Our 5 best breakfast spots to start your day in Winchester

From a full English to a bowl of porridge it's the most important meal of the day, so we have composed a list of our top five breakfast spots in Winchester.

Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and while many believe that a reduced appetite is common as age increases it is important to remember that a poor appetite in seniors can lead to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies thereby having a negative impact both physically and mentally.

So why not take your senior friends or family members out for breakfast? Not only will it help break up their day by spending some quality social time with you, but they can also indulge by eating something they wouldn’t usually make for themselves.

Here at Home Instead Central Hampshire, we have composed a list of our top five breakfast spots in Winchester.

4th Street Kitchen

The 4th Street Kitchen is an independent local café is based in the heart of Winchester, inside the Projects Kitchen & Store. With an Eastern and American inspired breakfast and brunch menu if you are looking for somewhere that veers away from the more traditional full English then this is the place for you. Top choices include the Shaksouka, which is baked duck eggs in a spiced tomato sauce or even the pea and asparagus pancakes. Ideal for senior family or friends that enjoy more adventurous dishes or perhaps are well-travelled and would enjoy the opportunity to reminisce over brunch.

They have more traditional items on the menu, such as waffles, avocado on toast and eggs in various ways, but this might be an opportunity to try something slightly different. A good talking point that is sure to thrill and tantalise the senses.

Closed on Mondays the kitchen is open from 9:30 Tuesday to Saturday and from 10:30 on Sunday, located just minutes from the world-famous Winchester Cathedral this delicious dining experience is a destination in itself.

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Côte Winchester

This addition to the French brasserie chain is located on the high street in Winchester, Cote Winchester, and serves breakfast Monday to Friday from 9 am until 12 noon and until 12:30 pm on weekends. One of its many offerings is the upgrade to a champagne breakfast for £17.95, which offers the choice of any breakfast from its menu with a hot drink or juice accompanied by a glass of Laurent-Perrier NV Cuvee.

With a range of hot options including the traditional full English, a Vegetarian, Vegan, and a French breakfast there is something for all dietary requirements. Wheelchair access is available around the side of the restaurant, and they also offer some lighter breakfast options for those with smaller appetites that still wish to enjoy a nice breakfast.

Traditional French dishes such as Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame are also on offer for Francophiles. Just be sure not to dip one of their delicious buttery croissants or a pain au chocolat in your coffee!


Josie’s is a well-known local haunt renowned for its all-day breakfast offerings. Open Monday – Friday at 7:30 am and 8 am on weekends its breakfast focused menu offers everything from a classic full English to various takes on Eggs Benedict. Perhaps its most popular breakfast items though are its pancakes. With more savoury options such as the breakfast pancakes, which come with bacon, a fried egg, sausage, and maple syrup to its beloved sweet options of fruit, Banoffee, Oreo or Biscoff pancakes.

It’s a great morning treat, particularly for those who like various choices of food and drinks. With various different coffees, teas, smoothies, and milkshakes on the menu, it is only a five-minute walk from Winchester. They are also wheelchair accessible so if your senior friends or family member use any mobility assistance this is a great place to take them.

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The Ivy Winchester Brasserie

Located in the centre of town The Ivy Winchester Brasserie serves breakfast Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 11:15 am and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 10:45 am. One of their better-known breakfast items is ‘The Ivy Full English Breakfast’.

A feast including bacon, sausages, a fried hen’s egg, potato rosti, black pudding, plum tomato, flat mushroom, baked beans, and your choice of white or granary toast. They also offer a vegetarian option which includes grilled halloumi and hollandaise. Their vast breakfast menu has a host of light and healthy options such as smoked salmon crumpet, oat and almond granola and kippers to name a few.

Its central location on Winchester high street makes it an ideal stop-off point for those out for a morning walk along the high street wanting a sit-down break. Or even as a destination point for a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary breakfast. It also has some outdoor seating which is ideal for a sunny morning.


This dedicated vegetarian spot offers a range of vegetarian breakfast dishes, with many being vegan friendly as well. With options, such as porridge, smoothie bowls and avocado on toast they also offer various filled bagels and a wide range of coffees and smoothies all made with dairy-free milk alternatives.

Rawberry is an ideal spot for anyone with Vegan or Vegetarian senior friends or family members who are looking for somewhere delicious to start their day. Open from 9:30 with their current brunch menu being served until 2 pm they also have various ‘artsy pop ups’ held in the evenings, be sure to check the dates and times but eating whilst browsing the work of local artists is always great fun. They also offer wheelchair access from their side entrance with a chic and fashionable atmosphere it is defiantly a brunch spot to check out.

Winchester offers a great range of different breakfast spots, all of which are friendly and a wonderful start to the day for any senior friends or family members. Take the opportunity to treat them to the most important meal of the day and let us know if you think there are any Winchester breakfast sports that we should add to our recommendations.

If you would like to learn more about home care options for you or a loved one in Winchester or its surrounding area, then get in touch to find out more today.

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