Dalston Brunches To Try This Weekend

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8 October 2016

If you’re not familiar with Dalston, it’s a bit rough around the edges but that’s just the way we like it! Sandwiched in between Stoke Newington and Shoreditch, it’s a cool East End location to hang out at the weekend. Here we find the best places to head for a great breakfast or brunch.

Dalston Diner, Hungry Man Breakfast | © Homegirl London

Dalston Diner

Diner, Restaurant, American, $$$
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Dalston Superstore, Avocado with Chili on Sourdough Toast
Dalston Superstore, Avocado with Chili on Sourdough Toast | © Homegirl London
If you fancy a big fry up or perfectly fluffy pancakes then you should definitely head to the Diner; a classic American. They serve breakfast all day which includes plenty of pancakes with blueberries, bananas and lashings of maple syrup or butterscotch sauce. Try the sweet potato pancakes, a breakfast burrito or eggs served benedict, royal or florentine style. If you fancy a massive breakfast opt for the ‘Hungry Man’ with bacon, sausages, eggs, mushrooms, beans, hash browns and toast. They also have a brunch burger which contains a 6oz burger with bacon, pancakes, fried egg, cheese, syrup and hollandaise sauce. Other delights include the Mexican breakfast pan, French toast and waffles.

Dalston Superstore

Gay Bar, Pub Grub, European, $$$
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This is a gay music venue by night which serves a good breakfast-brunch during the day. The surroundings are a cross between a New York diner and a disco. All day brunch typically includes scrambled eggs on toast with extras like avocado, bacon, smoked salmon or black pudding. They serve a selection of burgers and the fries come seasoned with smoked paprika, delicious. Wash your nosh down with an Allpress coffee, bottle of beer or Bloody Mary. Here you can groove out to some retro tunes while munching on your food.

Hash E8

Restaurant, British, Fusion, American, $$$
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As the name implies Hash E8 serves American style breakfast hash which is really tasty. Choose from different types of hash like chorizo with sweet potato, pulled pork or beetroot. You can have your hash with eggs cooked as you like them and different trimmings like bacon and sausages. The beetroot veggie hash is served with eggs, kale, tomatoes, halloumi and homemade beans. They also serve omelettes, eggs benedict, florentine, breakfast muffins, pancakes and French toast. A really friendly place to head when you have a big appetite.

A Little Bit of What You Fancy

Restaurant, British, $$$
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L'atelier, Baked Camembert with Honey and Hazelnuts
L'atelier, Baked Camembert with Honey and Hazelnuts | © Homegirl London
This rustic café serves modern British food using plenty of seasonal ingredients. A popular brunch option being sourdough bread served with eggs, vine roasted tomatoes and a sprig of fresh basil. Variations on this theme include chorizo, bacon and Scottish smoked salmon. There’s also likely to be something sweet like French toast made from brioche (with fresh fruit and granola for the virtuous).


Cafe, European, $$$
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If you want a great cup of Allpress coffee head for L’Atelier. Here you can try a light breakfast like scrambled eggs on toast with chorizo, bacon or salmon. They also serve omelettes. Or opt for one of their open sandwiches like baked Camembert with honey and hazelnuts or beetroot with goat’s cheese. They serve some tasty salad combinations, a rustic and light option for brunch. The croissants are very good if you just fancy a little treat with your coffee.

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