The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Sheffield, UK

Photo of Linn Vardheim
3 October 2016

Home to an increasing number of independent coffee shops and cafés, Sheffield has embraced the brunch in recent years. Explore England’s ‘Steel City’ and you’ll find everything from a traditional full English breakfast to smoothies and pancakes. We pick the 10 best places to fill up in the morning.

Sheffield | © Monika/Flickr

Steam Yard

Steam Yard has a great reputation for brunch with a selection of fresh doughnuts, fronuts (a cross between French toast and a doughnut) and sandwiches served all day, along with a superb selection of coffee. Opened in 2014 by Matt Cottrill and Nick Pears, Steam Yard has won numerous plaudits and become an essential, brunch destination in Sheffield, helped by its cool interior of exposed brick walls and classic American styling.

97 Division Street, Sheffield, UK

Steam Yard Interior | Courtesy of Steam Yard
Steam Yard Interior | Courtesy of Steam Yard


Bar, Pub Grub
Meaty Breakfast
Meaty Breakfast | Courtesy of Interval
As the Sheffield Student Union’s resident café and bar, Interval is a natural provider of late breakfasts and brunches the ‘morning after’. With a solid selection of traditional breakfasts, with both vegetarian and vegan options, as well as an array of breakfast sandwiches, Interval is a strong contribution to the student breakfast scene (and suitably priced too).

The Grind Café

Cafe, British, Vegetarian, $$$
Kelham Island
Kelham Island | © Nick/flickr
By Kelham Island, across the water from the Kelham Island Museum, lies The Grind Café. Independently owned, the café serves homemade food and barista-style coffee. The breakfast menu is considerable, with a huge selection of omelettes and scrambled eggs, numerous kinds of pancakes, traditional breakfast classics, vegetarian options, waffles, granola, fresh fruit, oatmeal and bagels.


Pub, Pub Grub
Fagan's | © KylaBorg/flickr
If what you are looking for is a proper full English greasy spoon fry up, Fagan’s might be the place for you. A local institution, this pub is just as worn and familiar as it should be, serving pint-upon-pint, along with the classic selection of breakfast foods. Start your day in a down-to-earth atmosphere and enjoy a large helping of breakfast in friendly surroundings.

Café Pie

Cafe, Fast Food
Pie Fixes Everything
Pie Fixes Everything | © Thomas Hawk/Flickr
Yorkshire heritage is the central theme of Café Pie, and its breakfasts are classic British dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. As the name suggests, the real star of Café Pie’s menu is the homemade pie though, with a variety of fillings made from family recipes. Pop into this quirky café, appreciate the Sheffield drawings by local artists on the walls and order something hearty (the sausages and mash are also worth trying) to start your day right.


Cafe, Deli, British, Coffee, $$$
Cup of Coffee
Cup of Coffee | © cactusbeetroot/flickr
Marmadukes is a coffee shop and café serving breakfast, lunch, brunch, pastries, and of course, good strong coffee, all against the backdrop of its shabby chic interior. The menu uses locally sourced ingredients and all its fresh bread is made on the nearby Welbeck estate in Nottingham.


When you want a sandwich, Wellies is definitely the place to head for. Close to Sheffield Hallam University, this small sandwich shop is a popular destination for local workers, but also serves as a great spot for visitors to have a bit of basic breakfast or a late brunch such as a classic English ‘bacon butty.’

140 Charles Street, Sheffield, UK, +44 114 272 5987

Fusion Organic Café

Cafe, British, Fusion, Coffee
Artisian Loaves
Artisian Loaves | © Rowena/flickr
Inside a listed former cutlery factory the Fusion Organic Café is run as a social enterprise, employing young people with learning disabilities, and difficulties; the café is also a part of the educational trust, Academy Of Makers. It’s one of Sheffield’s best cafés, serving croissants, panini, Brazilian coffee and homemade focaccia, with quite a few organic options on offer.

Tamper Coffee

Coffee Shop, Coffee, $$$
Tamper Coffee
Tamper Coffee | © Monika/flickr 
Tamper is devoted to the quality of its coffee; its beans are roasted locally in Yorkshire and the cafe works together with the local Cat Bakery to produce freshly baked goods. With a large range of breakfast and brunch dishes, Tamper Coffee is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing, coffee-induced breakfast among exposed brickwork in casual surroundings.

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