Brunch is the ultimate weekend treat and just because you’re veggie doesn’t mean you have to miss out. London is home to some of the world’s best brunch spots and vegetarians don’t go unnoticed. From oozing yolks to ultra-fluffy pancakes, here are the best veggie brunch spots to try this weekend.
Head to Lower Clapton for a stack of pancakes that’ll throw any limp crêpes under the bus. Lele’s is known city wide for its delicious layered cakes, vegan brunches and ethical approach. If you’re nearby make sure you order a stack of their berry topped vegan pancakes to go alongside your morning brew and you’ll be ready to take on whatever the day decides to throw at you.
And there’s absolutely no harm in finishing off your weekend brunch with a slice of cake, especially when they look this good.
Location: 50 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton, E5 0RN
Just because you’re veggie doesn’t mean your brunch has to be healthy… If you’re in need of the ultimate hangover cure or just want to try London’s filthiest but oh, so good vegan brunch, Biff’s Jack Shack needs to be where you’re next headed. Biff’s has a foodie residency at BrewDog Dalston and it’s where you’ll find them serving up uber indulgent brunch options.
Choose from the likes of the Jack’n’Waffles, a plate bursting with buckwheat waffles loaded with two crispy fried jackfruit wingz, bacun rashers and maple batter, then topped with buffalo sauce and whipped paprika butter, or go all out with their mega BIG Breakfast.
Location: BrewDog Dalston, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, London, N16 8BJ
Little Brother Marcus
The little sibling of Brother Marcus, their Balham outpost has become locally known for its delicious brunch options. The menu is short and simple but it’s the Step Sister we want to draw your attention to. Expect a stack of juicy sweet potato, courgette and feta fritters layered with avocado and spinach, kale, turmeric yoghurt and a poached egg. If you’re wanting to get one step further, add on halloumi for an extra salty hit.
Location: 9 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JA – also bigger locations in Spitalfields & Angel
If you’ve got serious brunch game you’ll know how legendary COYA Mayfair’s interactive brunches are. The brunch series manages to fuse Peruvian tradition, live entertainment and delicious sharing style dishes.
Returning Saturday 25th July, expect COYA’s returning brunch to blow you away. Begin your sitting with bottomless cocktails, play it safe with a boozy Bloody Mary or go all out with one of their signature Piscos, before you’re whisked off to enjoy live entertainment and Peruvian tunes. As for food, the menu boasts a bunch of vegetarian and vegan options for all to enjoy. Expect everything from guacamole and crocantes, ceviche vegetariano, seasonal vegetarian cazuela and of course a few tempting dessert dishes too.
Location: 118 PICCADILLY, MAYFAIR, W1J 7NW
If you’re a vegetarian in the know, you’ll know all about Tibits and their buffet style brunches.
Founded by three vegetarian Swiss brothers Christian, Daniel and Reto Frei who found that there was a lack of vegetarian eateries in Switzerland, the three soon joined forces with Rolf and Marielle Hilti, owners of Zurich’s oldest vegetarian restaurant Haus Hilti, to birth Tibits. Fast forward almost twenty years later and Tibits has become a European hotspot for veggie and vegans alike. Now with two outposts in London, Tibits is famous for its by-weight service. At the weekend they have delicious buffet style dishes on a rotating weekly menu. Ring ahead to book your spot.
Location: Bankside / Mayfair
A favourite in The Handbook office is Brew, the local all-day dining spot in Wandsworth, Clapham and Wimbledon. We’d recommend getting your hands on the Turkish eggs, a mix of poached eggs, hung yogurt and hot chilli butter served with toasted pide (the best kind of bread), or play it simple with the organic jumbo oat porridge with apricots poached in chamomile tea. It’s slightly on the pricier side but it’s perfect for a weekend treat or midweek pick-me-up.
Location: Clapham, Wandsworth & Wimbledon
A favourite in The Handbook office is Brew, the local all-day dining spot in Wandsworth, Clapham and Wimbledon.
While their Saturday brunch may be paused for now, we still wanted to give Malibu Kitchen a mention down to its healthy alternative, the classic weekend blowout brunch. Drawing inspiration from health-focused Californian food, Malibu Kitchen is home to cosy wooden booths, counter-side dining and delicious cold pressed juices that’ll help blow away the cobwebs with fresh, sometimes fiery flavours. We can’t wait to tuck into this once again.
Location: 27 POULTRY, EC2R 8AJ
For those looking for a nourishing brunch that won’t leave you feeling bogged down or groggy afterwards, Linnaean is your best bet. Linnaean’s restaurant is built on plant-rich, health filled ingredients and these values are transposed onto their brunch menu. Choose from the likes of healthy matcha pancakes topped with caramelised banana, seasonal fruit, chocolate granola and chocolate syrup, or refuel with their super brunch, a mix of avocado, roasted cherry tomato and mushrooms, tempeh bacon, beans, beetroot chorizo, cucumber and miso tekka, and your choice of eggs or scrambled tofu.
Location: 2 New Union Square, Embassy Gardens, SW11 7AX