In the heart of London‘s Southern Westminster, Pimlico is known for its garden squares and Regency architecture, and more recently its growing café and restaurant scene. Here are the best places in and around Pimlico to enjoy the perfect breakfast or brunch, great if you are looking for a cafe near Buckingham Palace.
Just outside Pimlico, Iris and June is a retreat from the remote coffee chains in Victoria, and offers up a fantastic brunch experience to kick-start the day. The café’s minimalist style, laid-back atmosphere and sensational service will make you feel at ease as you enjoy your brunch. The artisan café offers a variety of English Preserves jams and marmalade, from real English countryside fruit, to accompany freshly baked flaky pastries such as almond croissants from Little Bread Pedlar. Whether it’s iced or flat white, Iris and June serves sensational coffee using beans from the hugely popular Ozone Coffee Roasters in Shoreditch. If you fancy a sweet treat for brunch, try the maple granola or their signature mini pecan pies. The sausage and egg breakfast brioche is a modern revamp of a breakfast classic, and the ideal brunch treat.
Based in the hub of Pimlico, KEEN serves up wholesome food, organic coffee and an array of fresh juices, making for a faultless brunch. The fresh and contemporary menu proves that there’s much more to KEEN than its iconic coffee, which is made with beans from Origin Coffee Roasters, one of the most eco-friendly coffee roasters in the world. Tuck into a filling halloumi and puy lentil hot pot, made by chef Laurence daily, or try a simple chicken and bacon sandwich with vine tomatoes, mayonnaise, baby spinach and mixed leaves, on your choice of malted brown bread or white bread.
As suggested by its name, Le Pain Quotidien is strong on baked goods, from freshly baked artisan bread to mouthwatering pastries. This elegant boulangerie has an expansive brunch menu with a variety of omelettes, porridges, homemade pastries and artisan breads with a range of speciality spreads. With branches across the globe, Le Pain Quotidien knows a thing or two about brunch and strives to make wholesome, fresh and sustainable food. The Brussels-born restaurant chain offers inventive brunch dishes such as mushroom toast and organic cruncnola with raspberry parfait. The signature Belgian-style hot chocolate is a delicious treat for cocoa lovers and goes well with a pecan swirl or an organic hazelnut flûte.