Unveiled: The Best Vegan Breakfasts in the Country

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Everyone agrees on the importance of starting the day with a nutritious and satisfying breakfast. Fortunately, more and more Britons are moving away from the traditional artery-clogging fry-ups of cholesterol-packed eggs, fatty sausages and greasy rashers and demanding lighter and more nourishing fare – which often means delicious vegan options. To mark Farmhouse Breakfast Week (22 to 28 January), we’ve scoured the country to find the top 10 vegan breakfasts in the country. Winners were chosen based on a number of criteria, including reputation and the selection and quality of vegan menu items. With choices like piping-hot tofu scrambles, “meaty” faux sausages and vegan fruit pancakes, you’ll never want to order a Full English again!

The consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products has been linked to obesity, heart disease, cancer and other health problems. Also, raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution, land degradation and greenhouse-gas emissions. And, of course, the meat industry causes animal suffering on a massive scale. Chickens, fish, cows and pigs feel pain and fear – just as we and the animals with whom we share our homes do – yet they are abused in ways that would be illegal if dogs or cats were the victims.

“We give all the winners five stars for respecting their patrons enough to serve them some of the finest vegan breakfast dishes available anywhere”, says PETA’s Yvonne Taylor. “More and more people are recognising that the best way to avoid health problems and help animals and the environment is to go vegan.”

Check out our top 10, in no particular order:

Is there a restaurant or café in your area that you don’t see on this list but would like to? Leave a comment below letting us know who they are and why you think they deserve to be on this list, or head on down to one of those listed above and enjoy a healthy, animal-friendly breakfast!


  • Mark Gubb commented on January 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    The Egg Cafe in Liverpool is also well worth a mention.
    Great vegan breakfasts and plenty of other vegan options too (including cakes!)

    • chelsea keene commented on January 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      egg cafe is thumbs up, lovely quirky place.

  • Brien Comerford commented on January 28, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I wish I lived in England in general and London in Particular. The best vegan and vegetarian cuisine in the world. Tasty, savory and cruelty-free.

  • chelsea keene commented on January 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    hey, on the advice of the article i went to visit odd bar in manchester, lovely artsy place, nice ploite people and for my first vegan breakfast not bad but could be much improved like providing a dairy free spread for your toast and and a dairy free sausage as theres was only vegetarian but the scrambled tofu was nice. Also they dont do soy so no brew to go with it.

  • chelsea keene commented on January 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Earth cafe is a wonderful cheap vegan Buddhist cafe in Manchester and also 8th day is a lovely vegan/vegetarian cafe plus co op shop – defo worth a look if you are in the area, they stock loads of home made deli stuff. Also mods at the thirsty scholar which in Manchester also does vegan/veggie food ranging from breakfast to lunch. All good places i have found in the last few weeks.

  • Karen commented on February 10, 2012 at 1:08 am

    The Retreat Cafe, vegetarian/ vegan, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Grassington.

    Better still, they support The Retreat Animal Rescue, a vegan-run, genuine no-kill sanctuary based in Kent.


  • Mia commented on February 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I don’t really eat anything resembling meat (and I find it pointless) so my choice would be WholeFoods for their fantastic selection of tofu dishes and salads and they have a cafe (at least in NYC) where you can eat breakfast.

  • Amy commented on February 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Pulse restaurant in Norwich is simply AMAZING. New and wonderful recipes are being served all the time, the staff are really friendly and they are amazing value for money. I cannot recommend it highly enough, and the valentines meal my partner and i had there last night was incredible, 3 courses for £16!

  • Brenda Robinson commented on February 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I think the “Walima Authentic Moroccan Restaurant” at 1450 Danforth Ave. in Toronto should be on the list.

    I just discovered this restaurant ‘out of the blue’ and as a new vegetarian, I asked them what vegetarian dishes they had? They told me vegetarian cous cous, so I had that.

    I went back a week later and this time they had a new vegetarian dish they just created – it was delicious! They told me they are working on adding more vegetarian dishes as these are being asked for. KUDOS to Walima, for their willingness and eagerness to provide what many want – a ‘kind’ meal!

  • bella commented on April 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    the link to inSpiral Lounge doesn’t work, except you can click a button in the error message to go to their home page. can you fix it please? 🙂

  • fatgayvegan commented on April 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I love the vegan fry up at Loving Hut in Brighton. Redwood bacon, toast, hash browns, beans and sausage perfection! This would be my vote for best vegan breakfast in the country. http://fatgayvegan.com/2011/05/11/til-im-fit-to-burst/

  • Leila commented on November 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

    The Red Lion in Suffolk – best vegetarian/vegan food ever!!

  • ste commented on November 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    mello mello in Liverpool well worth a vivit, great brekkies, keep you full all day!

  • Jon Law commented on November 2, 2013 at 10:25 am

    In Leigh on Sea by Southend the best place to go fpr your vegan breakfast is the Oak Tree Bistro. The owners are veggie and vegan and there’s some great food to be had. They’re really nice too.


    You can read my review

    And some ideas for great vegan breakfast DIY style

  • Sharlene Ebanks commented on May 1, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Hands down the best vegan breakfast to be found anywhere on earth is right here in Grand Cayman at Bread and Chocolate. Real food for real people and they are 100% animal free.

  • EMMA commented on July 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    you must try word of mouth cafe in Evesham, worcestershire:
    its all so tasty! scrambled tofu, vegan sausages, a huge field mushroom, grilled tomatoes, baked beans & toast.
    you can have scrambled tofu on crusty bread and porridge with agave

  • Sophie commented on October 11, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Anna loka
    Albany rd

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