Brunch exists for those of us who may not be early risers but still enjoy a hearty breakfast. Hunting for a place to eat can be stressful, especially first thing in the morning.
Whether you’re looking for a classic greasy spoon diner or an upscale spot with a killer mimosa, we’ve got you covered with our list of the top spots for brunch in London, Ontario.
The Early Bird
A Graceland-inspired spin on a classic diner. A very eclectic space with silkscreen poster art collaging the walls. Once owned by the Wolfe brothers, The Early Bird was recently taken over by the former manager.
They offer hearty dishes made with fresh local ingredients and everything is made to order. All of their proteins are prepared in house using various methods of curing, smoking, grinding and pressing. Something as simple as bacon can take 7-10 days to prepare properly but you can taste the difference.
Their menu also plays on the Elvis theme with must try dishes like the ‘Fat Elvis’ which is thick cut French toast filled with fried bananas, peanut butter, bacon, syrup and honey.
Craft Farmacy is the definition of upscale casual and offers brunch on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. They’re rustic and refined while remaining cool and comfortable. Their brunch is no different. Features include everything from a delicious chorizo hash to their infamous chicken and waffles. Every dish is elevated with farm to table ingredients and presented beautifully. Their cocktails are great as well. We highly recommend pairing breakfast with one of their classic mimosas. You won’t be disappointed.
Situated in the Diamond Flight Centre on Blair Blvd., the Katana Kafé overlooks the main runway of the London International Airport and uniquely combines the romance of aviation with fabulous food! Nowhere else in London can you be amused with the wonder of flight while enjoying the delectable delights. You can arrive by 'roadway' or 'runway' and enjoy a delicious weekend breakfast while daydreaming of your next destination!
The Bag Lady Variety
The Bag Lady Variety is such a special place with a wild, colourful interior filled with vintage collectibles that remind you of days gone by. The space is warm, inviting and offers a creative touch that makes you feel right at home. Their breakfast menu is equally unique and features everything from freshly baked cinnamon rolls to the Bag Daddy’s Big Stack which is two slices of sourdough French toast, filled with spinach, scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese, honey ham, maple bacon, tomato and avocado slices then topped with their delicious house made hollandaise sauce.
The Singing Chef
While The Singing Chef has the look and feel of a successful franchise, the food here speaks for itself. The generous portions and friendly service are reason enough to visit, but their special features are what sets them apart. Everything from massive stacks of Churro French Toast to deliciously sweet peanut butter cup pancakes are a small taste of what you can expect. Both are equal parts Instagram worthy and delicious.
Billy’s Deli is a family owned/operated breakfast spot that has been serving downtown London for over 30 years. Specializing in the breakfast classics that we’ve all come to know and love such as eggs benedict, hash and flapjacks stacked high, Billy's has a cozy atmosphere that feels like home with service that is always great.
Although the portion sizes are large, we recommend saving room for dessert because their homemade pies are fantastic.
Edgar and Joe’s Café
Edgar and Joe’s Café is a bright, beautiful, open space that was created as a social purpose enterprise by Goodwill Industries. They make their food affordable and approachable for everyone without sacrificing farm to table quality. They use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and have a wide variety of from scratch, healthy options that are impossible not to love.
Edgar and Joe’s also offers an incredible coffee donation program that allows you to pay it forward by donating a coffee to someone that may not be able to afford one otherwise.
Campus Hi Fi
Campus Hi Fi is a Western University themed breakfast joint that has been serving downtown London since the 1950’s. They’re one of the few fixtures in the city that have survived the constant updates and changes on Richmond Row. This place has been a go to for both Western and Fanshawe students for years because of their hearty portions and reasonably priced menu. The ‘All American’ is a menu standout that features two English muffins filled with sausage patties, scrambled eggs, American cheese and two hash browns. A unique character and a rich history make Campus Hi Fi a must visit in London.
Well, there you have it. After a successful weekend, there’s nothing better than a delicious brunch and now you’re well equipped with plenty of suggestions that are worthy of getting out of bed before noon. And when you're posting on your own IG, be sure to tag @tourismlondon and #ExploreLdnOnt for a chance to be featured on our socials and our website!