Places for the Best Breakfast in Colchester – Looking for a full Englich breakfast, sausage sarnie or just toast and jam? Here are some of the best places for breakfast in Colchester. (Make sure to have a look at our post on the best brunch in Colchester too!)
22 Trinity St, Colchester CO1 1JN
Timbers is a “quality, family run Independent restaurant in the historic town of Colchester. Simon, Ali and all the staff would like to welcome you to this family run restaurant which offers everything from quality breakfasts to world cuisines, and from homemade soups and Pies of the Day to a vast array of daily and weekly specials. We believe that if we provide you with the best meals we can, served by the friendliest staff, then you will be more than happy to come back and recommend us to all your friends.”
186 London Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8NZ
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.
29-39 Head St, Colchester CO1 1NH
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).
Tollgate W, Colchester CO3 8RH
Chiquito is a lively, family friendly Mexican chain restaurant. They serve breakfast, available every day until noon. Breakfast items include the Breakfast Sizzler, Breakfast Chimichanga plain tortilla, Mexican eggs benedict and the Breakfast feast. You can build your own pancakes with toppings liken bacon, sausage, mushrooms, fried eggs, hash browns, guacamole and tomato, or sweet toppings like strawberries, banana or chocolate sauce. They also do smoothies and cocktails!
1-3 Head St, Colchester CO1 1NX
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.)
Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1UT
Beefeater’s breakfast offering at Beefeater is excellent value especially if you have kids as one child eats free and they count kids as 15 and under. Breakfast is a set charge but is unlimited and you can help yourself to all the components of a full English breakfast as well as continental items like pain au chocolat, cinnamon and raisin bagels, sourdough crumpets, fruit and yoghurt and cereal. You can also help yourself to unlimited Costa coffee and Twinings tea. “Beefeater has been on an exciting journey since opening our first site in 1974. Now, with over 140 restaurants across the UK, we’re known and loved thanks to our famous grills and friendly service. From our mouth-watering steaks to fresh fish and salads, you’ll find plenty of great-value meals on the menu. Plus, with a whole range of tasty and nutritious kids’ dishes, we’re the perfect choice for family meals. Whatever the occasion, celebrate it with Beefeater.”
Frankie and Benny’s
Tollgate W, Colchester CO3 8RH
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.
342 London Rd, Stanway, Colchester CO3 8LT
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.