Banish bread from your brunch with this round-up of our favourite gluten-free brunches in London.
The best bit? They’ll all leave you feeling fabulous too.
This little brunch spot might be one of Soho’s best kept secrets. Tucked away beside a yoga studio, Retreat Cafe lives by the mantra: ”food should provide wholesome nourishment without tasting like rabbit food”. Now that’s something we can get behind.
Hungry yogis. You can even pre-order your juice and breakfast so that it’s ready and waiting when you finish your class.
Granola. It’s sugar-free, gluten-free and goes perfectly with one of their almond milk lattes. But be warned: it’s seriously addictive.
2nd Floor Kingly Court, Soho
Farmacy does what it says on the tin: it offers super healthy foods guaranteed to heal the body (or take the edge of that hangover at any rate). Renowned for their earth bowls, super juices and super-charged syringe shots, Farmacy also offers some mighty fine gluten-free pancakes.
Anybody into delicious plant-based food that’s guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
Buckwheat pancakes served with coconut yogurt and chia berry jam. You won’t regret it.
74 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
The Good Life Eatery
Brunches don’t get much better than this. From the saintly acai bowls to the heavenly chestnut waffles, everything’s gluten-free and bursting with goodness.
Lazy weekend brunches. The Good Life Eatery prides itself on being London’s first cold-pressed juice bar – the perfect excuse to pull up a pew and stay a while.
Aptly named So Fresh And So Clean brunch bowl - loaded with poached eggs, roasted sweet potato, kale, quinoa and cashew cream, this is the ultimate nutrient powerhouse.
69 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone and 59 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea
Nama ticks all the brunch boxes. On top of being 100% gluten free, it also shuns meat, dairy and sugar. As if that wasn’t enough, everything it serves is organic and unprocessed. The cherry on the cake? Everything still tastes incredible.
Raw vegans, but also anybody who likes their breakfast to induce feelings of acute smugness.
Breakfast wrap. Creamy ‘ricotta’ cheese, caramelised cherry tomatoes, basil pesto and marinated mushrooms are all rolled into a courgette and flax seed wrap. If that all sounds a bit too saintly, finish it off with a slice of blueberry cheesecake. 100% raw and sugar-free, of course.
110 Talbot Road, Notting Hill
If you like to enjoy a spot of hygge with your brunch (and who doesn’t), 26 Grains is the place to be. From its hot bowls of porridge all the way to its exceptional coffee, this Scandi-inspired cafe is brimming with cosiness.
Crisp autumn mornings when only a warm bowl of porridge will do.
Porridge. The Nordic Spice is our favourite – flavoured with coconut milk, cardamom, cinnamon and apple maple, it’s the ultimate comfort breakfast.
2 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden