Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you’re nursing a nasty hangover, or need some fuel for a long day of studying at university!
If you’re a student living in Birmingham, you needn’t worry, because there are plenty of restaurants and cafes destined to make your taste buds tingle.
With a cracking Chinatown, the world famous Balti Triangle and a vast array of blossoming independent eateries.
We hope you’re feeling hungry, because brekkie in Birmingham is an unmissable experience.
Whether it’s a nice greasy fry-up you fancy, or an Insta-worthy poached eggs and avocado on toast combo, this cities got you covered.
We’ve compiled a list of the best places to go for breakfast in Brum, so get your bibs at ready, grab your besties, and take a look at our awesome list below.
1. Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham
Fancy some breakfast for a bargain? Yes please! Conveniently located on Stephenson Street opposite Grand Central station is Grand Central Kitchen, serving up some mighty breakfasts suited to everyone’s taste.
The small friendly independent restaurant is known for their classic full English breakfast, but they also have a range of baguettes, sandwiches, , ciabatta’s and wraps available for you to devour!
Their scrumptious full English breakfast consists of 2 sausages, 2 bacon rashers, omelette, tomato, mushroom, baked beans and two slices of toasted white or wholemeal bloomer.
Also on offer is a moreish veggie breakfast, as well as cereals, beans, cheese, or tomato on toast and the house omelette.
If you’re feeling decadent, why not try their deluxe hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
2. Ju Ju’s Café
Everyone loves a good old fashioned home cooked meal with deliciously fresh ingredients, which is why you should pop down to Ju Ju’s café based on Browning Street.
With panoramic views over the canal in the heart of Birmingham, get ready to snap some selfies with your mates at brunch!
Classic breakfast dishes include the “veggie hash”, consisting of crushed potato and onion, mixed with spinach, cheddar cheese and mushrooms, all topped with hollandaise sauce and paprika dusted fried eggs.
If you feel like something sweet, we’d highly recommend the chocolate sauce and whipped cream pancakes!
Thick, spongey, and utterly delightful, perfect to share with your pals for a choccie fix.
3. Boston Tea Party
A proud member of the Birmingham foodie revolution is Boston Tea Party on Corporation Street.
The West country born family owned independent café chain serve deliciously prepared breakfasts, destined to get you started for the day.
Reckon you can finish “the boss breakfast” consisting of bacon, hog’s pudding, mushrooms, hash browns, roasted tomato, baked beans, fried eggs and two rounds of toast? Game on!
If you like a bit of spice, we’d recommend giving the cheddar & jalapeño cornbread a try, with fried egg, smashed avocado, spicy salsa, yoghurt, coriander and Tabasco maple syrup.
On the menu are some delicious veggie and vegan options too, guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle.
4. Cherry Red’s Café Bar
This independent café on John Bright Street in Birmingham city centre has a focus on big portions and value for money, what more could you want?
Whether you fancy something hearty and filling, or a lighter option, this place has it all!
All breakfasts are served until 3pm, so if you roll out of bed a little late, fear not, you’ll still get your brekkie fix.
The “hearty English” includes pork sausage, 2 bacon rashers, fried egg, two buttered granary pieces of toast, beans, mushrooms, tomato and a hash brown, all for just £7.95!
If you’re picky, why not build your own brekkie for a fiver minimum? With choices varying from traditional fry-up ingredients to halloumi, fresh strawberries, or maple grilled peaches.
Did someone say homemade American pancakes? Available until 3pm and served with a jug of maple syrup, choose from a range of pancakes including USA style or Biscoff, and wave goodbye to that hangover.
5. Yorks Café & Coffee Roasters
There’s nothing better than having a gossip with your mates sipping a nice cup of coffee for that caffeine fix, right?
Born in Birmingham in 2012, Yorks Café defines itself as a new generation coffee shop, all-day café, and social space.
Based on Stephenson Street, the buzzing café is home to a scrumptious award-winning brunch menu, with plenty of moreish options for you to tuck into.
The ‘early start’ section of the menu is served until 11:30 with a range of light bite breakfasts such as breakfast brioche, eggs on sourdough toast or overnight oats.
If you’ve got a big appetite, Yorks Café have an amazing selection on their brunch menu, whether it’s hot smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or eggs benedict with mustard hollandaise, dig in!
6. The English Breakfast Club
Everybody loves brekkie, and The English Breakfast Club on Bristol Street make it their mission to impress you with the most important meal of the day.
We’d urge you to try the full breakfast sandwiches, with whopping triple decker’s consisting of sausage, bacon, egg and tomato!
Yummy veggie options are also available with crispy halloumi and veggie sausage.
The English Breakfast Club have also introduced a full vegan breakfast menu, offering a fantastic range of dishes tailored to everyone’s taste.
7. Lewis’s Independent Café & Restaurant
About a 15-minute drive from Birmingham City Centre is Lewis’s Independent Café & Restaurant, proudly serving delicious home cooked breakfasts & brunch dishes.
We hope your tummy is rumbling, because there’s plenty of delicious options on the menu to get you ready for the day!
Got a sweet tooth? Why not try the French toast for just £8.50?
Choose from toppings like fresh berries with chocolate and hazelnut sauce, or caramelised banana with salted caramel sauce.
8. Damascena Coffee House
For something a little more unique, Damascena Coffee House offers warming Turkish coffee with Middle Eastern pastries in a cosy environment, perfect on a sleepy morning.
Off the menu, we’d recommend the smoked salami & cheese mangeshi and the baked eggs manageesh, consisting of eggs, cheese and herbs, all on top of a manageesh (similar to a pizza!)
9. Gas Street Social
Situated in the snazzy Mailbox in Birmingham is Gas Street Social, known for its yummy cocktail bar & restaurant!
Whether you’re in the mood for a boozy bottomless brunch, or something a little more toned down, Gas Street Social has it all.
The vibe in here is buzzing, with friendly staff and yummy food to match. If American style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup don’t draw you in, we don’t know what will!
10. Urban Café
Pop down to the Jewellery Quarter for a tasty brekkie at Urban Café and you won’t be disappointed with their extensive menu choice!
Breakfast is available until 10:30am Monday-Friday and until 12pm on Saturday-Sunday, and brunch is on until 3:30pm for you late risers.
Start your day off with the classic ‘urban brekkie’ including Cumberland sausage, two rashers of smoked bacon, two eggs, baked beans, pan fried mushrooms, tomato and sourdough toast if you’re feeling brave.
The avocado, edamame & chili smash is a super tasty and healthy option too if you’re not quite up for the grease!