Filmore & Union
Named after two streets in health-conscious San Francisco, Filmore & Union offer brunch to make you feel good. Located in Victoria Quarter, this is the perfect spot to sit back and people watch in luxurious surroundings whilst eating pure and natural food made from scratch. As far from a greasy spoon cafe as you could possibly get, here you can choose from a selection of nutritional goodies from blueberry and banana hemp protein pancakes to smashed avocado on toast to free range scrambled eggs. Oh and of course their Filmore Skinny English Breakfast is a must try. Using only the highest quality and healthiest ingredients from local suppliers, Filmore & Union believe that 'a healthy diet is not what you don't eat, but precisely what you do' which is why with their fresh and unprocessed foods you will leave here feeling energised and rejuvenated. Sounds pretty good to us!
Hidden away from the main shopping streets of Leeds, opposite the Malmasion hotel, Moments Cafe is a brunching destination not to be missed. With its bright and simple décor and comfy sofa seating, Moments is the perfect place to relax. After all, that's what Sundays are for, right? As well as offering an amazing English breakfast (of course, what brunch menu is complete without one?!) they also offer everything from poached eggs with smoked salmon and asparagus to banana and chocolate porridge along with a selection of coffees, teas, hot chocolate and smoothies. The waiters and waitresses are warm and friendly, the portion sizes are decent and the quality of food is top notch – what more could you want? With mouth-wateringly good home-made cakes, we won't blame you if you end up going back for afternoon coffee too!
Located in the beautiful Thorntons Arcade, a stone’s throw from bustling Briggate, Hepworth's Deli may only be a small place but its menu more than makes up for that. Owned by local chef, Joe Hepworth, him and his team work with local suppliers including Leeds Kirkgate Market to provide only the freshest and tastiest ingredients for their customers. With brunch options including a healthy fruit platter with mint yoghurt, French toast served with crispy bacon and poached eggs and - wait for it - a delicious waffle and bacon masterpiece, you will literally be spoilt for choice at Hepworth's. With wooden tables and stools, it's both homely and cosy and if you can make it out of there without picking up one of their enticing cakes on display for post-brunch snacking, we will be very impressed. The only downside is that you may struggle to find a free, but that just shows how popular this little deli is.
A short walk from the train station, Toast Bar & Bistro is the perfect hangover cure. The décor is cool and trendy with leather stools and a marble bar and their heated outdoor seating means you can dine alfresco all year round. With a big projector screen showing all major matches and tournaments whilst you tuck into your food, Toast is a sports lover’s dream. Using locally sourced ingredients to help support local and independent businesses, they offer three versions of an English breakfast as well as a Breakfast Brioche, Eggs Royal and Eggs Florentine, all sure to kick your hangover into touch. Served all day long, so if you sleep in until late, your brunch will still be waiting for you. If you think you can handle it, then I challenge you to try and tackle The Beast breakfast!
Hidden away on Central Road behind House of Fraser, Mrs Atha's is a small yet cosy and uniquely designed coffee shop. With its stylish and quaint décor, this family run cafe puts emphasis on 'good produce and traceable provenance' and that is definitely evident in the delicious delights they have on offer. Before we even get started on their food, their coffee is amazing, and the fact it's so prettily presented makes it just that bit more satisfying. Offering everything from bacon and sausage sandwiches to beans on toast to fluffy American style pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup, brunch at Mrs Atha's won't let you down.
Not tried any of these delicious brunch spots? You are seriously missing out.