Tendring breakfast spots

Who doesn’t love a breakfast or brunch out? We’re spoilt for choice across Clacton, Frinton, Walton, Brightlingsea and beyond.

And because the saying goes “Eat breakfast like a King” we thought we’d include a few locations offering a range of options for every budget and taste bud.  If you fancy someone else cooking up your breakfast, or maybe you would like to treat a loved one, here are a few to whet your appetite.

The Victoria Cafe

The Victoria Café in Brightlingsea is a warm and welcoming place that’s great for families and friends.  Even if early mornings are not your thing, don’t worry The Victoria won’t let you miss out as they offer an all-day breakfast.

We’re told that service is good, portions are generous, and the café is nice and clean with the kitchen visible so you can see the cooking. The menu is varied starting with your traditional breakfasts and including a pancake breakfast and a Turkish style breakfast to name but a few.  Lunch, dinner, snacks and much more are on offer here. The café is wheelchair accessible but doesn’t have a disabled toilet. There are parking spaces on the road outside the café but if you can’t find room there’s a car park just 2-minutes’ walk away that’s £1 for two hours.  To get to the Victoria Café head to Victoria Place in Brightlingsea.

The Good Taste Cafe

A great place for a breakfast in Walton is The Good Taste Café.  Refurbished in 2021 and opened seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm, food is cooked fresh to order.

Situated in the centre of Walton, it’s light, spacious interior with access from the high street makes it a great spot to treat your favourite senior.  It offers seasonal specials at just a little cost making the food good value for money. So, whether it’s an all-day breakfast or just a cappuccino you are treating your loved one to, there’s something for all tastes and appetites.  You can find The Good Taste Café at 24 High Street, Walton.

Fred's Cafe

Fred’s Café is a great place to go if you fancy a good old traditional full English breakfast at great prices.  It’s a well-known stop off point for locals, visiting cyclists, and tourists alike, all keen to refuel.

If you are really hungry go for The Big Trucker, think a full English and double it, or if you are in a hurry maybe Breakfast in a Bun to takeaway.  There are lunchtime deals on offer too, including fish and chips and you can even get the types of puddings you used to have at school, remember Spotted Dick and Sticky Toffee Pudding?  This is a no fuss, good honest grub and service at knock down prices, kind of place.  You will find Fred’s Café on Connaught Avenue, limited parking is available along the road or further towards the sea-front.

The Blue Garden Cafe

The Blue Garden Café is next door to Clacton Garden Centre and on the rural edge of Clacton-on-Sea.  This atrium style café/restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and uses locally sourced fresh produce.  We think it’s a super spot to while away an hour or two over breakfast or brunch.

The Blue Garden’s motto is ‘Simple food, done well’ and they have a ‘Field to Fork, Fresh and Local’ policy to sourcing their produce.  They are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.  Their menu is extensive and whether your appetite is large or small, there’s something for all.  Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it.  You can find The Blue Garden Café just off of St Johns Road (B1027), Clacton-on-Sea, it has onsite parking, is wheelchair accessible and has a disabled toilet.

Flags Cafe

“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…” and if you pop into Flags Cafe for breakfast you couldn’t get any closer.  Lesley Young and her team will be there to greet you with a warm welcome.  They serve a selection of breakfast options from the Full English to a bacon, sausage and egg bap.  And if you have a sweet tooth we hear their cheesecakes are pretty amazing.

Lesley helped to defrost the Home Instead team recently after we immersed ourselves in the sea for fundraising ‘Dip for Dementia’ to raise awareness and money as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

The Flags is a regular pit stop for many dog walkers and promenade strollers, it’s a thriving cafe with a friendly atmosphere and serving good honest grub.

Seating is outside which is a real sun trap and there’s a ramp for wheelchair users and prams and strollers.  You can find Flags along the promenade on Kings Parade at the Holland-on-Sea end of Clacton.