Kickstart your day in one of London’s most popular neighbourhoods with brunch in Notting Hill. From cool sleek bistros to friendly local kitchens, there’s a Notting Hill brunch for all occasions. Here are some of our favourites.  

By: Paul Healy | Published: 18 Nov 2023 | Last update: 4 Jan 2024

Brunch in Notting Hill is an eclectic mix that reflects the neighborhood’s diversity. Choose between a refined eatery with a trendy menu or a casual rustic joint with a homely vibe. Satisfy your hunger with a hearty breakfast or enjoy small, tasty plates.

Notting Hill’s thriving restaurant industry offers brunch options for all occasions.

As residents for 18 years, we’ve tried most of Notting Hill’s cafes; frequently visiting local institutions, and witnessing the arrival and departure of new ventures. This list features our current favorites that consistently deliver a top-quality breakfast in a cool setting.

Brunch in Notting Hill is one of our favourite things to do in London, but the scene is always changing, so keep checking back for changes to this list.

1 – KURO EATERY

Please note: Kuro is currently closed until March 2024.

With Japanese minimalism and a no laptop policy, Kuro Eatery is a relaxing place for breakfast in Notting Hill with neutral tones and clean lines.

The menu has a Mediterranean slant, with creative dishes that punch above your standard brunch offerings. The crispy fried eggs with chilli and labneh is excellent, and the beetroot with confit garlic bursts with flavour.

Kuro is currently our favourite Notting Hill coffee. They also have a take-out cafe and wine bar next door.

Location: 5 Hillgate Street, W8 7SP // Bookings: kuro-london.com

2 – BEAM

Beam is a Middle Eastern-inspired brunch spot on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill with a warm community feel and an inviting hubbub.

If you’re looking for brunch to feed a weekend hangover, Beam is the place. Dishes are well on the substantial side with a mix of mezze bites including halloumi, filo parcels, sausage, hashbrowns, avocado, olives, and feta.

You definitely won’t leave hungry and the service is efficient and friendly. They don’t take reservations and the queues can be long on weekends, so arrive early if you can.

Location: 103 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UW

3 – SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN

Sunday in Brooklyn has NYC vibes with London sensitivities. The smart interior with exposed brick and hanging plants is a cool spot to hang out on the weekends.

Their sandwich with scrambled eggs, Gochujang mayo and potato crisps is as scoff-worthy as the Don Ruben Omelette with mole sauce. The Sunday pancakes with Hazelnut Praline and brown butter will have you dealing with the guilt for the rest of the day.   

Personally, I think the coffee is a little overpriced for the quality but it’s still a great brunch option in Notting Hill.

Location: 98 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RU // Reservations: sundayinbk.co.uk

4 – TAB X TAB

Tab X Tab is a semi-industrial-looking hang-out on the Queensway end of Westbourne Grove, with polished concrete, a semi-open kitchen, and a winning brunch.

Every time we go back to TabXTab, we’re pleasantly delighted with their small, well-crafted menu, slanted towards creative vegetarian options.

The scrambled eggs with creamy mushrooms, the Halloumi Sando, and the Potato Rosti never fail to disappoint.

Coffee is by Kiss The Hippo Roasters and it is crafted to perfection.

Location: 14-16 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RH // Reservations: tabxtab.com

5 – FARM GIRL

Farm Girl is a bright dog-friendly café hidden behind a small courtyard just off Portobello Road. The relaxed warehouse feel of the space is extended to the food with a focus on healthy sustainability.

The all-day menu has a selection of inspired granola / fruit / yoghurt combos as well as stacked pancakes, fluffy scrambled eggs and internationally inspired creations. The Seoul Eggs with broccoli, kimchi, feta and chilli oil is zesty and comforting.

They do an excellent Australian-style coffee.

Location: 59a Portobello Road, W11 3DB

6 – EGGBREAK

Eggbreak is a popular and often very busy, brunch spot in Notting Hill. Set in a converted townhouse, several dining spaces are filled with a homely, pre-loved feel with mismatched chairs, well-worn tables and relaxing music.

They have a varied Middle Eastern-inspired menu with flavoured yoghurts spicing up several dishes. The eggs benedict with tahini hollandaise, aubergine and cream cheese is rich and delicious. They also have a great selection of sweet treats.  

Coffee is by Origin Roastery which is based out of Porthleven in Cornwall.  

Location: 30 Uxbridge Street, W8 7TA

7 – HAYA

Haya is a neighbourhood brunch spot in Notting Hill serving dishes with Israeli influences. Exposed brick and concrete walls, modern art, and dappled sunlight give it a warm, relaxed vibe.

The brunch options are ideal for sharing. Pair fried halloumi with the smoky Baba ghanoush, and the shakshuka and you’re in for a treat.

Coffee is disappointing and not really a focus, but they have a great selection of cold-pressed juices which are a better option.

Location: 184A Kensington Park Road, W11 2ES

8 – GRANGER & CO

Granger & Co have been dishing up crafty food to boisterous crowds since Australian chef, Bill Granger, opened the Notting Hill location as his first outpost in London. 

While they are quickly being overshadowed by newer kids on the block, the weekend queue snaking is a testament to the enduring popularity of the place.

The signature dish is the luxurious scrambled eggs. But there are plenty of Asian/Australian-inspired brunch options to kick start your weekend such as Kimchi open sandwiches and chilli egg roll with mango pickle.

Coffee production is mastered by the experts behind the large marble bar.

Location: 175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB

9 – ELECTRIC DINER

The Electric is a Notting Hill Brunch institution. Set in a cavern-like hideout with cosy red booths and a diner-style open kitchen, it’s the perfect undercover brunch location.

Fry-up classics dominate the breakfast menu, which switches over to brunch at 12 pm offering a wider selection of dishes including a vegan burger and decadent waffles.

After several years of going to the Electric, the avocado on toast with poached eggs is still our go-to, but it also gets our vote for the best classic Full English (and vegetarian version) in Notting Hill.

The coffee from Grind Roastery is one of my favourite coffees in Notting Hill.

Location: 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED // Reservations: electricdiner.com

10 – HENDERSON BAR & KITCHEN

Henderson Bar & Kitchen in the Laslett is a smart boutique hotel in a Georgian terrace house on a quiet residential street.

The small modern dining room is a lovely place to eat, but the heated outdoor terrace overlooking the regal architecture of Notting Hill is a great setting for brunch.

Breakfast is prioritised for hotel guests, so it may be difficult to get in. But, from 12 pm, brunch is open to non-guests and it’s the perfect start to your weekend.

The menu has a wide selection of substantial salads, burgers, and various forms of benedict.

Location: 8 Pembridge Gardens, W2 4DU // Reservations: living-rooms.co.uk

11 – AKUB

Akub is a contemporary Palestinian restaurant spread across four levels of a Victorian townhouse on the backstreets of Notting Hill. They serve up new and innovative dishes in a cool space.

The décor is soft muted tones with natural wood and exposed brick. On the second floor, the courtyard illusion works perfectly with a large olive tree and glass roof.

Traditional flavours are presented with love and care by Akub’s acclaimed kitchen. Try a selection of dishes incorporating flavours such as zaatar, labneh, green chill, and slow-cooked tomatoes.

Visit Akub on our walking tour of Notting Hill.

Location: 27 Uxbridge Street, W8 7TQ // Reservations: akub-restaurant.com

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12 – BLUEBELLES OF PORTOBELLO

For a cosy, homely brunch in Notting Hill, Bluebelles of Portobello offers a great selection of sweet and savoury bites in a relaxed well-worn setting. Located on the Golborne Road end of Portobello, it’s in a great location to enjoy the less-touristy side of Notting Hill.  

The menu spans everything from bowls to buns, toasts and classic brunch dishes. They have a good selection of vegetarian options including a veggie stack packed with tasty morsels.

After breakfast, stroll the nearby Golborne Road market.

Location: 320 Portobello Road, W10 5RU

13 – LOWRY & BAKER

The cute and kitsch Lowry & Baker has an element of originality that’s often not found in London brunch spots. A non-formulaic approach delivers breakfast in a well-worn space with all the charm of Nana’s kitchen.

The homestyle menu has a good balance of options including homemade granola, pancakes and plenty of dishes featuring avocado. The benedict was delightfully tasty and the sourdough toast was delicious.

Coffee by Monmouth rounds out breakfast in this very cool yet understated café.

Location: 339 Portobello Rd, W10 5SA

Second Location: 6 Chepstow Rd, W2 5BH

14 – GOLBORNE DELI & WINE STORE

The Golborne Deli & Wine Store is a cool brunch spot just off Portobello Road.

The street-side terrace is surrounded by the flea market which gives you a taste of the true local Notting Hill experience.

The menu is constructed with ingredients handpicked from the deli. The avocado and feta on toast is admirable, but the hangover-busting big breakfast in both traditional and vegetarian varieties is a winner.

They also have a fantastic lunch menu and drop-in wine tastings.

Location: 100-102 Golborne Rd, W10 5PS

15 – THE LITTLE YELLOW DOOR

The Little Yellow Door is a quirky, but excellent brunch idea in Notting Hill, that’s like being invited to someone’s flat for a boozy start to the day.

Knock on the bright yellow door and you’ll be invited to enjoy a unique brunch offering. Cosy lounges, intimate corners and a bold colourful design creates an intimate but lively space.

The food is decent, but the real selling point is the atmosphere. With a great value bottomless prosecco, this is the perfect place for a fun social outing.

Location: 6-8 All Saints Road, London, W11 1HH // Reservations: thelittleyellowdoor.com

OTHER BRUNCH SPOTS IN NOTTING HILL

We’ve lived in Notting Hill for many years and it’s safe to safe we’ve tried every brunch place, at least once. Here are a few you may want to consider, that didn’t quite make it onto our list.

OTTOLENGHI

The original Ottolenghi in London still produces top-quality Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, however, the Notting Hill deli is now take-away only. The daily menu is available from 11 am each day.

DAYLESFORD ORGANIC

Daylesford Organic is a popular cafe and deli in Notting Hill with a chic vibe and a beautiful display of seasonal produce to take home. Many dishes are sourced from their own farm in the Cotswolds.

L’ETO

L’Eto is a classy eatery with clever breakfast classics such as an eggs benedict on a mushroom puree, a perfectly crisp hashbrown, and fragrant basil oil. The service is a little on the professional side, but their exquisitely decorated cakes are hard to go past.

TIN SHED

The Tin Shed is a lovely neighbourhood space which is often considered a hidden gem when it comes to brunch in Notting Hill. In our opinion, the food has slipped a little recently, but there’s no denying it has charm.

BUVETTE

Buvette is a French-inspired cafe with an intimate atmosphere and small plates. They have restaurants in several destinations across the world including Paris, New York, Tokyo and Mexico City. Unfortunately, the Notting Hill version doesn’t live up to the others.

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