try their signature ‘Breakfast in Bread’. It consists of a hollowed out sourdough loaf filled with a choice of delicious ingredients such as smoked bacon, sausage and egg, smoked salmon, or spicy chorizo and red peppers. Wash it down with an in-house infused vodka, Bloody Mary. It is the weekend after all!

3. Duck&Waffle (Bishopsgate)

On the 40th floor of Heron Tower, this magnificent eatery offers breakfast with a view stretching across the capital. Favourites include ox cheek eggs Benedict, the ‘Full Elvis Waffle’ and of course their signature dish: crispy duck leg confit with a fried duck egg served on a freshly made waffle.

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4. Andina (Redchurch Street)

For something a little healthier, try a Peruvian-based breakfast inspired by the Andes, at Andina. Super smoothies, Peruvian coffee and breakfasts with a Peruvian twist such as huevos q’apachana, and pudin de maiz are delicious, yet guilt-free morning indulgences.

5. Yolk (Balls Pond Road)

Currently based at the Duke of Wellington pub in the heart of the City, the Yolk pop-up restaurant makes the best poached egg pots in London, made with free range Burford Brown eggs.  Choose from six scrumptious pots including eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, florentine and chipotle.

6. The Book Club (Leonard Street)

The artworks and exhibitions in this former Victorian warehouse provide a lovely setting while you indulge in the hearty, classic full English breakfast the Book Club’s famous for.

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7. Berber and Q (Acton Mews)

If you want to try a Middle Eastern breakfast, you can’t get much better than Berber Q. Their Israeli speciality features honeyed feta, hummus, eggs, avocado and tahini dip, served with traditional Turkish coffee or Moroccan mint tea.

8. Hash E8 (Dalston Lane)

If you’re a late riser, head to Hash E8 – they serve breakfast all day long. The menu includes, you’ve guessed it, homemade hash browns served in a variety of ways, as well as a good selection of pancakes, omelettes and English muffin dishes.

9. Beigel Bake (Brick Lane)

Finally, if you’re looking for something quick, cheap and tasty, you can grab on the run, try a New York style hot salt beef and mustard bagel from this traditional Jewish-style bakery, or grab one of their famous ‘rainbow bagels’ for a sweeter treat.

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As London experts, we know all the best places for a hearty breakfast. To find out more about our selection of London tours, do get in touch with us today.