Places for the Best Breakfast in Cardiff – are you looking for waffles pancakes or a full Welsh breakfast? Have a look at our list of places for the best breakfast in Cardiff (or even brunch in Cardiff).
The Early Bird
38 Woodville Rd, Cardiff CF24 4EB
The Early Bird’s “tempting breakfast treats are prepared from scratch using the best locally sourced ingredients. Everything from brioche buns to baked beans are made in house, providing a great learning opportunity for our team of young apprentices. We aim to give them the best possible start in their careers by helping them gain both skills and confidence. That’s why we’re called the early bird- we’re going to help them catch the worm!”
Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 5DX
Harvester are a family favourite chain of restaurants that also serve breakfast “Mornings were made for our unlimited breakfasts, available all week! It includes eggs, bacon, sausage (including vegan and vegetarian sausages), and so much more, all freshly cooked to order. All of our cooked breakfasts include our unlimited Breakfast Bar, so you can enjoy our continental breakfast at no extra cost, including toast, cereals, fresh yoghurt, fruit and more.” The unlimited breakfast includes Pork sausages, vegan sausages (VE), grilled back bacon, black pudding, flat mushroom (VE), Heinz® baked beans (V), hash browns (VE), tomato (VE), fries (VE) and scrambled, fried or poached free-range eggs (V). You can also order waffles and pancakes.
See our review of breakfast at Harvester.
65-74 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1FA
Walkabout is a casual Australian themed restaurant with live big screen sports. They have a dedicated breakfast menu that includes Full English Breakfast (Two sausages, two rashers of bacon, two fried eggs, baked beans, two hash browns, mushrooms, half a grilled tomato, toast and butter), Sausage & Egg Muffin (A sausage patty with a fried egg and a burger cheese slice, served in a toasted muffin) and a Breakfast Wrap (Flour tortilla wrap, filled with sausage, bacon, burger cheese slice, fried egg and hash brown).
Ed’s Easy Diner
1 Bridge St, St Davids Centre, Cardiff CF10 2EF
Ed’s Easy Diner is an American 1950’s style diner specialising in burgers, shakes and hot dogs. They also do breakfast! The menu includes Ed’s Big Breakfast (Three rashers of smoked bacon, two sausage patties, two griddled eggs with chilli seasoning, three hash browns, baked beans, mushrooms and two slices of buttered toast), The Full American (Two rashers of smoked bacon, two griddled eggs with chilli seasoning, sausage patty, two fluffy pancakes, two hash browns, maple flavoured syrup and baked beans), Freshly Made Pancakes (Two pancakes stacked with a sausage patty, two rashers of smoked bacon, two hash browns, griddled egg with chilli seasoning and drizzled with maple flavoured syrup) and Fried Chicken and Waffle (Fried chicken breast between two waffles with maple flavoured syrup and icing sugar).
Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3AD
Yates serve a value breakfast until 12 noon, with options like the Full English (Two sausages, two rashers of bacon, two fried eggs, baked beans, two hash browns, mushrooms, half a grilled tomato, toast and butter), Breakfast Wrap (Flour tortilla wrap, with a burger cheese slice, filled with sausage, bacon, fried egg and hash browns)or their Even Bigger Breakfast (Four sausages, four rashers of bacon, three fried eggs, two hash browns, baked beans,two flat mushrooms, grilled tomato, two slices of toast and a portion of chips.)
Unit 7, Atlantic Wharf Leisure Park, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff CF10 4JY
Bella Italia are an Italian restaurant chain that also offer a surprisingly good value cooked breakfast. Choose from items like the Bella Breakfast (Two rashers of bacon, Cumberland pork sausage, tomato, baked beans, toasted ciabatta, with your choice of fried, scrambled or poached eggs), the Bacon and Egg Pancake Stack (Three buttermilk pancakes topped with three rashers of bacon and two fried eggs. Served with syrup), Fruity Pancake Stack (Three buttermilk pancakes topped with sliced bananas, strawberries and creamy mascarpone. Served with syrup) or the Forte Frittata (Eggs, spinach, new potatoes, red peppers, spicy ‘nduja sausage, pepperoni, and green chillies).
Frankie and Benny’s
St David’s Upper Eastside, Cardiff CF10 2EF, 372A Newport Rd, Cardiff CF23 9AE (there are two more Frankie and Benny’s in Cardiff)
Frankie and Benny’s do a bottomless breakfast from Friday to Sunday. “Enjoy free refills on your favourite breakfast dish when you visit us before noon. So will it be the warm and fluffy pancakes, mouth-watering eggs benedict or the classic British fry up? You might have to put it to a vote!” There are some conditions on this offer though – while there is no limit on reorders, you do have to reorder the same dish each time, you can’t share and you have to finish before ordering more (fair enough!). The offer is not valid at airport locations or Edinburgh Royal Mile High Street. Make sure you get the offer from the website here. You don’t need to order the unlimited breakfast though, you can order regular breakfast too like waffles, pancakes or smoked salmon.
Cardiff Gate Business Park, Greenwood Cl, Pontprennau, Cardiff CF23 8RD, 21 Ty’n-Y-Parc Road, Cardiff CF14 6BH
Toby Carvery do a quick and easy all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. “Whether you fancy tea and toast or want to go all out with our unlimited breakfast buffet including eggs, bacon and our famous breakfast Yorkies — here at Toby Carvery, we’ve got everything you need to give you the perfect start to your day.” We have eaten breakfast in our local Toby Carvery lots of times. It’s a help yourself buffet with all the usual full English goodies. There is also a tea and coffee station and a station to make your own toast.
The Nine Giants, Thornhill Road, Llanishen, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 6PE
Sizzling Pubs do a excellent value breakfast with unlimited help-yourself tea or coffee up to 12 noon. You can go for the Sizzling Breakfast (Two juicy pork sausages, two rashers of grilled back bacon, two fried free-range eggs, grilled tomato, grilled flat mushroom, potato and onion hash, Heinz® baked beans and your choice of unlimited white or wholemeal toast with butter. Served sizzling on a skillet, or on a plate if you prefer), or just porridge or white or brown toast. You can also go for a bacon or sausage bap (vegetarian versions available). Or why not go for The Works – a toasted brioche bun with grilled pork sausages and grilled back bacon and a fried free range egg. Personally I recommend the sizzling breakfast!