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12 Mouthwatering Spots in London for Vegan Breakfast or Brunch

Updated April 8, 2024

Stacks of crispy, golden waffles drenched in maple syrup, buttery pastries, and savory sausage rolls are just the start of the epic vegan breakfast feast you’re in for when you head to London!

The vegan scene in London is on fire — you can find just about anything you desire, from iconic and traditional English favorites (veganized, of course) to healthy, nutrient-dense fare to get you going! These spots have a mouthwatering breakfast lineup. Hopefully, you have enough time to visit a few of them, or maybe that’s just a good excuse to have to return!

So, the big question is, where will you start?

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Where to Find Vegan Breakfast & Brunch Options in London

#1 Mildred’s

Multiple locations throughout London

Vegan breakfast is served during the week, and a special brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday at all locations! 

Mildred’s is an institution in London — they’ve been delighting veggie taste buds since the late 80s! If you can only make it to one spot on this list, you might want to prioritize one of their locations. Their weekday breakfast menu has a creative mix of dishes — savory harissa v’egg bap with scrambled tofu, whipped avocado toast, or everyone’s favorite, fluffy American-style pancakes!

On the weekend, the menu includes all of these favorites plus more (you might be tempted to come more than once, there are so many awesome things to try)! Another bonus: If you have food allergies or sensitives, you can sort their online menu to find dishes that are safe for you.

two plates in front of each other with stacks of golden vegan pancakes covered in dark berry compote in london
Credit: Mildred’s

#2 Plants by De

18 Weighhouse St, London W1K 5LU, United Kingdom

Vegan breakfast is served daily, beginning at 8 AM during the week and 9 AM on Saturday & Sunday.

Whether it’s packaged healthy snacks or a stack of vanilla pancakes topped with roasted strawberries, Plants by Deliciously Ella is a vegan powerhouse in London. This charming café serves an irresistible mix of sweet and savory breakfast items all week!

The creative menu goes a step beyond basic breakfast staples and jazzes everything up just a little. Dive into a savory order of toast topped with creamy truffled mushrooms or have a hearty bowl of porridge topped with house-made berry compote — whatever you choose, I know you’ll love it.

a large white bowl filled with creamy oat porridge and topped with blue berries and alond butter in front of a cup of coffee in london

#3 Pipoca

224 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6AH, United Kingdom

Breakfast is served every day, beginning at 10 AM.

This vegan café has a stellar globally-inspired menu — everything from the Caribbean to France! For a sweet start, don’t miss their Crunchy Nut crepe with peanut butter, chocolate, and banana — which pairs nicely with a Pipoca Moon Milk (an Ayurvedic drink with warming spices and adaptogenic ingredients).

If you’re feeling like you need something savory and filling, check out the Mexican breakfast complete with scrambled tofu, kidney bean stew, vegan chorizo, toast, and more! After eating, check out their zero-waste shop, which is full of vegan products for you and your home. 

a large gray bowl filled with bright greens, plantains, black beans and corn cakes in front of a water glass and a tea cup in london

#4 WAVE (We Are Vegan Everything)

11 Dispensary Ln, London E8 1FT, United Kingdom

All-day vegan brunch is served from 8:30 AM – 5 PM Monday – Saturday and 10 AM – 4 PM on Sunday.

With a name like that, how can you not make the trek out to Hackney to check out this spot? If you’re vegan and gluten-free, you also can’t miss this amazing vegan café — they have vegan and gluten-free sausage rolls! Amazing, right? Aside from getting your hands on one of those iconic pastries, they also serve a fantastic lineup of breakfast sandwiches, toast, pancakes, and more.

If you’re a coffee lover, you’re also in for a treat. Their caffeinated beverage lineup includes everything you’d expect plus the unexpected — salted coffee, peanut butter coffee, and more!

a golden vegan and gluten free sausage roll on a light blue plate in front of a small coffee topped with oat milk in london

#5 Mallow

1 Cathedral St, London SE1 9DE, United Kingdom

A full vegan breakfast is served all week, and brunch on the weekend starting at 9 AM.

If you loved Mildred’s, then it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll love the plant-based fare at Mallow! This chic spot is located in the heart of the iconic Borough Market and focuses on creating all of its dishes with local, sustainable produce and wasting as minimally as possible.

Their weekday breakfast and weekend brunch menus feature a delicious mix of globally-inspired dishes, from traditional English favorites to sweet crème brûlée brioche French toast! No matter who is dining here, there is absolutely something for everyone to love.

a large gray plate with a full vegan english breakfast which includes roasted veggies, tofu scramble, toast and sausage in london
Credit: Mallow

#6 Farmacy

74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH, United Kingdom

A full vegan brunch menu is served every weekend and on holidays from 11 AM – 4 PM.

Vegan farm meets table is the name of the game at this chic Nottinghill spot! Expect to be tempted by a feast that is not only gorgeous and delicious but also healthy! Everything on the menu is made with plant-based ingredients (many grown by them) to benefit their guest’s health and the environment. Whether you’re looking for a simple and sweet acai superfood bowl or a full vegan English breakfast fit for royalty, you’ll find it on their brunch menu!

one golden vegan waffle next to a large pool of hot pink hummus in london
Credit: Farmacy

#7 Farm Girl

Multiple locations throughout London

Each location of this vegan-friendly cafe serves breakfast daily; check opening times.

These enchanting vegan-friendly cafes all focus on providing healthy fare and “damn good” coffee in the most picture-perfect setting (you’ll want to Instagram everything from the wallpaper to your coffee)!

Breakfast is served every day with vegan favorites like delightful pancakes topped with sour cherries and coconut yogurt, porridge, dragon fruit bowls, and much more. But you seriously can’t miss their lineup of specialty coffees! Everything from a Long Black (for more traditionalist coffee lovers) to Rose Matcha.

a large light blue plate with a small stack of golden vegan pancaked topped with berry compote, white coconut yogurt and edible flowers in front of a pink mug with coffee in london

#8 Van Gogh Café

88 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6BE, United Kingdom

Breakfast is offered Tuesday – Friday, and a special brunch menu is offered every Saturday, starting at 9 AM.

This community-based vegan restaurant in Brixton is not only creating incredible cruelty-free eats, but it also operates as a non-profit. Together with a local disability employment charity, the restaurant provides on-the-job training to individuals with disabilities and paid employment opportunities.

In addition, they also offer a Pay It Forward program for diners to discreetly buy a coffee for someone in a pinch financially. Their menu features everything from light and flaky pain au chocolat to herby hash browns served with Harissa scrambled tofu and garlic yogurt. 

two small vegan biscuits topped with egg and cream on a white plate in london
Credit: Van Gogh Café

#9 Blank Brixton

144D Acre Ln, London SW2 5UT, United Kingdom

Vegan brunch is offered all week, starting at 7:30 AM during the week and 8 AM on Saturday and Sunday

The self-proclaimed best place in Brixton for coffee and brunch sets the bar high for vegan restaurants across London! Everything on this tempting menu is house-made, from jaw-dropping pastries to endless stacks of pancakes topped with sweet berries, caramelized bananas, and more. Their decadent vegan breakfast feast does draw a crowd on the weekend, so try and come early or pop in for a mid-week treat!

a vegan breakfast feat with a plate of berry pancakes, and a full english breakfast in london
Credit: Blank Brixton

#10 Wulf & Lamb

Location in Marylebone & Chelsea

The Chelsea location offers a vegan breakfast menu all week, while the spot in Marylebone offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

This modern vegan restaurant group is a great spot to stop for breakfast during the week or brunch on the weekend! The menus at both locations offer a mix of dishes from house-made granola with creamy coconut yogurt to fully-loaded breakfast burritos — the perfect mix of carbs to fuel all that walking in London! The menu is also well-marked for allergens.

a white plate on a marble counter with a pile of tofu scramble with green and red veggies and toast in london
Credit: Wulf & Lamb

#11 Holy Carrot

2-4 Hans Cres, London SW1X 0LH, United Kingdom

Vegan brunch is offered every Sunday from 11 AM – 5 PM. 

This sophisticated plant-based spot in Knightsbridge is the place to go for an extra memorable brunch experience, but it’s popular, so make reservations! The elevated menu will delight any palate with its creative take on traditional breakfast classics like truffled scrambled tofu, smoked salmon hash, or the iconic Sunday roast dinner. T

hey also offer a terrific lineup of creative cocktails and mocktails to round out your chic veggie experience. One more bonus — almost everything on the menu is gluten-free.  

a small white fruit bowl topped with vegan coconut yogurt in london
Credit: Holy Carrot

#12 Love Shack

Arch 298, 299 Cambridge Heath Rd, Cambridge Heath, London E2 9HA, United Kingdom

Vegan breakfast is offered Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 AM.

It’s all peace, love, and harmony at this eclectic vegan spot in Hackney! On the weekends, you can pop in here and chill out in a hammock or relax on a comfy couch under a mix of brightly colored paper lanterns while enjoying a mix of breakfast dishes and smoothies. You can’t go wrong with their veganized take on shakshuka (Shack-Shuka) along with a Pirate Teeth smoothie (banana, oat milk, activated charcoal, peanut butter, and sugar syrup).

vegan breakfast feast with a full english breakfast, toast, and a plate of pancakes in london
Credit: Love Shack

Vegan Coffee Shops & Donuts in London

Sometimes you just need a quick cup of joe and a vegan pastry to get your day going! If that’s you, check out these fabulous shops.

Gecko Coffeehouse

49 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E1 6LA, United Kingdom
This plant-based coffee house offers vegan pastries and a small morning menu to accompany your latte!

two golden vegan pastries next to a coffee with a leaf milk design on top in london
Credit: Gecko Coffeehouse

Crosstown Marylebone

5-6 Picton Pl, London W1U 1BL, United Kingdom
One vegan donut spot just didn’t seem like enough — what if you’re not on that side of the city! Pair your rich espresso with a peanut butter and blackcurrant or Tongan vanilla bean glazed donut (or both, no judgement)!

one vegan peanut butter and berry donut held with two hand above a donut box in london
Credit: Crosstown Marylebone

Knead a Little Love

253 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E2 6AH, United Kingdom
Who doesn’t love starting their day with a gorgeous vegan donut? Plus these aren’t your ordinary sweet balls of dough, they come in amazing flavors like fig and orange, chocolate and sea salt, blackcurrant jam, and many more!

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About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad