Brunch is arguably the best meal of the day… wait, what am I talking about? There is no argument, Brunch = bae. It’s trendy AF too (oh hey unlimited brunch) so there are new spots popping up all the time. Which obviously means an excuse to go for brunch approx. 2035638 times a week (as if we need an excuse). So here’s my top five brunch spots in Leeds that you just have to try ASAP…
Love Rouge Bakery, Headingley
The home of yummy bakes, splendid iced coffes (Nutella Frappe, I’m looking atcha) and blooming good brunch. Eggs Bene is my go to test dish for new eats. It’s the Long Island Iced Tea of brunch. Runny yolk is the number one priority and Love Rouge sure know how to poach an egg. The avo toast (blogger fave) comes with toms, seeds and extra greens (#eatclean). Plus they do a brunch burrito, standard or veggie, that is the ultimate hangover cure due to it’s sheer size.
The Alchemist, Greek Street
Known more for it’s cocktail wizardry, I’m happy to say the Alchemist has upped it’s food game over the last few years. You can now book a table for brunch at both Leeds venues (praise emoji vibes) instead of having to chance it. It’s dippy eggs central and the Eggs Bene comes with extra hollandaise – these guys just get me. The American (aka waffles, bacon, eggs and syrup… yes Elf is my spirit animal) is incred, even if it doesn’t look too fabulous, thanks to the low lit setting. Oh, and grab a mojito while you’re there to celebrate being fabulous.
Archie’s, Granary Wharf
Slightly off the beaten track, in terms of location and brunch offering, Archies is perfect if you want something a li’l different. The servings here are not small so go on an empty tum, grab some friends and share so you can try a bit of everything (this is general good advice when it comes to brunch). The smoked salmon is packed with flavour and the meatballs and omelette both have a kick to them.
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Browns, The Headrow
Brunch at Browns is exactly how it should be: in a beautiful setting, with a well stocked bar and some splendid options on the menu. If you’re after something a li’l bit fancy, Browns is perfect. They do Lobster Benedict (yaaasss you read that correctly) with a glass of champagne which is perfect for special occasions or Wednesdays (the weekend is still so far away, treat yo self). Plus the service here is worth shouting about.
Hepworth’s Deli, Thorntons Arcade
Hepworth’s has been my favourite since I moved to Leeds. The place has had a revamp this year, including the brunch menu, and it’s even more spectacular than before. It’s got all the classics but the asparagus eggs is just abso perfection. Also, the pancakes are legit thicker than my thighs and swimming in maple syrup.
Brunch lover or hater? What’s your fave brunch spot? Comment below if you have somewhere I need to try!
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