Top places to have breakfast in Birmingham

Whether you need some TLC in the morning or you haven’t yet sorted a kitchen kit in your new accommodation, (or perhaps you’re just a morning person!), here are some places that serve great breakfasts in Birmingham. Located in the city centre and a little further afield, you can find your traditional Full English, European versions or amazing pastries to satisfy all tastes. 

Grand Central Kitchen

7 Stephenson St, Birmingham B2 4BL

This is a popular and very affordable option in the city centre. Located next to the Grand Central tram stop, it’s all about the all-day breakfast menu. If you are after one of the best Full English breakfasts in Birmingham, this is the place.

Boston Tea Party

190 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6QD

Part of a family-run chain, this is a popular café with an extensive food and drink menu. Choose from all-day breakfasts, trays of home baked cakes, toasted sandwiches, salads and even, burgers.

Ingredients are sourced from various West Country suppliers including Bristol's Extract Coffee Roasters. Loose leaf teas come courtesy of Canton. Other drink options include smoothies, shakes, juices, beers, soft drinks and wines.

Yorks Café

29/30 Stephenson Street, Birmingham, B2 4BH

This is a sleek eatery, with a stripped-back, industrial style. There is an extensive range of egg-based breakfasts (the Arabian buttered eggs stand out - cumin butter sauce, aleppo chilli, coriander, lemon and pink pickled onions) but also morning rolls and delicious freshly baked bread.

Alberts Schloss

1 Chamberlain Sq, Birmingham B3 3AX

Germany can certainly compete with the English on big breakfasts and Brummies can now have a taste of the former at Alberts Schloss. The Bavarian restaurant provides a range of hearty Alpine-inspired dishes. Highlights include Kroissant Royale, Turkish Eggs and the Pancake Haus. There is a bakery on the premises that produces a selection of pastries daily.

Hylton Café

2 Hylton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6HN

The Hylton Café has been consistently one of the top spots for breakfast in Birmingham, despite competition from an ever-changing list of places to eat and drink in the Jewellery Quarter.

This café enjoys a cult following, not only for its great fried breakfast staples, but because it’s affordable too. A Full English costs a very reasonable £4.75. Bacon sarnies for breakfast on the go are available too.


1397 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2JR

With a varying daily menu, Caneat serves up what is widely regarded as one of the best breakfasts in the city. You’ll find some classic brunch and breakfast favourites alongside speciality soups and salads. And if you’re looking for a sweet treat, you can’t go wrong with their gorgeous homemade cakes.

Leverton and Halls

218 Mary Vale Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1PJ

Situated in Bournville, Leverton & Halls offers simple home-cooked breakfasts. Choose from a Full English or a veggie or vegan alternative. There’s also a choice of eggs and omelettes, as well as sweet breakfasts like pancakes, teacakes and croissants.

The Early Bird Bakery

28 High St, King’s Heath, Birmingham B14 7JT

The Early Bird Bakery in Kings Heath makes some of the most visually stunning patisseries in town. This is the perfect spot for you if you enjoy a sweeter breakfast, as there is a long counter full of delicious creations. However, savoury breakfasts are also on offer, with a more contemporary, fusion style. Options include Cowboy Breakfast, Buffalo Crispy Chicken Bun, Satay Cauliflower Bun or Turkish Eggs.

Discover more of Birmingham

Looking for more on how you can make the most of living or working in the city? Our Birmingham pages will show you all the best places to eat, drink and explore.

Discover the city