Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and we couldn’t agree more. Read on to discover our pick of Wimbledon’s best breakfast cafés, brunch spots and coffee shops, whether you’re craving a croissant or in need of a Full English…
Most of Wimbledon folk live a busy lifestyle, resulting in a rushed mornings and missed breakfasts. But when the weekend comes around, there’s nothing nicer than indulging in a lingering breakfast without having to dash off somewhere else. SW19’s top 10 breakfast places are perfect for a relaxing weekend brunch, or for fuelling up tennis fans ahead of a day at the Wimbledon Championships.
Whether you like sweet syrup-coated pancakes topped with fresh fruit, or savoury egg and avocado plates, Bill’s is the breakfast place for you. This Antipodean slice of sunshine is a great place to start your day; you can customise your breakfast to your liking and there’s a tempting variety of delicious smoothies. Bill’s is also popular for birthday brunch parties! For larger groups, booking is recommended.
Bill’s, 20 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 3TA (020 8947 8285)
2. Maison St Cassien
Located on a bright and central corner in Wimbledon Village, Maison St Cassien is the perfect place for breakfast on a sunny morning: channel the Mediterranean menu vibe and dine at one of their pavement tables, where you can be a part of the morning buzz of the village. You might catch a glimpse of glossy-flanked horses walking to and from the Wimbledon Village Stables – or even Andy Murray, who’s a long-time fan and regular at this café. The Lebanese and Greek-style cuisine is both healthy and delicious: try one of the warm pastries with various fillings, a healthy egg dish or some crispy falafel.
Maison St Cassien, 71 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EE (020 8944 1200)
3. Paul Boulangerie
Go Continental at this renowned French patîsserie chain: don’t feel guilty and treat yourself to something sweet in the morning! The branch of Paul in Wimbledon Village is best known for its divine cakes, pastries and giant macaroons, but a hunger-busting baguette packed with cheese, salami or marinated vegetables and a decent cappuccino will set you up for the whole day. Eat in, or take away: there’s enough choice to keep you going through lunch and tea, too.
Paul Wimbledon, 87 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EF (020 8946 6321; @paul_bakeryuk)
4. The Ivy Café
One of Lady Wimbledon’s favourite breakfast spots is the Ivy Café, where the beautiful interior really sets the mood for the perfect Sunday morning experience. Tennis stars and shy jetsetters opt for a private dining room, but we love the garden-style terrace for enjoying their popular avo toast or eggs Royale. If you’re looking for a boozy brunch, peach bellinis are a must! Booking recommended.
The Ivy Café Wimbledon, 75 High Street, Wimbledon, London SW19 5EQ (020 3096 9333)
5. 601 Queen’s Road
Handily set near the train station for pitstop breakfasts en route to the tennis, 601 sprawls around the bright terrace of Centre Court Shopping Centre, with fantastic views of bustling Wimbledon Broadway. It’s known for fantastic salads and healthy plates if you’re after a light breakfast to start your day.
601 Queen’s Rd, Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon, London SW19 8YA (020 3907 6788)
6. Fire Stables
This unique Wimbledon Village gastropub with a spacious dining area is great for a traditional cooked English breakfast. Satisfy your craving for sizzling bacon, warm toast to dip into your eggs and a hot cuppa here and you won’t regret it. If you’re not a big meat eater, don’t worry: Fire Stables offers plenty vegetarian options, including Wimbledon’s favourite avo on toast, and delicious pancakes.
Fire Stables, 27–29 Church Road, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5DQ (020 8946 3197)
7. Babylon 76–78
OK, so it’s not technically in Wimbledon – but it’s totally worth the journey to Babylon 76-78 for a belly-filling breakfast or the bottomless brunch! From their various egg dishes to vegan plates and delicious cake desserts, you won’t run out of options here.
Babylon 76–78, Coombe Lane, Raynes Park, London SW20 0LL
8. Light on the Common
Known for their mouth-watering blueberry pancakes, Light on the Common also does a mean scrambled eggs with salmon and is the toast of Wimbledon Village for breakfast. It is conveniently located by Wimbledon Common, so you can walk off that breakfast with a relaxing stroll.
Light on the Common, 48 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5AX (020 8946 3031)
9. Coolangatta Art Café
This unique little Aussie art café in Wimbledon Chase is a wonderful place to have a delicious breakfast while admiring the work of local Wimbledon artists. Coolangatta not only serve freshly made juices and smoothies, but also makes the best quality sourdough bread that amplifies the flavours of their freshly prepared breakfast dishes.
Coolangatta, 281 Kingston Road, Wimbledon Chase, London SW20 8DB (020 3490 1819)
10. Brew Café
Lastly, one can never go wrong by having breakfast at pretty little Brew Café. As well as serving the best coffee in SW19, their Turkish eggs and sweetcorn fritters are a popular choice for hungry Wimbledon folk. Staff always welcome you with a big smile and great service so you’ll always want to come back!
Brew Café, 21 High Street, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DX (020 8947 4034)
Written By: Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | Editor