While lockdown may have put an end to our weekends spent getting annihilated at bottomless brunch with #thegang, there are still plenty of ways we can enjoy our favourite breakfast grub and show our support for the hard-hit hospitality industry.
These are some of our favourite restaurants across London delivering the very best in breakfast food to your door, via apps like Deliveroo and Slerp, as well as their own hard-working home-delivery squads…
The Lebanese Bakery
For brunch with a twist, The Lebanese Bakery is now available on Deliveroo and catering to hungry residents across Wandsworth, Belgravia and Covent Garden. As well as all-day breakfast items (we love the baked free-range eggs with spicy beef sausage), don’t miss their ‘manousheh’ – a traditional Lebanese flatbread eaten in the morning that is, essentially, sweet breakfast pizza. Toppings include banana, wild honey and toasted almonds; and halva, strawberries and green pistachios.
East London brunchers, look no further. Bake Street near Rectory Road tube are delivering via UberEats and Deliveroo, and their breakfast dishes are not to be missed (their Egg Street muffin is like McDonald’s but ten times better, and there’s plenty of delicious meat-free and vegan options, too).
This delightful independent café is still delivering its popular brunch dishes to Londoners via Deliveroo and UberEats. Pretty much all your breakfast-food cravings can be satisfied, with dishes ranging from fried eggs and cheese on sourdough toast, to green shakshuka and Raclette cheese melt, to Nutella and marshmallow French toast. For something a bit lighter, there’s also the likes of cinnamon porridge and granola, but seriously, their French toasts are not to be missed.
The Breakfast Club
The undeniable institution of London brunches, The Breakfast Club is offering takeaway across many of its branches via Deliveroo – simply search in the app to see if there’s one delivering to your area.
The plant-based eatery famed for their genuinely tasty and satisfying vegan dishes, including pancakes with whipped maple butter, quinoa hash browns, and the infamous ‘Morning Glory’ (scrambled tofu, spicy seitan chorizo, black bean salsa, avocado, tofu cream, and wholewheat tortilla). They’re now offering delivery via Deliveroo from their sites in Belgravia, London Bridge, Fitzrovia and Wandsworth (they all have different Deliveroo pages, so make sure you select the right one).
Lockdown won’t stop us tucking into these Insta-famous brioche buns, oozing with melted cheese, crispy bacon and buttery eggs. Eggslut on Portobello Road is operating a delivery-only service with fresh dishes direct to your door, using buns from local business Bread Ahead Bakery and coffee from independent coffee roasters Nude coffee. Full menu via Deliveroo, Just Eat or UberEats.
Mulata Street Food
Award-winning Colombian street food outlet Mulata are delivering their brunch delicacies – which have quite the fanbase amongst in-the-know Londoners – if you get in touch with them via Instagram or Facebook, where chef and founder Patricio Mercado is taking orders for delivery (Facebook is where you can view their menu and find out where they’re delivering). Their grilled cheese mulatas are the stars of the show, with meat and veggie options available.
The Good Life Eatery
From nourishing acai bowls to ‘build your own’ avo toast, The Good Life Eatery is now delivering its range of much-loved brunch items via Deliveroo from its three locations in St John’s Wood, Chelsea and Notting Hill. You can also pick up an array of store cupboard essentials from its newly launched Good Life Market.
This French/Italian delicatessen in Paddington has diversified its offering since the start of the pandemic and is now delivering its breakfast patisseries, bread and cheeses, and a selection of hot dishes (plus French and Italian wines for boozy brunchers) to diners’ front doors. Get in touch via email@example.com or Instagram.
Fancy going Mexican for your brunch? Now delivering from Leather Lane, Daddy Donkey’s burritos are bursting with the likes of black beans, melted cheese, soured cream, grilled peppers and your choice of meat or veggie filling. We also have it on very good authority (us) that they’re also the *best* hangover cure in the capital.
St John’s Wood staple delicatessen’s has recently launched a new online platform, serving up cooked meals as well as its speciality bagels, available for purchase and delivery alongside its plethora of groceries and store cupboard essentials.
Apres Food Co.
All natural, gluten-free and healthy, Apres Food Co. is delivering across London from its site in Farringdon. Browse their menu before placing a home-delivery order – we’ll be ordering the breakfast hash.
Delivering to most London postcodes, Soho and Fulham favourite B Bagel have created DIY bagel boxes, so you have everything you need to quickly assemble your favourite bagel at home. Freshly baked, traditionally-made bagels arrive at your door with fresh ingredients. Prices range from £26 up to £89 for the bumper family box.
This Bethnal Green eatery dishes up a delicious brunch offering, including pancakes with berry and clotted cream. There’s the option to order a ‘boozy brunch’ on Sundays, too.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Belgravia-based bakery catering to most of Central London via Deliveroo, and now within an 8 mile radius via Slerp. Award-winning chef Dominique dishes up New York-style eggs Benedict, Florentine Breton crêpes and ‘the perfect little egg sandwich’. Don’t forget to add a cronut for dessert, too.
Everyone’s favourite pastries this side of the Thames, Popham’s are now delivering through Hackney and Islington. You’ll have to be patient though, as most are pre-orders for the following week. They’re so worth the wait though.
Leyton’s premier purveyor of impressive toasties delivered to your sofa via Deliveroo, whether you’re a cheese-lover, meat muncher (its famed Hamish Macbeth is stuffed withhaggis, bacon, cheddar, caramelised onion, rocket and mustard) and plant-based diners, too. There’s Bloody Mary’s for the ultimate boozy brunch, too.