Birdhouse's top 10 places for breakfast or brunch

On a day off, there is nothing we love more than to start the day by heading out for a decent brekkie! Is there anything better than the smell of fresh coffee, delicious food and a morning catch up with family and friends?! Here are our top local recommendations …

By Laura Bird

With the current Covid situation, some hours vary but most places are still offering fabulous take-out services, check websites for more details.

Bills – Reigate

Situated right in the heart of town you cannot beat this classic breakfast haunt. With a pretty terrace, cosy and vibrant décor, a buzzing atmosphere, great service and a delicious menu, you will not leave feeling hungry or disappointed! We highly recommend the pancakes.

Serving breakfast daily till 11.30am.

Cote – Reigate

Another favourite in the centre of Reigate town, a classic French bistro that offers a fantastic breakfast and service to match. We recommend trying the champagne breakfast which is both delicious and good value for money.

Serving breakfast Mon – Fri 9am-12pm.
Serving brunch Sat, Sun and Bank Hols 9am-2pm.

The Old Post – Nutfield

This small local run business is a total hidden treasure. In the summer dine in the pretty courtyard and in winter cosy up in a quiet corner with coffee! They offer a studio with plenty of workout classes, a fantastic interior/home/gift shop and the best coffee and cake in town!

Serving breakfast daily 8.30am-11.30am.

The Green Rooms – Godstone

Opposite Godstone Green find the quirky and delightful Green Rooms, a small family run cafe with a fun atmosphere and exceptional service. Their menu is extensive offering fresh and locally sourced breakfast dishes. We recommend ‘Eggs Ben’.

Serving breakfast Mon-Fri 9am-5pm,  Sat & Sun 9am-5.30pm.
Closed Weds and Bank Hols.

The Priory Farm Cafe – Nutfield

A quick stop, convenient, casual breakfast is served at Priory Farm Cafe. Set within the farm grounds it offers a relaxing way to start the day with deliciously fresh food. There is also a great outdoor play area to keep little ones entertained … win win!

Serving breakfast daily.

Lord Roberts on the Green – Purley

A delightful independent restaurant and coffee shop located on the edge of the Webb Estate in Purley. We love their avocado on toast, super fresh smoothies and daily homemade cakes. They also offer a fantastic kid’s menu. Thank us later!

Serving all day menu Mon – Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

The Light Bar Caffe – Coulsdon

For an easy, fuss free brekkie from an extensive menu head for The Light Bar Caffe. With a great selection to choose from you will be set for the day ahead! We recommend french toast and a mango smoothie.

Serving breakfast Tues- Thurs 8am-4pm Fri – Sun 9am – 3pm.
Closed Mon.

Fego – Banstead

Inspired by South Africa, Fego offers a stylish restaurant, great hospitality and a super menu of baps, bagels, light bites, eggs and pastries.

Serving brunch daily until 5pm.

The Ivy Brasserie – Cobham

Start the day in style and venture a little further out to The Ivy Brasserie in Cobham. The breakfast and brunch menus, service and décor simply never disappoint.

Serving breakfast Mon – Fri 9am-11.30am Sat & Sun 9am-11am
Serving weekend brunch & Bank Hols 11am–4pm

The Garden House @ Beaverbook – Leatherhead

For the ultimate indulgent morning head to The Garden House at The Beaverbrook Hotel. Surrounded by beautiful gardens this restaurant is both relaxing and comforting, offering only the very best home-cooked breakfast dishes. We love to take a walk around the stunning grounds afterwards.

Serving breakfast daily