Bonny Porter’s Top 5 Australian-Inspired Cafes in London

Australian Masterchef finalist and founder of Balls & Company Bonny Porter shares her top 5 Australian-inspired places to eat and drink.

granger and co

Granger & Co. Bonny says, ‘Bill Granger was the pioneer of the brunch movement at Bills 1 and Bills 2 in Surry Hills, Sydney. His London-based Granger & Co. hits the spot when I’m dreaming of the sandy beaches of home.’

Granger & Co., 237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP; 50 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0HA; Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG; 175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB


Exterior of Exmouth Market Grind in London.

Grind. Bonny says, ‘Everyone knows Australia is obsessed with coffee. The founders of Grind took the Melbourne coffee experience and transported it to London.’

Grind, 2 London Bridge, SE1 9RA; 2–4 Old Street, EC1V 9AA; 8–10 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QA; 42 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LJ


Doughnut Time. Bonny says, ‘A cult treat back home, Doughnut Time recently opened on Shaftesbury Avenue. Grab a decadent doughnut time on the go and wander the streets of Soho.’

Doughnut Time, 96 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 5ED


Lantana. Bonny says, ‘The Fitzrovia branch was the first truly Aussie-style café in the UK. Love their avo on toast!’

Lantana, 13 Charlotte Place, W1T 1SN; Ground Floor West, 44–46 Southwark Street, SE1 1UN; Unit 2, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, EC1Y 1HQ


Farm Girl x Sweaty Betty. Bonny says, ‘Activewear is the go-to uniform for any breakfast/brunch outing. With such a wonderful coastline, Australians enjoy the outdoors before tucking into a healthy or hearty feed. The impending opening of Farm Girl in Sweaty Betty’s flagship store is truly on point. The only thing missing is a sunny beach!’

Farm Girl x Sweaty Betty, 1 Carnaby Street, W1F 9QG