Where to Get an Independent Brekkie in Leicester

Stacked Pancakes, avocado on toast or a traditional full-English, deciding where to go for a satisfyingly delicious breakfast is no small feat. In Leicester, we’re lucky enough to have a wide range of cafes and restaurants with a hearty breakfast menu that will leave you spoilt for choice.

So, whether you feel like spoiling yourself, or just fancy brunching with friends – you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a brekkie in one of these independent cafés.

Healthy Louisa

Pancakes are a speciality of Healthy Louisa, and they have three types to choose from – chocolate, berries and cashew butter. And if pancake aren’t your thing, how about trying one of their porridge bowls? And as the name suggests, everything is fresh and locally sourced, so you can enjoy a healthy breakfast completely guilt free!

Prana Café

If you’re looking for a vegan breakfast, but don’t fancy pancakes or oatmeal, why not stop by Prana Café for a full vegan English breakfast? Complete with sausages, bacon and scrambled tofu it’s a delicious alternative for those of you who are veggie or vegan.

Desi Street Food

Offering authentic Indian Street food, Desi Street food has multiple all day breakfast options including Tadkha Beans, the Panjabi Breakfast, and the Desi Breakfast. So whether you want a taste of home, or want to start off you day with the taste of something new, Desi Street Food is a great choice!

James’ Café Bistro

If avocado is your thing, then you’ll be excited to know that James’ Café Bistro prides itself on its selection of avocado on toast, with variations including poached eggs and homemade salsa on top! As well as this they offer the classic ‘Jim’s full English Breakfast’, and their most popular dish – pancakes!


If you’re looking for both a delicious breakfast and an Insta post that is guaranteed to bring in all the likes, then KAI in St Martins Square is the perfect match for you! KAI have a broad selection of pancakes available from biscoff to peanut butter and banana – and if you’re lacking a sweet tooth then their egg benedict and avocado on toast is another great breakfast option.

St Martins Coffee Shop

The classic English breakfast is a staple choice for most people when they’re looking for a place to eat, and at St Martins Coffee Shop their ‘St Martins Fry’ – available in both vegan and veggie – is world class! And if an English fry up doesn’t float your boat, then why not try their Greek Yoghurt Bowl?

ORSO Leicester

A coffee shop and eatery inspired by Australia & Bali, ORSO Leicester is perfect place to enjoy fresh, organic, and delicious food! And with an ever-changing menu of food, every breakfast and brunch are a surprise!

Black Iron Social

What’s better than enjoying a delicious breakfast in a stylish and modern interior? Well at Black Iron Social, located inside The Gresham, you can enjoy both! With a range of breakfast options available – from eggs royale to loaded fries (yes, you read that correctly!), you can dig into a breakfast that is fit for king!

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