If you know it well enough, Plymouth has some serious treats for all foodies, you can find both independent eateries and restaurant, cafe and bakery chains. As there are so many to choose from, I thought I would round up my favourite breakfast places. After all, it is the most important/best meal of the day.
Seco Lounge – Royal William Yard
If you’re looking for that Instagrammable brunch date with the girls it’s definitely worth making the trip down to Seco Lounge at Royal William Yard. From poached eggs and a full English, to pancakes and granola bowls, they’ve got everything to fill you up for the day ahead.
My pick: Triple-stacked buttermilk pancakes
Elvira’s – Cremyll Street
Anyone who has taken the Cremyll ferry across to Mount Edgecumbe might have noticed little Elvira’s café sitting humbly across the road. This is a favourite amongst us swimmers after Saturday morning training because they do HUGE fry-ups for tiny prices. It’s slightly out of the way from campus, but trust me, if it’s a hearty British breakfast you want, it is 100% worth it. (PS: remember to bring cash as they don’t take card.)
My pick: Farmhouse breakfast (for those with a big appetite!)
Boston Tea Party – The Barbican
If you desperately want that Instagram breakfast and Royal William Yard is a stretch too far for you, Boston Tea Party on the Barbican has your back. Famous for its healthy brunch options, particularly its variety of avocado-featuring plates, you won’t feel bad after splurging out here.
My pick: Smashed Avocado on Organic Pumpernickel Rye and the Brown Rice Porridge.
Jacka Bakery – The Barbican
Also tucked away on one of the Barbican’s cobbled streets, this bakery has become a firm favourite of mine ever since my favourite bakery in Royal William Yard closed down (RIP). Not only do they have the most mouth-watering collection of breads and pastries, they also offer an amazing selection of ‘toast’ breakfasts. Peanut butter and banana, eggs and bacon – it’s all good and hearty!
My pick: ‘Spicy baked beans’ on toasted Rye bread with eggs (along with a pain au chocolat in there for good measure).