The Sheffield Brunch Guide

7th July 2017

Whether you are already a student at university in Sheffield, or due to start your first year in September the chances are that you are interested in finding the best places to eat and drink in the city.

At Collegiate, we are committed to not only providing the finest luxury student accommodation in Sheffield, but also offering you the best advice on a range of important topics via our blog. In today’s instalment, we have put together a guide for the best places to brunch in Sheffield.

So, read on to find a list of our top restaurants and cafés in Sheffield which we recommend you visit to enjoy a little brunch.

The Grind Cafe

The Grind Café on Green Lane is just across the water from the Kelham Island Museum and is always bustling with hungry students looking for something a little different. This independent café has a welcoming atmosphere and an extensive menu of exciting and unusual meals.

Full breakfasts are of course on offer but it’s become a popular brunch hot spot for baked eggs and sausage rolls, if you’re that way inclined. It’s also happens to sell some of the best coffee in the city of Sheffield.

Lucky Fox

If your idea of heaven is being surrounded by fried chicken and craft beers then Lucky Fox on Division Street might just be the restaurant for you - no matter what time of the day. This American inspired diner attracts students around the city to its doors thanks to the tasty brunch on the menu.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth then the French toast, fruit and waffles will tempt you, and it’s also got a wide range of veggie dishes across the menu too.

Made by Jonty’s

Made by Jonty’s is one café that pops up on brunch place lists all over the internet. It’s a small independent café that you can find on Sharrowvale Road and it’s a favourite with students for its extensive all-day breakfast menu. So if you’re a late riser after a night spent studying, you won’t miss Jonty’s delicious offerings.

The menu features everything from fry ups to waffles, and even breakfast burritos which all get a thumbs up from us.  And with free WIFI on offer, you’ll find lots of students enjoying brunch while working here.


Fagan’s is the epitome of a greasy spoon and is very popular with hungry students across the city looking for a quick something before their class starts. You can find this traditional little pub on Broad Lane where it serves pints and large servings of all the best breakfast and brunch classics you can think of.

If you’re looking for a down to earth atmosphere where you can relax all day then Fagan’s is the pub for you, indeed it is frequented by a range of people, from locals to students alike.

Tamper Coffee

No best brunch list would be complete without a café devoted to its coffee, perfect for that morning boost all students crave. All their coffee beans are roasted locally in Yorkshire, and the goods on the menu are from local producers too, making it a firm favourite.

If it’s a relaxed atmosphere and extensive brunch menu that you are after then Tamper Coffee in any of its two locations in the city are for you. Try the eggs benedict with typically British bubble and squeak, or the veggie rejuvenator if your body is crying out for some emergency veg.


Wellies is a far cry from the greasy spoons around Sheffield but that’s what makes it so popular. This little café prides itself on serving food cooked to perfection and proves that doing something simple works well.

It may be a popular sandwich shop with workers but it’s also a great spot for students looking for a quick breakfast too. Why not call in for late brunch? Or stop by for a bacon sandwich on your way to lectures.


On Norfolk Road, Marmadukes is always on lists for the best brunch in Sheffield. It’s a popular coffee shop and café known for its menu made up of locally sourced ingredients.  Brunch is served all day long and is excellent value for money.

It can get busy, but it is well worth the wait once you taste the food. The menu features delicious choices like campfire beans, eggs benedict and scotch pancakes which will set you up for a day at uni.


Based on Barber Road, Alyssum is perfect for students who don’t want to stray too far from their homes. It’s a predominantly student populated area and the café has homely décor which make it a great setting for settling down to some delicious and very ‘Instagrammable’ food.

On the menu, you’ll find everything from granola to pancakes as well as a veggie full English breakfast. And if you’re still hungry after that beast of a brunch then the cakes are seriously good too.

So, there you have it, our pick of the best brunch places in Sheffield. We urge you to try those in this list and let us know what you think! While you’re at it, why not take a look at our luxury student accommodation in Sheffield, and have access to all these wonderful places, right on your doorstep.

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