“There’s only so much avocado on toast one person can have!” said the lovely Jemima to me earlier this week, while we skipped about in tartan in the Scottish Borders…. (that’s a whole other story…) But as soon as she said it, I thought to myself, “I’m not sure there is”.
I love avocado on toast. Like I love old movies, massive comfy pants and Christmas. It’s in the same department in Poppy Land. Smashed avocado, mushed avocado, squidged, mashed, spread or plonked – I love avo on toast any which way it comes… with poached eggs, with chilli flakes, with feta or just with a squeeze of fresh lemon and twist of coarse black pepper…
So, assuming there is at least one other person who gives two hoots about this simple slice of gourmet heaven, here are my top ten avocado on toast haunts in this here London town.
10 Berners St, London W1T 3LF
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus
This is one of my favourite breakfast haunts in London – you’ll see it regularly appearing on my Snapchat!
310 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TA
Nearest tube: Westbourne Park
I lived in this neck of the woods for years and Pizza East was a regular haunt of mine. I have no idea where they get their avocados from, but they are some of the best you’ll ever taste.
108 Chepstow Road, London, W2 5QS
Nearest tube: Royal Oak
This cafe/florist is totally gorgeous. Everything they make is not only delicious but completely beautiful as well… the pic at the top of this post is from this cafe and I could eat it every day.
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
Nearest tube: Kings Cross
I LOVE Caravan. I love the vibe, the coffee and the big noisy easiness of it. And they know how to do a sterling avocado on toast – but go hungry… they don’t do small portions!
No 7 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EE
Nearest tube: Sloane Square
A classy spot in a classy part of town. Head here for brekky before swanning around the shops gazing at all at the things you shouldn’t buy. But then do. Because they’re so gorgeous. Oh, and order a fresh juice too – they’re seriously good.
13 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1SN
Nearest tube: Goodge Street
Lantana has a place very close to my heart. It was one of the very first cafes I ever wrote about and now they have expanded into 3 amazing cafes around London. Find your local one and go there. Order avocado on toast. And don’t ever leave.
169 Hemingford Road, London, N1 1DA
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington
I can’t say enough good things about Sunday Cafe. There’s no website, their menu changes all the time and it’s super duper special great. I completely love it. Like love love.
Granger and Co
Clerkenwell Green, 50 Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0HA
Nearest tube: Farringdon
Bill Granger has done amazing things with simple ingredients in his cafes… and there are now several dotted across London. Do book (if you can – some of them don’t allow it) as they can get very busy… and if you can’t book then go early and queue. You’ll be ever so glad you did.
Green Room Café
113 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0UD
Nearest station: Stoke Newington
This is such a gorgeous spot to mooch around, eat brekky, catch up with friends and pick flowers for someone special in your life. Like yourself. It’s very unassuming from the outside, but inside it’s a dolly of a place, with charming staff and excellent coffee to boot.
18 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LZ
Nearest tube: Goodge Street
Not your normal looking Avocado on toast, but at £4 a pop, it’s a great little place to know about for when you have your avo cravings!
Do you know these already? Or have you a favourite that I haven’t included?
Please let me know – my avocado on toast stomach is never full and my cravings show no signs at all of dissipating.
It’s a problem.
p.s. Since writing this post I have been to Edith’s House in Crouch End, and they have nailed Avocado on Toast like no other.