One of my favourite weekend pastimes is dragging my boyfriend out to pay for breakfast at places only 5 minutes around the corner from our own flat. It might be why we wont be buying a house anytime soon, but there are some spots in Oxford that create dishes and settings more beautiful than I could ever at home, and I just can’t resist them. Check out my list of the best brunch options in Oxford below and let me know if these are also your weakness.
Turl Street Kitchen
Located right in the centre of town – this is where to head to fuel up before you explore Oxford for the day. Excellent coffee, great avocado on toast and Instagrammable interiors make this place stand out. They now serve breakfast until 4pm on a Sunday which is music to the ears of those of us who struggle to leave the house on a Sunday.
Check out their secret first floor terrace on a sunny day for a cocktail too.
Silvie proves you can be a food snob and still count pancakes as your favourite meal. Because here they are created and reinvented weekly and served with an ever changing mix of toppings and flavours. I’ve already had Yorkshire rhubarb, tonka bean syrup with biscoff and Apricots with mascarpone. I can’t wait to return to try their next take on this classic dish. The dining area is set throughout the ground floor of a terrace house and feels like visiting a friend’s home for a relaxed brunch.
This famous Oxford restaurant set inside a stunning conservatory is serving up smoked salmon and poached egg on toast, Granola and yogurt as well as the classic full English. It’s such a unique and setting – the 19th century renovated conservatory is beautifully designed and is a beautiful place to enjoy a morning coffee. Go for a treat at the weekend or a special occasion and order their ‘breakfast martini’ with your food too!
Read my full review of Gees and take a tour of their interiors here
The Rickety Press
This cool pub/all day diner serves up epic American style breakfast. Think pints of fresh orange juice, crispy bacon on the side of your maple syrup soaked pancakes and full baps full of fried . Sit and relax here all morning and into the afternoon drinking coffee and playing the selection of board games on offer.
Read my full review of brunch here
This is a very reasonable place to grab all day breakfast in a great part of town. Head here when your head hurts. My favorite are the waffles with poached eggs or the classic full English.
Brunch has improved so much in Oxford over the last couple of years, and I am pleased to see the weekend offering at restaurants I already enjoy growing and developing. Let me know if I have left out any of your favorites. And tell me if you have visited any of the above!