Looking to start your day right in the beautiful neighborhood of Hampstead? Here are the best places to eat breakfast in Hampstead and the best places to brunch in Hampstead, including Hampstead Heath Brunch options based on my time living in Hampstead! I’ve included mainly independent cafes in Hampstead because these are the best cafes and the ones we should be supporting!
There are so many things to do in Hampstead so you could visit for breakfast or brunch in Hampstead only as it’s easy to get to on the tube, overground and bus, or keep exploring Hampstead for the rest of the day and make a full London day out out of it!
Independent Hampstead Cafes:
Les Filles Cafe
Les Filles Cafe in Hampstead (formally called LLS Cafe Hampstead) is the place I would recommend you go to first for a Hampstead brunch. It’s just up the hill from Hampstead Underground Station and offers a great brunch menu including an Acai Bowl, Pancakes and Pesto Zoodles with Poached Egg.
The only reason I say to go here first is because you may not get in as it is very small inside, if you get a seat then it’s decorated lovely and very homely. Don’t let this put you off though and instead aim to go early on the weekend or on a weekday when it’s more likely to be quiet for one of the best brunches in Hampstead!
Cafe Hampstead was introduced to Hampstead High Street to spice up the restaurant scene and is intended to bring a Tel Aviv style culture to the neighbourhood and their tasty menu reflects this!
It’s very instagram-able inside, it’s light, bright and a bit fancy looking, and as well as serving lunch and dinner, it also serves brunch making it high on the list of best places to eat in Hampstead!
Bunny Yawn, just like the name, is very cute, it’s only small cafe in Hampstead but it does have an upstairs and an outside area if the main part of the cafe is full.
I would recommend going here for a coffee and a lighter breakfast option like a pastry or yummy cake as they do not offer a huge menu but their cakes definitely make up for it.
- If you’re going to spend the rest of the day in Hampstead which I suggest you do, be sure to check out these blog posts afterwards to help you have a great day there:
- 30 Things To Do in Hampstead London!
- Places to Visit on Hampstead Heath.
- How To Plan Your Swim in the Hampstead Heath Bathing Ponds!
- The Best Restaurants in Hampstead to Visit!
Ginger & White
Ginger & White located down Perrin’s Court Lane is the perfect weekend coffee and brunch spot with seating outside and inside.
Silverberry Deli & Kitchen
Located just down the road from Hampstead Heath Overground Station, Silverberry is a great place to go for brunch!
They have a really big breakfast and brunch menu and it’s served from 7:00 am-17: 00 pm, perfect for a hangover morning!
It’s got a real cafe style feel to it and offers seating outside at the front and the back too making it high on my list of my favourite places to eat in Hampstead Heath and the perfect place for breakfast in Hampstead!
If you want breakfast with a twist, say a European or Mediterranean twist, Roni’s Bakery is the place to go!
They offer different types of Shakshuka, a Mediterranean breakfast, a healthy breakfast, eggs many different ways, and there’s outside street seating too!
This is a good Hampstead Heath brunch option as it’s close to Hampstead Heath so you can go for a walk around there after.
Karma Bread Bakehouse
This is a super small cafe and another cafe by Hampstead Heath Overground Station with a very small brunch menu like Avocado on Toast and Shakshuka (subject to change), however, it’s very nice and it’s possible to buy lots of different types of bread there for later in your day.
The Wet Fish Cafe
The Wet Fish Cafe isn’t in Hampstead and instead it’s in West Hampstead on West End Lane so you’ll need to get the tube or overground there for for this West Hampstead Brunch but it’s a popular place for brunch and perhaps one of the places best for brunch in West Hampstead so I wanted to add it in.
Chain Hampstead Cafes For Brunch:
Le Pain Quotidien
There are 2 Le Pain Quotidien’s in Hampstead. One 2 buildings down from Hampstead Underground Station and the other a few meters from Hampstead Heath Overground Station.
I like Le Pain Quotidien because their cafes look quite independent rather than too ‘chain-like’ and this is definitely true for the ones in Hampstead.
Good locations, good brunch menus and you know what you’re going to get there. Also, the one on End Road by the Overground Station opposite the Royal Free Hospital used to be a bookshop where George Orwell worked which I found very interesting.
Carluccio’s is all over London but that doesn’t mean they don’t offer a good brunch, because they do!
The one in Hampstead is a bit further down Hampstead High Street heading towards Belsize Park but it’s also busy, especially on a weekend morning. It has lots of outside seating on a quieter section of road which I also think make’s it popular for brunch in Hampstead.
Gail’s Bakery offers a Bakers Breakfast menu in all of its stores until 3:00 pm meaning it’s a popular choice, and it offers pretty much everything you could ever want for brunch!
The cafe in Hampstead is in a great location just opposite Flask Walk and Venchi Chocolate Shop, although it’s pretty small inside it also offers some outside seating.
That should leave you with enough brunch options in Hampstead and give you plenty of reasons to come back to Hampstead for brunch another time too.
- More of my Hampstead Posts:
- Best Things To Do in Hampstead!
- A Walking Guide Around Hampstead!
- Museums to Visit in Hampstead!
- The Best Pubs in Hampstead to Visit!
- The Best Cafes in Hampstead to Visit
- The Best Restaurants in Hampstead to Visit!
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- My Ultimate List of Recommended London Brunch Spots!