Breakfast in Essex - 9 of the best places

PUBLISHED: 13:40 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:53 17 May 2016

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We have hand picked an eclectic selection of the best cafes in Essex to have a delicious breakfast.

Stop the World Café, Leigh-on-Sea

With a hefty breakfast menu that includes everything from breakfast smoothies or a bowl of fresh fruit to a full English or pancakes with bacon, there is something for everyone here. With an old-worldly atmosphere, friendly staff, and big portions, Stop the World Cafe in Leigh-on-Sea will leave you feeling satisfied.

Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Colchester
This retro, 40s tea room has a simple menu that includes breakfast and a wide selection of teas or buy.

The Little Book Café, Halstead

This unique little café in Halstead has a varied and tantalising brunch menu that you can enjoy with a book because the Little Book Café also lets its customers browse, borrow, or buy the books in stock. You can also order a brunch cocktail with Bloody Marys, Bucks Fizz, or a Paloma (with tequila and grapefruit).

Elder Street Café & Deli, Saffron Walden

Using locally sourced produce to create delicious hearty breakfasts, Elder Street Café & Deli in Saffron Walden is the perfect place to relax with a view over Debden Barns.

Tea Amo Café, Saffron Walden

With American-style pancakes served until 4pm, what better place to indulge in a very long brunch than at Tea Amo Café? There is a large variety of tea to choose from and the ‘Tea Amo breakfast club’ with special breakfasts made daily, available from 9am-12pm.

The Red Dog Café, Inworth, Colchester

The substantial breakfast menu at the Red Dog Café, which is set in a historic barn, includes sautéed forest mushrooms on toasted brioche, and French toast with maple syrup and bacon, among others and is guaranteed to leave you fuelled until dinner time.

Wilkin & Sons’ Tiptree Tearooms

With seven locations in Essex - Tiptree, Maldon, Dedham, Chelmsford, Saffron Walden, Finchingfield and Braintree - you are never far from a delicious breakfast made with the finest ingredients and of course lots of delicious Tiptree jams, preserves and more.

Parlour Café, Burnham-on-Crouch

Located in the Essex countryside, this tranquil café is an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Why not take a morning to indulge in a full English breakfast with coffee?

Lower Barn Café, Rayleigh

This cottage café has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and provides delicious breakfasts using locally sourced food. Make a day out of your experience shopping around Lower Barn Farm.

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