The Very Best…Breakfast
Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, especially on Sundays. The morning after the night before, when we gather with weary friends to dissect the antics of the previous evening, often with shrieks or heads buried in hands. This kind of gathering calls for something spectacular; earthy, heart-warming and with the ability to soak up the dregs of our alcohol-enriched devastation.
Where to find the best breakfast in Leeds is one of the questions I get asked the most – and I’m not talking eggs Benedict here – I’m thinking of the kind of breakfast that you can feel clogging your arteries, the kind that calls for a brisk walk or, better still, another four hours sleep. The humble Full English:
Eggs – softly scrambled, not rubbery (the texture of which reminds me of a certain scene in Hannibal). Bacon – Crispy, yet soft. Beans. Tomato – fresh and grilled. Sausage – hint of spice. Black pudding – if you like that kind of thing. Mushrooms – fried. Toast – buttered and, perhaps most importantly, the hash brown. I’ve lost track of the amount of restaurants and cafes I’ve been to that don’t include hash browns with their breakfast offering. It’s unacceptable. Lastly, there needs to be a proper brew. I have to admit to working for Yorkshire Tea at this point, so a good strong cup of tea is absolutely essential. Extra points will be awarded for places that offer bang for your buck; not cheap, but the very best ingredients for the price.
I appreciate that everyone has their own view on what a good old fry-up should look like, so we want to gather your views on where you can find the very best breakfast in Leeds. We will then shortlist three, visit them all, taste their bountiful breakfasts and choose a winner based on the criteria above.
So here’s what you need to do!
Suggest your favourite breakfast in Leeds – use the comments box below. Wax lyrical. Make our mouths water. Let them know you’ve entered them, ask them to get people commenting online here too. If you are a cafe and you make the very best breakfast don’t be shy. Blow your trumpet. Get people to endorse you.
We will be shortlisting and visiting the venues on the 19th-21st January with an announcement of the winner on the weekend of the 26th January.