Early morning after a hard night and feeling the effects? We’ve got you covered with the best breakfast Southampton has to offer. It’s no secret that a tasty breakfast can set the tone for the day, especially when you might be feeling a little worse for wear.

With good quality food and reasonable prices fit for a student loan budget, finding the best breakfast restaurants in Southampton is made easy. Now, let’s dig in.

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Miss Ellie’s Cafe

Nestled in the heart of Southampton, Miss Ellie’s Café is a treasure trove for every breakfast lover. Students and locals alike flock to this quaint café to indulge in the finest breakfast offerings in the city.

Miss Ellie’s Cafe stands as a testament to good quality food, friendly service, and a warm, inviting atmosphere, ensuring every guest feels right at home. The café boasts a menu brimming with delicious, freshly made options, satisfying a range of tastes and dietary needs.

Visitors rave about their delicious cooked breakfast and sausage muffin special, so if you’re looking for something to soak up the night before, Miss Ellie’s Cafe is a winner.

Find Miss Ellie’s Cafe: 31A Manor Farm Road, Southampton SO18 1NN

Uptons of Bassett

As well as a bistro/steak bar, Uptons of Bassett also has a butcher shop on-site. It is easily one of the best breakfast restaurants around, with visitors giving great reviews on their cooked breakfast, steak and bacon sandwiches.

Uptons of Bassett is a great breakfast spot for delicious food at prices that won’t drain your student loan. If you’re looking for friendly service and a great spot to grab breakfast, Uptons of Bassett certainly delivers.

Find Uptons of Bassett: 351 Winchester Road, Southampton SO16 7DJ

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Woodies Wine Bar

Now, a wine bar may not be your first location to grab breakfast, but stick with it. As well as pizza, wine (obviously) and plenty of other goodies, Woodies Wine Bar is also well known for their breakfast options.

While their Woodies Breakfast will set you back £13.95, it’s worth every penny, with chorizo sausage, black pudding and plenty more. If you’re looking for great value, you’ve found it with Woodies.

Find Woodies Wine Bar: The Barn, Woodside Court, Netley Abbey, Netley SO31 5JB

Cafe Thrive

In a great location in Southampton city centre, Cafe Thrive serves excellent food at student-friendly prices. Packed with vegetarian and allergen-friendly options, this city centre breakfast spot is the perfect student hangout.

Too late for breakfast? Grab yourself a milkshake or soft serve sundae.

Find Cafe Thrive: 18 Hanover Buildings, Southampton SO14 1JX

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Halladay’s Tearooms

Love pancakes? Halladay’s Tearooms has a great choice of breakfast options, including tasty pancakes. From poached eggs to avocado, salmon and plenty of toast, customer reviews frequently mention great portions, eggs royale and friendly service from all the staff.

Find Halladay’s Tearooms: 6 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB

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If you’re a fan of great coffee, Josie’s makes for the perfect breakfast place. Whether mushrooms on toast and poached eggs, or delicious fluffy pancakes with maple syrup, Josie’s seems to have it all.

Many reviews give praise for their “best breakfast ever!” and great value for money. While Josie’s isn’t in Southampton city centre, it’s worth a visit to Bishops Waltham for the coffee alone.

Find Josie’s: 6-8 High Street Bishops Waltham, Southampton SO32 1AA

Tim’s Bistro

Conveniently placed in the centre of Southampton, you can simply roll out of bed and get yourself a delicious breakfast. This small but intimate bistro has a relaxed atmosphere that’ll soothe those Saturday hangovers as you dive into your breakfast.

Find Tim’s Bistro: 19 Bedford Place, Southampton SO15 2DB

Stakks Pancake House

Looking for good food and a place to hang out with your friends? Discuss the night before with a plate of fluffy pancakes at Stakks Pancake House. Get adventurous with your toppings, or if you fancy something savoury, get your hands on their smoked salmon and cream cheese crepes!

Find Stakks Pancake House: Civic Centre Road Upper Level, Marlands Shopping Centre, Southampton SO14 7SJ

The Artisan

Situated in Guildhall Square, The Artisan offers a variety of classic breakfast and brunch dishes, set within a trendy cafe atmosphere. The Artisan also has some great coffee options, to help keep you fuelled.

Find The Artisan: Guildhall Square, Sir James Matthews Building, Southampton SO14 7NN

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Brunch & Barista

With breakfast available all day, every day, Brunch & Barista is a huge favourite among Southampton students. Grab yourself their Brunch Special Breakfast for just £14, with any drink and optional extras including scrambled eggs, black pudding and fried tomatoes.

In a great location for breakfast at any time of day, you’re gonna want to add Brunch & Barista to your hit list for great coffee and your post-night-out grub.

Find Brunch & Barista: 102 Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DT

Poppins Cafe & Restaurant

A wonderful family-owned and operated cafe, Poppins Cafe & Restaurant is incredibly popular with both students and Southampton locals. Whether you’re looking for a great value fry up or a simple snack, Poppins easily ticks the breakfast boxes.

Its central location makes it easy for the gang to come together for breakfast, no matter where you’re rolling out of bed.

Find Poppins Cafe & Restaurant: 181 High St, Southampton, SO14 2BY

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Mettricks Coffee House

Mettricks Coffee House is more than just your caffeine hit. With three locations around Southampton, whether you’re living right in town or in a uni house a little further out, this little gem makes for a great spot of brunch, lunch, drinks or coffee.

Another favourite place for pancakes, you’ll be pleased to hear that Mettricks serve brunch until 4pm all week. They also have a bunch of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available.

Find Mettricks Coffee House: 1 Guildhall Place, Southampton SO14 7DU

The Boat Shop Cafe

Although a little further out in Woolston, The Boat Shop Cafe is definitely worth the travel. If you’re looking for breakfast Southampton style, you won’t be disappointed.

From great fried eggs to sandwiches and tasty bacon, this little gem should most certainly be on your breakfast must-visit list.

Find The Boat Shop Cafe: 9 The Colonnade, Woolston, Southampton SO19 7QT