Best brunch in Bath: 12 top brunch spots to try out

Grab a table on a cobbled terrace in lovely Bath and watch the world go by with a spot of brunch...

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Best brunch in Bath: 12 top brunch spots to try out

As anyone who has visited Bath will tell you, this picturesque city has a lot going for it - a magnificent abbey, the beautiful Royal Crescent with its proud Georgian stone mansions, and of course, the Roman Baths which give the city its name.


That’s all very well if you’re visiting for a day, but what if you live here? Well, Bathonians will tell you - Bath’s exciting, rejuvenated food and drink scene has something for everyone, from great wine bars and cafes to a host of brilliant restaurants, including the highly respected, Michelin-starred Olive Tree in the Queensberry Hotel on Russell Street.

But enough about that, that’s not why you’re here is it? You’re looking for the best brunches in Bath and we’ve got you covered. Bath is technically a city - the largest in Somerset - but it still has a West Country laid-back vibe about it and as a result, brunch suits the city rather well. Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? Who cares! As long as the food is good and no-one is in a rush, we’re all happy. You'll find lots of easy-going spots scattered among the city's quaint cobbled streets and little muses, as well as a some excellent bottomless brunches in Bath too, if that's what you're in for. 

Full disclosure - we’ve included a couple of spots that some may consider to be more breakfast than brunch, but brunch is as much about time of day as anything else. If you want a cinnamon bun from Landrace Bakery at midday and you want to call it brunch, who are we to stop you? So, without further ado, read on for our favourite places to eat brunch in Bath, from cooked breakfast specialists to bakeries, and vegan and vegetarian spots too.

Best brunch in Bath

These Bath brunch spots are our favourites, with plenty of options in the city centre as well as some special mentions just outside the city's edge.

Landrace Bakery

What: We featured the magnificent Upstairs at Landrace at number 15 in our Top 100 Restaurants in the UK list for 2022. Well, downstairs from Upstairs at Landrace is Landrace Bakery - a cracking bakery that specialises in sourdough made from British grains, and outstanding pastries. You can sit upstairs in the mornings, and let brunch drift straight into lunch when the restaurant opens.
Where: 61 Walcot Street, BA1 5BN
Book now: Landrace Bakery

Green Park Brasserie

green park brasserie dining room

What: Gorgeous Green Park Brasserie is a buzzy place to hangout on the weekend at all times of year, but the two al fresco terraces really come into their own in the summer months, when you can lounge with a brunch cocktail and a burger. There’s often free live music to listen to as well.
Where: Green Park Station, BA1 1JB
Book now: Green Park Brasserie

Cafe Lucca

coffee and cake at cafe lucca

What: This stylish cafe near the Royal Crescent is one of our favourite hangouts, particularly for the wonderful display of bakes and cakes that appears on the counter in the morning. There are lots of excellent salads too, as well as more typical gourmet brunch fare, and you’re perfectly placed to explore the city afterwards.
Where: 1 Bartlett Street, BA1 2QZ
Book now: Cafe Lucca

Newton Farm Shop Cafe

kids breakfast at newton farm

What: Take a little drive out west of the city and you’ll find Newton Farm, complete with its own farm shop and a wonderful cafe that opens for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Brunch, of course, could include either, or both - kick off with anything from toast and jam to a cooked breakfast, then get stuck into ham, egg and chips and a homemade pie later on.
Where: Newton Farm, Newton St Loe, BA2 9BT
Book now: Newton Farm Shop Cafe

Good Day Cafe

What: Good Day Cafe has always been top of the list for sweet-toothed brunchers in Bath, who call in on the cafe for caramel chocolate brownies, Kinder bar cookie dough and Custard Cream blondies. The cafe also does some more trad brunch items too, both sweet and savoury, including a lovely shakshuka, various things on Bertinet Bakery sourdough toast, signature pancake stacks and savoury brioche French toast.
Where: 12 Upper Borough Walls, BA1 1RH
Book now: Good Day Cafe

The Walcot

What: You’ll find The Walcot in a beautiful old bakery on Walcot Street, serving a compact, delicious breakfast and brunch menu. The old building itself is beautiful and a great spot if you want to sit somewhere a bit chic and watch the world go by with a coffee and a bacon and egg bap. The restaurant is great too later in the day and well worth a visit in its own right.
Where: 90 Walcot Street, BA1 5BG
Book now: The Walcot

Boston Tea Party Alfred Street

What: A reliable West Country favourite, Boston Tea Party has restaurants all over the south west and has become popular with the brunch crowd for delicious eggs, veggie breakfasts, great coffee and chirpy, colourful interiors. The Alfred Street branch has a little bit of terrace seating too, and the inside is massive, with loads of room for large groups.
Where: 8 Alfred Street, BA1 2QU
Book now: Boston Tea Party Alfred Street

Same Same But Different

What: Head on over to this charming, colourful cafe for simple, delicious cooked breakfasts. Vegetarian and vegan options are great too, and relaxed, friendly service makes you feel right at home. The location is perfect as well - just around the corner from the Circus. What’s not to like?
Where: 7a Princes Buildings, BA1 2ED
Book now: Same Same But Different

Kingsmead Kitchen

What: Kingsmead Kitchen’s prime location on charming, cobbled Kingsmead Square means that it’s always buzzing with customers tucking into cooked breakfasts, shakshuka, breakfast sandwiches and omelettes. The coffee is great too, and Kingsmead probably boasts the best people watching in Bath if you’re on the little terrace outside.
Where: 1 Kingsmead Street, Kingsmead Square, BA1 2AA
Book now: Kingsmead Kitchen

Cafe au Lait

What: Another of Bath’s great family-run indie cafes, Cafe au Lait has a cracking little spot right next to Bath Spa, so you can stop in for a bite to eat whenever you’re heading in and out of the city. Alongside quality cooked breakfasts, Cafe au Lait also does a mean pancake stack, and the team will very kindly store your luggage if you want to go and explore the city before getting a train.
Where: 12/14 Dorchester Street, BA1 1SS
Book now: Cafe au Lait

Green Bird Cafe

What: Another independent cafe with a cultish following, Green Bird certainly benefits from a brilliant location between Royal Crescent and the Circus. Still, if the food wasn’t top notch it wouldn’t be so highly rated amongst locals. Eggs are the order of the day here - go with fried, poached or scrambled, then add toppings of your choice. Outdoor tables are lovely, but extremely difficult to nab on nice days so make sure to get in early when the sun is shining.
Where: 11 Margaret's Buildings, BA1 2LP
Book now: Green Bird Cafe

Rooted Cafe

What: Independent and family run, Rooted Cafe is a little way out of Bath city centre, but it’s worth the trek, as its cult following of vegans and veggies will attest to. The Full Indian breakfast is always popular, and there are other brunch classics like bubble and squeak, and chilli and feta smash, all served on Bertinet Bakery bread.
Where: 20 Newbridge Road, BA1 3JX
Book now: Rooted Cafe

Want to plan your own culinary tour of the city? Check out our complete listings of restaurants in Bath and filter by ambience, price and cuisine before you book. Or, head over to nearby Bristol and visit one of the best restaurants in Bristol

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