Getting breakfast and brunch in Knutsford – Knutsford Times

Getting breakfast and brunch in Knutsford

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – we can now extend this to brunch given its rise in popularity over the last few years. Luckily, Knutsford has some fantastic choices when it comes to breaking the fast whether you’re wanting traditional, hearty full English type of fare, a healthier choice or even a catch up with the girls with a refreshing brunch cocktail.

For an excellent range of juice and smoothies, breads and pastries, cereals and yoghurts, eggs and even a cooked breakfast with an Italian twist, head to Piccolino (95 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6EQ, www.individualrestaurants.com/piccolino/knutsford) from 8am Monday-Friday or 9am at weekends. The even do a special brunch drinks menu that includes processco, champagne, mimosa, bloody Mary’s and bellinis alongside a range of teas and coffees. They have their own bakery and make all of their breads using traditional methods, with waffles, crepes and pancakes made to their own recipes by a skilled pastry chef.

Definitely worth a mention is The Lost and Found’s (Princess Street, Knutsford, WA16 6BW, www.the-lostandfound.co.uk) Bottomless Brunch, served every Saturday 11am-3pm. With delicious brunch fodder on the menu from eggs to brown butter pancakes, a full English or an avocado treat and prosecco, this does get really popular so booking in advance is a must.

The Botanist (91A King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DW, www.thebotanist.uk.com) also offers a range of breakfast and brunch options including homemade buttermilk pancakes, a full English, Kedgeree, Croque-Monsieur and even a Breakfast Burger made of Cumberland pork, streaky bacon and Gruyere cheese. They also offer a fab veggie breakfast with grilled halloumi and avocado taking centre stage. As part of their brunch menu they offer some great cocktails including Pink Grapefruit and Peach Sangria, Bellini’s and Bucks Fizz too.

US-themed Jack Rabbit’s (94 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6ED, www.jackrabbitsknutsford.com) does some great American style weekend brunch options until 1pm including the ‘Full American’ – crispy bacon, sausage patty, eggs, hash browns, tomato, toast and butter, ‘Cowboy Hash’ – 12 hour smoked beef brisket, potatoes, onions and cheese hashed on the griddle and topped with fried eggs, steak and eggs, sourdough, guacamole and poached eggs, pancakes, waffle stacks and bagels galore.

If you’re looking for somewhere a bit more low key, there are lots of different cafes in Knutsford where you can grab a great breakfast or brunch. The Church Hill Café (Church Hill, Knutsford, WA16 6DH, www.facebook.com/Churchhillcafe) serves great coffee and offers delicious food. Café 64, in Knutsford Indoor Market, comes highly recommended on TripAdvisor for breakfast, with reviewers mentioning they’re generous portion sizes – great if you’re trying to recover from a heavy night or you just woke up hungry.

Another great shout for breakfast is Cha Bar (3 Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6ED, www.facebook.com/Cha-Bar-Knutsford-496200840488855/) which offers a great selection of hot drinks and breakfasts (as well as afternoon tea). With friendly staff and cute and quirky surroundings this is great for a good value for money catch up with the kids. The Lambing Shed (Moseley Hall Farm, Cheslford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8RB) is a café on the site of a working farm, using only the best ingredients and local produce, that offers a real variety of breakfast options from the traditional to more contemporary choices. It’s another good one to visit with kids as the farm will keep them entertained as well as full.