Known for its boutiques, art galleries, and historic squares, Mayfair offers more than just a glimpse into London’s affluent lifestyle but invites you to take part. Positioned ideally to explore the best of Mayfair, Urban Retreat Apartments provide comfort, style, and a touch of exclusivity that complements the area’s elevated vibe.

But, what is an overnight stay in Mayfair without a delicious breakfast the following morning? From classic English breakfasts served in traditional settings to modern cafés offering inventive dishes, breakfast in Mayfair caters to all. Join us as we tour the top places to enjoy breakfast in Mayfair as a luxury you’ll want to indulge in time and again.

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Traditional English Breakfast in Mayfair

In the UK, breakfast is more than just the first meal of the day; it’s a hearty tradition that dates back centuries. A full English breakfast typically includes eggs, sausages, bacon, tomatoes, toast, and often a side of beans. While variations of what an ideal breakfast should be, the emphasis is always on starting your day on the right foot. From upscale restaurants serving full meals to quaint little delis, the Mayfair neighbourhood is a great place for a morning bite.

Here are some of our favourite classic locations for breakfast in London Mayfair:

The Grosvenor Cafe

A staple in the Mayfair district as a morning gathering point, the Grosvenor Cafe houses some of the city’s best coffee – a necessity first thing in the morning – and gives off a New York deli vibe. This cafe prides itself on only using locally sourced ingredients and offers delicious baked goods and breakfast sandwiches like smoked salmon and smoked meats on toasted bagels.

Located on 39 N Audley Street, seating is limited, so we suggest you get here early to grab a table and enjoy a bite before a full day of shopping and wandering around Mayfair.

The Grosvenor Cafe​ mayfair

The Colony Grill Room

Found inside The Beaumont Hotel, The Colony Grill Room has a breakfast menu that mixes American and British cuisine. This restaurant is famous for its Art Deco style and amazing service, providing you with a truly opulent dining experience. At breakfast, you can choose from a variety of dishes, such as the Beaumont pancakes, the popular Colony Grill Room full English breakfast and a vegan English breakfast dish made with chickpeas and tofu.

Eating here can feel like you are being transported in time, as the indoor decor and even servers are made to look like they are straight out of the Gatsby era.

Since the Colony Grill Room is a more formal dining experience, even at breakfast, we suggest you call ahead to book a table.

The Colony Grill Room​

Modern Breakfast Options in Mayfair

It seems like every couple of years there is a new trend in food that restaurants need to keep up with, and this is no different for breakfast. Some may see breakfast as a cup of tea and toast but for others, it is a social event where you can indulge and try new dishes.

Our picks for the best modern breakfast eateries in Mayfair:

34 Mayfair

Just off Grosvenor Square, 34 Mayfair catches everyone’s eye due to its sleek and modern decor with an art collection that rotates seasonally. This restaurant is known for its menu which has some interesting interpretations of breakfast classics. Their signature dishes include buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, pancakes and truffle hollandaise eggs Benedict. They use seasonal and high-quality ingredients in all of their dishes, which adds an elevated touch to each meal.

It is important to note that breakfast (in this case considered brunch), is only offered on weekends from 11 am – 4 pm. 34 Mayfair books quickly for their weekend brunch menu, so we highly recommend booking a table online via their website.


The Ivy Asia Mayfair

The Ivy Asia Mayfair on New Bond Street has a unique menu for breakfast, that features Asian-inspired dishes such as avocado rice bowls and sesame and honey fried chicken waffles. The decor is exotic and colourful, with Asian-themed artwork and lavish furnishings hung all around. Since this is such a unique place to eat within Mayfair, it fills up quickly, so please remember to call ahead to reserve your table for their weekend brunch. 

Priced at 24.95 per person, this pre-fixed menu consists of three courses and exotic teas.

The Ivy Asia Mayfair​

Best Vegan Breakfast in Mayfair

Mayfair is responding to the growing demand for plant-based dining options, without compromising on flavour. As more people lean towards sustainable eating habits, Mayfair’s restaurants and cafes are offering a variety of vegan dishes that prove healthy doesn’t need to be boring.

Our favourite vegan locations are:

Daisy Green

Daisy Green is the perfect place if you value sustainable eating. This charming cafe is committed to an eco-friendly approach, sourcing organic ingredients for its menu. What we love about this place is although we consider it a vegan option, it does offer high-grade meats if you want animal proteins. You can pick and add extra ingredients, so this is a great option for vegans and non-vegans alike. Some popular dishes are the smashed avocado on charcoal bread and the shakshuka with tofu. Additionally, at the Daisy Cafe, you can have a “bottomless” brunch menu that includes one savoury and one sweet dish with bottomless refills of Daisy Fizz (for 90 minutes), priced at 49.90 per person.

Daisy Green​

Plants by Deliciously Ella

Bringing a fresh perspective to vegan dining, Plants by Deliciously Ella was founded by wellness blogger Ella Woodward. It has become famous for its dedication to plant-based meals and some of its more popular dishes include the almond and chia seed bowl, sweet potato and black bean hash, and turmeric and ginger smoothies. The restaurant has a bright and airy feel, reflecting Ella’s philosophy of simple, natural foods.

* We must note that although lunch and dinner service is offered Monday through Saturday, breakfast is only offered occasionally, so please check the website before planning a visit.

Plants by Deliciously Ella_

Visit Mayfair and Enjoy a Delicious Breakfast

With a diverse and delicious breakfast scene, Mayfair has a variety of local eateries that stand out for breakfast. Experiencing a traditional English breakfast is essential for any visitor to London and is necessary to understand the culinary history of England. And for those looking for the perfect place to stay while eating your way through Mayfair, Urban Retreat Apartments
offers comfort, convenience and luxury. Start your day with a delicious breakfast in Mayfair!