Little Yellow Pig
Each of the Amble team has been challenged to nominate their favourite brunch spot in Chester. For me, it’s Little Yellow Pig. It’s kitschy and cool, but also feels homely. The walls are decorated with an abundance of music memorabilia, piggy themed art and Lego and comic books for the kids (or kids at heart). The comfy armchairs and original fireplace in the dining room make you feel right at home, as well as the always-warm welcome from the staff. The menu is simple, but the food is always delicious and very reasonably priced. They also sell fresh bread and homemade cakes daily.
Standard breakfast fare; poached eggs, avocado, pancakes, bacon sarnies (with super thick cut bacon) and of course a full English. They also serve lighter bites, such as teacakes, toast and scones as well as a wide variety of sandwiches, salads and soup for lunch. Brunch is served until 2pm, great news for late risers! They pride themselves on their coffee (and rightly so) and have a good range of teas as well as locally sourced Harry’s hot chocolate.
With a big day ahead of me, I opted for the full breakfast (£6.95) and was not disappointed. Their bacon is extra thick and the sausages were some of the best I’ve ever had. Not normally one for toast, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it came as a slab cut straight from one of the tasty fresh loaves in the window. I accompanied my feast with a mug of their delicious coffee and some OJ.
The food and drinks here are more than fair and always great quality. Breakfast ranges from scones (£1.80) to a full breakfast (£6.95) with a bacon sandwich at mid-range (£3.00). You can also add extras for up to £1.00 per item. A sandwich at lunch will set you back up to £5.50 or you may want to opt for something larger like a salad (£6.50) or soup and a sandwich (£7.50).
Set back out of the city centre, you’ll find this cute café just a few doors down from Sticky Walnut in Hoole. A great spot for Hoole locals, but also well worth the walk from the city centre itself. Perfect for a lazy Saturday stroll and with the vibrant murals in the windows, you can’t miss it!