Mum's always right. Breakfast really IS the most important meal of the day.
Whether you fancy a hearty dish or a tasty nibble to get your day off to the right start, here's a round-up of some of our favourite breakfasts. Oh, and if you just fancy a liquid breakfast (we've all been there), you're just as spoilt for choice.
Serving breakfast from 9am every morning, they offer a full menu from porridge, fruit and muesli to an egg-cellent variety of egg dishes. We'd 100% recommend the signature Carluccio's Breakfast Magnifica deal: eggs, grilled pancetta, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and Italian bread, with a fresh juice AND coffee/tea for £9.95.
If you're in a hurry, pick up a fresh croissant or a pastry, available all day, starting at just £1.50 and enjoy a takeaway hot drink too. Why not try Carluccio's coffee? Available in a choice of blends and roasted in Italy - mama mia! See the full menu here.
Coast To Coast
This American diner has all you need for a breakfast and brunch feast between 9.30am until midday. Think golden glazed waffles, buttermilk pancakes and, of course, an epic fry up. Accompny your dish with freshly squeezed orange juice, a fiery Bloody Mary or a smoothie - along with an impressive hot drink's list.
Frankie & Benny's
Open from 9am and with breakfasts starting from just £3.95 - it's popular choice. Choose from lighter breakfasts or go the whole hog, sweet or savoury, and with plenty of choice.
Add unlimited tea or coffee for an additional £1.95
What better way to start your day than with the latino sounds and smiling faces of the giraffe team? They're open from 9am during the week (10am at the weekend) and serve a tasty selection of specials (hello, Huevos Rancheros and Smashed Avocado on Toast), breakfast classics and something for the healthy-beans amongst us too including Superfood Muesli, Organic Porridge and Fresh Fruit & Yoghurt. Enjoy breakfast until 12pm and brunch until 4pm
You can enjoy a selected breakfast and regular hot drink for only £5, Monday - Friday (yes, it's true!) and there's a scrumptious kids menu including pancakes, fruit salad and mini brunch.
Did you know, they also serve top-quality takeaway teas and coffees too for only £1.25 for a regular and £1.85 for a large? AND that's not all! These guys celebrate Wednesdays like no other - Wake Up Wednesday means it'only 50p for any regular takeaway coffee.
Okay, okay, we know it's the most healthiest of breakfast choices - but - we just love a treat! Make the most of the freshly baked doughnuts, available in a tempting range of flavours, along with a takeaway coffee:
Any Regular Hot Drink and 2 Doughnuts for £5.00.
Any Small Hot Drink and 2 Doughnuts for £4.75.
Join up to the Friends of Krispy Kreme Rewards Card (or app) and enjoy any coffee for £1.50 before midday.
Muffin Break made our day when they announced their brand new breakfast range! Treat yourself to a classic bacon and egg roll or a nutritional breakfast smoothie jam-packed with a whole banana, hearty oats, fresh yoghurt, honey, milk and cinnamon.
These start from £3.50 and Muffin Break provide a comfy location to sit in or if you're on the go, easily takeaway.
The lovelies in Valerie's tempt us in time and time again with their continental twist on Scottish delicacies. From 7am, and conveniently located right next to the train station, you can pick from hot or cold breakfasts: a full Scottish, vegetarian, eggs Benedict (royale, florentine, ranch, omelettes and on toast too!), porridge, granola, Brioche French toast, and a range of pastries...
If you fancy a fleeting visit, enjoy these takeaway breakfast deals:
- Bacon roll & a regular hot drink takeaway £3.95 (go large 30p) served all day.
- 'Early Riser' deal - pastry & regular hot drink takeaway £3.25 served until 10am