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Guide to the Best Brunch in South London

BY: Natalie De Luca | 2 Dec 2015

Sometimes when you’re tired, possibly (definitely) hungover and hungry, only a slow and indulgent brunch will do the trick.  When such moments hit, here’s some south London spots to hit up for your brunch cravings.


I recently discovered this new-ish addition to Vauxhall which is situated in one of the railway arches near the busy station. You’re a world away from the mayhem outside when you enter the calm of Counter, Sunday brunch comes complete with a live pianist who takes requests, yes he will play the Spice Girls. If you’re so inclined I’d highly recommend the build your own bellinis which for £20 gives you a bottle of prosecco, peach puree and fresh peach slices.  The food options are all mouth wateringly good, but when the only hard decision of the day is picking something from the menu, you know it’s a good day. My favourite is the baked eggs with tomatoes, spinach and truffle mushrooms, but if you fancy something sweeter the banana stuffed French toast, crispy bacon and maple syrup was a real hit.

Ben’s Canteen 

Follow these guys on instagram and you’ll be booking your brunch table faster than you can say “avocado and poached eggs on toast”. But seriously, the brunch on offer at the two outposts of Ben’s Canteen on St John’s Hill and Earslfield is delicious.  Expect all the usual suspects as well as interesting additions such as Sweetcorn and Courgette fritters served with halloumi and a poached egg. The instagrammable plates and decor will get a whole new wave of hungry diners queuing up.

The Breakfast Club 

An oldie, but a goodie, The Breakfast Club probably helped us Londoners change the way we thought about our humble morning meal, for a start why restrict it to a few hours in the morning when you could be, well, in bed.  The breakfast club serve breakfast all day long, so there’s no need to rush.  The choices are overwhelming here, but I’ve found the avocado, poached eggs with added chorizo hits the spot.  There’s a choice of locations with Breakfast club, with two south London locations in London Bridge and Clapham Junction.

Boyce Da Roca 

I might be biased with this one, but when you’ve got a cafe serving up food as good as this, just a short walk from home, you can’t not love it, and with an extra location in Crystal Palace it was worth a mention in my eyes.  Sourdough toast, high quality sausages and bacon and volcanoe coffee are just some of the the things that make this brunch spot a must visit. Did I mention you can get your coffee bowl sized? Yes, really.

Streatham & Crystal Palace


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