Cafés across the capital bustle with energy at breakfast time. It has become one of the most important meals of the day to do business, network or close a deal – all usually before 9am. So we have come up with 10 places offering some of the best breakfasts in south west London with homes for sale nearby.
And on June 30, Breakfast at Tiffany’s opens at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Raise your toast for a magnificent morning.
Nearby property: Sloane Avenue SW3 £1.6m
Tom’s Kitchen in Cale Street is one of four branches across London. Tom Aikens was the youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars – at the age of 26. Passionate about food and its provenance, the restaurant is big on brunch. Seasonal berry pancakes and smoky kedgeree vie with eggs Benedict and Tom’s Full English as family favourites. If you go there often, where better to live than this one-bedroom apartment that’s just around the corner?
Nearby property: Elystan Street SW3 £795p/w
Bluebird, in King’s Road, Chelsea, is a stylish restaurant on the site of the old Bluebird garage. The building dates from 1923 and had connections with Sir Malcom Campbell, who set a number of speed records in vehicles called Blue Bird. The restaurant is popular for breakfast – it has plenty of healthy options – and there’s a food store and wine shop where you can stock up for later. This nearby two bedroom newly refurbished apartment is situated in a private development with 24 hour porter, swimming pool and gym.
Nearby property: Eaton Terrace SW1W £7.5m
Baker & Spice on Belgravia’s Elizabeth Street bake all their pastries fresh each day. The food gets rave reviews and is a magnet for locals in the area. Here is an opulent town house with a lovely glass-covered terrace in a perfect location.
Nearby property: Cadogan Gardens SW3 £2.125m
Breakfast and brunch are becoming a regular treat. The Côte Brasserie in Sloane Square puts great care into sourcing its products, from the artisan French jams to the sea-salt butter. This two-bedroom apartment is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the daybreak delights at Côte. It has a sleek, bright kitchen and a mezzanine study area in the master bedroom.
Nearby property: Harriet Walk SW1X £4m
Harvey Nichols’ Bottomless Brunch will brighten up any weekday or lazy Sunday morning. The Fifth Floor Café has a splendid selection of early bird dishes with unlimited champagne. This three-bedroom mews house is only a short stroll away, in a quiet spot that will allow you to snooze for the afternoon.
Nearby property: West Eaton Place SW1X £2.25m
In the true spirit of French cafés, Colbert exudes Gallic charm. This Sloane Square eatery offers croques and snails, tartes and tartare. You can continue your Parisian dream in this one-bedroom, first floor pied-à-terre in a smart Belgravia square. The French windows and compact kitchen could easily be in an elegant building in St Germain.
Nearby property: Sloane Avenue SW3 £975,000
Carluccio’s South Kensington restaurant is ideal for families or those looking to do business over breakfast. Apart from the steaming expresso, the chefs will cook your eggs any way you want them. This two-bedroom apartment in Chelsea Cloisters is well placed to take advantage of an Italian start to the day. It’s on the second floor of a portered block.
Nearby property: Burton Mews SW1W £3,500p/w
Set above its farm shop in Pimlico Road, the Daylesford Organic Café is clean, bright and white. It serves home-grown produce, organic and free-range, bringing the country to town. You can pick up croissants and pastries at the Saturday Farmers’ Market nearby, too. Burton Mews can feel like a little bit of country, tucked away in its own little backwater, with an enclosed courtyard in which to eat your brunch.
9. The Berkeley
Nearby property: Wilton Row SW1X £4.15m
Breakfast at The Berkeley in Wilton Place really goes the whole hog. From the full fry up to Manx kippers and eggy bread with cinnamon and nutmeg, you probably won’t need to eat for the rest of the day. And it’s not far to walk back to this mews cottage if you need to lie down again afterwards. Tucked away from the crowds, you can park with ease here.
Nearby property: Kensington Square W8 £7m
This gorgeous five-bedroom townhouse has a fabulous kitchen itself, but it’s always nice to eat out. With your own steam room, spa and cinema here, you’re probably best to eat early and return for an evening in. Kensington Square Kitchen is handily close by and perfect for breakfast.
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s opens at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on June 30 (Box Office 020 7930 8800;