Whether you’re battling off an almighty hangover, or want a gluten-free sugar-free vegan option as part of that new newfangled homeopathic diet you’re working on, Leeds has the breakfast for you.
These days breakfast has a particular place in the young professional lifestyle: it’s where you go to cure a hangover after a busy night of networking, or, perhaps, the indulgence you’re allowed in your jogging and gym routine. That being the case, specialised breakfast establishments have sprung up to cater to the up and coming creatives of this world, employing a generous definition of ‘breakfast’ that flows into the midday and early afternoon and covers a wide culinary ground. Leeds, being amongst other things a university town, has a bountiful harvest of such places.
Nor do you especially need the hangover to enjoy the breakfast: early morning meetups are a great way to fit your social life in around your work life, or even slip in a quick Tinder date. Meanwhile, if you’re in Leeds on business or a city break and want to expand your horizons beyond the breakfast at your hotel, why not drop into one of these joints and see what the score is?
The Greasy Pig does exactly what it says on the tin, serving up colossal Full English breakfasts complete with all the fried eggs, hash browns, and black puddings you could ask for. (Feeling hungry yet?) If you’re after something more relaxing, Riveresque affords a peaceable view over the River Aire while you get to work on your Full English or a cajun chicken wrap fresh from the griddle. Just make sure you keep the ducks and geese at a distance. Meanwhile, Fettle offers quality vegetarian options for those looking for something a little bit lighter, with generous portions of spinach, tomato, and halloumi.
Here are our top picks.