There’s nothing better than waking up on a weekend morning and heading to a local cafe to fill up on a hearty breakfast.
Here in Sheffield, we’re a little spoilt when it comes to the cafe scene. No matter what your budget is or what you fancy noshing on, there’s got to be somewhere to find your ideal meal.
Here are five of the best breakfast venues in the city – get yourself down to them and grab a bite to eat!
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Towards the end of the month, we all feel the pinch, don’t we? The fact that you’re counting your pennies shouldn’t stop you from eating a delicious breakfast, though. Nestled in Sheffield Students’ Union, Interval is a favourite spot with current students, graduates and just about everybody else too. Their wide array of breakfast dishes means that you can fuel up for the day no matter what your budget is. From vegan substitutes to meaty meals, there really is something for everyone. If the weather holds up, you can even eat your meal in the pretty garden out back. The best thing about this place? It is truly value for money. When you can get beans on toast for just £1.55, you can’t complain.
Interval, Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG , more info
The Grind Cafe
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If you thought the Kelham Island area was all about beer, well, you were mostly right actually… Having said that, there are some places where you can grab a yummy home-cooked meal, without having to sup on any ale at all. The Grind Cafe is one of the most popular haunts in the district, serving fresh food and drinks to the good people of Sheffield. From healthy granola to delish dippy eggs, this is the place to get a light bite breakfast before you hit the pubs. Winner of the prestigious 2013 Eat Sheffield Cafe Culture Award, you can’t go far wrong with one of the cafe’s signature dishes. Aside from their standard menu, you can often find freshly made one-off dishes that you really have to try.
The Grind Cafe, Cornwall Works, 3 Green Lane, S3 8SJ, 0114 272 3929, more info
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Nobody could have known just how popular Wellies would be when its doors opened for the first time just over a year ago. While there’s no shortage of cafes and restaurants in Sheffield, the owners of this interesting little shop have proved that there’s always room for one more. Serving cakes, coffee and meals, the cafe is proof that if you do something simple well, it just works. For under a fiver, you can get a hot breakfast with your choice of a tea or coffee. If you are expecting a meal laden with grease, though, you will be disappointed. The food from Wellies tends to be cooked to perfection, which means that they are a far cry from a greasy spoons dinner. The specials change on a daily basis so get yourself down there to see what’s on offer.
Wellies, 140 Charles Street, S1 2NE, 0114 272 5987, more info
If it’s a bit of variety that you fancy, Cafe Pie is the place to be. Despite the name, the local eatery serves a whole lot more than just pies. In fact, it has one of the largest menus on the list. Whether you just want a bowl full of porridge or some smoked kippers, this place has you covered. The Cafe Pie ultimate full English breakfast is a belly-busting meal, which will satisfy even the biggest of appetites. If you want super fast service, you can even order your meal online and collect it when you get there. Easy.
Cafe Pie, 382 South Road, Walkley, S6 3TF, 0114 231 5353, more info
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For those of you with excessively large appetites, there is Fagans. You won’t find any dainty sized meals or hipster-vegan concoctions here. The pub is famous in Sheffield for its massive portion sizes, which makes it one of the best places to go for breakfast in the city. Being a proper old-fashioned pub (dogs and all), you can find the menu on a blackboard, along with a few daily specials. The full English breakfast should be enough to fill you up for the entire day. With lashings of bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast, hash browns, black pudding, chips and beans, this is one meal that only the brave attempt.
Fagans, 69 Broad Lane, S1 4BS, 0114 272 8430, more info
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