Pancakes, french toast, waffles, avocado, I’m here for it all. Except eggs, never eggs…
If you know me at all then you’ll know that I’m a pretty big brunch fiend, if I could get away with eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner then I probably would but I don’t think that would be the healthiest decision in the world…
One of my absolute favourite ways to spend a weekend is checking out a cute new coffee shop or cafe and in the past two years of living in Nottingham I’ve managed to make my way around a fair few. With that in mind I thought I’d share my findings and give you a run down of the 5 best brunch spots in Nottingham incase you’re on the lookout for somewhere new to try or are in the city for a fleeting visit!
The Crimson Tree
Situated just a five minute walk from our house in Sherwood, The Crimson Tree has turned into somewhat of a ‘local’ when we’re on the hunt for delicious iced coffee and filling breakfast plates.
With a great selection of both sweet and savoury dishes, The Crimson Tree really does work hard to tick all of the boxes. Fresh and flavoursome, the food has never let us down and we’ve always left feeling suitably full and impressed with the amazing service and cosy atmosphere. If you’re a sweet tooth like me then I whole heartedly recommend the Vanilla and Cinnamon French Toast and if not, then I’ve always heard great things about the Crimson Tree Big Breakfast!
Be warned, this place gets busy so if you’re visiting on a weekend, prepare to queue but believe me when I say it’s worth it!
621 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 2FX
The Pudding Pantry
If you have a sweet tooth like me then there’s only one place in Nottingham to head to and that’s The Pudding Pantry!
Specialising in homemade cake, puddings, pancakes and brunch, The Pudding Pantry is a family business which has now expanded to two sites thanks to building a loyal customer base who keep on coming back time after time (me included).
One glance at the menu is enough to send you straight to indecisive city as there’s just so much goodness to choose from with everything from pancake stacks to full english breakfasts to eggs benedict and just about everything inbetween!
The food is delicious that much I can guarantee but the thing that scores The Pudding Pantry the most points is that they serve brunch until 4pm. Yes your heard that right, no more setting your alarm and dragging yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn for your weekend breakfast fix, you’re now officially allowed to take things slow and rock up whenever you so wish!
Top Tip: The town branch gets very busy so maybe head over to the slightly larger Sherwood site if you want to get seated quickly.
27-29 Trinity Square, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4AF
579 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 2JN
Another Sherwood favourite and an extremely popular one after gathering several prestigious awards over the past couple of years. The Bakehouse is a family owned bakery and cafe specialising in baked goods and is even home to an award winning sourdough which is well worth a try!
The cute and cosy cafe is the perfect place to stop off to refuel and the constantly evolving menu will definitely keep you on your toes. Although we’re focusing entirely on brunch for this post I can’t help but let my eyes wander over to the tapas menu which I am desperate to try out ASAP!
631 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 2FX
A relatively new favourite for me and if you’re a coffee fan then this one is going to be a no brainer for you…
Not only does Cartwheel Coffee ooze that effortlessly cool coffee shop vibe that I love so much but it also serves incredibly tasty food, enough so that recently we’ve been back twice in the space of a couple of weeks!
Providing a varied menu with sweet and savoury options means that both Adam and I have been satsified on our visits and incase you miss out on breakfast (which is served until 12) there are also some brunch style options available on the lunch menu. On our first visit I went for the sourdough french toast which was delicious and although I first scoffed at the portion size it turned out to be just the perfect amount. Adam chose the Chorizo Pan Hash on both occassions as he was such a big fan and I must say those potatoes were cooked to perfection!
16 Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL
If you’re looking for something a little bit different then Daskino‘s bottomless brunch offering is the one for you. Now That’s What I Call Brunch is described as ‘the ultimate bottomless brunch experience’ and after giving it a go recently I can definitely see why!
Bottomless Prosecco and cocktails, unlimited sourdough pizza, the best and and worst music from the past thirty years as well as drag queen bingo makes this brunch experience like no other in Nottingham. It’s a guaranteed good time and one other thing is guaranteed too, you’re going to get drunk! I’ve never been to a bottomless brunch where we haven’t been able to keep up with the staff taking drinks orders before which makes this one SO worth the money.
If you’ve got a birthday, a hen do, or even just a Saturday afternoon with no plans I suggest gathering the troops and getting this one booked in!