We love a big breakfast in London but your typical fry-up isn't ideal for Muslim diners. Thankfully London is home to lots of places that offer halal-friendly fry-ups and other mouthwatering breakfast options so that no one misses out on a tasty start to the day. We've put together this list to show you some of the best places to begin your morning with a halal meal. This is our guide to halal breakfast in London.
The best halal breakfast in London
In this guide
Halal-friendly breakfasts in London
- Balance – Breakfasts for everyone
- Hala – Stylish Turkish dining
- Beit El Zaytoun – Canalside Lebanese breakfasts
- Gallio – Great views in Canary Wharf
- Gökyüzü – Classic Turkish eatery
- Chestnut Bakery – Discover global baking
- Dobar – Breakfast fave in North London
- Drunch – Halal breakfast and brunch specialist
- Steam & Bean Coffee Lounge – Have breakfast in East London
- Palaette – Insta-friendly café in Hackney
- Grounded – Completely halal menu
- Rabbit Hole Café – Lively neighbourhood café
- Yasmina – Real Lebanese bakes
- Cobblers Café – Halal-certified food
- Blu Ivy Café – Big on pink
- Dulce Coffee – Rustic Whitechapel café
- Moral Café – Popular café in Ilford
- Emy's Kitchen – Indulgent Turkish breakfasts
- Lime Tree Café & Kitchen – Understated eatery in Edmonton
- The Apple Blue – Balham breakfast destination
- Coffee Garden – Vibrant place for breakfast
- Franze & Evans Café – Buzzy breakfasts in Shoreditch
Halal-friendly breakfasts in London
Breakfasts for everyone
Open in Waterloo since 2017, Balance serves fresh and health-conscious cuisine in a bright industrial space. Breakfast and lunch dishes are on the menu here, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices as well as a halal twist on a classic fry-up that features sucuk and turkey bacon. Hot drinks, juices, and smoothies are also served.
Stylish Turkish dining
Located in vibrant Harringay Green Lanes, Hala is a glitzy and modern Turkish restaurant that serves halal food. The restaurant is spacious and has a sophisticated look. It's an ideal destination for any occasion, including breakfast. A small choice of halal breakfast dishes are served including menemen and a traditional Turkish breakfast.
Canalside Lebanese breakfasts
Canalside eatery Beit El Zaytoun is an award-winning Lebanese restaurant where you can have breakfast in picturesque surroundings on the leafy outdoor terrace. Breakfast is served daily, including various traditional dishes, manaeesh flatbreads, and a set Lebanese breakfast, including tea or coffee for two people, that gives you the full experience.
Great views in Canary Wharf
Mediterranean restaurant Gallio serves halal food in Canary Wharf. Meals here are accompanied by attractive views and stylish interiors. Nutritious and sustainable food is served all day, and there's a breakfast menu that includes light croissants and oats as well as more filling choices like topped flatbreads, eggs Benedict, and Turkish eggs.
Classic Turkish eatery
Classic Turkish restaurant Gökyüzü has a number of locations in London. These venues are informal and cheery, offering a warm welcome and sizeable portions of food. A small choice of breakfast and brunch dishes are available, including menemen, a Mediterranean cooked breakfast, and indulgent breakfast platters for groups of three people to share.
Discover global baking
Baking goes international at Chestnut Bakery, with the products showing influences from around the world. This award-winning eatery serves all-day breakfast dishes in addition to tasty bakes. Bagels and sandwiches are available as well as egg dishes. Food is served in a bright and contemporary setting that feels airy.
Breakfast fave in North London
You'll often see a queue outside Dobar – it has a big reputation in North London for breakfast and brunch. It's a lively and bustling venue with a simple contemporary interior. The menu isn't fully halal but you can request halal options. This place is known for fluffy pancakes and offers a variety of other cooked breakfasts.
Halal breakfast and brunch specialist
Drunch was established by a Syrian ex-pat and now has a number of locations in the capital. These are sophisticated and stylish venues decorated with hanging plants. Halal food is served all day, including ample breakfast and brunch options. The choices range from fry-ups to granola or avocado on toast.
Have breakfast in East London
East London's Steam & Bean Coffee Lounge is a friendly spot for a halal breakfast. This contemporary venue has exposed brickwork and a warm atmosphere. Breakfast is served all day – choose from fry-ups, omelettes, sausage sandwiches, and filled croissants. Paninis, burgers, and sandwiches are also available, as well as sweet treats and hot and cold drinks.
Insta-friendly café in Hackney
Based in Hackney, Palaette is a cute and Instagrammable café. The venue is vibrant and style-conscious, just like the food it serves. Breakfast and brunch are the speciality, with halal options available for every dish on the menu. Whether you like a big fry-up, sweet pancakes, or healthy granola, there's something for you here.
Completely halal menu
You'll find Grounded in the heart of Whitechapel. This place is trendy, using organic ingredients and locally-roasted coffee. The space is contemporary with distinctive tiled walls. Breakfast dishes are served all day and the entire menu is halal, plus there are ample vegetarian and vegan choices. In the evening you can also sample burgers and grilled dishes.
Lively neighbourhood café
Rabbit Hole Café serves halal food in a bustling neighbourhood setting in Holloway Road. It's a vibrant and trendy place with a lively atmosphere. It's a top choice locally for breakfast, offering a number of fry-ups as well as the option to create your own with all the best bits. Pasta, grilled meat, and sandwiches are also available here.
Real Lebanese bakes
Yasmina is a popular place to eat in Acton. This is a Lebanese restaurant and bakery with a cosy Mediterranean interior and some pavement tables. Takeaways are available too. The food is halal-friendly, and the fresh bakes and breads served here are the ideal choice for breakfast.
You can have a halal breakfast in Edmonton at Cobblers Café. This inclusive café has a relaxed atmosphere and is halal-certified. Dine-in at this contemporary local venue or order a takeaway. Breakfast and brunch are the main attraction here, with the menu featuring a choice of fried breakfasts, omelettes, and pancakes.
Big on pink
Located close to Victoria Park, Blu Ivy Café is a photogenic spot with a pink colour scheme. There's also an outside terrace. The food is equally well-presented. Breakfast options include menemen, omelettes, and a halal take on a fry-up. Children's meals are also available here, plus hot drinks and fresh juices.
Rustic Whitechapel café
Dulce Coffee serves exclusively halal food in an attractive rustic space in Whitechapel. This cute café serves smoothies and quality coffee as well as a large selection of breakfast and brunch dishes. Diners can choose from a variety of cooked breakfasts or start the day in a lighter way with fruit salad or granola.
Popular café in Ilford
Located in Ilford, Moral Café is one of the most popular breakfast places in the area. British and Turkish food is on the menu and it's all suitable for halal diners. There are plenty of omelettes and fried breakfasts to choose from or you can create your own. The café's interior is modern and simple.
Indulgent Turkish breakfasts
Emy's Kitchen is a cosy local Turkish spot in North London. This place has a friendly and lively atmosphere and serves 100% halal food. Breakfast and brunch are the specialities here and you'll find lots of breakfast options, including platters for sharing. Turkish and English breakfasts are on the menu.
Understated eatery in Edmonton
Lime Tree Café & Kitchen serves English and Turkish cuisine in North London. It's an understated spot that's popular in the local area. Fried breakfasts are a big hit here, including vegetarian and halal versions. Food for children is also available. Carefully-made coffees are also on the menu.
Balham breakfast destination
The Apple Blue is a cosy and welcoming café in Balham. This popular spot serves halal meat, which is cooked separately from other food. The international dishes here are seasonal and breakfast is particularly in-demand. Light breakfast options include granola and banana bread, plus there are more substantial cooked dishes like shakshuka.
Vibrant place for breakfast
At Coffee Garden you'll find a vibrant and comfortable space to enjoy food throughout the day, with everything being halal. Begin your day with breakfast here; menemen, omelettes, and a variety of cooked breakfasts like fry-ups and pancakes are on the menu. There are also vegetarian and vegan options.
Buzzy breakfasts in Shoreditch
Petite family-run café Franze & Evans serves up breakfast and brunch options in Shoreditch. The meat served here is halal-friendly and dishes are prepared with fresh and seasonal produce. Various sweet and savoury breakfast dishes from French toast to chilli scrambled eggs are on the menu, plus coffees, chai lattes, and smoothies.