As the designated “coast with the most” Bournemouth has a huge amount to offer. Seven miles of glistening beaches, some of Britain’s oldest architecture and areas that put the hip in hipster, if ever there was a perfect location to fork out small fortunes on Instagram worthy brunch, this coastal gem is it. We’re here to help, with the ultimate list of spots that serve the best brunch in Bournemouth …
Embodying the ambiance of the quirky Triangle area, Flirt Café and Bar is a regular hang out for the more trendy members of the community. This big-personality eatery does nothing in small doses and makes its presence known with loud interiors and an eccentric menu. With some of its specialties being bubble tea and Sexy OMG hot chocolate (made with Daim, Snickers, Ferrero Rocher – to name a few) the wacky retro, dog-friendly hot spot is not going anywhere fast and should definitely feature on your ‘brunch in Bournemouth’ bucket list.
When putting together a list of the best brunch in Bournemouth, it’s essential that the ultra-Instagrammable South Coast Roast Café is included. Majorly supportive of locally sourced produce, this café prides itself on serving home-grown roasted craft coffee straight from the streets of the city. Planning to go fully vegan- friendly in the coming months, the café already has an extensive selection of plant-based options including their vegan coconut bacon. The exposed brickwork, abundance of wood and industrial – inspired interior, blend together to achieve a basic yet effective aesthetic that prompts customers to leave the pressures of modern life at the door and focus on getting lost in conversation.
In the mood for a home-cooked meal and a little TLC? Head to Frieda’s Tearoom, Bournemouth’s quaint old-school, rustic haven for a full English and a milky brew. Everything is home-made by Frieda herself and the personal touches sprinkled in the cosy décor don’t go unnoticed. With a menu centred around making the most of locally sourced seasonal ingredients and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, you’re never going to want to leave! Frieda also runs an afternoon tea bus that journeys along Bournemouth seafront for those that prefer an unconventional brunch.
Hidden in plain sight, The Cosy Club is serving up some of the best brunch in town. Tucked into the side of the main high street, this place is Instagram foodie goals. With its old aristocracy meets 1920s Prohibition era-esque decor and funky table tops you can snap away at your coffee to your heart's content. Boasting an extra vegan menu, the restaurant caters to all, so your meat-free friends can happily brunch alongside you. Spend the morning salivating over crumpets with cinnamon butter and drown your sorrows in carefully crafted flat whites - whatever it is you fancy, you're pretty much guaranteed to find it in some shape or form at The Cosy Club!
From traditional English breakfasts to American waffles, the Duck has all the brunch classics you crave. Settled in the heart of urban shopping village, Westbourne, this place has a cool vibe and serves up all the avocado and eggs benedict you can eat. Boasting feel good vibes, a contemporary, cosy atmosphere and the potential to have midday mimosas, this is for sure a worthy member of the best brunch in Bournemouth’s hall of fame.
Imprinted into the streets of Boscombe, Café Boscanova serves up Bohemian vibes and Bournemouth’s best coffee. Stop off here for DIY pancakes, granola, porridge, an extensive menu of creamy coffees and alternative Kombuchas. Offering flavoursome dishes with an international twist, this café’s ever-changing menu caters to all your vegan, veggie, gluten-free needs. The ultimate personification of cool, the bare brick walls and eccentric décor coupled with top quality caffeine have earned this place the reputation of Bournemouth’s leading pioneer in coffee culture.
An embodiment of scratch cooking and advocate of locally sourced produce, Little Pickle Deli Café and its famous lemon and herb sausages, close our list of best brunches in Bournemouth. Taking on the aesthetic of beach shabby chic, the family owned deli are all about local love and care. Kick back and relax in upcycled furniture and sip tea from vintage crockery. Freshly baking pastries and breads daily, you’re guaranteed a sublime meal of the finest quality.
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- Lucy Norris