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The Best Places to Brunch this Weekend
Eat and Drink
October 2021
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In honour of National Brunch weekend we’re sharing our favourite places to grab a delicious full English breakfast, a huge stack of pancakes and a warming cup of coffee

Here are our top picks from across Yorkshire and the North East.
Wild Plum

Aidan’s Kitchen 

From classic smashed avocado on toast to more creative dishes such as tahini and Harissa stew, Aidan’s Kitchen turn out a range of delicious breakfast dishes at their cosy café on Starbeck Avenue. If eggs are your thing you’ll love this location as they’ve everything from Turkish eggs to traditional Eggs Benedict and Florentine – they even do their own Mexicana dish which includes Merguez sausage, pico de gallo, avocado, sriracha hollandaise sauce and chives.

11–15 Starbeck Avenue, Sandyford NE2 1RH
0191 261 6852
aidanskitchen.co.uk 


The Wild Plum 

This gorgeous restaurant has beautiful looking dishes which are also spectacular in flavour. Head chef Bethany Haresign was inspired by her mum, who was a chef before she opened the speciality fashion boutique Snooty Frox, which sits underneath the café. You can get mouth-watering brunch options such as decorated pancakes and waffles, as well as twists on breakfast classics such as prawn and lobster toast at this Yorkshire favourite. 

34–36 Hookstone Road, Harrogate HG2 8BW 
01423 815320 
snootyfrox.co.uk/the-wild-plum 

Jamocha

Flat White Kitchen 

One of the most sought-after cafés in Durham is Flat White Kitchen. Sitting near the top of Saddler Street is this airy bistro which has established itself as the go-to destination in the city for brunch. Open seven days a week, Flat White Kitchen offer brunch favourites such as baked eggs, avocado on toast and ricotta pancake stacks. Our favourite is the ham hock hash with peas, poached eggs and mustard dressing. 

40 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU
0191 3840725
flatwhitekitchen.com 


Jamocha Coffee Lounge

Big on coffee, Jamocha is where art deco meets tropical funk. If you’re a fanatic about flavours you’ll love the menu choice at this Yorkshire-based café including their very Instagramable lattes such as the apple and lavender flavour. You can also pick up a delicious pastry or a fruit and granola bowl, or opt for something a little more substantial like the classic avocado on toast. Oh and they’re also pet friendly which means that even your cat and dog can get comfy on one of the plush velvet sofas.  

3–5 Northgate, Halifax HX11UR
facebook.com/jamochacoffeelounge 

Kollective

Carnaby’s Café

A modern, airy space where flavoursome meals are crafted using wholesome, fresh and local produce is exactly what you’ll find at Carnaby’s Café, just off the A1 at Brownieside. Whether you’re just after somewhere to grab a quick breakfast, or looking to chill a little, we recommend trying the French toast with Greek yoghurt, fruit compote and drizzled in honey, or if you’re visiting after 11am the crispy bacon, caramelised onion chutney and brie open sandwich is our go-to. 

Brownieside, Chathill NE67 5HW
carnabyscafe.co.uk 


Kollective Kitchen 

Open six days a week, Kollective Kitchen has an extensive menu, with everything from sweet dishes to savoury classics. If you’re after something a little different, we recommend the pearl barley – braised pearl barley with roasted pumpkin, caramelised shallots, crispy kale, sundried tomatoes and pumpkin seeds. Other dishes we love the look of include the shakshuka, the toffee apple stacked pancakes and the wild mushrooms on sourdough. 

Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS 
01143034285 
kollectivekitchen.co.uk 

Love Lily

Love Lily 

Known for their tasty pancakes that quite literally stack up, Love Lily have a range of brunch options which attracts people from all over the North East. Located on Roker Pier Point, Love Lily is the perfect place to indulge this National Brunch weekend. If you prefer more of a savoury breakfast, fear not as this Sunderland hotspot has everything from toasted sourdough with slow cooked pulled smoky beef to eggs Royale and brunch bruchetta. 

1 Pier Point, Marine Walk, Seaburn SR6 0PP
0191 565 6329
lovelily.uk 


Brew & Brownie 

Inspired by the seasons, their countryside upbringing and the urban nature of their adulthood, the team behind Brew & Brownie have developed a number of dishes with great flavours and tastes. Located in the centre of York, this brunch café has something for everyone including house nutty granola, full English breakfasts and American-style pancakes. The best part is that Brew & Brownie use some of Yorkshire’s finest local produce within their dishes so you know the quality is going to be good. 

5 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT
01904 647420
brewandbrownie.uk/cafe 

Wolfox

Kith and Kin 

This popular artisan coffeehouse on Park View in Whitley Bay serves globally-inspired brunch and lunch options. Being so close to the coast means you can enjoy a flavoursome breakfast before blowing the cobwebs away on a walk along the beach. From breakfast butties to sweet and fruity French toast, there is plenty to choose from. Our favourite is the Aussie – grilled halloumi, beetroot hummus, mushrooms, kale and a fried free-range egg topped with mint and coriander, as well as fresh lemon wedges and herby olive oil on a slice of sourdough with a side pot of dukkah. 

172 Park View, Whitey Bay NE26 3QW
0191 289 3465 
kithandkinwb.co.uk 


Wolfox 

What’s not to love about this Leeds city centre brunch spot that roasts organic coffee in-house as well as serving delicious food? Wolfox offers a range of brunch dishes including overnight oats, acai bowls, as well as brioche French toast and more traditional full-english breakfasts. We recommend trying one of their refreshing smoothies such as the sunshine flavour – mango, pineapple, banana and chia seeds mixed with coconut water. Their sweetcorn fritters with avocado mash also sound delicious. 

66–68 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2EE 
0113 246 9130 
wolfox.co.uk/leeds 

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