Where are the best places for Breakfast or Brunch around Clapham and Balham? As a local I have been to every one of them and in this list I'll be offering up some reviews and recommendations.
Not everywhere serves corn cakes, they were delicious but the Milk Cafe does. For healthy options I'd recommend the nut spread on sourdough toast. During the summer months it's nice outside.
Incredibly tasty eggs Benedict! The food is fresh and served quickly. For an out there alternative you should take a stab at the grilled banana cake with burnt halva butter.
18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, London. SW12 9RG | http://www.milk.london/
Brickwood Coffee & Bread, Balham & Clapham
For a decent atmosphere you can't go far wrong with the Aussie-inspired Brickwood in Balham & Clapham Common. The infamous butchers breakfast is outstanding as is the banana bread (make sure you ask for the espresso butter with that!)
There is a little courtyard at back which is nice in good weather. For the healthy option I would recommend the avocado on sourdough bread with a poached egg and halloumi cheese.
16 Clapham Common South Side, Lambeth, London. SW4 7AB | http://www.brickwoodlondon.com/
The Black Lab, Clapham
Every once in a while a man needs bacon. When I'm feeling carnivorous the bacon sandwich at The Black Lab calls me. They also accommodate healthy bites such as a tasty smoked salmon bagel and chilli flakes.
18 Clapham Common Southside, Clapham, London SW4 7AB | http://www.blacklabcoffee.com/
The Diary, Clapham Old Town
If you're in this neck of the woods then definitely give the fixed price lunch at the Diary a whirl. Great craft in presentation and friendly service.
I've been there with friends and shared dishes. It's great if your assembling a few people for a project meeting. Look out for the lamb main and pork belly flatbread.
15 The Pavement, Clapham, London SW4 0HY | https://the-dairy.co.uk/
The Breakfast Club, Clapham Junction
Possibly the most sociable place for breakfast and brunch. The healthiest option I go for would be the avocado on rye bread with whipped feta cream and seed topping and a poached egg on the side.
You also have the guilty pleasures such as pancakes, burgers and shakes.
5-9 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG | https://thebreakfastclubcafes.com/locations/battersea-rise/
The Georgian, Clapham South
A serene, cosy little place in Clapham that offers brunches and lunches as well. They make a different cake every other couple of days so you order whatever is available. Don’t forget to pick up some churchkhela (typical Georgian dish) from the counter on the way out!
Other friends have tried the lamb chops with mash and cured aubergines. I wish I ordered that and the traditional dumplings stuffed with beef and herbs, but next time for sure.
27 Balham Hill, Balham, London SW12 9DX | http://www.georgianrestaurant.co.uk/
Tart, Clapham Old Town
You know I have to have a cafe that is dog friendly, and The Tart is easily the best for this. All the tarts they make are gluten free, which is handy if you are on that diet, and there are vegan options too.
Best dish would be the prepared Salmon tart with some quinoa and green bean salad. Charlie also approves.
25 The Pavement, Clapham, London SW4 0JA | https://www.tartlondon.com/
Brother Marcus, Balham
I love this place if I want something more relaxed and low key. It had a very casual and relaxed feel, nice for a low key brunch. Brother Marcus is famous for its Bloody Marys. Even if the fact they are called "Brother Marys" or "Bloody Marcuses" which is a nice touch.
9 Chestnut Grove, Balham, London SW12 8JA | http://brothermarcus.co.uk/
Balans Soho Society, Clapham Common
For service with a smile then this is the place to go. Ask for Richard who is a sweet soul that seemed to have all the time in the world for me and my client. who was happy to serve us and answer any questions we had.
Great atmosphere and food also.
16A Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, London SW4 7AB | https://www.balans.co.uk/
Megans, Balham & Clapham
It's probably the most busiest and on trend place to eat in Clapham. I'd say the food is the best styled and if you get onboard with the bottomless you'll have a great day out.
Service with a smile and sometimes with a song. Would recommend for big get-togethers and anniversary's. More of an event dining experience.
55-57 The Pavement, Clapham, London SW4 0JQ | https://megans.co.uk/