Top 10 Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Wimbledon, London

Le Pain Quotidien
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Johanna Gill

Whether you’re looking for a quick energy boost before work or a filling English brunch to enjoy with friends on a lazy Sunday, Wimbledon offers a variety of great breakfast and brunch spots. Here are our top 10.

1. Brew

Cafe, Australian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Blueberry pancakes
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Located in Wimbledon village, Brew offers a range of breakfast options. Dishes include poached eggs with hung yoghurt and hot chilli butter, blueberry pancakes with caramelised banana, creme fraiche and maple syrup and homemade granola with roasted plums, hung yoghurt and honey. The fresh and visually appealing food can be served at the roofed outdoor seating, with blankets and heating keeping a pleasant temperature. To go with your breakfast, Brew has a variety of hot drinks — from cappuccinos, soy chai lattes to cinnamon-spiced lattes and mint tea fresh from the garden. There are also berry, detox, or granola smoothies on offer.

2. Eggs Benedict Café

Cafe, British, Vegan, Gluten-free

Eggs Benedict
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Coming from a busy road into this local cafe you will be greeted by a relaxing atmosphere. As you can tell by the name, the cafe specialised in eggs Benedict with everything from the classic option with ham and hollandaise sauce, to the royale version with scotch smoked salmon. Eggs Benedict Café offers other brunch dishes too including the English Breakfast with sausage, bacon and beans on toast, a vegetarian option with mushrooms, tomatoes and eggs, and croissants, coffee and fresh juices. Besides this, they’re offering a great range of delicious homemade cakes to round off your meal.

3. Bill’s

Restaurant, Contemporary, European

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Popular for pre and post-cinema dining, Bill’s is also a great place for breakfast and brunch. The appealing and light-filled room creates a welcoming environment, where you can choose from a brilliant breakfast menu. Enjoy pancakes, porridge, peanut butter and banana or dark chocolate and almond butter French toast topped with strawberries. Bill’s breakfast with cumberland sausage, fried free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, smoked streaky bacon and toast will not leave you dissatisfied. There’s also a vegetarian option with poached egg, hummus and guacamole. The prices are on the higher side, but portions are generous and definitely worth it.

4. Crepeaffaire

Creperie, Restaurant, Vegetarian, French

Breakfast Combo
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If you’re tired of the usual breakfast choices, head over to Crepeaffaire and enjoy one of their delicious crepes. Choose from a wide range of sweet and savoury crepes. Options include ones with strawberries, chocolate and cream, ones with cinnamon, apple, almond and butterscotch, or ones with scrambled egg, cheese and bacon. The vegetarian options, which come with camembert and cranberry, or tomato, spinach and goat’s cheese. You can see your crepe made in front of you — in the open kitchen — and if you’re in too much of a rush for a sit down breakfast, you can also get one to go. Besides the French temptation, the menu offers other breakfast choices such as porridge, maple bacon, eggs Benedict or The Londoner breakfast with free-range scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage. Crepeaffaire has found a fine balance between earthy and light food, that is affordable in an area with pricey restaurants.

5. Aston & Magill

Cafe, American

American Pancakes
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This lovely little cafe with wooden furniture invites its customers in with a lively atmosphere and delicious cooked breakfast and brunch options. Starting from a range of eggs on toast with smoked salmon, field mushrooms or bacon and roasted tomatoes, Aston & Magill offers great quality food. If you’re looking for something sweet, try the American pancakes with maple or chocolate syrup, toast with jam, marmite or Nutella or freshly homemade banana bread. With its seasonal, homely food and friendly staff, this coffee shop is a welcome addition to the area.

6. Lu-Ma

Cafe, Healthy, British, Vegan, Gluten-free

Amazing Avocado
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Created by a mother-daughter team that is passionate about delicious and nutritious food, Lu-Ma, makes eating healthy easy. . Catering for every dietary requirement, the menu is completely dairy-free and mostly sugar-free, with a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. The food will convince critics with homemade granola, porridge made with rice milk, topped with berries, seeds and corn flakes or avocado mash with a dash of lemon juice on sourdough bread, with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. The Brunch Bowl with quinoa, avocado, spinach, mushrooms and tomato with kale and spinach pesto, topped with seeds, will garner jealous looks from any breakfast companions.

7. Le Pain Quotidien

Cafe, European, Vegan, Gluten-free

Le Pain Quotidien
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Wrap your hands around a warm cup of coffee and start your day with a delicious breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien. As you can tell by the name, the cafe’s hallmark is the freshly made bread. This is baked from organic flour in a stone-lined hearth every day. At this place of traditional simplicity, there’s a wide range of breakfasts to choose from. Enjoy gluten-free organic granola made with coconut sugar, topped with honey, banana honey or stew fruit. Alternatively choose baked organic eggs with salmon and dill on toasted organic rye bread, or a hot croissant filled with Gruyere, Wiltshire ham and tomatoes. To complement your breakfast Le Pain Quotidien offers a variety of organic coffee and tea, as well as fresh-pressed juices to give you an energy boost every morning.

8. Mica Café

Cafe, British, Vegan

Mica Café
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Opened in 1980 at its current location, the Mica Café belongs to a long-standing business in Wimbledon. The friendly staff will make you feel at home while you’re enjoying a delicious brunch or breakfast. The cafe is known for its Super 6 Breakfast: choose any six items from egg, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms, fried bread, hash browns, chips, white or black pudding, bread or toast for only £5.50. This price includes a tea, coffee or any can of drink. Other breakfast options, such as vegetarian, will feature a veggie sausage and can be found on the menu for rather reasonable prices.

9. CAU

Restaurant, Spanish, Italian, Argentina

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Start your day the CAU way. Capturing the spirit of a restaurant that would fit right in the heart of Buenos Aires is Carne Argentina Unica. Inspired by Italian, Spanish and Argentinian cuisine, the restaurants offers tasty brunch options. Choices include pork and herb sausages, morcilla black pudding, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, smoked bacon and sourdough bread or sweet potato and chorizo hash with egg and chilli. To satisfy your sweet cravings, there are fresh crepes with vanilla and hazelnut, a homemade granola of roasted oats, nuts, seeds and fruits or pancakes with berries and cream.

10. Gooseberry Bush Café

Cafe, Spanish

Croissant with Butter&Jam
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Gooseberry Bush Café have set themselves some strict rules: they aim to serve good food, made fresh on the premises, using locally sourced ingredients. Their cakes are baked every morning and the daily quiches are made from scratch. During the week the menu has some nice brunch options, including scrambled egg and bacon on a panini, omelette served with a salad garnish, bread and butter or a croissant with butter and jam. However, the Saturday brunch menu leaves nothing to be desired – whether it’s the Vegetarian special with mushrooms, eggs, hash browns, beans, tomato and toasted panini or the eggs Florentine on a toasted panini with sautéed spinach and a rich hollandaise sauce. You can taste the effort the cafe puts into serving delicious food to their customers.

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