The Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In The Cotswolds

Breakfast Table I © Boston Tea Party
Breakfast Table I © Boston Tea Party
Photo of Colette Earley
7 February 2017

From amazing avocado toast to mouth-watering traditional fry-ups, we pick the best restaurants in the Cotswolds for that all-important first meal of the day.

The Old Bakery Tearoom, Stow-On-The-Wold

Tea Room, Tea , European, $$$
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Run by a married couple, The Old Bakery Tearoom offer a cosy and welcoming setting to enjoy breakfast. Choose from English classics such as toasted teacakes, eggs on toast or hot, toasted crumpets served with lashings of butter. They even serve mugs of Horlicks! The best part? Their breakfast menu is served all day long. If you’re looking for somewhere that’s a cosy and homely as your grandmother’s, this is the place.

Boston Tea Party, Cheltenham

Cafe, British, Vegetarian, $$$
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Sweetcorn hash
Sweetcorn hash | © Boston Tea Party

Opening its doors only a few years ago in 2014, Boston Tea Party is a popular venue located on bustling Clarence Street in Cheltenham. Although technically a south-west chain, the cafe has a distinctly local feel to it, and the friendly and accommodating staff are sure to make you feel welcome. The place gets extremely busy on weekends, and with good reason – the food is amazing! There’s a vast offering for the health-conscious, such as smashed avocado on rye, brown rice porridge and spelt granola, as well as more traditional dishes like the west country breakfast. If you’re feeling hungry, be sure to try the sweetcorn hash – you won’t regret it.

The Angel at Burford, Burford

Hotel, $$$
4.7/5 (59 Reviews)
The Angel at Burford
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If you’re after a proper English breakfast with a typically traditional English vibe to match, you’ve found the right place in this gorgeous 16th-Century pub. Choose from a simple yet exceptionally-made menu, featuring such classics as boiled eggs and soldiers, a full English, tomatoes and mushrooms on toast and grilled kippers, all washed down with freshly-brewed ‘Cotswold coffee’.

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The County Kitchen, Cheltenham

Restaurant, Vegetarian, European, American, Mediterranean, $$$
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With the fact that they use locally-sourced ingredients as their hallmark, The Country Kitchen uses eggs from a farm less than 5 miles down the road. With an offering that will tantalize every tastebud, this is the perfect spot for brunch with friends on a lazy Saturday. If the various different options of eggs, brisket beef hash or vegetarian breakfast is too on the savoury side for you, then don’t fret as their fresh selection of waffles is a dish not to be avoided. Our mouth is watering at the mere thought…

Suffolk Kitchen, The Suffolks

Restaurant, British, Contemporary, 0

The trendy Suffolks area is a bit like The Notting Hill of the Cotswolds; an area that demands quaint restaurants and coffee shops to complement the surroundings. The Suffolk Kitchen does just this. With contemporary décor, this is a great meeting place to enjoy good food and good company. Delicious options for both veggies and meat-eaters make the restaurant a must-visit brunch destination.

Gusto, Montpellier, Cheltenham

Cafe, Italian, $$$
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Nestled in the heart of Montpellier in Cheltenham, this busy Italian deli serves up a delightful breakfast and brunch menu and even more delightful coffee. Enjoy a spot of people watching on the street-side tables, complete with blankets on the chairs for colder days, or sit yourself upstairs for great views over the beautiful surrounding gardens.

The Olive Tree, Nailsworth

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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Enjoy some hot, buttery croissants, sausage sandwiches, poached eggs and more in a friendly, atmospheric location. While primarily a Mediterranean restaurant and pizzeria, before midday this popular Cotswold restaurant serves up a range of breakfast options, along with seasonal blends of coffee, all with a rich, chocolatey base. Sounds pretty perfect to us.

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