If you’re starting the day early with a good breakfast, or looking for a catch-up with friends over a lazy brunch, affluent Maida Vale plays host to an array of good morning menus. Here’s our guide to the best places to brunch in this up-market area of West London.
Just across the road from the Maida Vale tube station is The Elgin. On the menu you’ll find toast, fresh breads, and pastries, as well as poached eggs. If you need an extra pick-me-up with breakfast then order one of their carefully made coffees, which use beans sourced from Coleman Coffee Roasters.
255 Elgin Avenue, London, UK +44 02 7625 5511
If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast in Maida Vale then Raoul’s Deli is the place to go. The special brunch menu is heaving with great selections, from full English breakfasts to omelettes and frittatas. There is also an impressive selection of sandwiches to choose from. Once you’ve finished your meal, you can spend time browsing the cheese and cakes on sale at the deli section of Raoul’s.
13a Clifton Road, London, UK +44 20 7280 7313
Baker & Spice
Bakery, Mediterranean, $$$
Baker & Spice
If you’re looking for freshly baked produce, containing the finest, locally sourced, seasonal products, then Baker & Spice is the place to go. When you walk into this little bakery, you’ll be greeted by the aromas of cakes and freshly baked croissants, cinnamon buns, and Danish pastries. If you are in search of a more substantial meal, Baker & Spice serves brunch all day. Choose from smoked Scottish salmon, French toast, and handmade pancakes. You’ll also find an assortment of eggs on the menu, including eggs benedict, royale, Florentine and scrambled.
20 Clifton Road, London, UK +44 20 7289 2499
The Quince Tree
Set inside Clifton Nurseries, London’s oldest garden centre, is The Quince Tree. This tranquil cafe is the perfect spot to go for a relaxed breakfast experience. You’ll find some firm breakfast favourites on the menu, including breakfast pastries, granola served with yogurt and the traditional English breakfast. Try something a little different and order The Californian, a mixture of hummus, avocado, roasted plum tomato, mushroom, and poached egg with a sweet chili sauce on toasted rye bread.
Clifton Nurseries, 5a Clifton Villas, London, UK +44 20 7432 1867
Molly’s is a charming restaurant in the Little Venice area of Maida Vale, with one of the best breakfasts and brunch menus around. Choose from American-style buttermilk pancakes, an array of omelettes or an English, Seafarer and Veggie breakfast. You’ll also find Teapig teas and Lavazza Super Crema coffees on the menu.
28 Clifton Road, London, UK +44 20 7289 6399