Top Spots for Full English Breakfasts in Swindon

Whether you’re gearing up for a busy day or winding down after a night out, the full English breakfast remains a beloved choice among Swindon residents. With its variety of components, there’s something to please everyone, and plenty of room for different takes on the classic dish.

The English Breakfast Society traces the origins of this hearty meal back to the 14th century, when it was a lavish morning feast enjoyed before a hunt, showcasing the wealth and quality of the host’s estate. Though it was once a costly indulgence, by the late 20th century, the full English breakfast had become known for being both affordable and predominantly fried. Throughout its history, the consensus has been that both quality and quantity are crucial; each bite should be delicious, and there should be plenty to go around.

Swindon is home to a fantastic array of cafes and restaurants serving breakfast, each offering its own unique twist on the classic. Here are five top spots, each boasting at least 100 Google reviews and renowned for their English breakfasts.

1. Best for Price: Johnny’s Grill

Rating: 4.9 (131 reviews)

Price: £6.90

Location: 75 Bridge Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 1BT

This Romanian eatery offers the most affordable full English breakfast with an impressive 4.9 rating. Expect quality meats and traditional Romanian dishes.

Top Review: “Best breakfast I can ever remember. A lovely unspoilt treasure amongst the hustle and bustle of Swindon.”

Opens: 10am

2. Best for Local Produce: The Butcher’s Mate

Rating: 4.8 (227 reviews)

Price: £11.75

Location: 120A High St, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 7AU

This cafe sources its meat, dairy, and bread from local suppliers.

Top Review: “A full 10/10 for this place. Breakfast was delicious and even more so as they have a butcher next door which supplies all their meat!”

Opens: 8am

3. Best for Choice: Kitchen on the Corner

Rating: 4.8 (199 reviews)

Price: £10 (Saturday only)

Location: 1, Faringdon House, Swindon SN1 5AR

Known for its specialty coffee, brownies, and milkshakes.

Top Review: “This was by far the best breakfast I’ve had my entire stay in the UK!”

Opens: 8am (10am on Sundays)

4. Best Classic Fry-Up: The Butcher’s Cafe

Rating: 4.8 (167 reviews)

Price: £12.70

Location: 138 Cricklade Rd, Gorse Hill, Swindon SN2 8AG

A family-run cafe offering fresh, locally sourced food.

Top Review: “I genuinely believe this is the absolute best fry up you can get in Swindon.”

Opens: 8.30am (Closed Sundays)

5. Best Hidden Gem: Cafe Nexus

Rating: 4.8 (150 reviews)

Price: £14.25

Location: 6 Darby Cl, Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, Swindon SN2 2PN

Praised for its generous portions and delicious filter coffee.

Top Review: “Huge breakfast, all cooked beautifully, sausages were lovely, no trouble in changing items for something else.”

Opens: 8am (Closed weekends)

Whether you’re after a budget-friendly bite or a locally sourced feast, Swindon’s breakfast spots have something to offer everyone.

Image credit: Andy Wang / Unsplash


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