The classic: Blu Jam
The lowdown: An unpretentious cafe, Blu Jam on Melrose focuses on using fresh, sustainable ingredients - you won’t find a freezer in sight. Order the signature French toast: brioche dipped in batter, rolled in cornflakes, and topped with vanilla bean sauce. Even better, they serve breakfast all day.
In the know… Put your name and number down at the door, and window shop while you wait – there’s normally a queue.
The curious: Gjelina
The lowdown: Because who doesn’t want oysters, duck confit and mimosas for breakfast? Gjelina has become one of the hottest dining rooms around, and its Middle Eastern offerings are delicious too. The Moroccan baked eggs with Merguez sausage, and onion bialy with pork belly are the standouts of the menu.
In the know… If you’re pushed for time and you haven’t reserved a table, order to take out, and tuck in on the bench outside.
Grab a ‘godmother’ – three kinds of salami and packed full of vegetables – and an ice cold ginger beer and head to the pier for lunch with a view.