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5 Scrumdiddlyumptious Breakfasts Worth Getting Up Early For

· Katie Wells · Food and Drink

Make your breakfast the most delicious meal of the day.

Fettle Pork Belly Benedict

You’ll always wake up on the right side of the bed when you have these delectable dishes to look forward to.

There’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious breakfast, and these five dishes are well-worth rolling out of bed for. We’re talking fluffy pancake stacks drenched in maple syrup, perfectly spiced Turkish eggs and whopping great full English breakfasts that are sure to cure any hangover. So next time you wake up with the morning munchies in Leeds, you can treat yourself to a scrumptious brekkie.

The Yorkshire Breakfast at Wapentake

Wapentake Breakfast

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Wapentake’s Yorkshire Breakfast is the stuff of legend. This hefty fry-up promises a plate packed with local fare, sourced from their neighbours at Kirkgate Market. Expect two thick sausages alongside a pile of perfectly crisp bacon rashers. You’ll also get two runny poached eggs, black pudding, grilled tomato, hash browns and a toasted muffin. Just add a pot of rich, tomatoey Hendo’s Beans and it’s enough to tempt anyone out of bed.

Wapentake, 92 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DJ.

Buttermilk Pancakes at Olive & Rye

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Olive & Rye’s Buttermilk Pancakes are just the ticket to start the day. You’ll get a stack of three delightfully fluffy pancakes which you can get with two indulgent toppings. Snaffle caramelised apple, cinnamon and honey butter, or why not try the vanilla poached strawberries? These fruity morsels melt in your mouth and they’re the perfect partner to the soft pancakes, which come dripping in maple syrup and sprinkled with pistachios.

Olive & Rye, Queens Arcade, 18-20 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LF.

The Bandeja Paisa at Kanassa


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You can kick start your day with delicious Colombian fare if you order the Bandeja Paisa at Kanassa. It’s a South American take on a full English, so be prepared for a belly-busting feed. You’ll get sweet ‘n’ sticky fried plantain with an oozing fried egg, chunky guac and their delicious pineapple slaw. They then pile on a mound of smoky chipotle black beans, topped with three irresistibly cheesy arepas. Finished off with chopped coriander and chilli, it’s a flavour-packed way to start the day.

Kanassa, Leeds Kirkgate Market, 34 George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.

The Pork Benedict at Fettle

Fettle Pork Benedict

A unique take on a classic, Fettle’s Pork Benedict is a must-try. You’ll get a thick round of perfectly cooked pork belly – the outside is crisp and golden while soft, buttery meat awaits inside. It’s topped with a dollop of hollandaise sauce and a poached egg that oozes golden yolk as you sink your knife in. Sweet pickled fennel and caramelised apple slices add a wonderful sweetness to the dish, which is finished off with a sprinkling of rye and oats.

Fettle, 73 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR.

The Turkish Eggs at Laynes Espresso

Laynes Espresso Turkish Eggs

You can inject your breakfast with tantalising Middle Eastern flavours at Laynes Espresso, where they whip up a mean plate of Turkish Eggs. You’ll get two runny poached eggs, smothered in a lip-smacking blend of smoky chilli butter sauce and garlic yoghurt. They dust it all in a secret blend of spices, lay on a crisp bed of spinach and serve it with two thick slices of toasted sourdough, perfect for soaking up all the eggy goodness.

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