The Best Places For a Full English Breakfast in Birmingham, England

Social Breakfast at Gas Street Social
Social Breakfast at Gas Street Social | © Gas Street Social/Facebook
Photo of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer22 May 2017

Whether you’re hungover, preparing for a big day ahead, or simply Hank Marvin, there’s a breakfast for that in Birmingham. Ditch the toast and head to any of these places for a bostin’ full English.

The Plough

Pub, British, Pub Grub, $$$
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For a hearty full English breakfast, look no further than The Plough in Harborne. This trendy suburban pub serves up one of the finest plates in the city, complete with all the trimmings. You’ll also probably want to stay for one of their famous stonebaked pizzas.

Cherry Reds

Cafe, Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Cherry Reds cafe bar
Cherry Reds cafe bar | © Diego Sideburns/Flickr

With two cafés in Birmingham, (city centre and Kings Heath) it’s safe to say Cherry Reds is more than a safe bet for a full English. At competitive prices, Cherry Reds offer a meaty plate as well as vegetarian and vegan takes on the renowned English breakfast. Furthermore, it’s also served all day! Result!

Boston Tea Party

Cafe, Restaurant, British, Coffee, $$$
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Full English breakfast at Boston Tea Party
Full English breakfast at Boston Tea Party | © BTP/Facebook

Purveyors of the Great British breakfast, Boston Tea Party have two branches in Birmingham (Harborne and the city centre) with a third popping up in Edgbaston this summer. Fans of the full English will love their hearty Great Western Breakfast offering, while a splendid vegetarian option is also available.

Kitchen Garden Café

Cafe, Deli, British, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Coffee, Tea , $$$
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Think of Kitchen Garden Café as your tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city’s many high streets; in this instance, Kings Heath. This leafy café sits opposite the Hare & Hounds on York Road and specialises in vegetarian, vegan and gluten free delicacies with their non-meaty breakfasts right at the top of our foodie lists in Birmingham.

Gas Street Social

Bar, Restaurant, British, European, Beer, $$$
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Social Breakfast at Gas Street Social
Social Breakfast at Gas Street Social | © Gas Street Social/Facebook
Gas Street Social in the Mailbox is one of the more unique places for a full English in Birmingham. Their sharer breakfast (supposedly for four people, but if you’re really hungry, then, well…) is a great option, but we love their Bottomless Brunch. Enjoy a fine plate of a full English, combined with unlimited toast and bottomless Bellini and surely, you’re on to a winner.

The Lord Clifden

Pub, British, Pub Grub, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, $$$
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The Lord Clifden is one of the Jewellery Quarter‘s hidden gems. This urban pub serves a variety of Full English breakfasts including the American — with an 80z rump steak as well as the usual suspects — and the Brummie, which includes locally produced Lashford sausages and a traditional West Midlands breakfast delight, the black pudding.

Yorks Bakery Café

Cafe, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, $$$
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Yorks Bakery Cafe
Yorks Bakery Cafe | © Elliot Brown/Flickr

Conveniently located just a stone’s throw from Birmingham New Street station, Yorks Bakery Café is also one of the better places for a full English in the city, but we love sourdough bread so we’re a tiny bit biased. They’ve also just opened their second branch at Ikon Gallery!

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