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The Best Brunch and Late Breakfast Spots in Bournemouth
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The Best Brunch and Late Breakfast Spots in Bournemouth

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Updated: 8 December 2016
Panoramic sea views, delicious local cuisine, fascinating wildlife, charming shops, and a buzzing atmosphere, are just part of what the British seaside town of Bournemouth can offer. Come and enjoy a ‘taste of Bournemouth’ by having breakfast at one of the town’s fantastic eateries to experience the best of this Dorset gem. Fresh ingredients, quirky interiors, and expert home-cooking are simply a glimpse of the delights in store for visitors to this enchanting European coastal resort.
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Kino Lounge

An organic and healthy café in the heart of Bournemouth

Using only the best and freshest ingredients, Kino Lounge boasts of a delicious, yet nutritious, breakfast menu. Full of organic treats, local delights, and an excellent range of fruit and herbal teas: if the menu isn’t enough to have you salivating, the scent of freshly baked bread that wafts through the café’s interior, is sure to do the job. We recommend the Baker’s basket selection of Kino Lounge’s special freshly baked breads and local jams, or the sharing brunch platter and its feast of gourmet delights including eggs, sausages, bacon, fresh fruit Brie, Cheddar cheese, pancakes, yogurt with maple syrup and granola, to name but a few! The café also aims to support local artists. Be inspired by Kino Lounge’s eclectic walls displaying local art and acting as a canvas for the region’s best talent and innovation. The cinema in the basement even means diners can sit and watch art house films – come to Kino Lounge to enjoy your breakfast while soaking up the wonderful Bournemouth culture.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 12-10 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm-12 am, Sunday closed

Watch out for: the Baker’s basket selection, the local art decor & the art house cinema

Address & telephone number: Kino Lounge, 39 Bourne Close, Bournemouth, England, +44 1202 552588

Sausages and Eggs | ©jeffreyw/Flickr
Sausages and Eggs | ©jeffreyw/Flickr
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Little Pickle Café

Both the deli and adjoining café showcase the best of local flavour

This delightful deli-café aims to support local business by sourcing as many ingredients as possible from the surrounding region. Local love and care go into every plate. The breakfast, for example, is comprised of Dorset Bakehouse bread, free-range Dorset eggs, succulent sausages, caramelized to perfection, from a nearby butcher, and other tasty regional treats. The classic full English breakfast is fantastic, but for those wishing for a lighter start to the day, Little Pickle also offers an excellent ‘Beach Breakfast’ of avocado, fresh tomatoes, hummus, and Dorset Bakehouse granary toast. This delicious taste of Bournemouth will only leave you wanting more.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: 9 am-4.30 pm

Watch out for: the traditional English breakfast or the ‘Beach Breakfast’

Address & telephone number: Little Pickle, 737 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, England, +44 1202 900899

Urban Reef

Come to experience the best sea views in the town

This restaurant’s idyllic beach front setting means that diners here can enjoy a breathtaking vista over Boscombe Promenade and across Bournemouth Bay during their meal. Feel at one with the natural landscape as you tuck into one of Urban Reef‘s delicious breakfasts. The sundeck is located right on the promenade so diners truly feel a part of the natural landscape. The extensive menu here caters to all, with options ranging from traditional English, to porridge with apple compote, to eggs Florentine, to pancakes with maple syrup and berry compote.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: 8 am-11 pm

Watch out for: the smoked kippers with sourdough toast and caramelized lemon and parsley butter

Address & telephone number: Urban Reef, The Overstrand, Undercliff Drive, Boscombe, England, +44 1202 443960

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The Living Room

Quality coffee and wonderful pastries on offer at this B & B

The boutique style of this B & B and its quirky vintage décor have earned The Living Room a dedicated fan base in Bournemouth’s breakfast scene. Considered one of the best-kept local secrets, visitors can join the regulars here to enjoy the tasty breakfasts and quality coffee on offer. The organic, fair-trade blend of coffee has won awards and the breakfast menu features a range of options. For those feeling more continental, why not try The Living Room’s delicious buttery and delicately flaky croissants, served sweet with butter, jam, marmalade, and honey, or savory with smoked salmon and cream cheese, or cheese and ham?

Price: Mid-range

Watch out for: the delicious croissants & vintage décor

Address & telephone number: The Living Room, 2 Drury Road, Bournemouth, England, +44 1202 761135

Croissants | ©Pixabay
Croissants | ©Pixabay
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Hiker Café

A popular stop-off for walkers enjoying their morning strolls

For those exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Dorset coastline, Hiker Café is the ideal refueling point. Stock up on energy for the day with Hiker Café’s hearty breakfast, or take a break here during your stroll to admire the fantastic views. Hengistbury Head boasts of beautiful beaches and stunning walks; the area has even been designated a site of outstanding natural beauty and one of scientific interest due to its varied wildlife. Picturesque outdoor dining offers visitors a truly wonderful encounter with nature. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere of this café is a perfect accompaniment to this leisurely late breakfast, and tranquil start to the day. The café’s menu contains all the traditional breakfast options, and their selection of home-made cakes provides an equally tempting option.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-5.30 pm

Watch out for: the home-made cakes & stunning views

Address & telephone number: Hiker Cafe, Hengistbury Head, Broadway, Bournemouth, England, +44 1202 428552

Flirt

Kooky and delightfully kitsch interiors

Flirt is the hot-spot for Bournemouth’s young and fashionable crowds with its retro décor and unique menu options. Seating in this funky café can range from former aeroplane chairs, to recycled and mismatched chairs. Quirky flavors are this café’s main selling point and the range of hot chocolate is especially astounding including Ferrero Rocher, Creme Egg, and Terry’s Chocolate Orange to name but a few! Offering a fantastic range of smoothies and milkshakes, fresh and fruits flavors simply burst out the menu. We recommend the ‘Len’ smoothie of strawberry, peach, and papaya. Don’t miss Flirt’s incredible breakfast waffles either! Live music and occasional photography exhibitions simply enhance the creative and fun atmosphere of this great café.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: 9 am-11 pm

Watch out for: the Creme Egg hot chocolate & the ‘Len’ smoothie

Address & telephone number: Flirt, 21 The Triangle, Bournemouth, England, +44 1202 553999

Flirt Cafe | ©Chris Fay/Flickr
Flirt Cafe | ©Chris Fay/Flickr
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Cafe Boscanova

American style breakfasts and fantastic coffee

Serving up the best coffee in the whole of the town, this Bournemouth landmark is a favorite of the locals. The lattes are deliciously creamy, the atmosphere lively and buzzing, and the staff welcoming. Boscanova‘s outdoor seating offers a wonderful space for sitting and soaking up the Bournemouth atmosphere, while watching the world go by over a generous plateful of tasty treats. As well as the traditional English breakfast, Boscanova’s menu also features personalized American pancakes, a dish for which the café is famous. Come to Boscanova’s to try the best pancakes in Bournemouth.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, Saturday 8 am-5 pm, Sunday 8 am-4 pm

Watch out for: the personalized American pancakes

Address & telephone number: Cafe Boscanova, 650 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, England, +44 1202 242831

American Pancakes | ©Jen/Flickr
American Pancakes | ©Jen/Flickr
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Frieda’s Tearoom

A quaint and quintessentially English experience

For a charming breakfast, look no further than the family run, independent tea room that is Frieda’s. The personal touch really is evident in every part of this lovely tearoom from the home-cooked food, to the welcoming interior, and the attentive service. The menu prioritizes locally sourced and healthy ingredients and serves up some of the best poached eggs in town. The beautiful bunting, rustic wooden furniture, and delightful tea sets lend this quaint café its enchanting atmosphere.

Price: Mid-range

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 10 am-4 pm

Watch out for: the poached eggs & quaint atmosphere

Address & telephone number: Frieda’s Tearoom, 7 Stafford Road, Bournemouth, England, +44 1202 291981

By Marianna Hunt

Marianna is a languages student and travel blogger with an eye for the unusual, a heart for exploration, a stomach for food adventures, and a penchant for a pun. Visit her blog, A Hunt Around Russia, http://mariannahunt.tumblr.com/ to discover more. </p>