The Best Breakfast in Stratford

From pancakes to fresh pain au chocolat, there’s a wealth of independent cafes and restaurants in Stratford, London serving up a tasty breakfast or brunch. Whether you’re looking for a light bite, a traditional English breakfast, a bottomless brunch, or something a little healthier, you’ll never run out of places to enjoy in Stratford. If you are a visitor or live in the area, we’ve rounded up our must-visit breakfast and brunch spots.

Food & Beverage
  • 12 Apr 2024
Food & Beverage
Balans East

Open from 8 am every day, except Sundays when it’s 9, this Westfield favourite, alongside Stratford Cross, may be part of a chain but it’s one that knows how to please. With a huge, and rather lovely, al fresco dining terrace, this is the place for sumptuous breakfasts and brunches. From eggs royale and lobster benedict, to fiery eggs in hell and vegan pancakes with maple syrup and banana, there is surely something to please every taste. A word of warning, it is popular, so we recommend you book ahead.    

Find them: Ground Floor, 123 The Street Westfield, E20 1EN


Coffee lover? Stop at Hand and grab a cup of locally roasted, specialty coffee, served with a conscience and with milk from a single herd of cows in Kent. The espresso is always seasonal and they pride themselves on it being roasted to enhance the coffee’s natural flavours. 

Feeling peckish? Try their Greek-inspired pastries, toasties and home-made cakes. Perhaps a little early for breakfast but you can also pick up craft beers and natural wines for later!. 

Find them: 11 Victory Parade, East Village, London E20 1FS

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a firm favourite for breakfast in Stratford and throughout London. If you’re craving a plate piled high with waffles, pancakes, bacon, carefully sourced free-range eggs done every which way, as well as a whole range of well thought through, plant based options, then don’t miss this much-loved restaurant. Book or arrive early and expect a queue – this is a popular spot all week.   

Find them: Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 14 East Bay Lane, London, E15 2GW

Kitchen E20

Breakfast or brunch around the open kitchen dining bar in this relaxed all-day neighbourhood restaurant set within the glamorous Stratford Hotel. Located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, pop in after a walk or cycle ride to sample a range of small or big breakfast options that include access to a range of counter extras. Their famous weekend bottomless brunches are designed to please with a wide mix of savoury and sweet options, from Shakshuka and steak and eggs, to buttermilk pancakes and french toast laden with goodies.

Find them: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 20 International Way, London E20 1FD


Breakfast in Stratford wouldn’t be complete without popping into Signorelli. Their freshly baked bread and pastries and their own signature blend of specialty coffee from The Roasting are not to be missed.  So grab a cinnamon roll, a pistachio cream croissant or one of their delicious focaccia toasties to help you kick start your work day or weekend. 

Find them: 15 Endeavour Square, London E20 1FS

Looking for ideas for outdoor activities or things to do before or after breakfast or brunch, explore Stratford Cross or download the Life @ Stratford Cross app and catch up with all things Stratford!