If there’s one thing Londoners know how to do properly, it’s brunch, be it bottomless or not, and Shoreditch has its fair share of brilliant brunch spots that are well worth a visit. From fried chicken waffles and truffle-doused mushrooms to Peruvian classics with a twist, the brunch scene in this part of vibrant East London is booming. Here’s our guide to the best brunch spots in Shoreditch.
Guide to brunch in Shoreditch
In this guide
The best brunch in Shoreditch
- Gloria – A hearty Italian brunch
- Ozone Coffee Roasters – Speciality coffee and a banging brunch
- Dishoom – Indian-style brunch
- Lantana Café – For Aussie café culture
- Cocotte – Brunch heaven
- The Breakfast Club – Something for everyone
- Grind – All-day brunch and quality coffee
- Swift – Tea, coffee and sharing plates
The best brunch in Shoreditch
The best Shoreditch brunch spots
A hearty Italian brunch
Gloria's brunch menu is packed with dishes made using the freshest ingredients sourced from local producers in Italy. Sweet options include things like the big boy French toast and ricotta-topped pancakes, whilst the savoury sticks to things like pasta, pizza, and truffled scrambled eggs.
Speciality coffee and a banging brunch
If you’re a fan of speciality coffee then you’ll probably like Ozone Coffee. They have a commitment to local suppliers whilst ensuring they minimise waste as much as possible. Not only that, but the food menu is also pretty good and it makes for the ideal brunch spot. Think sourdough with a variety of toppings, amongst other mouthwatering dishes.
If you've been to Dishoom then you've probably heard of their infamous naan rolls. Freshly baked in the tandoor and topped with cream cheese, tomato chutney jam and coriander, then filled with a filling of your choice. Pair it with a side of masala beans and a warm chai and you've got yourself a pretty special brunch.
For Aussie café culture
If you want to get a slice of the thriving Aussie café culture then this urban chic brunch spot just off of Old Street roundabout is the place to go. They're well-known for their Australian weekend brunches, that feature dishes like bubble and squeak, corn fritters and Scandi-style prawn toast. The food is even better when it’s paired with a freshly-squeezed juice or hibiscus margarita.
It's almost worth coming to Cocotte just to try their creamy truffled eggs with mushrooms. The brunch here is refined and features dishes like fried chicken on waffles with spicy sauce and their cheesiest Croque monsieur. There's also the option to add on bottomless Prosecco or champagne for an additional fee.
Something for everyone
When it comes to breakfast and brunch, The Breakfast Club means business. The menu is extensive, which means it can be tricky to pick from, so let us narrow it down for you: there are a variety of burgers, American and English breakfasts, stacks of pancakes and French toast, buffalo wings and fries, and so on...
All-day brunch and quality coffee
This 1950s diner-style coffee shop is just off of Old Street roundabout and is notorious for its high-quality coffee. However, it's also a great place to swing by for brunch. The brunch menu runs all day every day, for those who live and breathe brunch, and features dishes like potato hash with poached eggs and wild mushrooms, smoked salmon crumpets, and thick-cut French toast.
Tea, coffee and sharing plates
If it's cocktails and classic brunch fare you're after, then Swift Shoreditch ticks both of those boxes. Here you can enjoy sharing plates washed down with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea - from the Rare Tea Company, which supposedly sources and supplies the world's best tea straight from the farmers - or you can keep it boozy with a fiery bloody mary.