Avocad-hoes, listen up. We’ve rounded up the top places in London to get your avo on toast fix. While it might be the most basic b*tch of brunch choices (not to mention the most savvy mark up price for restauranteurs), you guys can’t get enough of it. Apparently as a nation we consume a whopping 96.7 million kilos of the stuff, that’s 6,000 avocados selling every hour! It’s not surprising Mexican cartels have been kidnapping farmers and extorting landowners over the product. Holy guacamole, indeed. Despite that, it still prevails as the breakfast dish of choice.
Here are the top eight places to get your fix, whether you like yours straight up with poached eggs and a squeeze of lime or served on the latest hipster bread of choice – sweet potato bread, obviously.
The clue is kind of in the name with this one. Avobar have a whole menu dedicated to the green stuff and their approach to the breakfast favourite is slightly unorthodox. Instead of bread, they serve it up on sweet potato ‘toast’. Delicious.
Farm Girl’s approach to avo on toast is unashamedly hipster but we’re here for it. The dish is topped with grapefruit zest, watermelon radish, sichuan pepper and chervil and served up on wholemeal sourdough, naturally. Stop in to one of their four London locations and be sure to try the signature Rose Latte too.
If you want to make your avo on toast all the more ‘grammable, head 38 floors up to Searcys at the Gherkin where Laurent-Perrier are putting on a series of festive Champagne Breakfasts. Available from Monday to Friday, tuck into avocado on toast with poached hen eggs, sherry smoked salmon and keta caviar (how decadent) which has been perfectly matched to compliment the flavour of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne. AOT will never taste the same again.
Where: 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), Saint Mary Axe, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Fenchurch Street (0.2 miles)
Seriously pimped avo on toast needs burrata and Hotel Café Royal are delivering. Book in for the savoury lunch menu at Albert Adria’s Cakes & Bubbles but don’t blame us if you leave with one of their stunning sweet treats, from Baklava pistachio pillows to lychee, raspberry and rosewater choux.
If there’s one nation that know how to do avo on toast it’s the Aussies. Head to Australian export Granger and Co. for a zesty dose of the green stuff. Theirs is served straight up with simple but super fresh lime and coriander on top of St John’s toasted rye bread.
The Gwyneth Paltrow of restaurants, this place really knows it’s way around an acai bowl and coconut latte – they even have drinks on the menu called ‘Life Waters.’ Jokes aside, the food is good if you’re in need of a superfood boost and there’s no better superfood than avo. The Good Life have come up with a Build Your Own Avocado (BYO-Avo) menu. Start with whole grain, charcoal sourdough, wheat-free or gluten-free bread, add chilli or no chilli, before pimping up with everything from feta to salmon teriyaki and, everyone’s favourite, poached eggs. Genius.
Painfully hip restaurant, Farmacy, offer a decadent twist on the classic dish, with tomatoes, dukkah and herbs piled on top. Be sure to order a shot of CBD on the side for a wellbeing boost to your day.
If avocado on toast isn’t enough for your Instagram feed, add to that the prettiest picturesque background of the Dalloway Terrace’s sprawling blooms and twinkling lights. The perfect place to start the weekend off right.
Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.1 miles)