As the name suggests, it breaks overnight fasting (assuming you managed to get some sleep). It replenishes your glucose levels which then boosts your energy and alertness and sets you up for whatever the day has to throw at you. There are a myriad of Northumberland cafes, restaurants and bars that serve breakfast, be it hearty or healthy. Here are the top 21 according to reviewers on TripAdvisor.
5. The Rising Cafe, Hexham
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. One reviewer wrote: "This must be the best coffee shop for miles around." Tel: 01434 394242
6. Thistle Do Nicely Cafe, Berwick
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. One reviewer wrote: "We very much enjoyed our breakfast here. I had a vegetarian cooked breakfast whilst the rest of the group enjoyed a full monte fry up complete with haggis, poached egg on toast and scrambled egg on toast." Tel: 01289 332442
7. Well House Coffee Shop, Belford.
TripAdvisor rating 5/5. Its most recent TripAdvisor reviewer says: "A friend and I popped in for a breakfast last Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience." Tel: 01668 213164
Photo: Jane Coltman
8. Piper's Pitch, Craster
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. One reviewer said: "Called after parking up for a breakfast sandwich and a coffee. Lovely, very lovely. Lots bacon and good quality." Tel: 07585 605607
Photo: Ian Smith