We love brunching. It’s usually something we do when the kids are at school, a little day date I guess you could say. We do take the kids along sometimes, and I would say that most of the places I’m going to mention in this post are child friendly. As long as there’s pancakes on the menu the kids are happy, right?
I had the idea for this post back in August and it’s taken a long time to put it together. We already had a few favourite places that we knew we would want to include, but we needed to do some research into other brunch spots in the city. So I took to Facebook and Instagram to ask for recommendations, as well as searching Google. Then came the fun part… testing the restaurants out!
I’d planned for this to be a list of 10, but I just coouldnt do it. So in the end we narrowed the list down to 15. Which is still pretty huge, but what can I say? Sheffield does brunch very well!
1. Birdhouse Tea Company
Alsop Fields, Sidney Street, Sheffield, S1 4RG
Birdhouse is one of our all time favourites. We first visited back in February after they invited us along to review (you can see our full review here). Their breakfast and brunch menu is great, as is the tea and coffee menu, with lots of seasonal teas on offer. They also have a children’s menu, as well as colouring pens and paper to occupy the kids while they wait for their food.
I always go for the house pancakes which come with coconut blossom syrup, blueberry compote and whipped coconut cream. Yes, they are as good as they look!
2. The Cabin
20-24 Fitzwilliam Gate, Sheffield, S1 4JH
The Cabin is another great one for kids as they have a really good children’s menu, serving waffles and pancakes with your choice of topping. What child doesn’t love a pancake? Or adult for that matter.
I went for whipped cream and strawberries on mine…
But if you’re not feeling something sweet, they do have savoury options too. My husband went for the Mexican waffle which is spiced chicken, cheese, salsa, guacamole and Greek yoghurt. YUM!
3. The Depot Bakery/Eatery
92 Burton Road, Sheffield, S3 8BX
Depot Bakery make all their own bread on site so you’ll find it showcased in their brunch menu. As well as great coffee and an amazing brunch menu they also serve a variety of delicious pastries and patisserie.
The eggs bendict on sourdough is my personal favourite, while my husband is a fan of the french toast.
46 Howard St, Sheffield, S1 2LX
HowSt is a very recent discovery for us. It’s right next to Sheffield Hallam University so it does get very busy, and it’s quite small. But it’s definitely worth a visit.
I went for a sausage sandwich, not because the menu wasn’t very exciting but just because I really fancied one. My husband went for one of HowSt’s melts which is chorizo, red onion, red fire peppers, spinach, cream, beans, chilli, mozzarella, topped with a fried egg.
5. Brocco on the park
92 Brocco Bank, Sheffield, S11 8RS
Brocco on the park is a boutique hotel just off Ecclesall Road, and is another one of our favourites. If you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter, then this is the place for you.
On the menu you’ll find waffles, porridge, smashed avocado and poached eggs, as well as a hearty Full English if that’s more your kind of thing. There’s also a kids menu which looks great, we haven’t taken the children just yet but definitely will do at some point soon.
6. Pom Kitchen
388 Sharrow Vale Rd, Sheffield, S11 8ZP
Pom Kitchen is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, so not somewhere we would usually go. But I wanted to be able to include an option for all the vegetarians and vegans out there. I didn’t expect to be quite so impressed with the food, it looked absolutely amazing and tasted even better.
And then there’s the decor…
So, if like us you aren’t vegan or vegetarian, don’t let that put you off! It’s still an amazing place to eat if you want to try something a little bit different.
7. Lucky Fox
72 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GF and 527 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8PR
Lucky Fox has two locations in Sheffield, one on Division Street and one on Ecclesall Road. We are yet to visit the Ecclesall Road restaurant but love the Division Street one. Have you been to the other one? I’d love to know what you think.
Now, the brunch menu at Lucky Fox isn’t huge, but what they do serve is amazing. At our last visit I had cinnamon waffles with mixed berries, and James had french toast, both of which were amazing.
8. Tamper Coffee
Sellers Wheel, 149 Arundel St. Sheffield, S1 2NU
Tamper is the first place that we ever went for brunch and I’ve been a huge fan of their smashed avocado on toast for ages. But it’s not any old smashed avo on toast, oh no, it comes on sourdough and is served with grilled halloumi, smoked tomato chilli sauce and sesame. YUM!
The decor is pretty cool at Tamper too. It’s owner is from New Zealand, so the Kiwi vibes can be seen in the decor and food at Tamper.
9. Upshot Espresso
355 Glossop Rd, Sheffield, S10 2HP
Upshot Espresso is one that came up time and time again when I first asked for recommendations, and it’s not hard to see why. There’s a great atmosphere here, as well as good coffee and of course their signature cinnamon buns…
Upshots all day breakfast menu includes bacon rolls, porridge, granola, avocado on toast and more. I went for waffles with maple syrup, which were delicious.
29–31 Campo Lane, Sheffield, S1 2EG
Couch has two locations – one on Ecclesall Road and one on Campo Lane, which is the one that we visited. Breakfast here is served until 12pm and on the menu you will find eggs benedict, pancakes, Full English as well as vegan and vegetarian options.
I had the pancakes, which are served with berries and yogurt and James opted for the eggs benedict…
11. Alyssum Cafe Bistro
76 Barber Road, Crookesmoor, Sheffield, S10 1EE
Alyssum looks like an ordinary little coffee shop from the outside, but inside you’ll find quirky decor and amazing food. I was really pleasantly surprised by this place.
The brunch menu is great; I went for the baklava pancakes, which is finely chopped nuts with cinnamon sugar and honey. Oh my goodness they were so good, definitely recommend.
12. Hidden Gem cafe
Hidden Gem cafe really is a hidden gem! If you don’t know where you’re going (like us), you might even miss it. The turning for it is right after Bents Green School so keep an eye out. You turn on to a residential estate and will assume you’ve taken a wrong turn, but you haven’t!
They were having some renovation work done when we visited, which meant that we had to use a different entrance but this didn’t effect the interior of the cafe at all.
The food here was amazing, as was the service. Hidden Gem is at Work Ltd which is a charity that provides life skills and occupational training for people with learning disabilities. The students from Work Ltd work in the cafe, learning valuable skills which I think is a brilliant idea.
13. Marmadukes Cafe Deli
22 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2PA
Marmadukes is another one that came up lots when I did my research, but surprisingly it’s one that I had never heard of before. It’s located on Norfolk Row, so it’s the perfect spot for brunch before a bit of shopping in town.
There’s a great range of options on the breakfast and brunch menus, something for everyone. I opted for eggs benedict and James went for the Derbyshire oatcakes, which looked incredible. The oatcakes are filled with Yorkshire ham & cheddar, two fried eggs & roasted vine tomatoes on top…
14. Forge bakehouse
302 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FL
I know I keep saying this, but Forge Bakehouse was another one of our favourites. Such lovely food and great decor too.
Oh my lord, the french toast was amazing! It’s vanilla french toast, raspberry, banana (although I opted to have it without the banana), chocolate and pecan…
My husband had Huevos Rancheros which is a spicy mexican breakfast with tomatoes, peppers, chipotle, coriander and lime.
15. Made by Jonty
363 Sharrow Vale Rd, Sheffield, S11 8ZG
Last but most definitely not least is Made by Jonty. On the brunch menu you’ll find pretty much anything you could possibly want. From waffles to eggs benedict to a Full English (the Full Jonty!). There’s also veggie and gluten free options available.
I went for the breakfast burrito which is bacon, eggs, hash browns, cheddar, spicy tomato salsa, and I’ve been dreaming about ever since. It was seriously good….
And James had the brunch bagel which is sausage patty, smoked streaky bacon, Emmental cheese, omelette, toasted bagel and salsa verde…
And that’s a wrap folks. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading. It’s taken me months to get this done, and I hope it helps some of you discover amazing places to eat in Sheffield.
Do you have a favourite brunch spot in Sheffield?
Thank you for reading.