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Best breakfasts in the United Kingdom
Best breakfasts in the United Kingdom

Ignore the groan-worthy name above the door: this Dartmouth institution serves you some of the best breakfasts in the South Hams. This Tardis-like venue hits all the breakfast/brunch boxes, from the typical British fry-up in all its guises to Danish and French pastries and beautifully artery-clogging toasties. Also, good coffee. Order a shot of grappa or, even better, Yarde's delicious cider brandy to start the day and pretend you're one of the local fishermen. What to eat: The salami and cheese toastie (£6.95) features thick-cut salami, gooey cheddar, and buttery, cheese-fat-soaked toast, making it ideal for a day at the beach. Also, don't forget about the famous innocent strawberry and banana smoothie.

best breakfast in oxford
best breakfast in oxford

With golden sands in front and farms and woods behind it, the Venus Cafe on one of the south-most west's most beautiful beaches could serve Pop-Tarts and be worth a visit. Instead, the company focuses on delivering high-quality, locally sourced products. Baked beans from Heinz are included in the Full Venus (£8), which includes bacon from Ottery St Mary and sausages from Shaldon (no one is perfect). The beach shop may have swimsuits, beach mats, towels, wetsuits, and windbreakers for sale after you've digested your food. Horseradish mayonnaise on toasted bread (from Truro) with smoked mackerel and an egg (£7).

A truly original breakfast menu can be difficult to come up with without seeming gimmicky or re-inventing the wheel. In spite of this, I'll share some of my personal favorites with you: Breakfast options include orange and cinnamon sugar torrijas with smoked bacon or stewed apple, creme fraiche, toasted almonds, and maple syrup (£8.95) and chocolate and orange rye-bread porridge (£3.95). It worked out for them. We recommend the huevos rancheros with salsa and an abundance of scrambled eggs for breakfast.

One of Austria's most ambitious chefs-proprietors also runs a delightfully understated little eatery where he does crazy things like fermenting tapioca at night. Breakfast is a mix of European and American influences, with frankfurters, pretzels, and waffles all on the menu. Only breakfast is known to be prepared by Americans. What to get: Shakshuka (£5), an egg dish with spicy tomato sauce baked in the oven. Very impressive.

Commuters rushing in for a flaky sausage roll to take on the train make this busy bakery, hidden beneath the arches of Bristol's busiest railway station, a hive of activity. Locally roasted coffee and bread, such as sourdough or pain au chocolat, are also available. There are also custard tarts for sale on Thursday through Saturday. Consider yourself warned: the place is always packed, so don't expect any peace and quiet. Anything with their sourdough bread is a must-order.

Although it is off the beaten path, the Jericho Cafe's basement dining area is a haven of latte-sipping peace and quiet, occasionally punctuated by the flutter of a broadsheet newspaper. With locally sourced sourdough, freshly roasted coffee, plump herby sausages, and perfectly cooked bacon, the Jericho Cafe is well worth the beautiful walk up Walton Street. Full English (£7.95) is the best option.

Best breakfasts in the United Kingdom