Food & Drink

London's 8 best American breakfast spots

Published On 10/14/2014 Published On 10/14/2014
The Breakfast Club
Stax Diner
Lucky 7
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Smiths
34 Restaurant
The Diner
Duck & Waffle
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1. The Breakfast Club 12-16 Artillery Ln, London, E1 7LS (Spitalfields)

One of a number of Breakfast Club locations around the city, this Spitalfields spot dishes out quality meals (read: breakfast) like all the rest, including a banging full English breakfast.

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2. Stax Diner 1.7 Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW

Head to Carnaby Street and work off that hangover with stacks of chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes, or really go for it and get the Balthazar Brioche French Toast with caramelized bananas and walnuts. This is what mornings were made for.

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3. Lucky 7 127 Westbourne Park Rd, London, W2 5QL

Slide on into one of the green leather booth and slip into a slightly updated version of a 1950s East coast diner. With walls covered in Americana, you won’t believe you’re just down the road from Notting Hill. The pancakes are straight off the griddle good, with either blueberries or banana. Granted it's no frills, but it's tasty as hell, which brings regulars queueing out the door on weekends.

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4. Mike's Cafe 12 Bleinham Cresc, London, W11 1NN (Notting Hill)

Tucked just off Portobello, this tiny cafe has been there since pretty much the dawn of time. This traditional greasy spoon is about as classic as they come, with a tiny takeaway bit at the front, and portions sizes that could sink a ship.

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5. ‘SMITHS’ Spitalfields 109 Commercial St, London, E1 6BG (Spitalfields)

This offshoot to the Smithfield location is a little smaller and just as well known for its breakfasts. High ceilings and red tiles almost make you feel like you’re in Boston, except its terrace overlooking Spitalfields market.

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6. 34 Restaurant 34 Grosvenor Sq, London, W1K 2HD (Mayfair)

While a little more in the posh nosh category, sometimes that's just what you need to get up and at ‘em. White table clothes, brown leather booths, and an open kitchen mean you can sit back, relax, and watch the chefs do their magic. The waffles and cream is something a few shades of decedent, but you only live once.

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7. Duck & Waffle Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY (The City)

If you're not good with heights, you might want to request a table away from the windows. This classy establishment offers an incredible view of London, 40 stories above the ground in the Heron Tower. And regardless of when your hunger pangs pop up, Duck & Waffle has you covered 24/7.

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