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3 Quick & Easy Breakfasts to Pick Up Before Work

· Joseph Sheerin · Food and Drink

From post-workout shakes to shakshuka, breakfast is sorted.

Shakshuka at Laynes Espresso

Next time you need something quick and tasty for breakfast before work starts, try one of these tasty options…

It’s the most important meal of the day, so skipping breakfast just isn’t an option, no matter how busy you are. Luckily, you can grab a bite on your way to work, even if you’re heading into the office while it’s still dark. And it’s not soulless corporate crumpets either – we’re talking tasty homemade food, cooked up by independents, and post-workout shakes. Read on my friends, read on.

Belgian style waffles at SIX

Belgian waffles at SIX Leeds

SIX is a new addition to Leeds, but it’s already turned into a real breakfast destination. They’re open from 8am, so you can pop in before work and treat yourself to something sweet. The Belgian style waffles are absolutely indulgent and come piled high with toppings. You’ve got two ways to enjoy them – both cost £7, but you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck. The first is topped with fresh organic banana and a generous helping of Nutella, or you can swap the chocolate spread for berries, maple syrup and hemp seeds. It’s sweet, but it’s nutritious too.


SIX, 66-68 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE.


Breakfast shakes at TRIB3

This one’s a little bit different. You see, TRIB3 do high intensity workouts – you can burn off up to 1,000 calories before you even start your work day, with the studio opening from 6am. But if you’re going to push your body that hard, you need to refuel, which is why you can order a breakfast shake before you start – and it’ll be ready to pick up when you finish. They’re made with fruit, milk or one of their milk alternatives, then they add protein powder to give you a boost of fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. There are loads of flavours, from the incredibly popular Chocolate and Banana to the Berry Buzz, Strawberry HIIT and Cinnamon Breakfast.

TRIB3, 68a Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE.

Shakshuka at Laynes Espresso

Shakshuka at Laynes Espresso

You can be adventurous with breakfast-on-the-go, you know. Laynes is open from 7am every morning and it’s just yards away from Leeds Station. Get your day off to a great start with a traditional Middle Eastern dish – shakshuka. Their arrabbiata ragu is topped with a baked egg, sprinkled with dukkah, an Egyptian mixture of herbs, spices and nuts. Scoop it up with sourdough and harissa butter. It comes in at £7.50, so you might not be able to have it every day, but it sure is a treat.

Laynes Espresso, 16 New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DL.