London’s best breakfasts, As selected by eight of Esquire’s favourite foodies

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As selected by eight of Esquire’s favourite foodies

It’s the most important meal of the day, so give it some respect. Here, eight men from the world of food (and beyond), show us how breakfast should be done.

Café Colbert, Knightsbridge
Selected by Marcus Wareing, Head Chef at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
“I don’t go out to breakfast very often, if I do then it would be a meeting or with one of my kids for a treat. Café Colbert on Sloane Square fits the bill for both. If I am at a meeting then I might have bacon and eggs. If I am with my son then it would always be a bacon sandwich and a mug of tea.”

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St Helen’s Garden Café, North Kensington
Selected by Nick Hart, founder of Spencer Hart
“St Helen's Garden Café, at Helen's W10 does the absolute best muesli with fresh fruit, and yogurt. The ladies who look after me are incredibly kind and thoughtful and positive.”

Granger & Co, Westbourne Grove
Selected by Jason Basmajian, creative director of Gieves & Hawkes
“For breakfast I like Granger's on Westbourne Grove. It is a short walk from my house and has a neighbourhood feel. I love to sit at the bar with my newspaper and end up running into a lot of people I know. The space is open and full of light and has a continental feel. They do a very good white miso brown rice porridge or excellent organic 3 minute eggs that are a lovely natural blue color. The fruit salad with coconut yogurt is also delicious.”

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Coffee Hut, Dalston
Selected by David Lane, co-founder and editor of The Gourmand
“There is an amazing coffee hut on Gillet Square in Dalston – very unassuming but does amazing Ethiopian coffee – and without the pretension of most new London coffee places”.

Baker and Spice, Knightsbridge
Selected by Jason Broderick, Head of Menswear at Harrods
“Breakfast is usually on the run but when it’s not I like to stop at Baker and Spice in Knightsbridge on my way to work. Bacon and eggs hit the spot.”

Shoreditch House, Shoreditch
Selected by Jeremy Langmead, editor-in-chief of Mr Porter
“Eggs benedict on the roof at Shoreditch House.”

The RAC Club, Mayfair
Selected by Mark Hix, chef and restaurateur
“After an early swim at the RAC it’s a good opportunity to quickly read the newspaper whilst I have a pot of coffee and a bowl of fruit and muesli." (available to members only)

The Wolseley, Mayfair
Selected by Tom Parker Bowles, Esquire’s food editor
"Nowhere else combines such glamour with such good food. The kippers are splendid, the full English magnificent too."