Ah Notting Hill, who remembers growing up watching the beautiful Julia Roberts and dashing Hugh Grant on the big screen (oh the days of going to cinemas instead of streaming at home in bed…), the romance and quaint charm of all that is British. Notting Hill however, if you are not too savvy can be quite the tourist trap with Portobello road and all the little market stalls. Fun for those visiting the first time, gets old after the second. For the locals, the area is home to some of the trendiest shopping and chicest cafes – think The Kooples, Aesop, Club Monaco…etc. And with cool shops, come the fabulous brunch spots supplying the much needed gourmet fuel. Here you will find my list of some of the freshest and loveliest brunch spots to start your day in the beautiful area of Notting Hill, Bon Appetit!
FARM GIRL CAFÉ, Nottinghill @farmgirlcafe
What I love: Colourful lattes that are hella insta-worthy without comprising the taste. Go for the charcoal latte, blue latte and rose latte.
What you should know: No reservations and this popular joint is on average a 30 min wait… so either get there early and grab a spot in line! Food is good, the photos are better.
The insta spot: Grab a table outside (preferably the pink table) for the best natural light
EGGBREAK, Notting Hill @eggbreak_ldn
What I love: The gorgeous chilled vibes of this cafe just absolutely zens you out. The plates are beautiful, the food even more so. This is one of my favourite brunch places – the breakfast menu is vast, encompassing a whole page of breakfast classics, sections including egg’s, healthy, buns, naughty, pastry. The whole breakfast shebang in one page. No measly mini brunch section in this place, you will be absolutely spoilt for choice. Heavy hitters are the sweet potato rosti with goats cheese, the shakshuka and the beautiful house made granola bowl.
What you should know: If you are like me and enjoy a strong powerful morning tea, order a ‘builder’s tea’ and avoid the weak milky breakfast tea (bleh). Another reason why I love this place – a nice strong cuppa.
The insta spot: The circular window corner table is the absolute STAR of the cafe, perfect place for those gorgeous natural light shots.
THE DAYROOMS, Notting Hill @thedayroomscafe
What I love: Hello! I have officially found the cutest brunch spot in Nottinghill. Quite a strong claim but everything in this café is oh-so-chic yet beachy beautiful. Insta-worthy in every corner. This aussie owned joint also serves solid Australian coffees and oriental vibed food. Go for the sweet potato and kale hash for something solid yet healthy, the loaded croissant for luxurious truffle scrambled eggs and the crunchy honeycomb hotcakes for the sweet tooth.
What you should know: Not a large place, I can imagine it getting quite cosy on peak hours. I would recommend visiting during the week and popping by for brunch with a friend and continuing on with a laptop work day as it is quite the cosy spot for a little email catch up.
The insta spot: The tables near the front of the café by the windows for that natural light flat-lay and the tables outside for the cute brunch shot with the turquoise and white striped awnings.
THE CONTINENTAL PANTRY, Notting Hill @thecontinentalpantry
What I love: Fresh and curated produce on sale at this gorgeous little nugget of a find near Westbourne Grove. The iberico ham and manchego toastie is absolutely delicious – talk about an upgrade on the regular ham and cheese toastie! Round it off with the avocado bread for a nice sweet finish.
What you should know: The café seated area is quite contained and therefore sound echoes, avoid on a day with a hangover or headache. As it is more a food store than a brunch place, the typical brunch faves such as poached eggs benedict and pancakes are missing – however it does a cracking ham and cheese toastie and avocado toast so worth it for those who need an egg break.
The insta spot: With the beautiful skylight, most tables are insta-worthy so take your pick for your pic.
GRANGER & CO, Westbourne Grove @grangerandco
What I love: An staple in London town, Granger & Co is the king of the classic Australian style brunch. The TO-DIE for choices are the famous creamy Ricotta hotcakes and custard-like Scrambled Eggs on Toast. If you come between the sweet spot of breakfast and lunch, you can also try the delicious poke bowl with a dreamy dressing.
What you should know: Being well known means having long queues, Granger & Co at Nottinghill is rarely without an intimidating line of people on popular brunch times so be prepared when coming here especially on a weekend brunch slot. No reservations are taken.
The insta spot: With lovely windows surrounding the restaurant, most seats on the booth sides are fab for natural light. Sit on the booth with your back to the window for the optimal shot!