Firmly standing its own next to the neighbouring Jamie Oliver restaurant, this unpretentious British chain began its humble roots in East Sussex over a decade ago. Located in the busy area of Covent Garden, Bill's is neatly hidden away from the main road at St. Martin's Courtyard off Slingsby Place – a lovely little sanctuary for the weary traveller to grab a bite and rest. Also a grocer, customers can find a wide selection of jams, juices, and more all under Bill's own label.
The café's décor has a very homely feel, and the rustic wooden furniture gives the room a touch of warmth. The large windows draw much natural light into café, and the upstairs seating is equally as spacious as the main floor. Outdoor seating is also available to enjoy those nice sunny days.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I popped by Bill's for a late brunch. The breakfast menu is available on weekdays from 8am until noon, and until 1pm on weekends. The menu offers a traditional English breakfast and many other varieties. Eggs Benedict is a popular choice, but I went for the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on toast. The fresh juices and smoothies on the drinks menu accompany their breakfast nicely. You can easily enjoy a very filling and delectable breakfast at Bill's for under £10.
Just a stone's throw away from London's most popular sites like the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and Leicester Square, the café is a great place to start your day on the town.