Best brunches in Brixton: 9 places to have an egg-cellent start to the day

Whether you like to kick start your day with a full English or stone baked pizza, Brixton's got it all

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Best brunches in Brixton: 9 places to have an egg-cellent start to the day

As a whole, London is not short on delicious brunch options, with everything from fine dining restaurants in Kensington to laid back walk-ins in Hackney. But Brixton - the Caribbean capital of South London and the birthplace of David Bowie – has always been celebrated for its multiculturalism, diversity and charming independent institutions, and luckily for us, this is also reflected in the wide variety of brunch options available.


We understand that each occasion calls for a different brunch style, whether you’re catching up with friends or looking to celebrate a major birthday. You can find eateries that are perfect for quiet conversation over a coffee and a pastry, as well as full blown parties that blare out throwback tunes and drinks are flowing. For somewhere in between, you’ll find options like Pop Brixton that is made up of multiple vendors, where you can choose from a wide range of cuisines, and take it back to a table of your choice, be in right in the thick of it or tucked away in a quiet corner.

Whilst we appreciate a good bottomless brunch, sometimes it’s good to have a slightly slower start to the day (and we’re all for reducing the length of our hangovers at weekends), so we’ve focused on finding our favourite booze free options - although don’t panic, a few still come with the option of free flowing fizz and cocktails at an additional cost.

So take a look through our list and get booked into your next brunch in this buzzing part of town, whether you fancy pasta and focaccia or some warm French toast, Brixton is the place to be for everyone's favourite mid-morning meal.

Senzala Creperie

Crepes with egg

What: Crepes, as great as they are, tend to have their moment on Shrove Tuesday, only to be forgotten about for the other 364 days of the year. But Senzala Creperie loves to celebrate these versatile pancakes all year round, and serves it with a range of savoury and sweet fillings. Think cheese, asparagus, ham, fried egg and creme fraiche, followed by a dessert crepe filled with Belgian chocolate, coconut, rum and ice cream…
Where: 41-42 Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8PS
Book now: Senzala Creperie

The Blues Kitchen

Full English breakfast

What: The Blues Kitchen brings a slice of the states to Brixton with a menu that’s full of treats like buffalo chicken wings, bacon double smash burgers and cornbread with honey butter. This restaurant certainly isn’t for the faint hearted, but it’s also definitely not one to be missed. Heading here for a special occasion? Opt for the intimate private dining room that can host up to 12 people.
Where: 40 Acre Lane, SW2 5SP
Book now: The Blues Kitchen

The Laundry

The Laundry front

What: The Laundry is famous for its brunches (and the enormous terrace at the front), so we couldn’t possibly make this list without including it. Start by keeping it healthy at the juice bar, or indulge in some toasted banana bread with honeycomb butter, but whatever you do, make sure you try out one of the first class plates like Turkish eggs or the hash brown stack.
Where: 374 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8PL
Book now: The Laundry

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton outdoors

What: Pop Brixton is an ideal spot when brunching in groups, because you’re spoiled for choice on where to eat. Simply grab a table and head to one of the multiple vendors to find your favourite brunch option. Expect everything from Indian burgers to Greek gyros, plus plenty of sweet treats such as churros with dulce de leche sauce. It's also great for watching major sporting events, as Pop Brixton will often get big screens up for fuss-free viewing.
Where: 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ
Book now: Pop Brixton


Outdoor terrace

What: Apart from the ultra-Instagrammable interiors, Barrio’s fourth outing delivers kick-ass Carib-cocktails (created in conjunction with local drinks consultants, Shrub & Shutter), lively Lima-style ‘anticuchos’ (traditional meaty skewers) and big brassy beats. The brunch offers sharing boards of chips 'n' dips as well as Barrio's famous quesadillas - think pulled chicken and corn, pumpkin, or sloppy José with beef mince, Monterey Jack cheese, BBQ sauce and chipotle mayo.
Where: 30 Acre Lane, SW2 5SG
Book now: Barrio

La Nonna

Spaghetti vongole

What: We think it’s always a good time for pasta, but it’s best when accompanied by 90 minutes for bottomless prosecco. At La Nonna, the brunch includes a selection of starters including focaccia and stracciatella, plus a choice of pasta - think classic carbonara, spaghetti vongole and 12 hour beef ragu. So get your friends together and start living la dolce vita.
Where: 7 Market Row, SW9 8LB
Book now: La Nonna

Turtle Bay

Roti sausage and an egg

What: Turtle Bay brings colourful plates from the Caribbean, alongside a number of cocktails and mocktails to wash it all down with. The space is large, lively, and perfect for meeting with friends, with an offering for bottomless brunch and without. Tuck into the likes of garlic pit prawns, salt fish fritters and jerk chicken to set off your day with a bang.
Where: 382-384 Brixton Road, SW9 7AW
Book now: Turtle Bay

Wood & Water


What: Wood & Water is the brainchild of the team behind Three Little Birds, which was founded by April Jackson - a former Miss Jamaica Universe and BBC Apprentice candidate. The restaurant combines British and Jamaican flavours to showcase both seasonal produce and Jackson’s heritage, to bring a unique brunch offering to the area. If you’re feeling up to it, it’s worth checking out the rum cocktail selection too.
Where: 412 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LF
Book now: Wood & Water

Pacifica Burger & Cocktail Bar


What: From the brains behind smash hits Canova Hall (also in Brixton) and Martello Hall in Hackney comes the group's second Brixton opening. Like its siblings, it's a casual Italian caff by day and a cool-cat bar by day. It’s also a massive crowd-pleaser, with it serving up bottomless brunch at weekends for £32pp – that's two hours of unlimited prosecco cocktails, signature rum punch and Bloody Mary’s. The brunch items are given an Italian twist, so expect truffle scrambled eggs, nduja and taleggio arancini, and squash and sage frittata.
Where: 207 Ferndale Road, SW9 8BA
Book now: Pacifica Burger & Cocktail Bar

Looking to brunch somewhere north of the river? We’ve found our favourite spots in Notting Hill where you can tuck into some fresh juices and healthy plates of greens, or indulge in the likes of sticky and sweet french toast. Overtime, this West London neighbourhood has gained a reputation as a go-to for reliably tasty food no matter the time of the day, and the brunch options certainly don’t disappoint. There are a variety of cuisines available, including Palestinian, Mediterranean and American, as well as a number of budgets from high end options to under a fiver. So if you’re looking to head in that direction, take a look at our list of the best brunches in Notting Hill to find your next favourite brunch spot.

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