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Brunches in Nottingham

Friday 07 February 2020

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“A late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch” may be the dictionary definition of brunch, but those who do it regularly know it’s much more than that. Brunch is a social affair; it’s the perfect time to catch up with loved ones whilst devouring delicious dishes. Brunching is a worldwide institution, especially in the East Midlands! Check out our pick of the best brunches in Nottingham – perfect for tucking in with your household or with socially distanced friends… enjoy!


First up, we’re bringing you something a little different. Ever wanted to build your own breakfast? Well, you can at Yolk. With 384 different ways to enjoy your breakfast, you must make three decisions. Firstly, choose the type of egg you want. Then, you decide what you have it on, there are lots of choices including sourdough bread, a bagel or muffin. Finally, pick your toppings! There’s everything from the classics like avocado and salmon to quirky choices like maple bacon and cowboy beans. Your breakfast is then covered in hollandaise sauce. Yum.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: £8 set price, but extra toppings cost £2 each
  • Distance from station: 10-minute walk from Nottingham station


Copper is seen as one of Nottingham’s favourite venues, and we can see why! With a café, bar and lounge you can head to Copper for pretty much any occasion. They recognise that the first meal of the day is the most important, and they certainly deliver. From Full English Breakfasts to brunch burgers and smoothie bowls, there’s something for everyone at this Instagrammable joint.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: £6-10
  • Distance from station: 15-minute walk

Thea Caffea

Described as Nottingham’s hidden treasure. has recently refurbished and is definitely one for the ‘gram. It is the place to go if you’re looking for a quirky afternoon tea and their Royal Puff Pancakes are a MUST-try. You’ll get 10, 15 or 20 for the table and you can choose from loads of dipping options. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours too. Thea Caffea also have a bakery, burger, sandwich and all-day brunch menu.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: TBC
  • Distance from station: 7-minute walk

Brewhouse & Kitchen

You’ll find branches all over the UK, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a mention! As well as an all-day food menu, there is also a dedicated brunch menu. Here you can get breakfast classics like avo’ on toast and eggs Florentine. In our opinion, the stars of the show are the breakfast ‘crolls’ – rich and fluffy croissants in the shape of a roll, filled with streaky bacon, pork and ale sausage or grilled field mushroom and spinach. You can also make your brunch boozy by adding half a bottle of prosecco to your order. 

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: £4-16
  • Distance from station: 20-minute walk

Hungry Pumpkin

Hungry Pumpkin is a family-run café offering an Italian spin on our daily favourites. Everything is freshly made, and ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible. The Hungry Pumpkin have your breakfast and lunch cravings sorted, with a large sandwich menu as well as traditional breakfast bites. We recommend the Pumpkin Special – chorizo, eggs, mushrooms and peppers on toasted ciabatta. They also have loads of hot and soft drink options as well as smaller plates and salads.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: £2.95-8.95
  • Distance from station: 8-minute walk

The Pudding Pantry

If you like sweet things, this is the place for you. The Pudding Pantry do savoury options too, but their unique puddings are the stars of the show. Have you ever heard of Loaded Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie Pancakes? No – neither had we before we discovered this gem. But this is an example of just one the delicious offerings at The Pudding Pantry. If you really aren’t into sweet dishes, their savoury brunch menu is just as mouth-watering. We recommend the Shakshuka or Peppered Pastrami and Halloumi Hash.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: £3.95-10.95
  • Distance from station: 17-minute walk

Café Sobar

Want to brunch while supporting an important cause? Head to Café Sobar. Run by charity Double Impact, this is a social enterprise serving yummy meals. The initiative aims to provide a safe space for recovering alcohol and drug addicts as well as the wider community. The venue is completely alcohol free, perfect if you don’t drink or if you’re already nursing a hangover! Café Sobar’s breakfast menu ranges from smaller muffins to big breakfasts with vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: £4.40-£9.99
  • Distance from station: 10-minute walk

Hockley Kitchen

Located in the heart of Hockley, the Hockley Kitchen prides themselves on being a friendly, independent neighbourhood café. They make everything fresh to order and even have their own blend of coffee. If you have dietary requirements, Hockley Kitchen have loads of suitable alternatives to make sure you don’t miss out on any brunch goodness. With everything from Nutella bagels to Baked Sweet Potato Hash, this is a great place to go for some tasty dishes.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: Not outlined
  • Distance from station: 10-minute walk

Cartwheel Café and Roastery

Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle and some of Nottingham’s most prestigious shops,Cartwheel Café and Roastery is the place to go if you’re looking for good coffee. The venue has its own roasting facilities, and you can try unique blends brewed on site. Cartwheel also do a food menu, from tasty baked goods to traditional brunch favourites.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: Not outlined
  • Distance from station: 7-minute walk

Bar Iberico

Spanish restaurant Bar Iberico also serves a mean brunch as well as their signature tapas dishes. The breakfast menu adds a Spanish twang to many traditional recipes. The Spanish Fried Breakfast is a good example, adding chorizo relish and morcilla to the classic fry up. The Baked Eggs, Smoked Fritada and Avocado is also a must-try.

  • Vegetarian options: 
  • Price: £6.95-9.95
  • Distance from station: 10-minute walk

Hungry yet? We certainly are! If you’re local to the city or are visiting, make sure you check out our pick of the best brunches in Nottingham. Whilst you’re there, why not enjoy a gig or stroll around Nottingham Castle? Book an ticket to Nottingham and enjoy this brilliant city.

Written by Abby

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