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Where to Find the Best Brunch in Islington - Essential Living

Where to Find the Best Brunch in Islington

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When there’s no time for breakfast, and it’s too early for lunch, you know what to do. Get yourself down to a brunch spot and enjoy the best of both meals. Did someone say hash browns and an oat milk latte? And if you happen to live in Islington, you’ve got some of the best brunch options right on your doorstep.

So, where can you find the best brunch in Islington? We’re glad you asked because we’ve put this guide together detailing some of the neighbourhood’s best spots.

Read on and find out where to get the best brunch in Islington.

Looking further afield than Islington? Jump onto our Best Brunch in North London blog.

1) Ottolenghi

The Islington branch of Ottolenghi is the place to go for pan-Mediterranean grub.

You’ll feel like you’re in the med with the communal tables offering an open and chilled atmosphere, and the food is pretty darn good too.

Keep it simple with a self-toast breadboard. Or go for some shakshuka.

Address: 287 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 2TZ
Phone: 020 7288 1454
Follow @ottolenghi

2) The Breakfast Club

Don’t let the name fool you because The Breakfast Club is all about top-notch brunches.

There’s a large selection of plates, from delicious salted caramel pancakes to breakfast burgers and sweet corn fritters.

Meet up with a few friends and enjoy a relaxing brunch tucked away on Camden Passage in Islington.

Address: 31 Camden Passage, The Angel, London N1 8EA
Phone: 020 7226 5454
Follow @thebrekkyclub

3) Maison D’être

It’s all about the French vibes at Maison D’etre, a charming little spot on the corner of Canonbury Road.

It’s been in Islington for a while, becoming a staple of the community while serving up an array of treats in the form of baked goods, local cooking and great coffee.

Address: 19 Calabria Rd, Highbury East, London N5 1JB
Follow @maisondetrecafe

4) Caravan

Head to Caravan for a “well-travelled” menu that takes its inspiration from all over the world.

That means you can tuck into fried jalapeno cornbread or enjoy some buttermilk vanilla hotcakes. Then again, perhaps a good ol’ fry up will take your fancy.

With its extensive menu, it’s easy to see why Caravan is highly rated for the best brunch in Islington.

Address: 11-13 Exmouth Market, Farringdon, London EC1R 4QD

Phone: 020 7833 8115
Follow @caravanrestaurants

5) Megan’s

The name Megan’s sounds like a place that was made for brunch, doesn’t it? It’s also another spot inspired by the Mediterranean with its all-day bench menu featuring dishes like charred-corn salad, falafel and pork belly.

Oh, and there’s a build-your-own breakfast wrap that’s a big hit with those dining at Megan’s.

Address: 6 Esther Anne Pl, Islington, London N1 1WL
Phone: 020 3468 0221
Follow @megansrestaurants

6) Sunday

Brunch on Sunday at Sunday sounds ideal, especially as everyone knows that Sunday is the day to enjoy a spot of brunch. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it?

But don’t worry, because Sunday has some of the best mouthfuls around with its savoury omelettes, French toast and English breakfast, just in case you’re looking to keep it traditional on your visit to Sunday.

Address: 169 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DA
Phone: 020 7607 3868
Follow @sundaybarnsbury

7) Boulangerie Bon Matin

Get the quintessential brunch experience at Boulangerie Bon Matin, a bakery and coffee shop with modern French-style cuisine.

It’s located in Finsbury Park, which is just a hop and skip away from Islington – and it’s definitely well worth the skip.

Choose from Mediterranean eggs, garlic Greek yoghurt, a fantastic selection of pastries that includes bread, croissants, muffins and more.

Address: 178 Tollington Park, Stroud Green, London N4 3AJ
Phone: 020 7263 8633
Follow @boulangeriebonmatin

8) Euphorium

The people of Islington love Euphorium so much that there’s two of them on Upper Street, the main stretch of the neighbourhood.

This Parisian-style bakery chain has been going strong for more than 20 years and offers an all-day brunch menu with baked goods, and simple yet delicious options like cheese and tomato croissants and sourdough toast topped up with natural honey.

Address: various

9) New London Café

Feel the retro vibes at the New London Café and sip back on a cup of coffee while mingling with friends and sampling great bites.

From a traditional “totally English” breakfast to “Tortilla de Patata”, there’s a good mix of dishes available, not to mention the opportunity to get all nostalgic while soaking up the vintage feel at New London Café.

Address: 216 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury, London N1 2LL
Phone: 020 7354 7321
Follow @new_london_cafe

10) Crepeaffaire

It’s pancake day every day at Crepeaffaire, a quaint little chain offering freshly made crepes with toppings both sweet and savoury.

Go for the all-day breakfast with egg, mushrooms, tomato, Cheddar and streaky bacon. Or indulge your sweet tooth with a strawberry and maple galette.

There are vegan options too, so everyone can enjoy Crepeaffaire.

Address: 51-53 Camden Passage, The Angel, London N1 8EA
Phone: 020 7354 8699
Follow @crepeaffaire

The best brunch in Islington

Indulge with some fantastic brunch options in Islington, whether you’re riding solo, are with your partner or enjoying a mid-morning dining session with friends.

There are so many places to choose from, and you can pick from a range of eclectic menus that cater to all tastes on your search for the best brunch in Islington.

The best brunches are worth travelling for, so be sure to check out our brunch guides for Bethnal Green and Greenwich.

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