When breakfast isn’t quite enough, and lunch is too far away, why not get yourself some brunch?

And if you live in the East London neighbourhood of Bethnal Green, you’re in luck.

That’s because the E2 postcode has a range of brunch options, whether you’re looking for an excuse to drink in the am or just want a hot brew and brekkie at elevenses.

But where should you go? As Bethnal Green locals for many years now, we've put together this list to help you find the best brunch in Bethnal Green, so that you can enjoy a top-notch brunch.

1. Ozone Coffee Roasters

Get your brunch on at Ozone Coffee Roasters, a white and bright warehouse space with booths to relax in, plenty of food options and eggs as far as the eye can see.

There’s also hash browns, meaty mushrooms and fish kedgeree to sample. If brunch just so happens to be your favourite meal of the day, then get yourself down to Ozone Coffee Roasters.

Address: Emma St, London E2 9AP
Phone: 020 7490 1039
Email: [email protected]
Follow @ozonecoffeeuk

2. The Common

Ask the locals, and they’ll tell you that The Common has the best brunch in Bethnal Green. And considering it offers all-day brunch, it’s hard to disagree.

The Common is a hybrid café and co-working space, which means you can taste a mouth-watering menu that includes hits like smoked bacon, relish and eggs and Shakshuka before burying your head in that report and getting some work done.

Address: 53 Old Bethnal Green Rd., E2 6QA
Phone: 020 7765 257123
Email: [email protected]
Follow @thecommone2

3. Corner Room

Set on the first floor of the Town Hall Hotel, Corner Room is run by French food expert chef Simon Shand. Inside, you’ll find an impressive space with industrial lighting and white tiled walls with plants galore.

When it comes to the food, you won’t be disappointed either. The menu changes daily, and you can expect options like homemade pastries, granary toast and eggs and berry compotes. Our mouths are watering already.

Address: Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London E2 9NF
Phone: 020 7871 0460
Email: [email protected]
Follow @townhallhotel

4. Recharge

One of Bethnal Green’s best-kept secrets, Recharge has brunch, brunch and more brunch. If you’re an East London regular, you’ll feel right at home with the avocado on toast with a side of papaya. There are also classic fry-ups available, so you can enjoy a hearty English breakfast with all the trimmings.

Recharge is a favourite with the locals, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a peaceful space located on Roman Road where you can enjoy great food while watching the world go by.

Address: 140 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0RY
Phone: 07784 830497
Follow @recharge.e2

5. E Pellicci

E Pellicci is the perfect mid-morning destination for brunch and has been a staple of the Bethnal Green community since opening in 1900. Set in a Grade-II listed building, E Pellicci is a greasy spoon café that has you covered with excellent English tea and a full English breakfast that will hit all the hunger spots.

It’s run by the Pellicci family and is definitely a contender for the best brunch in Bethnal Green.

Address: 332 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AG
Phone: 020 7739 4873
Email: [email protected]
Follow @pelliccicafe

6. Pavillion Café

A legendary spot in Bethnal Green, Pavillion Café sits in the serenity of Victoria Park and is your getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s also a handy place to get some brunch, with the menu featuring everything from Rookery Farm eggs to sausage and bacon delights and homemade bread.

Arrive at Pavillion Café, order from the counter, then sit back and relax in the calm of Victoria Park while you enjoy your food.

Find at Victoria Park, London, E9 7DE
Follow @pavilionbakery

7. The Morgan Arms

Head to The Morgan Arms to tuck into brunch at an upmarket gastropub. The bright and cosy interiors offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the food portions are very generous. Its biggest seller is the Eggs Benedict, which will go down a treat.

There’s also a traditional menu with great pub grub and legendary Sunday Roasts, just in case you feel like going a little later in the day. It’s easy to see why this classic boozer was a regular with the Kray twins back in the day.

Find at 43 Morgan Street, Bow, London, E3 5AA
Phone no: 020 8980 6389
Email: [email protected]
Follow @themorganarms

8. Bistrotheque

Upon entering Bistrotheque, you might have trouble deciding whether to order from the menu or take a few snaps for the Gram. This white-washed warehouse is pleasing to the eye, and it’ll satisfy the stomach too.

The modern European cuisine goes down a treat, and its canal side location makes Bistrotheque the perfect brunch spot to enjoy great food and drink on a Sunday.

Address: 23-27 Wadeson St, London E2 9DR
Phone: 020 8983 7900
Email: [email protected]
Follow @bistrotheque

The best brunch in Bethnal Green

With so many great brunch options in Bethnal Green, you’ll find yourself making excuses just to grab a bite to eat between breakfast and lunch.

And any one of the cafés, pubs and restaurants on our list will see you enjoying a great mid-morning out and one of the best brunches in Bethnal Green.


Mark Flint


Mark is a regular contributor to the Essential Living blog and shares all the latest news and sourcing the very best content for our customers.