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INSIDE: Eat Cheap breakfast London style at Pret a Manger. Details of the Pret Breakfast menu & more here. 

When we travel, I always try to lock in a hotel that includes breakfast, especially in London.

Breakfast in the London apartment, hotel or London AirBnB gives me the time to indulge in a few leisurely (but necessary) cups of tea before we embark on our London adventure.

God knows THAT is important for the day to begin right.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED are my favourite two words ever, a bonus inclusion vital for budget travel.

Buying three meals a day, plus snacks, for the whole family is the biggest budget killer for travelling families.

When we can’t swing it, and I’ve not been organised enough to have visited a local supermarket in London for bread, sandwich fillers, pastries, or the like, we eat breakfast on the go.

On these occasions, we need a quick AND cheap breakfast in London.

Also, there must be no dilly dallying about when the kids are in tow.

Adventures are waiting.

So the answer to the question “Where can I get a nice breakfast in Central London at 7am?”

It’s PRET.

Visit PRET for a QUICK & CHEAP BREAKFAST in London with Kids!

Take a look below for details including the Pret Breakfast menu! 

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Guide to a Cheap Breakfast London? Try PRET UK

On our last visit to London, staying at the Grand Plaza Serviced Apartments in Bayswater, we stumbled upon Pret A Manger, or PRET as the locals call it, one chilly morning.

When temperatures dropped to 10° C overnight, we needed HOT breakfast food quick smart, and Pret A Manger delivered.

Pret a Manger is one of the BEST breakfast places in London:

  • the food is  fresh
  • the service is quick AND
  • the breakfast is affordable.

If you’re wondering where to have breakfast in London, find a Pret store near you. 

It’s a cheap breakfast London style.

Plus, they deliver!

RELATED: The Big List of Best Things to Do in LONDON with Kids

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PRET Breakfast Menu

Pret a Manger breakfast menu has so many wholesome tasty choices too, including the typical big English breakfast menu.  

Here’s our picks.

  • Pret’s Egg and Bacon Brioche
  • Sausage and Egg roll
  • Free-range Egg Mayo and Roasted Tomato Breakfast Baguette
  • Ham, Cheese, Tomato and Bacon Croissant
  • Five Grain porridge to warm your toes!
  • Poached eggs, Mushroom and Baked Beans Breakfast Bowl
  • For those with a sweet tooth at breakfast, try Pain Au Raisin or a Chocolate and Hazelnut Croissant, or the Acai & Almond butter bowl

Need a heart starter?

Pret Coffee is up there with the best coffee in London.

Prep café is the best healthy breakfast London has for when you are travelling, (and we all know how hard it is to find healthy food on the road), plus the Pret menu includes a range of Pret gluten free food.

We think Pret Cafe is one of the best places to have breakfast in London because a Pret breakfast is all about Organic Coffee and Natural Food.

Can’t get better than that.

Pret a Manger breakfast prices are super reasonable too. 

Pret a Manger breakfast hours

Pret a Manger breakfast hours are said to be from opening at 7am to around 11am, although there’s no definite answers on when breakfast menu  

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Pret a Manger Menu

If you are hungry later on, refill your tank with Pret a Manger Soup. (see below for details)

Live a little and try all kinds of food from the Pret UK menu. 

On the PRET food menu, you’ll also find:

  • Fresh juices
  • Smoothies
  • Salads
  • Sushi
  • Sweet treats
  • Snacks
  • Pret sandwiches
  • Pret salad, and
  • Fruit 

Pret Sandwiches 

Pick your favourite from this list:

  • Classic Super Club
  • Free Range Egg Mayo
  • Ham and Cheese
  • Chicken Avocado and Basil
  • Smashed Avo
  • Mature cheddar and Pret pickle
  • Scottish Smoked Salmon
  • Smoked Salmon & Soft cheese open sandwich
  • Tuna and Cucumber

Plus, there’s a range of sandwiches for kids too!

  • Egg Mayo
  • Kids cheese sandwich
  • Kids Ham sandwich 

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Best Pret Soup of the Day? 

Buy soup for lunch and you’ll help to break the cycle of homelessness in London, as Pret donates 10p for each soup sold to The Pret Foundation.

There’s a different soup flavour available each day.

Here’s a few to sample:

  • Chicken, brocolli, and brown rice
  • Pea and mint
  • Carrot and coriander
  • Red thai chicken and veg
  • Souper tomato!

Check out the entire Pret Soup Menu here. 

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Pret Ready to Go meals

The ready-to-go meals are only ever cooked in small batches, regularly throughout the day, so you know the food-to-go (on the run) is also as fresh as can be.

Our favourite is their Pret ham and cheese toasties.

SO good.

Roam the Gnome, the kids and I love this place, and dining in was never a hassle with two boisterous boys in tow (unlike other places we’ve been to.)

Pret Sustainability

Pret is committed to sustainability.

Single use plastic has almost gone.

Compostable cutlery is on the way.

They are working towards ensuring all their packaging is 100% reusable or compostable.

They’ve been giving their food waste to local charities supporting the homeless crisis since they opened their first store.

More reasons to have a nice breakfast in London at Pret.

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Pret Breakfast Spots London

Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in British pounds, unless otherwise stated

Address: Pret A Manger is at 127 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 4SJ, UK
Telephone: 0845 205 0000 (General)
Website: Click here
Opening hours:  Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 9pm. Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 9pm.
Free Wifi?  YES!
Seating: Available
Wheelchair access: Yes
Delivery available: Yes. Order online.

How to get to Pret Queensway Bayswater

From Queensway tube station, turn left away from Hyde Park down Queensway.

Walk past Sainsburys local and the Bayswater tube station, and you’ll see it on your left. 

McDonalds and Burger King are almost opposite.

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Pret a Manger locations

If you are not near Bayswater PRET, find your closest Pret A Manger in London here.

For exact Pret opening and closing times, check with your local branch.

Download the PRET app.

Download the APP so you can find a Pret anytime you need one!

Map of Pret a Manger Queensway Bayswater London

Toadstool Rating: Best Breakfast Central London

Looking for cheap breakfasts in London?  PRET wins our vote for a good breakfast in London that won’t break the bank.

Perfect for families in London on the go.

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