Heading out for Brunch is one of the best weekend (or cheeky weekday) indulgences. Whether your preference is for the Full English, Full Welsh something a little lighter or a dish packed with superfoods, Swansea has an excellent choice of great brunch venues. Here’s our guide to the best 10 places to get breakfast in and around Swansea.
Restaurant, Bar, Pub Grub, British, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
One of a small chain of predominantly South Wales-based lounges, expect an extensive brunch menu served all day, taking inspiration from across the globe. Classics like Eggs Benedict sit comfortably alongside avocado on toasted sourdough, healthy grain-packed porridge, and the Triple Stacked Buttermilk Pancakes are certainly to be recommended. Specialist diets catered for.
The Cariad Cafe
Cafe, Seafood, Soup, Tea , $$$
This light and airy café located in the Penclawdd area of Swansea prides itself on using local Welsh ingredients. Enjoy a traditional Welsh breakfast, including the Welsh seaweed delicacy, laverbread and of course, Penclawdd’s famous cockles alongside great bacon, sausage and toast.
Cafe, Tea , Soup, $$$
This welcoming café near Clydach to the north of the city offers a classic breakfast menu, great tea and coffee and super cakes. Small but well-composed menu with excellent pancakes.
The Beach Hut Cafe
Cafe, Tea , British, $$$
With panoramic views across Swansea Bay, you can enjoy breakfast with a view. Mumbles Pier is one of the most recognisable sites on Gower, and the Beach Hut Cafe with its Victorian-style chandeliers offers a little haven from the weather. Good choice of breakfast dishes, with vegetarian and gluten-free choices (including toast) on offer.
The Kitchen Table
Cafe, Mediterranean, British, Asian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, $$$
On the edge of Southend Garden’s, Mumbles, the Kitchen Table offers a good, traditional breakfast menu. Smoked salmon and avocado ticks the healthy box, but for a change, how about trying their brown rice Kedgeree with halloumi and natural yoghurt.
Cafe, British, Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, $$$
Very much a student favourite, Sam’s Cafe serves up hearty, traditional breakfast, perfect for curing the results of overindulgence. Think baked beans, big mugs of tea and really generous portions.
Cafe, British, $$$
The Cwtch, in central Swansea, offers a good breakfast menu and is conveniently located for exploring the city centre. Great coffee and superb toast.
Mad Hatter's Cafe Bistro
Bistro, Cafe, Tea , British, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Described as quaint and quirky, the Mad Hatter’s Cafe Bistro is situated in Mumbles, close to Oystermouth Castle. It offers a good selection of breakfast choices, and the omelettes are rumoured to be particularly good.
Square Peg Coffee House
Cafe, British, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
You are entering the land of hipster coffee shops when you visit this Sketty-based ethical coffee shop. The profits go to charity and the menu is very on-trend. Saturday brunch is served until 3pm, so perfect to visit after a lazy weekend lie-in.
Cafe, British, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Monster breakfasts, a real eating challenge – the famous Beast and Mega Beast breakfasts. The Mega Beast breakfast comprises 10 pieces of bacon, eight sausages, five eggs, chips, two hash browns, bubble and squeak, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, two black puddings, four slices of toast, four bread and butter, four fried bread, and one burger. Be prepared to leave feeling really, really stuffed!