6 tasty brunch spots in Nottingham you'll want to book this weekend

From avo toast to fry ups we've got the low-down on the best breakfasts in Nottingham

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There’s no denying Nottingham’s food scene is currently on the up. With firm favourites like Bar Iberico and newcomers like Mesa leading the small plate revolution for the Hockley evening set, food trucks a plenty down at Sneinton market on the weekends and now a plethora of Neapolitan pizza restaurants to choose from, it’s a great time for East Midland foodies.

But what about the most important meal of the day? What and where are the new spots, firm favourites and hidden secrets Nottingham locals swear by to grab a hangover fry–up or a healthy kickstart?

We investigated Nottingham’s best breakfasts and brunches.

It’s hard to think of a more iconic breakfast staple than the humble egg. And this Goosegate fixture has devoted a whole café to it.

With offerings like the classic eggs benedict but also riffs like the “woodland” (featuring hollandaise and field mushrooms), there’s a good selection of meaty and veggie.

And whilst there’s every style of egg conceivable, the menu also features sweet favourites like French Toast and a full English with a long list of extras and sides to customise the perfect fry up.

Barista-made coffee using North Star beans from Leeds provides the perfect perk – but if you want to make it more of a boozy brunch than a quick brekkie they also serve classic early morning tipples like mimosas or a Bloody Mary.

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A stalwart of Sneinton Market, The Avenues is a classic “caff”. Regulars here rave about its no-frills, old-school vibe, the portion sizes and–crucially– the price.

Its popular all-day breakfast clocks in at just £6.50 whilst its veggie alternative is a steal at £5.95. And that’s including free coffee or tea. Much loved by students, construction workers, and the work-from-home crowd, The Avenues is a great spot for cheap and cheerful food during a cost-of-living crisis.

Starting off in a tiny shipping container in Sherwood, Little Brickhouse initially looked to be another casualty of the pandemic when social distancing became the norm. But since moving into permanent digs on Derby Road, the kooky and romantic spot has taken on a new lease of life.

Their Turkish Eggs have long been the stuff of legend, and as of October owner Katharina Linnenbrink is planning to launch monthly ticketed brunch events, offering a twist on the supper club concept that made their name.

Always well stocked with natural wines, beers, and cider, this is definitely a spot for an indulgent weekend treat.

Since opening in April this year, this mother-and-son venture has already amassed a huge following. Located out in Gedling, locals Karen and Connor dole out all-day breakfasts at just two for a tenner (small).

The sausage or bacon cobs are also a big hit and veggies are well catered for. If you’re local to Gedling you’ve likely already heard the hype or experienced it for yourself. And if you’re not, two fry-ups for a tenner are always worth a trip!

This Sherwood institution has long been a firm favourite of North Notts locals. And with a sighting of The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey in there just last week, its popularity is sure to rise even further.

Owners Kay and Okai Yildiz, who took over the long-standing venue in 2022, offer firm British classics like bacon cobs but their Persian eggs with Lebanese flatbread are their true specialty.

Out in the other side of the city, this Beeston gem is a well-kept secret amongst those who like to enjoy their fry-up waterside. Open seven days a week, this is a great spot to enjoy some fuel before or after a Sunday walk by the River Trent or a mid-week treat for anyone in the area.

With friendly staff, very reasonable prices and a relaxing and scenic location. This is something a bit different from the trendy barista-filled joints in the city centre, but just as great.