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Brunch At Hej Coffee Elephant And Castle London SE17

While my partner was away, I spent time in dog-friendly cafes like Hej Coffee in Elephant and Castle. Although their Bermondsey Square branch closed due to increased rents, making it a longer walk to their SE17 location, the visit is well worth it. I enjoyed their avocado on toast and later returned with my partner to explore more of their menu. If you’re seeking the best coffee shops in Elephant and Castle, brunch spots in SE17, or cafes near Rodney Road, you’ll love Hej.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle savouries and cakes
“Hej is a great neighbourhood café with ample outside space, delicious coffee, tasty breakfast and brunch dishes, and plenty of pastries and croissants,” Homegirl London.

Hej Coffee Breakfast and Brunch Menu

Their artisan coffee, roasted on-site and crafted by expertly trained baristas, is a highlight. Hej sources coffee directly from farmers through established trading companies, ensuring a range of flavours from rare micro lots to more budget-friendly selections. It’s so good that they supply their beans to businesses, restaurants and other cafes. Be sure to check out their roastery at the back of the café. Their perfected espresso blend maintains a consistent taste, while guest coffees add variety to their filter options. Prices are reasonable, with a regular espresso at £2.20, filter coffee at £2.60, and a latte at £3.10. Additionally, they offer a selection of teas, smoothies, and other soft drinks.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle latte

Now that your morning coffee is sorted let’s move on to the savouries, pastries, and treats. The selection on display is delectable. Try a salmon or pastrami bagel, tuna toast, cheese and tomato-filled croissant, feta and spinach pastry, avocado bap, or vegan sausage roll for something savoury.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle vegan croissant

For sweet treats, indulge in a muffin or one of the cakes (carrot, lemon and pistachio, orange and chocolate) or a cinnamon bun. I loved their vegan croissant with apricot jam inside.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle avocado on toast

Breakfast options are available until 11 am, including porridge or granola with honey and cinnamon and a weekly special with seasonal fruits. They also offer sourdough toast with butter and jam or peanut butter, avocado, or portobello mushrooms on sourdough toast.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle portobello mushrooms sourdough

Brunch is served until 2 pm and features eggs benedict, royale, Florentine, or portobello with hollandaise sauce and an English muffin. Add extras like bacon, mushrooms, brie, mozzarella, avocado, smoked salmon, scrambled or poached eggs. Prices range from £2.25 to £9.75.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle cheese and tomato croissant

It’s not an all-singing-and-dancing kitchen setup, but what they do is simple yet pleasing. Coupled with their coffee and the surroundings, it’s somewhere I like to spend some time out of the house when I’m working from home. And my dog likes it there!

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Helpful Information About Hej Elephant and Castle

To find out more, visit the Hej Coffee website. They are located at 53 Mansfield Point, Rodney Road, London SE17 1BA, a short walk from Elephant and Castle station. Opening times are 8 am to 5 pm during the week, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sundays.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle interiors

The interior is spacious, with an onsite roastery and plenty of tables and chairs for large groups. Outside, additional seating is spacious and set back from the road, providing a private, relaxing atmosphere.

brunch at hej coffee elephant and castle outside space

If you want to explore the area, you may find this article of interest:

Ten Things To Do In Elephant And Castle London SE17

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about eateries where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the establishment is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.