As the name suggests, it breaks overnight fasting (assuming you managed to get some sleep), 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 23 examples according to reviewers on TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. The Rocking Horse Cafe opened in 2017 and promotes the use of local produce in the cafe and the stocking of local crafts in the small shop. One reviewer said: “Best breakfast in Northumberland.” Pictured is the garden at the Rocking Horse Cafe. Tel: 01665 579041
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. A recent reviewer said: 'The service was fantastic and the food was high quality despite the low price. Having haggis on the menu as an additional item for breakfast was a bonus too!' Tel: 07732 406890
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TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. Cafe and bed and breakfast serving excellent quality locally sourced Northumbrian produce. A recent reviewer said: "A lovely courtyard and dog friendly which we wanted. Both had the Full English which was excellent and their coffee is lovely. Lovely friendly people , highly recommend." Tel: 01665 798070
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
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. One reviewer wrote: "This must be the best coffee shop for miles around." Tel: 01434 394242
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. Simonburn Tearoom is in the Northumberland National Park and close to Hadrian's Wall is a highly rated tearoom and B&B. One reviewer wrote: "Breakfast was good quality and included fresh fruit, juices, cereals, coffee and a full English." Tel: 01434 681321
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. One recent reviewer wrote: "They were on the ball with cleaning tables after other people had been sat there. The food was also amazing, I had the bacon sandwich and it was great! Tel: 01434 634425
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. One reviewer said: "As it was before midday, we had bacon stotties and traybake. Both were delicious and washed down by lovely fruit tea." Call 01665 830310. Review: https://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/whats-on/meal-review-the-village-tearoom-alnmouth-1-8335636
TripAdvisor rating 4/5/5. A recent reviewer wrote: "I chose the vegetarian breakfast although I am not a vegetarian. Oh my god it was absolutely amazing. Tasty ingredients and well cooked. It had halloumi, spinach, mushrooms, hash brown, poached egg, beans, tomato and toast.
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. A recent reviewer wrote: "All I can say if the 'full English' is anything to go by then the 'afternoon tea' must be bloody incredible!" Tel: 01665 660721
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. A recent reviewer wrote: "Service is excellent staff and owners are really friendly and the food is superb home cooked fare. Super coffee and sausage sandwich. We will return." Tel: 01670 861599
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. The last reviewer wrote: "We had been looking forward to visiting for breakfast on the strength of friends recommendations and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and attentive and the service was quick and efficient." Tel: 01665 660721
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
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. A recent reviewer wrote: "Excellent food, cooked freshly for each customer. The breakfast is very good. great range of food. Great service." Tel: 01434 606200
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
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. A recent reviewer wrote: "For me, this can’t be beaten - excellent in every way, from entering the door to the last mopping up of our breakfast - brilliant ... a big thank you." Tel: 01670 510842
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. One reviewer wrote: "Fab breakfast rolls and amazing cakes to take away. Really friendly staff, great service and food in a cosy warm and welcoming cafe." Tel: 01670 505483
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. A reviewer posted: "We had 2 ultimate breakfasts, 1 coffee and 1 orange juice. The food was lovely, the service fab and we enjoyed our visit." Tel: 01289 302621
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. One reviewer wrote: "Been here twice now and couldn’t fault the place. Their coffee is lovely, fresh buns with tasty bacon and properly cooked eggs. Small but perfect menu." Tel: 0
Michael Ashurst is pictured at The Sand Bar.
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. One reviewer wrote: "I had Foxless scone: mushroom, tomato and melted cheese - totally yummy. Husband had Breakfast in Bread - it was enormous! Kept us going all day." Tel: 01670 787090
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. A reviewer wrote: "All the Covid rules were in place and adhered to. The service was friendly and we ordered two bacon and egg rolls and coffee. The food was delicious." Tel: 01289 309327
TripAdvisor rating: 5/5. A reviewer wrote: "Very busy when we called but the food was lovely." Another said: "Really nice place. It was cold and raining outside and the teashop was lovely, cosy and welcoming."
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5. One reviewer said: "It was hotly recommended. The breakfasts whilst not cheap were delicious, with great local produce and home-made hash browns. Yum." Tel: 01665 604888
Pictured is the Breakfast American Style.