Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in recent years an increasingly popular time for cafes and restaurants to open up their doors and kick-start our days.

From the full blown English breakfast complete with eggs done to your liking, freshly baked croissants and cinnamon buns, to the lighter choices of yogurt and fruit, there’s so much out there being served at early doors to help fuel our bodies and awaken our minds!

We take a look at the top 10 places to have breakfast in Southampton…

Rogues cafe

Right in the heart of Southampton you’ll find Rogues Cafe. A place where a friendly welcome and break from the norm come as standard! You’ll also fine their signature breakfast which features locally sourced prize-winning sausages, free range eggs any way, fabulous Hampshire bacon, sourdough toast and all the trimmings! Open from 11am weekdays and 10am Saturday, it’s a good one for the late risers!

Bills Southampton

In Westquay South you’ll discover Bills Southampton. Their breakfasts are well-known for being plentiful and delicious! Open from 8am Monday – Saturday and 9am Sunday, it’s the perfect place to start the day before a bit of shopping. Why not try something a bit different with their Avocado on Toast?

Kate’s Café

Found in Portswood, Kate’s Cafe is a lovely independent cafe that offers breakfast and lunch. Proud to be independent and serving the best local ingredients, it’s beach themed vibe makes it a relaxing and tasty place to enjoy breakfast. Open from 8:30am Monday – Friday, 9am Saturday and 10am Sunday.

Stakks Pancake House

What’s better than Pancake Day? Pancakes everyday!! That’s just what you’ll find at Stakks Pancake House in the Marlands Centre in Southampton. Open from 8:30am Monday – Saturday and 10:30am Sunday, you can get your fix of sweet and savoury pancakes daily!

Miss Ellie’s cafe

For those looking for breakfast that is freshly made to order then you’ll love Miss Ellie’s Cafe in Bitterne. This family run cafe loves to give you freshly prepared food starting from 8am Monday – Thursday, 7.45am Friday and Saturday, and 10am Sunday.

Halladays tearooms

Over in Bedford Place you’ll find Halladays Tearooms. This lovely place offers elegance and class along side it’s high quality food and service. Enjoy an extensive breakfast menu from 8am Wednesday – Friday, 9am Saturdays and 9.30am Sundays.


You’ll find Mettricks in most corners of Southampton, and thankfully so as they serve up a huge breakfast choice! Their newest coffee house has recently opened in Woolston Waterside, with a great view over Southampton water. Open 7:30am Monday – Friday, and 9am Saturday and Sunday.

Simons at Oxfords

If you head down to the wonderful Oxford Street in Southampton you’ll find Simons at Oxfords open for breakfast at the weekends! From 9.30am you can enjoy your favourites from a Full English to Eggs Benedict. What’s more if the weather’s nice you can enjoy your breakfast al fresco!

Maritimo Lounge

If you enjoy your breakfast with a view then you’ll love the Maritimo Lounge at Ocean Village. With 3 stories over looking the marina you can enjoy your breakfast in style! From the Lounge breakfast to Granola Bowl, they have it all from 8am Monday – Friday and 9am Saturday – Sunday.

Banana Wharf

Back to the stunning setting of Ocean Village and you’ll find Banana Wharf. This popular venue sits along side the marina providing a stunning setting for breakfast. What’s more on a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday you can enjoy a buffet breakfast! Open from 8:30am most days, check website for seasonal times.


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