6 of the best breakfasts in Yorkshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 20 September 2019 | UPDATED: 08:58 20 September 2019

(c) Brent Hofacker / Alamy Stock Photo

(c) Brent Hofacker / Alamy Stock Photo

Credit: Brent Hofacker / Alamy Stock Photo

They call it the most iportant meal of the day, here are a few of the places that get it just right.

Theresa May had a saying: 'Breakfast means breakfast', writes Tony Greenway. You must have heard her. She said it all the time in television interviews, and on occasion she would even shout it at Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister's Questions. Her breakfast would be strong, and it would be stable.

Er… she did say 'breakfast means breakfast', didn't she? If she didn't, it was something LIKE that. I wasn't really paying attention, if I'm honest. Anyway, her point was, presumably, that the British people had demanded breakfast; so, by George, they were going to GET breakfast if it was the last thing she did as Prime Minister.

You can see why Theresa May was so keen to deliver the hardest possible breakfast - even if some people had changed their order - because it's the most important meal of the day, or so they say. Here at Yorkshire Life Towers, we've had some really good Yorkshire breakfasts: fry-ups that use all local ingredients, amazing bacon/sausage sandwiches, even veggie and vegan breakfasts (don't sound so surprised).

Mannion & Co, York & Helmsley

If there are better bacon and/or sausage sandwiches in Yorkshire, we've yet to try them. Something more? Go for the full English or their eggs benedict, Yorkshire rarebit or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and guacamole.


Iroko, Leeds

Choose any item on the breakfast menu (which includes Burford Brown eggs; a bacon brioche roll; and homemade baked beans served on gluten-free sourdough toast) for £5. Available Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm, served with a North Star filter coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice.


Chapter One, Malton

Let's start at Chapter One, a very good place to start. You can enjoy a full English (of course), but if you're after something less meaty, then what about the halloumi and eggs, with tomatoes, mushroom and spinach and a choice of white or brown toast?


Cafe, Wentworth Woodhouse

One of the most important stately homes in the UK has a new cafe in very grand Georgian surroundings. All are welcome (no need to book a house tour) and toast and jam, bacon or sausage rolls, crumpets and Danish pastries are on the menu.


Brew and Brownie, York

You can't keep my daughter out of here. When I asked her why she likes it so much, she said: 'Because it does the best breakfasts in York.' Try Wilson's smoked bacon or M&K's sausage sandwich; but she's a REALLY big fan of the American pancake stacks, which are served all day.


Thieving Harry's, Hull

Brilliantly inventive brekkies are served at the hipster-like Thieving Harry's on Humber Street. You can get the full English, of course; but, then again, you can order dishes such as poached eggs, streaky bacon, mint peas and feta, too, or fried eggs, chorizo and house salsa, served on sourdough.


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