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A Hearty Sheffield Breakfast

11 July 2012

Our local blog contributor, Anne Greaves talks about breakfasts…

I’m a big fan of cooked breakfasts. I like nothing better than fueling up with a full English on a Saturday morning to keep me going for the rest of the day. But it’s surprisingly hard to find a decent breakfast in Sheffield city centre at the weekend – often they’re only served for a few hours in the morning or they’re not on the menu at all. After a leisurely morning at home I don’t think it’s unreasonable to sit down for breakfast (brunch?) around midday, but on many occasions I’ve found myself wandering around town looking for somewhere to eat and ending up settling for a cheese sandwich.

After extensive research, I’ve compiled a mental list of options, each with its own pros and cons. Over the coming months I’d like to share some of my top breakfast tips with you and where better to start than with my number one all time favourite breakfast spot… the Cherry Tree Café in Nether Edge in Shefffield. A 30 minute walk through Sharrow from Sheffield city centre will take you to Nether Edge (The number 22 bus runs through the heart of Nether Edge).

It’s hard to define exactly why the breakfast is so tasty but I think it’s a combination of good quality, flavoursome ingredients and the fact that it isn’t at all greasy. A typical breakfast includes baked beans, sausage, fried egg, bacon, plum tomatoes, mushrooms and toast and sometimes a black pudding if you want one (which I always do). It’s very reasonable too with a full breakfast, tea and toast coming in just under £6.

The tiny cafe only seats around 16 and the kitchen is in the corner of the room so you can watch (and smell!) your breakfast being cooked. I’ve often had a fairly lengthy wait for my food in the Cherry Tree Café but it’s totally worth it and you can sip your tea, read the papers and listen to jazz while you wait. What more could you want on a lazy weekend morning?

Written and photos by Missie and Friends contributor Anne Greaves in Our Local Eats.

{Thanks Anne for sharing your most recent eat with us!}

Missie Cindz

posted under: Food and Drink, Sheffield