Inspired by the year she spent in Copenhagen, Alex Hely-Hutchinson’s Covent Garden café serves up a range of wholesome porridges for breakfast, plus birchers and toasties for maximum hygge. The almond-milk-soaked oats with chia seeds make for an indulgent start to the day, plus there are some exotic dishes worth a try, such as the loquat and sweet cicely porridge. Clumsies should slurp their coffee with caution: the mugs are so Nordic-chic that they don’t have handles.
Breakfast truly is the meal of myriad options. And, luckily for denizens of London, the capital city caters to every possible whim.
These days the city is home to the fry-up, the avo and eggs on toast, the shakshuka and many more besides. London genuinely might be the best place to eat breakfast in the entire world. Whether you’d like to start your day in a posh restaurant, a greasy spoon or a biker café, we've rounded up the ultimate list. From tapas to croissants and acai bowls – it’s all here.