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The best brunch in town

The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

BEDFORDSHIRE BERKSHIRE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CAMBRIDGESHIRE CORNWALL DEVON GLOUCESTERSHIRE HAMPSHIRE HERTFORDSHIRE ISLE OF WIGHT KENT LEICESTERSHIRE NORFOLK NORTHAMPTONSHIRE OXFORDSHIRE SOMERSET SURREY SUSSEX WARWICKSHIRE WILTSHIRE

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Cambridge Cookery Cafe & Wine Bar, Cambridge 

Just off Hills Road is a Muddy favourite – Cambridge Cookery, which is so much more than just a cookery school thanks to their cool Scandi-style café and bistro with Italian taste influences. Brunch is served until 2.30pm (Tuesday – Sunday) and you can expect a complete brunch Smörgåsbord: hand-baked brioche French toast served with roast plums, maple and ginger butter and lime gel; shakshuka, Turkish eggs, and a traditional Swedish breakfast platter. All made using local suppliers in a sustainable way. It might sound elaborate for morning grub, but there’s nothing pretentious about this place. Pooches are welcomed with home-made dog biscuits, and the interiors are pared-back, but chic. Once you’ve had brunch, hang around for fika, which basically translates as a coffee and cake break – the brownies are to die for. cambridgecookery.com

 

The Old Bicycle Shop, Regent Street, Cambridge 

Brunch is the sort of meal you want to luxuriate over and pretend that there’s nowhere else you need to be, so you need your surroundings to be en pointe. That’s why we love The Old Bicycle Shop, not only is the food belt-bustingly good, but the décor makes for a really enjoyable experience. The location used to be home of Howes Cycles, the country’s oldest bicycle shop, and apparently Charles Darwin bought a set of wheels here in the 19th century, so the café has gone to town with the theme (saddles and handles have been fashioned into all sorts of ornaments). Anyway enough history… on to the reason you’re reading this, the food. There’s a brunch for everyone here, from the vegan breakfast and scrambled tofu & slow roasted tomatoes on sourdough to smoked bratwurst & red onion hash and black rice pudding with mango and lime compote. oldbicycleshop.com

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HERTFORDSHIRE

The George of Harpenden

This tired old boozer turned cool and stylish hangout is the town’s hottest new all-day dining spot. Naturally, brunch is the best place to start and, as well as a classic eggs benny, you’ll also find buttery French toast doused in maple syrup with crispy bacon (totally calorie free – ahem, we might be lying), or there’s a more diet-friendly avo on toast. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the or haddock bubble and squeak or why not plump for the shakshuka eggs – spicy baked eggs and roasted veg with dippy bread. Yum! All served until a very civilised 3pm. It’s gorgeously designed and spacious, making it a great spot to meet a group of friends, and it’s family-friendly too so all bases are covered. thegeorgeofharpenden.co.uk 

 

Black Goo, Tring

You voted this one the Best Café in Herts & Beds in this year’s Muddy Awards, and, because it’s oooh, approximately 5 minutes from Muddy Towers, we can vouch for the fact that they really do excel in the brunch department. The ‘Full Goo’ comes loaded with butcher’s sausages, hash browns, balsamic roasted toms, garlic mushrooms, as well as the usual trimmings. Not famished? Opt for a ‘Half Goo’. Or go veggie (swap the meat for bubble and squeak and smashed avo), or vegan (ditch the eggs for falafels). And that’s not all. There’s eggs benedict, build-your-own bubble and squeak (just add halloumi/chorizo/other deliciousness), and sweetcorn fritters, too, and those with a sweet tooth can indulge in piled-high French toast, pancakes or waffles served with lashings of maple syrup, cream or chocolate sauce. Mouth. Watering. It all comes served up on vintage crockery to go with the funky eclectic décor, too. blackgoocoffee.co.uk

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BEDFORDSHIRE

Pen & Cob, Bedford 

This new addition to the Bedford Swan hotel (part of an ongoing £5m refurb) has got us swooning over its luscious botanical themed interiors and riverside views (shown off with the floor-to-ceiling windows). And that’s before you get me started on the menu. The  stand-outs are the really affordable upgrades for larger appetites (£10 for a full English or veggie brekkie, and only £12.50 to add not one, but FOUR extras), the Welsh Rarebit made with beer bread, and bottomless toast and tea or coffee for just three quid each. penandcob.co.uk

 

The Park, Bedford

Caffeine not hitting the spot? Zhuzh up your brekkie with something stronger at this country pub on the outskirts of Bedford. It’s light and airy with a contemporary rustic style and you can choose anything off the brunch menu (full, half, veggie breakfasts, eggs benedict, royal or forestiere, smashed avo or just a simple bacon or sausage bap) and they’ll throw in a glass of fizz – all for a tenner! Plus Bedford Park is just minutes away so you can walk off those calories afterwards. theparkbedford.co.uk

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Fego, Beaconsfield

This buzzy mini café chain has three outposts in Bucks (there’s also one in Marlow and Gerrards Cross) with the Beaconsfield branch recently receiving a snazzy makeover of pastel colours, quirky South African accents and a large, bright skylight across the back section. The breakfast and brunch menus are HUGE covering smashed avo on toast (hipsters rejoice!) through to warm goat’s cheese salad and burgers. Smoothies and freshly squeezed juice are also on offer, as well as a dedicated section for clean eating, low gluten, plus a new veggie and vegan menu coming soon. hellofego.com

 

The Ivy Garden, Marlow

The Ivy Garden is your go-to for a girls’ brunch – indulgent, glam and sophisticated, plus it’s right on Marlow High Street, so the perfect spot for shopping (Mint Velvet and Whistles, we’re coming for ya!) There’s a classic breakfast menu served Mon – Fri until 11am (11.30am on Sat and Sun), or at weekends you can choose from a separate brunch offering which includes all the best bits from breakfast, like buttermilk pancakes, and Eggs Benedict, plus salads and sandwiches. The brunch menu also features a pleasing tipple section with cocktails, fizz and a variety of gin and tonics. If the food and drink don’t swing it, the garden is stunning this time of year, so book way in advance if you want to snaffle a table. theivymarlowgarden.com

 

Nonna’s, Woburn Sands

Nonna’s, in the heart of Woburn Sands, has won awards for its breakfast which puts a quirky Italian twist on home-cooked classics, including Italian Benedict (served with Parma ham and dreamy basil Hollandaise) and, dead-cert-hit with the kids, breakfast pizza. The brasserie has a hearty, welcoming atmosphere (Nonna means grandma in Italian obvs), with Maltese decor inside, a pretty sun terrace for al fresco dining and market deli at the front selling authentic Italian produce. The breakfast menu is served 9.30am – 11.30am. nonnaswoburnsands.co.uk

 

 

OXFORDSHIRE

Vaults and Garden, Oxford

Located on the cobbled streets of Radcliffe Square, overlooking the Radcliffe Camera, in the 700 year old University Church, you can’t find more of a quintessentially Oxfordian location than this. Open for breakfast and lunch, this quirky café racks up the eco-points by recycling where possible, minimising waste and using organic ingredients sourced from local and sustainable suppliers such as Sandy Lane Farm, nr Thame, Willowbrook Farm in Kidlington and Worton Organic Garden. For breakfast (until 11.30am) there’s a selection of organic fry ups (at a surprisingly reasonable price point) with veggie and vegan options, as well as avocado on toast or Oxford Cheese Rarebit. For a later brunch, there’s a changing seasonal menu.

thevaultsandgarden.com

 

The Bull on Bell St, Henley

The Bull on Bell Street is one of those places that somehow ticks all the boxes. In the centre of town but minutes from the river, the interior is packed with character (nooks, crannies, beams, exposed brickwork), the food is great and you can dine here whether you’re with girlfriends or out and about in Henley with the kids. There’s a small yet perfectly formed brunch menu available on weekends (served 10am – 1pm) with the option to order a glass of fizz or a Bloody Mary with your food. It would be rude not to, wouldn’t it? bullonbell.co.uk

 

La Bobina, Faringdon 

If you’re looking for something completely different from your usual fry up or smashed avocado, La Bobina is a great choice. With quirky vintage interiors (the building was once a 19th century haberdashery and still has original features) and a laid-back vibe, this buzzing Spanish tapas bar serves a range of authentic breakfast sharing dishes, like chorizo with poached egg and Manchego with Serrano ham, as well as a selection of pastries and Spanish omelette. Brunch is served from 9am – 12pm on Sat only. la-bobina.co.uk

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CORNWALL

Porthminster Beach Cafe, St Ives

Corrr, look at that view! St Ives’ jewel in the crown is Porthminster Beach Cafe, an Art Deco pavilion, with a divine sun terrace, right on the white sand beach. Brunch is served until 11am with an offering of fry ups (the Spanish offering with padron peppers and chorizo is delicious), waffles, hot smoked salmon, beef brisket hash and kippers. It’s definitely one to book in advance, especially if you want a prime spot on the terrace. porthminstercafe.co.uk

 

Box & Barber Coffeehouse, Newquay 

Serving from 8am – 3pm daily (prime bunching time), this small but stylish café, owned by local brothers Damian and Olly, is a previous Muddy Award winner and it’s easy to see why. Coffee (from Cornish roasters Origin) is a specialty here – you can get a mean flat white or creamy cappuccino – plus, there are lots of options for the health-conscious and latte curious. Try an almond turmeric latte, coconut chai latte, dairy-free milkshake or smoothie brimming with super foods. Foodwise, the menu is perfectly formed with hearty and healthy options such as Acai bowls and hipster favourite, egg, avocado and chilli on sourdough. There’s a front terrace for al fresco dining too. Box & Barber Coffeehouse

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DEVON

Rust and the Wolf, Ashburton

The Spray Shop Cafe at Rust and the Wolf in Ashburton is one of those delicious surprises, hidden away on a sleepy side street, where you’d think very little happens except maybe the occasional WI meeting. But push open the heavy door and it’s like stepping onto the set of Easy Rider: a warehouse-style shop-cafe brimming with industrial neon lights, signs and vintage Americana. Brunch is served 9 until 3, with smashed avocado on multigrain toast, chilaquiles eggs, tortillas & salsa roja sauce and sweet waffles on the menu, all home-made and served with a big welcome from owners Siobhan and Mat. Littlies and dogs will fit right in too, and on summer days there’s an enclosed courtyard where you can soak up the free-wheeling style and sunshine. rustandthewolf.co.uk

 

Block, Barnstaple 

Block on Barnstaple’s increasingly cool Butchers Row is owned by ex-Londoners Tran and Andy Stephenson, who serve up city-style brunches every Tuesday to Saturday. A hip drop-in where you don’t feel conspicuous sitting on your own (if Tom Hardy sat down opposite you wouldn’t care, the food’s THAT good) crammed with healthy, world-inspired ingredients. Tuck into smashed avo on sourdough with a pinch of chilli; fried eggs with chorizo or fluffy pancakes topped with seeds, syrup and Greek yogurt. It’s kid, dog and allergen-friendly and, yep, brunch at Block totally rocks. eatatblock.com

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HAMPSHIRE

Eden, Portsmouth

Eden Restaurant

The newly opened Eden in Portsmouth channels some pretty hip vibes with its indoor greenery and neon signage, along with some gorgeous views over the harbour as well. Here, you can grab brunch any day of the week (until 12pm on weekdays and 3pm on weekends) with options like brown butter pancakes and a full British vegan breakfast. There’s also Bottomless Bubbles and Bellinis for £25pp. edencollective.co.uk

 

Bel & The Dragon, Kingsclere

Bel & the dragon kingsclere

When old school meets new school. The Saturday brunch at the Bel & The Dragon in Kingsclere brings all the charm of this 15th-century coaching inn along with a modern dose of smashed avocado. The food here is fantastic and all locally sourced. They take the drink accompaniments seriously too, with Negronis and the house special Bel Bloody Caesar to sip as you chill. belandthedragon.co.uk

 

Greedo, Lymington

Greedo was made for brunching. This bijou little spot has a small – but perfectly formed – brunching menu. With favourites such as The Pig (oak smoked streaky bacon in a pretzel bun, and you can add an egg or hash brown on top) and The Traditional (smoked haddock kedgeree, poached egg, parmesan, coriander), it’s easy to while away a late morning here. Make sure to try a Greedo Bloody Mary, created with Black Cow Vodka which actually comes from milk! greedodining.com

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BERKSHIRE

The Corn Stores, Reading

If you struggle to charge into the weekend, skip breakfast and head straight for this happy hybrid. The Corn Stores Reading offers a Bountiful British Brunch with unlimited prosecco refills in a pub that is more Mad Men-style cocktail bar than your average boozer. There’s a diverse menu including a traditional full English, baked eggs with Dorset chorizo, Devon crab benedict and avo and eggs on toast (so no need for hipsters to lose their heads). Plus there’s an entire menu dedicated to Bloody Marys with six – yes you read that correctly – six options to choose from. Brunch is served on Saturdays, 11am–4.30pm.  cornstoresreading.co.uk

 

Millar’s Eatery @ 59a, Windsor

Millar's Eatery Windsor wooden table tin can with cutlery PINK GERBRA in milk bottle and menu

Windsor’s hidden secret? St Leonard’s Road. Off the tourist trail and a royal souvenir free zone, you’ll find cool indies aplenty in this one street. But do not pass go until you have eaten in Muddy’s favourite pit stop, Millar’s Eatery @59a. Set up by a father and son team, the food is all about flavour, so expect pimped up poached eggs and a few surprising Middle Eastern dishes, like shashuka and chakalaka, not an ’80s pop band, but South African spiced beans. It’s an understated, cool hangout with a real buzz. Brunch is served Mon-Sat, 8.30am-4.30pm, Sun, 10-3.30pm. millarseatery.co.uk

 

The Blackbird Cafe, Chapel Row

Escape to the country and immerse yourself in rustic charm at The Blackbird Cafe in Chapel Row. It’s the Duchess of Cambridge’s old stomping ground and its brunch offering is on the healthier side of indulgent, with a few naughty treats. Owner Lara, a former food stylist, is lactose and gluten intolerant, so she ensures her menu has something for everyone. Highlights include baked eggs wrapped in prosciutto ham – legendary with locals, while avocado and pomegranate on toast and Granny and Grandpa’s tomatoes with basil are both as delicious as they are vibrant. Brunch is served on Saturdays, 9am-2.30pm. theblackbirdcafe.co.uk

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

The Workhouse, Brixworth

Named after the building’s 19th century incarnation, The Workhouse now looks totally unrecognisable after a renovation. Don’t worry though, they’ve kept some of the classic features, alongside the modern monochrome decor, making this an aesthetically pleasing place to visit. Enjoy shakshuka, breakfast burrito or sweetcorn fritters as you people watch from the breakfast bar that looks out onto Brixworth’s high street. It’s great to see The Workhouse have a strong passion for doing the right thing – they try to keep food waste down to as little as possible, donate to local charities when they can, use biodegradable packaging and their coffee is fair-trade. theworkhousebrixworth.com

 

La Terraza, Northampton

This stylish hidden gem can be found in Upton, with another outpost in Grange Park. If you fancy a spot of brunch then the Upton one is your go-to. It has a breakfast menu, served until 11.30am,  full of traditional breakfast options (from a good ol’ fry up to eggs benedict) but with their Latin-influenced interiors and chefs from Murcia and Seville, you will  feel like you’re right in the heart of Spain. (Is it too early for a Sangria?). Terraza is a must visit for a morning of mooching, Mediterranean stylelaterrazatapasbar.co.uk

 

Pohutukawa, Long Buckby

You certainly won’t feel like you’re in Long Buckby when you enjoy a hearty brunch at Pohutukawa, which comes accompanied by an even more hearty welcome. This New Zealand-inspired café takes prides in its great coffee, deliciously fresh food and happy staff. From sausage and bacon sarnies to avocado on toast, plus extras you can’t refuse like smokey beans and cherry toms, every portion is generous at this family-run spot. It’s vegan, vegetarian, gluten, eco and dog friendly to boot. That name? A beautiful tree that’s native to New Zealand. Every day’s a school day with Muddy! pohutukawa.coffee

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ISLE OF WIGHT

Artisan, Ryde

Artisan Interior 2

There’s a lot of buzz coming from this super slick brunch spot in Ryde. As well as offering a bottomless brunch for £19.95 at the weekend, they also serve up some pretty awesome waffles, including one that comes with honey grilled figs, yoghurt and almonds (*drooool*). artisanbars.co.uk

 

Cantina, Ventnor

Cantina Ventnor

Cantina in Ventnor is TINY (just 22 seats) but the food here is incredible and it’s won national acclaim for its all-day brunches. Also doubling up as a bakery, you can choose from mouth-watering options such as chocolate buttermilk pancakes with vanilla ice-cream, an amazing shakshuka or even the leftfield ‘Farmer’s Breakfast’ complete with potatoes and pickle. Get there early to grab a chair. cantinaventnor.co.uk

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LEICESTERSHIRE

Kai, Leicester

This place is renowned locally for its all-day brunch. The only problem is where to start? How about a breakfast cocktail, then move onto eggs (benedict, royale or florentine), then if you’ve got room try the American-style pancakes (toppings include peanut butter and banana, bacon, red Leicester cheese and onions, smoked salmon, lemon creme fraiche and smashed avocado) If none of that takes your fancy,  then there’s shakshuka or French toast. And yes, before you ask, there’s plenty for vegans too. kai.kitchen

 

The Bowden Stores, Great Bowden

Set up and run by Dominie Cripps, Bowden Stores has gone from strength to strength. They won the Muddy Award for Best Café last year so you know you’re onto a good thing. Brunch here is big deal and has its own dedicated menu. Expect to find The Famous Full Bowden which comes with bacon, poached egg, home made baked beans, chipolatas, black pudding and more but it’s the Moroccan eggs which gets our vote – scrambled eggs layered with Moroccan spiced chickpeas, sausage, chorizo and avo smash served on sourdough bread. There’s also a plant-based vegan breakfast, gluten-free, buttermilk pancakes, the Gordon Bennet scramble (nope, me neither) and so much more. Arrive hungry, leave stuffed. bowdenstores.com

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WARWICKSHIRE

Coffee Architects, Leamington Spa

Coffee Architects has won the Muddy Awards in Warwickshire for three years in a row which says it all. Sam and her team cook exciting, delicious food that will slap your taste buds around and make you desperate to tell a friend what a find this place is. Brunch favourites include freshly baked banana loaf; Billy can beans with a side of flat Irish potato cakes, bacon rashers and a soft poached egg; house Lebanese flatbread and classic French toast, topped with seasonal fruit, crispy bacon and a shot of pure maple syrup.  Is your mouth watering yet?  Inside you’ll find cool Scandi-style interiors, window seating and wooden tables extending to a quaint walled garden with tables under twinkly fairy lights. Children are very welcome. Brunch is served until 2pm, Tues – Sun. hillers.co.uk

 

Hiller’s Farm Shop, Alcester

Enjoy brunch in a beautiful rural setting not far from stately Ragley Hall at this lovely independent family-owned business run by fourth-generation sisters. They’re a Muddy Awards finalist to boot. Brunch choices range from cooked breakfast with Lashford sausages (vegetarian and gf option available), eggs benedict, eggs florentine and eggs royale, or something on toast – beans, scrambled egg, smoked salmon, mushrooms. Sink into soft leather sofas with a coffee and papers or brunch alfresco on the garden terrace. Afterwards, stock up in the farm shop (their cakes are wonderful), visit the gift shop and garden centre. Book as it gets busy. hillers.co.uk

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WILTSHIRE

The Field Kitchen, Holt

This fab café, serving fresh, seasonal dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch, is at the heart of Glove Factory Studios, a thriving workspace hub. Set in a restored industrial heritage building and overlooking stunning open countryside, the café and courtyard serve brunch including smashed avo (but of course), a full Farmer’s Breakfast or Hanger Steak. It’s dog friendly too. thefieldkitchen.com

 

Bird and Carter, Wilton

For a trad, filling brunch you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous local. Think poached, fried and scrambled eggs, local bacon and sausages, and locally baked bread, all lovingly prepared in their kitchen. Veggie? They do a smashing brunch with fried eggs, roasted vine tomatoes, mushrooms and avocado on toast. Our faves are mushrooms with a hint of thyme, or the best bacon/sausage sarnie this side of my mother’s house. There is a play area for kids, and Oates, the resident (and very cute) spaniel will come up for a cuddle. birdandcarter.co.uk

 

Granny Mo’s, Bradford on Avon

Ah, we love Granny Mo’s. New to Bradford on Avon last September, it has certainly made its mark, loved by locals, and serving a wide range of homemade and locally produced goods in her fab and oh-so-delicious brunches. Think frittata, quiche, sarnies, pasties, sausage rolls and a huge array of Scotch eggs. A big Muddy thumbs up to her use of surplus fruit and veg from local allotment dwellers. Granny Mo’s

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SUSSEX

Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green

Combine a lazy brunch with music and shopping at Trading Boundaries, the quirky emporium and gig venue set in a Georgian building on the edge of Ashdown Forest. Most Sundays there’s a jazz brunch with the likes of farmhouse breakfast sandwiches, homemade Scotch pancakes and avocado or smoked salmon on sourdough toast, along with cakes and pastries. Food is served between 10am and 3pm with a side order of live music. When you’re suitably sated, browse the wonderful selection of Indian furniture and other eclectic homewares and gifts in the Aladdin’s cave-like rooms. There’s even a playground off the courtyard terrace to keep children amused. tradingboundaries.com

 

The Ship Inn, Rye

You don’t have to stay over at the Ship Inn in historic Rye to tuck into a late breakfast. Between 8am and 11am on weekdays and Sundays you can return to childhood with boiled eggs with marmite soldiers, grab a hearty sausage or bacon brioche bap or scale up to a full English, toasted kippers or an eggs benedict, florentine or royale. The Inn was established way back in 1592 and has a past as a smugglers’ hangout. Nowadays, it concentrates on sourcing food from quality suppliers. Suitably fortified you can take to the cobbled streets to browse the antique shops, catch a film at the indie Kino cinema or head on to the nature reserve at Rye Harbour or beach at Camber Sands. theshipinnrye.com

 

Bolney Wine Estate, Bolney

Fancy some fizz with your brunch? You’re in the perfect place at Bolney Vineyard, which produces its own Sussex sparkling wine. Until 11.30am daily you can pair a glass or two with the full Bolney breakfast with smoked bacon, sausage, mushroom, beans, free range eggs and sourdough; an eggs benedict, florentine or royale; bacon or sausage sandwich or a fruit and nut granola with yoghurt. The Eighteen Acre Restaurant overlooks the vines where you can work off your indulgence with a tour. There’s also a child-friendly trail to explore. bolneywineestate.com

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SOMERSET

The Holy Cow Cafe, Chilcompton

This is an award-winning little café tucked away in the grounds of a 17th century manor house overlooking Chilcompton village church, with gorgeous walks all around. Muddy favourites include pancake stacks with banana, maple syrup, smokey bacon; avocado smash;  eggs every which way; gluten-free, veggie and full English; smoked salmon; a breakfast burger – and scrumptious home made cakes (go for the blueberry and lavender). They serve up brunch, the first and third Sunday of the month, 9am – 2pm. theholycowchilcompton.co.uk

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KENT

Raspberry Room, Brasted

This gorgeous new tea room – light and bright, with a decent splash of pink – is bringing a bit of glamour and a taste-buds treat to the Sevenoaks suburbs. As well as the boutique bakery that serves freshly baked cupcakes and cookies, the kitchen conjures up the most mouth-watering breakfast, afternoon tea or, our favourite, brunch plates. From Wisteria buttermilk pancakes to smashed avocado with sweetcorn zucchini fritters there are sweet and savoury options a-plenty. And you’ll want to wash it all down with a Pink Velvet Latte. Read our full review hereraspberryroom.co.uk

 

Deal Pier Kitchen, Deal

A fab new café has recently arrived at the end of Deal’s iconic pier, offering fresh, organic, local and wholesome food, with brunch very much at the heart of its menu. If offers the brunch staples we know and love (eggs florentine/benedict/royale or smashed avo) but also includes other quirkier items such as shakshuka. Vegans are catered for with the vegan breakfast (mushrooms, hash brown, home-made baked beans, tomatoes and avocado) and you can make other dishes vegan friendly. Read our full review hereDeal Pier Kitchen

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SURREY

Seasons Cafes, Woking and Guildford

Offering up honest, wholesome and healthy food, the Muddy Award-winning Seasons Cafes – one at The Lightbox in Woking the other at the Guildford Cathedral – are brilliant brunch options especially at the weekend when there’s a dedicated brunch menu. Expect things like a veggie brekkie, a well-posh ciabatta and a full English. During the week, the main menu has things like smashed avocado and poached egg, and honey glazed ham and eggs. There’s also a good range of cakes. The Woking café opens at 10am (except Mon when they’re closed) and there’s a lovely riverside courtyard, and at Guildford they’re open at 9am every day. Read our review herethetipsypigs.co.uk

 

Fego, Cobham and Banstead

Fego are the kings of the breakfast and brunch menu – and both the Cobham and Banstead branches have a super-cool and super-relaxed vibe. Both offer extensive breakfast and brunch menus and they’re as healthy and wholesome as they are tasty – although there are indulgent treats too. The shakshuka – baked eggs with a spicy tomato sauce, roasted peppers, aubergine, tahini and sourdough toast – has become a bit of a favourite. Oh, and I love that you can order a bloody mary – for those days when a flat white just won’t cut it. Read our review herehellofego.com

 

The Kitchen at One 40, Cranleigh

The Kitchen is located within the fabulous One40 boutique department store in Cranleigh – but it’s become a foodie destination in its own right. Although do expect to be tempted by the wonderfully curated fashion collection as you pass through the womenswear section en route. The breakfast menu offers everything from a full English and a veggie breakfast to a halloumi bap with fresh salsa and huevos rancheros (baked eggs with black beans, avocado, chorizo and sour cream). Read our review hereone40.co.uk

 

Leftbank Restaurant, Egham

This family-friendly buffet at the Runnymede Hotel is a great option and will suit the fussiest of eaters. There’s everything from pastries and fresh fruit to all the cooked options. And the riverside location makes it a pretty place to be. There’s a good choice of vegetarian options, too. Read our review here. runnymedehotel.com

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NORFOLK

Cafe No. 33, Norwich 

This friendly and relaxed cafe in the heart of the city is so popular they needed to knock through to the building next door to accommodate the queues of people patiently waiting for their Sunday morning breakfast. Independent and family run (double Muddy tick), Cafe No. 33 serves a wide range of generously portioned all day brunch options. From the Veg Out – sweet potato bubble and squeak, rosemary and sea salt mushrooms, homemade guacamole, baked beans and sourdough toast to Muddy Norfolk’s personal favourite – poached eggs and guacamole on sourdough toast drizzled with sweet-chilli sauce, topped with crunchy red peppers and micro coriander, served with an oven baked mushroom,  plu
s – ahem – a side of extra bacon.  They also have an alcohol licence just in case anyone needs a hair of the dog. no33cafe.co.uk

 

Artemis Coffee Shop, Cley-next-the-Sea 

Whether you’re on your hols or fancy a drive to blow away the cobwebs – this is possibly the prettiest place to have brunch in Norfolk. Set in the quaint coastal village of Cley-next-the-Sea, you can enjoy a locally roasted coffee on the terrace while breathing in the fabulous views over the salt marshes. A simple but creative brunch menu which includes this spicy little number such as shakshuka served with pitta and optional jalapenos. The sourdough is award-winning and made in Cley and can be served with smashed avo, bacon or salmon. Once breakfast has settled, pop down to the boat barn for some great homeware, clothing and antiques – we love a multi purpose trip. artemiscoffeeshop.co.uk

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The Whistle Stop Cafe, Tetbury

Ah, now this is what we love at Muddy. A local, cosy café in a gorgeous location, servicing delicious food. This cool, artsy caff welcomes residents, visitors and tourists, dog walkers, cyclists, passers-by, parents and grandparents and anyone else attracted to Tetbury’s historic Victorian Goods Shed and all its quaintly lovely wonders. Perfect for brunch – choose from gorgeous home made cakes, great coffee and owner Sasha’s delicious brunch speciality dishes. Yum! shed-arts.co.uk
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