Gloucester has a burgeoning foodie scene, and is hot on the heels of its neighbouring town of Cheltenham when it comes to brunch. With plenty of hidden gems to explore for brunch, it’s a great excuse to get out and explore this historic city. Whether you’re after a huge Full English feast, an artisan breakfast, or simply a huge stack of pancakes to devour, Gloucester has it all. From all the cafes and restaurants across the city, here’s my guide to the best brunch in Gloucester.
Looking for a brunch spot a little further afield than Gloucester? Check out my guide to the best brunch in Cheltenham.
Hubble Bubble Coffee House, Westgate Street
An independent, family-owned cafe, Hubble Bubble Coffee House undoubtedly dishes up the best brunch in Gloucester. Just a short walk from the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral, Hubble Bubble is in a super handy central location. The brunch menu is generous and impressive. For breakfast, you’ll find ‘stuffed to the brim sarnies’, packed with smoked streaky bacon and local chipolata sausage. Smashed avocado is a classic; as are their incredible American style pancakes. Toppings include chocolate sauce with vanilla ice cream and Oreo crumb, and red berry compote. Their generous Full English shouldn’t be overlooked either!
Yanto’s Pancake House, The Oxbode
Yanto’s Pancake House is the first of its kind in Gloucestershire, and certainly offers some of the best brunch in Gloucester. We all love pancakes, and whether you’re more of a sweet or a savoury person, Yanto’s has you covered. For those who prefer a savoury brunch, try the Yanto’s classic – oregon and basil pancakes topped with pepperoni, meatballs, sundried tomatoes, cheddar and mozzarella. Delicious! The menu is super extensive and varied so you’ll find something that’s just up your street. For more of a sweet treat for brunch, choose from options like banoffee, peanut butter and Nutella, or the Cookie Monster – cookie pancakes topped with Oreos, cookies, chocolate flakes, and toffee sauce.
Portivo Lounge, Gloucester Quays
Portivo Lounge at the iconic Gloucester Quays is a popular go-to spot, and dishes up some of the best brunch in Gloucester. Located in an old corn mill beside the Quays, it’s perfect for a bite to eat after a wander around the quays and browsing in shops. Everything on the menu is reasonably priced and delicious, and it’s a great place to bring all the family. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere while you browse the tasty brunch dishes on the menu. Favourites include Frank’s Ham Hock Hash with pulled ham hock, fried potatoes, poached eggs, and hollandaise. The avocado brunch is delicious, as are the mouth-watering triple-stacked buttermilk pancakes with smoked streaky bacon and maple syrup.
The Roastery Coffee House, Orchard Business Park
The Roastery Coffee House was borne out of a genuine passion for coffee. It offers 100% organic coffee which tastes incredible, and that extends into its delicious brunch menu. Feast on brunch dishes like fluffy pancakes with bacon and avocado toast with dukkah, pomegranate, and harissa. All of the brunch dishes are presented beautifully – almost too pretty to eat! As well as offering some of the best brunch in Gloucester, the coffee is absolutely delicious. Come with an empty stomach and prepare to leave feeling stuffed!
Guru Coffee House, Brunswick Road
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or a fully committed meat eater, Guru Coffee House ticks all the breakfast boxes. It’s well renowned for its incredible breakfast menu, and serves some of the best brunch in Gloucester. Give the Guru’s Full English Big Breakfast a go – complete with rashes of Gloucester bacon, scrambled eggs, Gloucester sausages, hash brown, grilled vine tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, and sourdough toast. You can also make this completely vegan if you wish. The Guru pancake stack and free range homemade omelettes with chilli and cheddar are equally as delicious. It’s a great spot for a hearty breakfast.
Seymour Cafe, Theresa Street
Gloucester’s Seymour Cafe is well known locally for its huge, delicious breakfasts. Some of the best brunch in Gloucester, it’s perfect for a big feed at breakfast time. Menu highlights include the stack of Biscoff pancakes, as well as their mighty Full English breakfasts which are suitable for anyone with a huge appetite. It’s also excellent value, and there’s something on the brunch menu for everyone. Stock up on a delicious meal, then walk it off along nearby Gloucester Quays.
That’s my guide to the best brunch in Gloucester! Are there any other brunch spots you’d add to the list? Let me know in the comments below.