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Best breakfast in Soho: 12 totally delicious breakfast spots

Best breakfast in Soho: 12 totally delicious breakfast spots

Ready to eat the second your alarm goes off? Head to one of these brilliant breakfast restaurants in Soho, from Aussie cafes to bagel shops and plant-based spots.

Looking for Soho’s best breakfast restaurants? You’ve come to the right place. If you’re the type of person who springs out of bed at the thought of their morning bagel, then you’ll be pleased to know that London is full of brilliant places to fuel up before the day ahead. Whether you’re on the hunt for somewhere to grab a bite to eat before work, or a place to host a breakfast meeting, then these breakfast restaurants in Soho are here to help you out.

Although typically known for its pre- and post-theatre dining scene, edgy bars and cool restaurants, there are loads of breakfast places in Soho serving everything from hearty fry-ups to picture-perfect pastries. The beauty of this trendy district is its diverse range of restaurants, from edgy new spots to old-timey classics. So, whether you’re in the mood for a hot and hearty breakfast, from endless egg options to a stack of fluffy pancakes, or something a little lighter, like granola, croissants or maybe London’s best bagels, there’s something here to suit you.

Let us say this: breakfast is totally different to brunch. Where the latter is typically enjoyed from 11am onwards, and often into the afternoon, breakfast is strictly a morning affair. That’s why we’ve made sure that all the spots below serve breakfast menus from the early hours of the morning, to cater for the people who wake up with an appetite.

So, if you’re going for breakfast in Soho and aren’t sure where to start, we’ve scoured the area for all the best and brightest breakfast spots. There is something here for every appetite, cuisine and budget. Discover modern bistros, Middle Eastern-inspired spots, cool cafes and famous patisseries. These places are guaranteed to start your day off on the right note. Now, pass the bacon.

Milk Beach

pancakes at milk beach

What: Famed as a great city of breakfast and brunch, Milk Beach brings a slice of Sydney-style eating to the decidedly greyer climes of central London. Never mind the weather – the food is fantastic, with a wide spectrum breakfast menu that covers everything from banana bread and coffee jam to a quality avocado and poached egg on toast, or grilled mushrooms with macadamia cream.
Where: 111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT
Book now: Milk Beach

Balans No.34

Pancakes at Balans No 34

What: The Balans brand is renowned for its cosmopolitan vibe, please-all menu and reliable opening hours, with this site in Soho staying open for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Throughout the week, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast from 8am, including the likes of French toast with pecans, caramelised banana, warm maple butter and cinnamon, fried chicken pancakes with kimchi salad, and lobster benedict. It also has a larger sister site just a few doors down at Balans No.60 if there’s a big group of you.
Where: 34 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TS
Book now: Balans No.34

Dean Street Townhouse

Eggs benedict and kedgeree at Dean Street Townhouse

What: This Georgian townhouse in the heart of Soho is perfect for smart breakfast meetings and luxe affairs. Settle in to one of its comfy leather armchairs before indulging in everything from fruits, grains and smoothies to egg-based classics and fresh-pressed juices. The interiors are designed to feel like a traditional living room, with a period fireplace, comfy cushion-clad sofas and wooden floors. It’s sure to make you feel right at home.
Where: 69-71 Dean Street, W1D 3SE
Book now: Dean Street Townhouse


Egg and sausage muffin at Nessa

What: Tom Cenci’s brand new art deco townhouse beauty on Brewer Street was an instant hit when we visited in early 2023. The dinner menu is pure brilliance – accessible but still elegant and fun – and the breakfast and brunch is equally delicious, featuring Cenci’s take on a certain popular fast food chain’s breakfast muffin, as well as a quality cooked breakfast and banana French toast.
Where: 86 Brewer Street, W1F 9UB
Book now: Nessa




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