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Top spots for breakfast and brunch in Basingstoke and Deane

We’ve pulled together our favourite places to kick-start the day so no matter how you like your eggs in the morning, these breakfasts are all worth getting out of bed for!

Mornings made for breakfast in Basingstoke town centre

Head to Gabardine Bar, an independent coffee and wine bar located on London Street. Open from 8:30am on a Saturday, its menu offers a variety of breakfast choices including eggs royale, breakfast baps or its dish named after Thomas Burberry who opened his first showroom in the building leased by Gabardine.

Poppins Restaurant on Market Place is open from 8am Monday to Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. All-day breakfasts are available, including the mega, breakfast sandwiches and toasties so it doesn’t matter what time of day you pop in.

Located on London Street is Elai, a snazzy urban south Indian restaurant and cocktail bar. Its breakfast menu is available from 8am to 11.30am serving a variety of dishes including egg florentine, mutta and bread sandwich, pongal vada and poori masala.

If you are local to Basingstoke, you will probably have heard of Mr Munch. The family run café was established in 1982 and has been serving good value meals to its customers since. Open daily from 8am to 6.30pm. Its menu is packed with breakfast combinations including hash browns, bubble and squeak and a fried slice.

Relax at Willows Coffee House with a locally fresh-roasted coffee and choose from a large selection of cakes, pastries, toasted sourdough and croissants. Willows welcomes dogs, making it a great place to enjoy a breakfast with your well-behaved furbabies.

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Festival Street Kitchen in Festival Place is an indepedent family run business specialising in delicious homecooked street food, well known for it's daily big pan specials and burritos but did you know there are lots of breakfast options available too? It's breakfast menu includes wraps, baps and quesadilla, served Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 11am and Sunday 9am to 11.30am.

For those who enjoy a lie-in, Cote Brasserie offer a breakfast menu until 11.30am or a brunch menu from 11.30am until 2pm at the weekend. Its menu includes full breakfasts (with meat, vegan and vegetarian options), French toast, croques, eggs and lighter choices including yoghurt bowls. For a special occasion, why not make it a champagne breakfast.

Sometimes after a well-deserved lie-in, breakfast is more like brunch. Book in to Duck and Tipple in Wote Street for a bottomless brunch from 12noon until 4pm on a Friday and Saturday or all day on a Sunday. Choose your two-hour time slot and enjoy a meat, cheese, mixed or vegan platter board alongside your chosen hot or cold tipples from the menu.

Breakfast and brunch around the borough

In the quaint village of Old Basing awaits the hustle and bustle of the artisan bakery The Street Bakeshop. For breakfast and brunch, The Street Bakeshop offers delicious slow fermented breads and pastries, sourdough granola with home made berry compote and greek yogurt, as well as house cured bacon and pork sausages on a soft sourdough roll. All this is served alongside locally roasted coffee from The Roasting Party and loose leaf tea from The Tea Makers. The Bakeshop is all about excellent food, and everything sold at The Street Bakeshop is made from scratch on site. You can even enjoy your breakfast while watching the bakers at work. 

The Street Bakeshop, © Chuck Douglas

If you are breakfasting with family or friends who all want to eat something different, then the Harvester has you covered with a varied menu. From healthy fruit platters, yoghurt and granola to breakfast waffles and buttermilk pancakes. If you prefer a cooked breakfast, you can build your own with as many items you like, which are then cooked fresh to order.

Kids eat for free at Beefeater Spruce Goose with an adult paying for an unlimited cooked or continental breakfast. Create yours how you like it, from the many buffet options and help yourself to unlimited hot drinks to wash it all down.

The Café Dome in Brighton Hill is a charitable project to train young adults with a learning disability in all things hospitality and catering with the end goal of the participants entering employment. Open from 9am daily serving all day breakfast and breakfast baps with a smile.

At Kudos Coffee in Whitchurch you will find speciality coffee and quality teas with breakfast items served all day such bacon bagels, granola, croissants and sourdough. Kudos is dog-friendly and with free Wi-Fi, which makes it a great home-working alternative.

Courtesy of Kudos Coffee

In the heart of Overton is Café Pueblo, a community minded coffee shop serving breakfast burritos, muffins, sourdough toast and Avena – Spanish for ‘oats’ They also have a fantastic menu for kids.

Just outside of the borough is Wellington Farm Shop and Café. Start the day here with a wholesome breakfast in front of the open fire or admire the sweeping views of the Wellington Estate on the outdoor terrace. To the rear of the café is a small woodland play area which is great for the kids.

Please note the inclusion of any business within this listing should not be seen as an endorsement of their services. While the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.  

October 2022, updated September 2023

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