Whether you are an early bird or a late riser, picturesque Greenwich, is the place to head for inventive breakfast and brunch concepts, from meaty meals to healthy vegetarian alternatives. The Culture Trip has compiled a guide to the top spots to feed your morning appetite.
Created by hand using the finest cuts of meat, garnish and spice, Heap’s Sausages is the perfect place to grab the best fresh, meaty breakfast or brunch, serving sizzling English sausage, bacon and egg baps, a traditional cooked breakfast, hot dogs and so much more. The café offers inventive pork sausage recipes, including apple and wildflower, honey and beef and Guinness stout. Set in a small side street in the heart of Greenwich, this café also offers the chance for visitors to purchase their tasty food if they prefer home cooking.
Display of coffee beans at Royal Teas | Courtesy of Royal Teas, Greenwich
Established in 1989, Royal Teas is predominantly a vegetarian café (with the exception of smoked salmon), serving homemade and freshly prepared food. The venue is divided into two intimate rooms, each possessing a calm and relaxed atmosphere. A breakfast and brunch menu includes dishes of English, Spanish and American descent, as well as healthy juices and tasty cakes. A selection of coffees from around the world, traditional tea and herbal teas are all served daily.
Located in the same building as The Greenwich Picture House, The Rivington GrillGreenwich is spread across two storeys, including a mezzanine, and has a sister restaurant in Shoreditch. The modern resaurant has a simple, fresh décor, which complements the menu well. There is a whole menu section dedicated to egg dishes, along with healthier options and an array of loose-leaf tea, coffee and Luscombe organic juices. Crumpets and bloody marys are also wonderfully available. Priding themselves on being local, ingredients are all sourced from the British Isles.
Opening at the National Maritime Museum 127 years after the Prime Meridian of the World was invented, The Brasserie serves a simplistic but refined brunch menu, which consists of freshly baked croissants, croque monsieur, steak & eggs, eggs benedict and more, delivering a delicious and wholesome selection of food. Brunch diners can access the brasserie via the museum and can also enjoy picturesque views of Greenwich Park.
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This child-friendly café possesses a menu offering a concoction of healthy and hearty dishes, from honey yoghurt, fresh berries and granola to a conventional full English and vegetarian alternatives, including avocado on sourdough, and tasty treats freshly baked in the kitchen along with quality tasting coffee. The buzzing atmosphere of the Plumtree Café just oozes city living, and the prices are very reasonable, there is even a dedicated play area for kids.