Meet our London City Curator, Emily Warburton-Adams. In addition to our favorite healthy Londoner, she is also the co-founder of POW Food, alumnus of Bravo's Below Deck and style tastemaker. Her London is the best London, full of healthy-chic eateries, sweat dates with local celebrity trainers and cold-pressed cocktails at spots the cool kids are just finding out about. For more about Emily, be sure to follow her at @english_ems on Instagram.
Here are her favorite destinations for vegan breakfasts throughout the city:
Farm Girl Chelsea, multiple locations
This Notting Hill location is the oldest sister of three Aussie inspired, Instagram-worthy and very comfortable cafes. They have a holistic approach to nutrition and the Chelsea location closes later than its two early bird siblings, offering cocktails in the evening. Try one of their signature lattes, like the Butterfly Matcha (it’s blue!), with an acai bowl or buckwheat pancake stack if you have a sweet tooth.
Granger and Co, multiple locations
Welcoming and easy-going, with plant-themed and pastel decor, Granger and Co is known for its legendary breakfasts, served until 12. Healthy go-tos include an almond milk chia seed pot with coconut yogurt and a toasted rye with avocado, lime and coriander. To soak up any shenanigans from the night before, a signature bread basket served with topping choices of marmalade, jam, vegemite, honey or almond butter does the trick.
Daisy Green Collection, multiple locations
There are six restaurants in this group, including Darcie May, located on a house-boat(!). Daisy Green in Marylebone is one of the originals and an easy go-to. Each restaurant offers a bottomless brunch from Monday-Saturday, (and from noon on Sundays). They also have an award winning banana bread sandwich, and a delicious celeriac toast with avocado, sun blush tomatoes and broccoli, as well as a hearty quinoa porridge. A caffeine hit smoothie is a wonderful pick-me-up.
The Dayrooms Cafe, multiple locations
Another Aussie-inspired chain of cute cafes with a focus on seasonal produce and high quality coffee, these cafes are neutral-chic in decor (think millennial pink espresso machines and cups), cosy and buzzy. Their porridges are made with semolina and roasted quince, and they do a beautiful savory breakfast bowl with courgette fritters, crispy kale, roasted squash, pickled beets, shredded carrots, avo and pesto.
26 Grains, Neal’s Yard
A Scandinavian-inspired, petite eatery in Covent Garden serves wholesome porridges, smoothie bowls, bircher muesli and coffee to eat in if you manage to grab a seat, or take away if you don’t. They make your dish there and then, on a small hob in front of you. Pick from options like a Nordic pear porridge, berry cacao bircher muesli or a black quinoa and turmeric hummus salad for a savory palate.
The above is an excerpt from our London VitalGuide, First Edition, curated by Emily Warburton-Adams. For all of our London favorites (including all of London's best vegan eats, sweats, detoxes, city itineraries and more), get your VitalGuide here.