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Brunch Around the World Without Leaving London: 8 Must-Try Options

By Malika Dalamal
March 21, 2014

French toast fatigue? Eggs Benedict overkill? See what the rest of the world eats in the morning with our roundup of London's best international brunches. Here are eight good reasons to get out of bed bright (if not so early) this weekend.

  • Andina
    Country of Origin: Peru

    Why It's Hot: Martin Morales (Ceviche) provides East London with an exotic hangover cure.

    Must-Order: Choclo corn cakes - a savoury treat (not bread) made with cheese and served with a poached egg, avocado and salsa. Wash it down with a Bloody Andina - a Peruvian twist on the classic made with fresh tomato, beetroot, red pepper, cucumber, pisco, smoked vodka and tiger's milk (ceviche marinade).

    Hit It Up: Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM

    1 Redchurch St., E1 6JL; 020 7920 6499
     

  • Kopapa
    Country of Origin: Turkey

    Why It's Hot: Chef Peter Gordon (Providores & Tapas Room) will wake up your taste buds with his fusion cooking.

    Must-Order: Turkish eggs: two poached eggs served with whipped yoghurt, hot chilli butter and flatbread; date scones to finish.

    Hit It Up: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 AM-4 PM

    32-34 Monmouth St., WC2H 9HA; 020 7240 6076
     

  • Koya Bar
    Country of Origin:
    Japan

    Why It's Hot: Enjoy the best of both worlds at the little sister restaurant to the popular Soho udon joint. 

    Must-Order: Breakfast here is a fusion of traditional Japanese and English dishes. Opt for the English Breakfast - Koya's signature udon noodles served with a fried egg, bacon and shiitake mushrooms. 

    Hit It Up: Monday-Sunday 8:30 AM-noon

    50 Frith St., W1D 4SG; 020 7434 4463
     

  • Momo
    Country of Origin: Morocco

    Why It's Hot: London's trendiest North African restaurant will launch its first-ever brunch menu on April 5.

    Must-Order:  The Full Moroccan (garlic mushrooms, stuffed tomatoes, merguez, coco beans in charmoula sauce, turkey bacon and poached eggs); a Lamona brioche with aniseed, orange zest and sultanas; followed by cardamon coffee

    Hit It Up: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 11 AM-3 PM.

    25 Heddon St., W1B 4BH; 020 7434 4040
     

  • Dishoom
    Country of Origin: India

    Why It's Hot: Breakfast with an Indian twist at this kitsch Bombay cafe is not as spicy as it sounds.

    Must-Order: Bacon naan roll and chai

    Hit It Up: Weekdays 8-11 AM; Saturday and Sunday 9 AM-midday

    Various locations
     

  • Camino
    Country of Origin:
    Spain

    Why It's Hot: No one does cured meats and omelets quite like the Spanish so this buzzy tapas chain is a no-brainer for brunch.

    Must-Order: Tortilla de patata - a classic Spanish omelet made with potato, followed by chocolate churros if you dare

    Hit It Up: Monday-Sunday 9-11:30 AM

    3 Varnishers Yard, N1 9FD; 020 7841 7331
     

  • Kipferl
    Country of Origin: Austria

    Why It's Hot: Consistently good, authentic dishes are what you'll find at this under-the-radar Viennese coffeehouse and kitchen.

    Must-Order: Bauernfruehstueck - a traditional German farmer's breakfast - made with a hearty mix of fried potatoes, eggs, onions and bacon.

    Hit It Up: Monday-Saturday 9 AM-10 PM; Sunday 10 AM-10 PM

    20 Camden Passage, N1 8ED; 020 7704 1555
     

  • Nopi
    Country of Origin: Middle East/North Africa

    Why It's Hot: Yotam Ottolenghi - known for his healthy fusion cooking - adds a Middle Eastern twist to all our favourite breakfast classics.

    Must-Order: Shakshuka - a North African specialty made with braised Italian eggs, piquante tomato sauce, smoked labneh and served with toasted sourdough

    Hit It Up: Monday-Sunday, 8 AM-noon

    21-22 Warwick St., W1B 5NE; 020 7494 9584
     

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Places Mentioned

NOPI

Soho

Food25 Decor23 Service22 Cost£53
 
 
 
Kopapa Cafe & Restaurant

Covent Garden

Food22 Decor16 Service18 Cost£31
 
 
 
Koya

Japanese • Soho

Food24 Decor17 Service19 Cost£22
 
 
 
Momo

Moroccan • Mayfair

Food21 Decor25 Service19 Cost£48
 
 
 
Dishoom

Indian • Covent Garden

Food23 Decor22 Service20 Cost£27
 
 
 
Dishoom

Indian • Shoreditch

Food23 Decor22 Service20 Cost£27
 
 
 
Camino

Tapas Bar • King's Cross

Food22 Decor20 Service19 Cost£35
 
 
 
 
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