I absolutely love finding cute places to get breakfast/lunch in cities I’ve not visited before. Getting food at independent cafe’s is so much nicer than heading to your regular Starbucks or Costa, thats for sure. At the beginning of the week, we were up in Sheffield and I was on the hunt for some cute places we could go for breakfast and lunch. Anndd I think I was pretty successful in my findings.
The first place we headed to for breakfast, was Marmadukes. This is just outside of the city centre, near the Winter Gardens. It’s kind of hidden down a walkway, opposite a church, which is such a lovely location. The interior was absolutely gorgeous, very rustic. The breakfast menu was packed full of sweet and savoury treats, it was quite hard to choose what to go for. I usually opt for something sweet at breakfast time and their scotch pancakes sounded delicious. As you can see above, I went for those with the berry compote and they were to die for.
They also had the option of peanut butter, banana and ice cream (which also looked super yummy) or the classic bacon and maple syrup. They also had a selection of tea’s, coffee’s and cold drinks. I wish I could go back and try some of their other food/drinks because it all sounded so yummy. If you’re around the Sheffield area, I’d highly recommend popping in here for a super delicious breakfast.
Another gorgeous little independent cafe. This is hidden away in a small courtyard, which feels very peaceful as soon as you turn the corner. They sell incredible cakes, they do toasties/sandwiches/bagels and obviously coffee. We decided to visit here around lunch time because I was desperate to try out their cheese toastie. Not joking when I say this, it was the best cheese toastie I’ve ever had in my life it was amazing. It wasn’t too filling as the bread was really light, I’m so sad its about 4 hours away from me because I’m craving it already.
They also sell amazing cakes (which you can see on their Instagram). We opted for their peanut butter cookie sandwich and their strawberry mascarpone croissant. The cookie sandwich was beyond incredible as well, I didn’t expect anything less to be honest. It was very moreish and again, I’m craving it again already. On the other hand, the croissant wasn’t quite my cup of tea. It looked amazing but I wasn’t overly fussed about the mascarpone. Alongside the amazing food, the interior was lovely. It felt very homely and welcoming, which is always a positive.
I know there is many more independent cafes up in Sheffield that serve some amazing food and if I ever head back up, I’ll definitely check them out. But if you’re ever in the area then I’d highly recommend checking out Marmadukes and Steam Yard because they’re amazing.