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Peckham is a trendy neighbourhood in the South of London famous for its many art spaces and international eateries. So, it’s no wonder it has some must-try brunch places in the area that combine the two.
Whether you’re a local or just looking for things to do in Peckham for the day, this up and coming neighbourhood has a brunch site for you. There are some unique places to try, whether you’re in the mood for a boozy bottomless brunch or breakfast flavours from across the globe.
These chic places are sure to catch your eye and draw you in with their exceptional tastes and aromas, no matter your dietary needs.
These top eight places have everything you need for a late breakfast in Peckham. From a family-friendly restaurant to an Asian-inspired cafe with a gin bar on the roof.
So, if you’re in need of a caffeine fix or a waffle drenched in maple syrup, stop by these tasty brunch eateries.
Kudu Collective is a family-run restaurant, cocktail bar, and restaurant. It is run by two owners with deep South African roots, which you can see from its extensive South African-inspired menu.
Ingredients are guaranteed to be fresh and locally sourced from regional suppliers as well as from the restaurant’s herb and vegetable plots.
Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday morning and changes every season. Expect to find South African specialities like boerewors rolls and Kalahari spiced biltong.
If you’re more of a sweet breakfast lover, there are plenty of items on the menu to cater to you, too, like the honey-roasted ham crumpet or sourdough waffle.
While the restaurant serves mainly South African dishes, it is not the only country represented on the menu. You can also order the popular Maghrebi egg dish, Shakshouka or the British favourites like crumpets or black pudding.
Wash all of this down with one of their breakfast cocktails, or get a Jug O’Mary to share with the table.
If you’re still pining after some more South African treats, stop by their open grill bar, Kudu Grill, for a truly South African braai experience.
Brunch Details: Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 – 14:30 | Address: 119 Queen’s Road, Peckham, SE15 2EZ
If you’re searching for a place in Peckham for bottomless brunch, TUPI is the place to be. This tiny but stylish restaurant serves a blend of European and South American tastes through their food seven days a week.
And what better way to taste test these flavours through a bottomless brunch near one of the best parks in London – Peckham Rye Park & Common.
Brunch is every Saturday and Sunday and allows diners an unlimited flow of Prosecco, Aperol spritz, wine and beer for 1.5 hours. Besides the drinks, the brunch menu also includes a few tasty dishes for meat lovers and non-meat eaters.
Enjoy a simple breakfast of steak and eggs or try a surprising twist on a brunch favourite with their chicken eggs benedict.
Vegetarians will love their vegetarian fry-up or Mexican breakfast dish of huevos rancheros as a delicious and filling meal. The huevos rancheros come with black beans, poached eggs, sourdough and pico de gallo.
Tip: Get 50% off main courses after 17:00 from Monday to Wednesday when you book ahead on their website and use the code “EATOUT.”
Brunch Details: Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 – 18:00 | Address: 206 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4NL
Two Hundred Rye Lane specialises in cocktails and micro-dining but combines these skills for a fantastic boozy brunch experience. Lucky for you, you don’t have to wait for the weekend to roll around at this quaint restaurant on Rye Lane because brunch is served every day at 10:00.
Although it is often the most fun, brunch doesn’t have to be boozy. This Peckham small-plate restaurant also has a range of teas and coffees served with oat or whole milk. You can also order a variety of cold-pressed juices or a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Brunch dishes range from a filling meal of fried potatoes and eggs to a light cinnamon bun treat. Try their hearty Huevos Rotos with serrano ham and flank steak topped with veggies and eggs.
Their Huevos Notos is their vegetarian spin on this meat-heavy dish and comes with tofu and smashes avocados instead.
Other meals include a flavoursome breakfast sandwich with ham and fried chorizos topped with eggs. There are also a few vegetarian sandwich options like smashed avocados or mushrooms on sourdough.
Brunch Details: Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 16:00 | Address: 200 Rye Ln, London SE15 4NF
Just a stone’s throw away from Queens Road, Peckham Station is where you’ll find this rustic restaurant and bar. While the exterior is full of splashes of colour, blink, and you might miss this small eatery on Queen’s Road.
If you’re looking for a brunch spot with eastern flavours and a splash of gin, you’re in luck. The bright and colourful Pedler Good Fortune serves Asian-inspired dishes downstairs, while you can down a few drinks upstairs in the micro gin distillery and cocktail den.
Brunch dishes here include Asian-influenced favourites like Phad Thai, Japanese savoury pancakes, and tofu buns.
If you prefer a more traditional breakfast meal, there are also a few more familiar dishes like eggs benedict and pancakes. You can pair these with fresh brews and juices for a more powerful punch upstairs.
Follow the metal staircase in the middle of the cafe to the upstairs bar area. You can order a few drinks here while a DJ spins the decks. Their cocktails are all named according to the theme with drinks with names such as ‘Crouching Bourbon, Hidden Eye’ and ‘Long Road to Ho Chi Minh.
Brunch Details: Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 – 15:00, Sundays 10:00 – 16:00 | Address: 169 Queen’s Rd, London SE15 2ND
Prince of Peckham Pub is a lively and very popular bar in Peckham. Crowds often gather here to drink a cocktail or relax by watching a football game or listening to a live band. There are also a few events happening here often, including a weekend brunch.
While their brunch menu is limited, it is still worth visiting Prince of Peckham Pub for their great prices on Caribbean-British fusion food and bubbly atmosphere alone.
Their bottomless brunches allow for two hours of unlimited Prosecco and French champagne with a side of waffles. Choose between chicken and waffles or halloumi and waffles during this brunch special.
The chicken is soaked in buttermilk for a tender bite before it’s deep-fried for a lovely crunch. The halloumi is just as tasty and served grilled. These golden waffles are topped with maple whipped butter and spiced maple syrup.
Lunch is also served at 12:00, and while it’s not included in the bottomless brunch menu, their jerk chicken is also a must-try.
It is their signature dish and is smoked over wood. It is either served as is for a light meal or comes complete with all of the sides like rice, peas and coleslaw.
Brunch Details: Saturdays 12:00 – 16:00 | Address: 1 Clayton Road, Peckham, London SE15 5JA
Mr Bao is Peckham’s top Taiwanese restaurant and the only place you should stop by for an authentic bao (bun). Daddy Bao knows his buns and ran a Chinese restaurant for over three decades before leaving it in the capable hands of his son, Frank. Here, at Mr Bao, you can taste the years of dedication in their buns.
You don’t have to wander far to spot this restaurant. You’ll find this gem just a five-minute walk from Peckham Rye Station.
Their brunch menu is affordable and ranges from £2.8 to £5.5. It also has a good distribution of side dishes, steamed bao, and bottomless cocktails.
Their flavours aren’t exclusive to Chinese ingredients, and they borrow dishes from Japan and Korea too. Sink your teeth into their steamed buns with rich flavours and fillings, such as their 24 hours marinated chicken with wasabi mayo and kimchi.
There’s also the ‘drunken prawn bao’ with marinated prawns and pickled horseradish for a kick.
Their side dishes are meant to be eaten as sharers and include popular East-Asian Street foods like kimchi pancakes and pork dumplings. They also have traditional sides like mapo beans, onsen eggs, and hash browns.
Brunch Details: Saturdays and Sundays | Address: 293 Rye Ln, Peckham, London SE15 4UA
Coal Rooms is in the heart of Peckham and one of its leading food destinations. It is a stylish restaurant that serves bespoke dishes curated with seasonal ingredients in mind. They focus on quality, which is what you’ll get every time you sit down for dinner or a Sunday roast or Saturday brunch.
Their brunch menu has a small selection of dishes to choose from, which echoes their philosophy of quality over quantity.
Each dish comes with either toasted sourdough or a bread roll and their menu even has a few vegetarian options. Enjoy the crowd’s favourite avocado on toast or a simple egg roll.
Choose between a full English breakfast complete with baked beans and black pudding or enjoy a vegetarian version. The full vegetarian breakfast includes everything you love from an English breakfast except the meat, instead, you’ll receive vegetarian sausages.
It wouldn’t be brunch without a brew. Enjoy a selection of coffees from Peckham Ryes’s Old Spike Coffee with oat, coconut, or almond milk. For a stronger brew, opt for one of their brunch cocktails like a mimosa or Bloody Mary. There are also a few juices available if you’re not a morning brew person.
Brunch Details: Saturdays | Address: 11a Station Way, Peckham, London, SE15 4RX
The bar offers a lively weekend with the buzzing atmosphere of Peckham Levels and live DJs every Friday and Saturday night. They’re just as lively with their weekly brunch on weekend mornings.
At £35, you can get unlimited glasses of Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, and selected cocktails. However, there are also a few non-alcoholic beverages available.
Peckham Levels also allows you to get a selection of international street food from local food traders. Enjoy a selection of jollof rice and fried plantain from Ethiopia, butter chicken from India, Korean bibimbap, and more.
While Near & Far Peckham Levels loves to party, it also loves family. That’s why you can bring along the whole family (including pets) to this vibrant bar during the day.
Until 20:00 each day, families can enjoy the open space with a kid’s area. So, kick back and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this beautiful bar with the whole family.
Brunch Details: Saturdays & Sundays with two-hour slots at 13:00 and 15:30 | Address: Level 6, Peckham Levels, 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
While Peckham may be often overshadowed by other London neighbourhoods like Shoreditch and Camden as the hippest and trendiest places, this South London neighbourhood can also hold its own as a must-see area.
It has a flourishing art and entertainment scene that includes many chic cafes and bars in the area.
After a night out at these amazing bars, stop by for a bottomless brunch in Peckham for a hangover cure. Or, better yet, continue the festivities with a tipsy brunch session in the morning.
Peckham has plenty of things to do and places to eat at no matter what time of the day you visit. With this selection of brunch places, you get the best of both worlds with breakfast and lunch in one.