With the leaves falling from our trees and boots being resurfaced from our wardrobes, Autumn has definitely arrived in London town. Whilst it’s tempting to pull those duvets over your head and hibernate, the best way to embrace this new season is to wrap up and explore a new area of the city (breakfast included, of course!).
North of the river and in between Kings Cross and Old Street you’ll find Angel; with beautiful side streets packed full of coffee shops and breakfast hot spots! I personally love a short walk before breakfast to build up my appetite and take in some of the surrounding neighbourhood but if it’s a rainy day then I’m heading straight to eat. With so many great places to choose for you to from I wanted to share five of my favourites. I’ve ordered them from closest (2 mins) to furthest (13 mins) walking from Angel’s tube station (and opposite the original ‘Angel Inn’ which gave it’s name to the local area!)
With a few places around the city, Redemption Roasters is one of those where you can feel totally at ease having a coffee/breakfast on your own. Book in hand or sitting at the window watching the world go by are such underrated weekend activities. Also great for catching up with friends, I’d opt for the ‘truffled mushroom on sourdough’ or for a lighter bite the ‘toasted banana bread’ or granola, yoghurt and berries.
A few extra minutes walking from the station and you’ll reach Brother Marcus. The ‘smoky shakshuka eggs, pepper, tomato, labneh, zhoug and feta and toasted pita is the dreamiest way to wake up on a well earnt weekend. All the flavours and guaranteed to put a huge smile on your face and get you feeling warm and toasty.
Yotam’s restaurants are always an experience to remember and this place is no different. With such an interesting menu, the Iranian herb fritters with fried egg, green tahini and chilli is truly one to remember. Trying to leave without one of their cakes is tough so why not pick one up for later. It’s the weekend after all!
Another one of their beautiful restaurants, decked out very relaxed but with that weekend buzz at the same time. Known for their incredible coffee, this is an essential start. Then I think it’s got to be the fry with eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes and mushrooms with toast. Alternatively the veggie fry is equally as great replacing substituting the obvious components for halloumi and smashed avo.
Looking for a classic coffee and pastry then this is your place. Coffee from Ozone will help with the almost impossible decision of which of their incredible freshly baked you’re going to choose from. For a classic you’ve got a trusty pain au chocolat or for those feeling more adventurous, how about the rosemary and sea salt twist, bacon and maple or even marmite, schlossberger & spring onion.