Breakfast Bagels at Cafe Columbia in London. Photo by alphacityguides.

Cafe Columbia

What we love…

  • Cafe Columbia is a tiny family run cafe in London's East end that sells uncomplicated breakfast bagels to go for under £10. 
  • The shop is located on Columbia Road (hence the name) and is only open on Sunday during the busy Columbia Road Flower Market hours (6am-3pm). Since the cafe is only open one day a week the eats are always freshly prepared for the Sunday morning rush.
  • The bagels are warm, soft and have that home-made feel, sort of like your mom made you breakfast. Each bagel sandwich is stuffed with fresh ingredients such as mozzarella, tomato, bacon, sausage, egg, lettuce and sprouts, and are big enough to keep you full on your morning borrows though the market.
  • When we arrived in the market it was still during the wee hours of the morning when vendors were setting up. We noticed that many of the vendors had these bagels in hand, which was reason enough for us to check it out.

Average: 5 (988 votes)

Hours & Location

Cafe Columbia
Sun: 6:00-15:00
  • 138 Columbia Road
    E2 7RG London , London
    United Kingdom
    Phone: +44 020 7033 8764