Looking to brunch in Bethnal Green? Whether you’re a local looking for a new Bethnal Green breakfast spot or just so happen to be starting your morning in the area, here’s the best places to brunch it up in the East End neighbourhood — from a Londoner.
The East End is home to many things, local markets, a bustling art scene, hoards of independents (a dash of gentrification), and of course, some amazing Bethnal Green brunch spots.
From fry-ups to locally sourced goodness, here’s the best Bethnal Green breakfast spots to start your day off with a bang — including where to find the best Bethnal Green brunch and breakfast spots and the best vegan and vegetarian brunches in Bethnal Green. Let’s get into it!
The Best Brunch & Breakfast Spots in Bethnal Green, London
1. E Pellicci
332 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 0AG
If you’re looking for a Bethnal Green brunch spot that won’t disappoint, then E Pellicci is calling your name.
The East End breakfast joint has been kicking it since 1900 (yes, really) offering the best of British and Italian favourites to their loyal East London community.
They’ve definitely reached celebrity status when it comes to the Bethnal Green breakfast scene, but if you can snag a table then be sure to ‘Have the Lot’ with their hearty serving of Cumberland Sausage, eggs, bacon, hash browns, Black pudding, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, and toast.
Don’t forget to take in the vintage art deco interiors while you feast!
P.S – They also have a great vegetarian Full English too, easily making it one of the best vegetarian breakfast spots in Bethnal Green.
P.S.S – Make sure you bring cash.
2. Full Monty
Globe Town, London E2 0NQ
You know you’re a local Bethnal Green breakfast spot when you don’t even have a website, but that’s exactly what makes Full Monty so great.
Just a stone’s throw from Bethnal Green station, Full Monty specialises in no-fuss breakfast favourites alongside their unique Full Monty staples — from a mean Worker’s Breakfast and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to their ‘Hangover Breakfast’ and the ‘Bethnal Green Pancake’.
If you’re looking for vegetarian or vegan breakfast in Bethnal Green, they’ve got you sorted too. With a Posh Veggie Breakfast, Monthy Veggie Breakfast, Early Riser Veggie Breakfast, Cold Day Veggie Breakfast, Vegetarian All American, or Crushed Huss Avocado, to name a few.
They also have a great delivery service if you’re keen on breakfast in the flat.
P.S – Don’t forget cash!
3. Arepa & Co.
254 Paradise Row, London E2 9LE
On a mission to make Londoners fall in love with Venezuelan food (especially Arepas) Arepa & Co. is one of Bethnal Green’s most vibrant brunch spots.
Expect anything but an average breakfast here, with Spanish favourites ranging from their Dirty Yucas, i.e traditional yuca fries with bbq pulled pork, cheddar, and a fried egg on top — to their Cachapa Stack with grated cheese, ham, a fried egg, and sugar cane syrup. Yum!
Their natural juices are quite tempting too, so be sure to wash your breakfast down with some Mango or Guava juice.
4. Astro Cafe & Brunch
383 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 0AN
Astro Cafe & Brunch sticks to three rules — make a warm and welcoming atmosphere, serve good food and provide great service. Mission accomplished!
Nowadays it’s hard to find a Bethnal Green local who doesn’t list Astro Cafe as one of their favourite brunch spots. With everything from freshly squeezed OJ to American Style Pancakes and very generous portion sizes.
Long story short, if you’re looking for a Bethnal Green breakfast spot to impress, this is it.
5. Hulya’s Cafe
357-359, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9RA
For a simple and wholesome Bethnal Green breakfast, make your way to Hulya’s Cafe.
Lined with locals and prices you won’t believe are still in London, there’s not much ‘Instagrammable’ appeal here — but if you’re on a mission for good breakfast, you’re in the right place.
Overall it’s a great place for a quick English Breakfast pick-me-up before exploring the rest of the Bethnal Green area.
P.S – at the time of writing they only accept cash
6. The Common E2
53 Old Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 6QA
If you’re looking for brunch and co-working in Bethnal Green, I’ve got one word for you — The Common (okay, that’s two…but you get my point).
Specialising in breakfast and brunch The Common E2 has an all-day menu of everything from specialty coffee to Shakshuka and Eggs Benedict.
It originally started as a hybrid business, cafe & design studio in 2014. So you’ll often find freelancers, startups, and artists here combining their morning to-dos with a Bethnal Green breakfast.
88 Roman Rd, Globe Town, London E2 0PG
Bon Appetit Globe Town is the best for halal breakfast in Bethnal Green.
The sit-down local spot sticks to the classics, so perfect for stopping off for a quick coffee and halal Full English in the area.
8. Cafe 338
338 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 0AG
Cafe 338 is a popular Bethnal Green breakfast spot known for their fresh and homemade brunches.
Indulge in a glass of freshly sqeezed orange juice and an ‘East End’ breakfast or get the Bethnal Green Veggie Breakfast or Halloumi Special.
They also have a massive pancake menu with your choice of bacon, sausage, and hash browns with a side of hot pancakes (topped with gooey golden syrup of course).
9. Chaiiwala® Bethnal Green
295 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6AH
Throughout history, the East End has been one of the best places to go for Indian food in London, so it only makes sense that Chaiiwala®‘s Indian breakfast would be one of the best too.
The chain is known across the world for their chaii and desi street food, and their Bethnal Green location has an all-day Desi breakfast that’s hard to miss.
Start your day with a healthy portion of their traditional Roti Daal Omelette topped with your Indian chutney and dip of choice and a yummy side of bread.
Address 140 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0RY
For a healthy Bethnal Green breakfast, look no further than Recharge.
The menu here isn’t massive (and by that I mean, very small) but if yummy Turkish Breakfast is your jam, you’ll love it here.
Enjoy a morning of avocado, flatbread, halloumi, cucumbers, hash browns, and more with the East End as your backdrop.
Map of the Best Brunch Spots in Bethnal Green