When you need a good breakfast, you NEED a good breakfast. If you’re looking for the best breakfast in Elgin then read on for our top recommendations.
Elgin isn’t exactly known for its food and drink scene, but there are definitely some great options here – whether you’re looking for a full Scottish fry up or some healthier choices. So, where’s good to get breakfast?
When you’re looking for the best breakfast you have to look past the chain pubs. Elgin hasn’t fully embraced eating breakfast out and about just yet, but there are some nice independents doing good stuff. We’ve put in the long hours though and done the difficult research – here are out top 5 best breakfast spots in Elgin.
Possibly Elgin’s most happening street – and this local independent coffee spot serves up a cracking breakfast, complete with their own tiny batch, hand roasted, single origin coffee. Breakfast caters for omnivores and herbivores alike with good quality ingredients in the Batchen Breakfast, Veggie or Vegan fry ups. For something a bit different, their breakfast naan is a great shout, or breakfast rolls, eggs on toast, porridge, croissants or french toast are there all day for smaller appetites. It’s rare to get good food and good coffee in the same place and Batchen Street Coffee get top marks for pulling that off.
Weaver’s Restaurant @ Johnstons of Elgin
You’d be forgiven for not immediately thinking of a textile mill as a top choice for breakfast in Elgin – but you’d be mistaken. Weaver’s cafe at Johnston’s of Elgin prides itself on providing nothing but the finest locally sourced ingredients, and are holders of VisitScotland’s Taste our Best Award. The Weaver’s breakfast is made of quality materials – try the full Scottish – bacon, sausage, lorne sausage, egg, black pudding, haggis, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, tattie scones and toast – which will more than set you up for whatever the day ahead holds. If you don’t have the appetite for that, you’ll certainly find something from the wee weaver’s, vegetarian or benedict options to get you going.
Full breakfast not your thing? Manna Juice on Batchen Street is a nice alternative. Loved locally for healthy fresh juices and smoothies and tasty wraps, bagels and pittas – Manna definitely have your back when it comes to a healthy and wholesome breakfast. Check out the breakfast bagel of turkey, bacon and scrambled eggs, or fill up on your slow release carbs with homemade porridge with a choice of toppings. Mostly a takeaway but there are some seats so just hang out until you get one in this popular wee spot with a friendly and helpful team.
If straight forward caff is more your style, then you won’t go wrong with Ashers in the St. Giles’ Centre. An outlet of the successful Nairn bakery Ashers, the Hub Café does traditional Scottish bakery breakfast just right. You won’t get a croissant here, but their sausage rolls give Greggs a good run for their money, and the cooked options hit the spot when you’re not looking for anything refined but want the basics done right. The ambience – in the guts of the St. Giles’ shopping centre – isn’t exactly refined but we’re here for fortitude, not fancy. The price isn’t bad either.
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