Serial brunch addict Jessica Elphinstone shares her insider knowledge on London’s hidden gems when it comes to foraging for more than just cereal
Rude Health Cafe – 212 New King’s Road, SW6 4NZ
Founded and run by husband wife Nick and Camilla Barnard, Rude Health is all about natural food packed with goodness and amazing taste. Their café is a mecca to all things wholesome – spelt pancakes with berries and pistachios, wild salmon tartare and all manner of jazzed up porridge. It’s one of my favourite spots for a nourishing weekend brunch. A deli stocks freshly, baked goods and juices, as well as a great selection of Rude Health-branded products, and keep an eye out for their eccentric events, which range from wild swimming to life drawing.
Wright Bros – 26 Circus West Village, Battersea, SW8 4NN
Seafood lovers unite for this seriously unique brunch offering at the newest Wright Bros opening in the shiny new Battersea Power Station. Overlooking the river, one sunny Sunday, we ponder over kedgeree, a crab omelette and a heavenly lobster croque madame, washed down with freshly squeezed juices. Non-fishy options are available too, as well as a feisty cocktail menu featuring clamato juice bloody Marys and breakfast Martinis. In keeping with the nautical theme, the Thames Clipper can drop you off literally metres from the front door.
Love Walk Café – 12 Jerdan Place, Fulham, SW6 1BH
This unpretentious café in the heart of Fulham Broadway welcomes residents and tourists alike with an easy charm and generous portions. No-nonsense full English breakfasts are highly reasonable and well executed (surprisingly hard to come by in the capital!), while excellent coffee and fresh juices are served with a smile, and more experimental vegan and Mexican themed breakfasts are also well worth a try.