The Birmingham Breakfast Club was set up with a single objective: To find Birmingham’s Best Breakfast. It runs in collaboration with Bike to Breakfast, who’s objective is to cycle from home, in to Birmingham City Centre, enjoy a great Birmingham Full English, then cycle back home. Bike to Breakfast was set up purely to justify eating some wholly unhealthy breakfasts – but be calorific-ally better off by the time we got home.
The first big question is this: What is a Full English? To me, its a meal with Bacon, Sausage, eggs and bread. There are of course many extras that could make it better or worse, (depending on your opinion). These could and frequently do include the following:
- . Fried Bread
- . Beans
- . Tomatoes, tinned or fresh
- . Black Pudding
- . White Pudding
- . Mushrooms
The next problem is to how exactly do we compare breakfasts? How can you compare a £12.95 breakfast with one that costs £5.00 and includes a coffee or tea? Its very difficult.
I have tried to judge all of these breakfasts fairly, taking into consideration the venue, the welcome and attitude of the staff, the quality of the ingredients, the hygiene of the café and mine and my fellow breakfasters’ opinions and general thoughts about them.
The attached spreadsheet will give you a my thoughts and opinions. Currently, at the top of the list is The High Field in Edgbaston, closely followed by the Deli in Boldmere and Yorks Bakery Café in the city centre.
Who knows, there may be an award or two coming up in the new year….
I am always looking for more venues and breakfasts to try out, so any recommendations are more that welcome.