6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in London

6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in London
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Crumpets are a staple at most British breakfast tables. Their the round, fluffy, pre-packaged morning snack that are usually simply toasted and slathered with a slice of butter.

In true London style simple is never an option and here are 6 extraordinary crumpets to eat in the capital!

1. Crumpet Collaborations, Good and Proper Tea.

Good and Proper Tea is a cafe dedicated to the good old combination of tea and crumpets and as with most things in London, there’s nothing ordinary about them. They have a menu of over 22 loose leaf teas and their homemade sourdough crumpets are, wait for it… SQUARE! Topped with melted cheese, raspberry jam or simply butter and salt, every month they do crumpet collaboration with a brand, restaurant or local producer and this salted caramel combination was in partnership with London sugar queen Fatties. Find them and their tea truck at Brockley Market every Saturday too.

Good and Proper Tea Crumpets : 6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in London96A Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TX, https://www.goodandpropertea.com


2. Beef Shortrib Crumpets, Dirty Bones.

Dirty Bones are the self-confessed ‘best hangover brunch in London’ and it’s dishes like their pimped up crumpets that will have your sore head feeling right as rain in no time. Describing themselves as NYC inspired comfort food, they do three types of their dirty bones crumpets and these particular ones are topped with beef short rib, unmami butter, poached eggs and hollandaise.  It’s dimly lit and a little bit grungy (in a good way!) so stick a cocktail or two in there and you got yourself your next weekend bottomless brunch.

Dirty Bones Crumpets : 6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in London14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ, http://dirty-bones.com


3. ‘Sugar Daddy’ Crumpets, Brother Marcus.

Balham in South London is not short of a few cool brunch places and Brother Marcus is one of them. Their menu’s made up of their own twist on brunch classics and their ‘Sugar Daddy’ is not like any other breakfast dish you’ve ever eaten before. Their crumpets have been turned into cinnamon french toast and served with caramelised banana, pecans, and vanilla yoghurt. You’ll find a youngish crowd meeting up over breakfast on a Saturday or nursing a sore head on a Sunday. It’s a busy, trendy and local place, and if you want to see their savoury options check out their sweet potato fritters on my October Food Finds.

Brother Marcus Crumpets : 6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in London9 Chestnut Grove, London SW12 8JA, http://brothermarcus.co.uk


4. House Crumpets with Berry Jam, Ask for Janice.

Opposite Smithfield Market is this unsuspecting and very cool cafe. It’s got a cozy, shabby chic interior with bare brick walls and distressed tables and their crumpets are unlike any others you’ll find on this list. Made just for you fresh for you fresh in-house, they are breadier in texture than others you’ve probably tried before and if that makes no sense zoom into the picture above and you’ll see what I mean. Served with homemade jams and surprisingly (thankfully) they come in threes as two is just never enough, right? The perfect spot for a solo morning breakfast. Sit in the window and watch the world go by.

Ask For Janice : 6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in London50-52 Long Ln, London EC1A 9EJ, http://askforjanice.co.uk


5. Sticky Beef Cheek Crumpets, Flank.

What if you give a crumpet to a chef and put it in one of Londons coolest markets, what happens? It becomes no ordinary breakfast! Flank is a new British, meat-heavy eatery recently opened in Spitalfields. With a focus on using the ’nose to tail’ of the animal, their buttery sourdough crumpets are topped with melt in your mouth beef shin, marmite and peanuts. There’s also a ham hock, boiled egg and leek version. Now THAT’S what you call a crumpet!

Flank Crumpets : 6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in LondonBrushfield Street,Spitalfields, London E1 6AA, http://www.spitalfields.co.uk/


6. Jones’ Peanut Butter and Banana Crumpets, Sourced Market.

Sourced cafe does exactly what it says on the tin. They’re a casual ‘serve yourself’ cafe that sources the best artisanal food from local independent business. These crumpets are made by Jones’ who are small business with a mission to craft the perfect crumpet. Soft and squidgy, these ones are served with banana and pip&nut peanut butter. 100% vegan and no preservatives too so very healthy for breakfast!

Sourced Market Crumpets : 6 Quirky Crumpets To Must Eat in London85 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1W 0AJ, http://sourcedmarket.com

Not So Basic London


  1. 13th November 2017 / 12:14 pm

    The Sugar Daddy crumpets and the beef shortrib ones are top of want “want to try” list – they look epic! I confess I’ve never actually had anything more exciting than butter on mine before – I need to rectify this.

    • Not So Basic London
      14th November 2017 / 9:36 am

      The Sugar Daddy were very good. Who knew you could french toast a crumpet (or frumpet haha!) Yes, I’m usually a butter person myself too but these took them to the next level. x

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