Looking for the best brunch spots in Bloomsbury? I’ve got you covered! Here’s the best brunch and breakfast spots in the neighbourhood — from a Londoner.
Bloomsbury is where you go to be curious.
Whether it’s eyeing up the latest installation at The British Museum or having a mosey around the many bookshops and cafes of the academic neighbourhood, there’s always something to get up to here.
But you’re going to need some sustenance to start any day in Bloomsbury, which is why you probably need to find a brunch spot right about now.
From me to you, here’s how to brunch in Bloomsbury, including where to find the best breakfast and brunch spots in Bloomsbury and all the tasty breakfast finds they have to offer too. Shall we?
5 Best Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Bloomsbury, London
1. Riding House Bloomsbury
1, Brunswick Centre, Bernard St, London WC1N 1AF
The Riding House Bloomsbury has been a staple of the Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury breakfast scene ever since it opened its doors in 2011.
Set in the 60’s Brutalist Brunswick Centre Riding House is overflowing with golden lights and plants, alongside a tempting menu of malted deep dish pancakes and their famous Burgerdict; a delicious mix between a eggs benedict and a dry-aged beef patty.
Perfect if you’re looking for a brunch in Bloomsbury with beautiful interiors and a shop at the Brunswick Center after.
2. Burr & Co. London
1 Russell Sq, London WC1B 5BE
Plopped on Russell Square Burr & Co. is an all-day Bloomsbury brunch spot that doesn’t disappoint.
Their weekend brunches come with a resident DJ and the whole breakfast experience — from fresh smoothies and pastries to their ‘From the Kitchen’ selection of crushed avocado toast with chilli & lime, Shakshuka, Buttermilk pancakes with crème fraîche and the likes.
Once you’re done, you can officially treat yourself to their yummy breakfast dessert menu. Tiramisu or Vanilla crème brûlée anyone?
3. Salt & Pepper
5 Bloomsbury St, London WC1B 3QE
Salt & Pepper is a local Bloomsbury brunch favourite, just around the corner from The British Museum.
The quaint and traditional cafe specialises in all things artisan coffee and classic British breakfast, which means you can’t go wrong with a good ole English Breakfast here.
Otherwise have a go at their crushed avocado, smoked salmon & poached eggs, or their Eggs Benedict.
P.S – They do afternoon tea too!
4. Dalloway Terrace
16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN
For a fancy Bloomsbury brunch, make your way to Dalloway Terrace.
The elegant terrace restaurant serves a classic weekend brunch fit with your choice of coffee or tea, fresh juice, a breakfast starter (oak smoked salmon & poppy seed bagel please), a breakfast main, and any extras you’d like like sweet-cured bacon or Truffle & Parmesan fries.
5. 49 Cafe
49 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AP
Unassuming and delicious the 49 Cafe is a coffee shop that doubles as a Bloomsbury brunch spot, just moments from Russell Square station and the Foundling Museum.
If you’re there for the AM make sure you order their 49 Cafe breakfast with any style eggs, mascarpone, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and avocado on warm artisan bread.
Or their Breakfast of Champion, served with scrambled eggs, grilled pancetta and sausage on you guessed it, warm artisan toast (don’t forget the olive oil!)
P.S – They also have a great breakfast delivery service if you’re looking to stick your brunching in Bloombury to your flat
Map of the Best Brunch Spots in Bloomsbury London
Other Brunch Spots in Bloomsbury, London
- Fuwa Fuwa Café – great for puffy Japanese pancakes
- Half Cup – a family-owned cafe with lots of vegan and vegetarian brunch options
- Gail’s Bloomsbury – a London staple for yummy pastries and light breakfast finds
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