If ever proof were needed that not all caffs are created equal, this grade II-listed greasy spoon on Bethnal Green Road is it. People come here as much for the atmosphere and decor as for the grub. Inside, it has an almost opulent feel, harking back to a time when caff culture was king in the capital. Chrome-lined vitrolite panels cover the outside, and the wood-panelled interior is full of formica tables and original art deco touches.
Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day, and luckily for London, the city caters to every possible whim.
These days, London isn’t just home to the fry-up, but the smashed avocado and eggs on toast, the shakshuka and many more besides. In fact, London genuinely might be the best place to eat breakfast in the entire world. Whether you’re the kind of person who favours a posh restaurant over a greasy spoon, or who champions a caff over a swanky hotel, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list. From morning mezza to croissants and udon noodle bowls – it’s all here.
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