A weekend isn’t a weekend without a standard brunch. Nowadays, it isn’t unusual for a brunch to be top of everyone’s to do list, alongside a few essential errands, an entire series on Netflix and a bottle of wine, or two. It's official – brunch is in. 

We count down our top 5 quirkiest spots to hit in Shoreditch for that extra special weekend meal. All hail Queen Brunch!

1.    Cream, 31 New Inn Yard

Want brunch, but feeling healthy? Try Cream, a daytime favourite for Shoreditch regulars. Presented as more of a café than anything else, this is still perfect for a catch up after a much needed Sunday yoga session. Cream specialises in making sure your food looks presentable, pretty and prepped to perfection - and with its hip aesthetics, chilled out vibes and an array of freshly picked food ready for you to enjoy, this is the best place to relax on a weekend.

2.    Beagle London, 397-400 Geffrye Street
Did we just hear the words ‘bottomless brunch’? Beagle London offers a startling £35pp brunch on Saturdays, with an unlimited supply of Bloody Marys, Proseccos or Mimosas to kick your weekend off. If you can’t make Saturday, Beagle has an ace brunch menu available on Sunday too. Listen to jazz, catch up with friends and make sure to check out one of the cutest restaurants in Shoreditch.  

3.    The Barge House, 46a De Beauvoir Cres

East London’s The Barge House offers a brunch with a crunchy twist; have you heard of their infamous Breakfast in Bread dish? Designed to set your foodie pulses racing, this is a treat that will not disappoint. Whilst you enjoy your brunch in this cool, airy setting, you can also gaze upon the views of the canal nearby – a stunning Instagram point, if we ever saw one.  

4.    Andina London, 1 Redchurch St
No need to buy a plane ticket; South America is at your fingertips in this Peruvian inspired eatery. With a wide range of exotic, healthy dishes to choose from, this is an ace way to spice up your traditional kind of brunch. We can’t promise you’ll find it easy to pick something from the menu though, so we suggest you take a risk and go for the most foreign sounding dish on the menu! Delicioso!

5.    Bad Egg, 1 Ropemaker St

Even the restaurant’s name alludes to one of the biggest and most bad-ass bottomless brunches in London. You can drink to your hearts content for two hours, whilst chowing down on some good, old-fashioned comfort food – cheeseburger hash for brunch, anyone? Bad Egg makes being bad look good. 

Happy brunching!

- Piece by Lauren Codling