Avocado on toast has become the weekend staple of the city of London. A good brunch destination is as popular as a bespoke cocktail bar; and nothing says classic brunch like avocado on toast. London is moving on from the simple smashed avocado with various black pepper combinations on toasted bread; the iconic avocado toast has morphed into a dish that requires culinary talent, as we see additions of varying toast and a rise in the inclusion of chilli flakes and feta. Whether you prefer simple, or spicy and exotic, here are the best avocado toast dishes in London.
Caravan, Exmouth Market
The holy grail of avocado toast dishes. Three words: cornbread French toast. Located in Farringdon, Caravan Exmouth’s brunch menu displays an air of excellence that avocado lovers will admire. Start with a base of cornbread French toast and top it with bacon, rocket and avocado. A truly unique salty and sweet combination to the taste buds, this is the perfect cure to your Saturday morning hangover.
Caravan Exmouth Market, 11-13 Exmouth Market, London, UK +44 207 101 7661
Duck & Waffle
Avocado with a view. Notably booked up to two months in advance Duck & Waffle is the ideal East London hotspot if you’re looking to impress a date, or as this Heron Tower restaurant is open 24 hours, end a fantastic evening with friends. We know the secret to a beautiful morning on the 40th floor – the Colombian Eggs. Organic eggs, scrambled with avocado on toast, you then have the option to add grilled chorizo or smoked salmon. Get the chorizo. Trust us… It’s a game changer!
Duck & Waffle, 110 Bishopsgate, London, UK +44 203 640 7310
From the city to Hackney, Healthy Stuff add dimension to the rising residency in the area. In the heart of Dalston Lane, the bright little café doubles as a health food shop, so you can cater to your organic food shop fix while brunching. Healthy Stuff’s claim to avocado fame? Sourdough toast with mashed avocado, maldon sea salt, chilli flakes and olive oil does the trick, and makes for a beautifully presented dish. Add feta to the mix for an additional 50p.
Healthy Stuff, 168 Dalston Lane, London, UK +44 207 812 9604
No. 11 Pimlico Road
Before you panic that solely East London is home to the best avocado toast dishes, keep your cool. No. 11 Pimlico Road is your new reason to travel west. Nestled between Sloane Square and Victoria, the simply chic and spacious No. 11 Pimlico Road is easy to find. Choose the elderflower and earl grey fizz cocktail to accompany the crushed avocado and feta, a classic sourdough toast base complete with crushed avocado, plenty of feta with chilli oil. It’s not for the weak.
No. 11, 11 Pimlico Rd, London, UK +44 207 730 6784
The Lantana Cafés are known for bringing a little bit of Australia to London. Unfortunately not the warm beaches, but they do serve up a smashing avocado toast for brunch. This classic avo has the thumbs up from its countrymen living in London, so you know it’s the real deal. Smashed avocado is perched atop of sourdough toast with a poached egg and rocket, plus we love the option to add halloumi to anything. Wash this down with a spicy Bloody Mary and you’re looking at the perfect weekend.
Lantana, 13 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, London, UK +44 207 637 3347
By Kelly Prince-Wright