There is little I love more than going out for breakfast, much to the disappointment of my boyfriend who would rather sleep the morning away. Luckily for me, when I do manage to persuade him breakfast is worth waking up for, Exeter has a host of quaint, contemporary, up market or all you can eat breakfast spots on offer.
With so many to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, once you’ve surfaced especially for it, you don’t want it to be a let down. Fear not, hungry breakfast-goers, because I am about to bring you my fail safe list of the best places to grab breakfast or brunch in Exeter (in my humble opinion, of course).
Top of the list for me has to be Boston Tea Party.
I have a lot of reasons for this. If you’re someone who struggles to eat first thing, their range of nutrient packed smoothies make a great breakfast option. They also cater for the sweet and savoury lovers. My go-to are their Blueberry Yoghurt American Pancakes, it’s the most delicious combination going. If you want a mix of both, the Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup are a great option. I definitely have a sweet tooth, so I know Boston Tea Party is good when it’s tempted me to have savoury breakfasts too. As well as all the classics, their kedgeree is delicious and the Chorizo Hash always temps me!
For those of us who wake up ravenous, hung over, or running out of money, Brody’s is the place for you.
For a small sum you can help yourself to unlimited drinks, cooked breakfasts, pancakes, cereals, toast, crumpets, bagels… you get the picture. Every time I visit Brody’s I end up so stuffed that it’s the only meal I’ll have that day, ideal if you want to indulge in breakfast out but the student loan is running low. Please don’t take that as an incentive to start skipping important meals, but as a one off you can get away with it!
Continuing the pancake theme (you can tell what I love best for breakfast) I have to recommend breakfast at Bill’s.
You’ll experience stylish, mood lit dining with a cosy yet industrial feel while you enjoy your breakfast. My favourites are the Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes which come with lots of fresh fruit on top and their Watermelon juice drink. It makes for the perfect mix of naughtiness and refreshment.
For something a little bit different, one of my best friend’s told me all about Côte Brasserie.
The stylish French grey exterior matches the delicious French goodies on the breakfast menu. You can enjoy French toast, croissants, pain au chocolat, and pain au raisin. The traditional full English or a vegetarian option also make an appearance, as do the delicious Eggs Benedict, Florentine and Royale. This is the place to go if you want to treat yourself and make breakfast feel that little bit special.
For some magical reason all of these breakfast spots begin with (or almost, for Côte Brasserie) the letter B. Some might say this is just a coincidence, but I’m taking it as a sign that they were made to serve up breakfast feasts.
Until next time when we delve into the world of breakfasts online (very fitting, I know).
Good morning x