Early bird? Try these places for breakfast!
Cafes and restaurants open for breakfast in Durham | Hom

Set your loved ones up for the day ahead with a breakfast in one of these eateries in the Durham and surrounding areas

It is well known that breakfast is the most important meals of the day.  It starts off our metabolism and helps us to concentrate during the day.

It is important that our older loved ones are encouraged to eat breakfast.   By supporting with small portions of nutritious foods, we can help to they are getting enough vitamins and minerals to promote a healthy lifestyle. A good breakfast can help to keeps the brain fuelled and research suggests that people who eat breakfast are more likely to have better mental function than those who do not.  Enjoying a healthy breakfast can help to improve the processing speed of the brain.

Is your loved one is an early bird, why not help them to get out and early morning for a breakfast at one of these eateries in Durham?

Treats café and tea rooms

Treats café is a family ran eatery open from 9.30am Mon – Fri, 8am on Saturdays (for the really early risers!) and from 9am on Sundays.  The café is located at the bottom of Silver Street west of Durham Market Place.  The grade 2 listed building is located on one of the oldest and prettiest streets in Durham City centre.  It should be noted that due to it’s medieval heritage, the street is cobbled and is on an inclined.  It may be, therefore, harder for some of our clients to get to if they have mobility difficulties.  The street is around the corner from the famous Durham Cathedral so ideal for exploring the City after breakfast.

Their full English Breakfast is also served all day long, just in case a lie in is needed!   They have a varied menu if you fancy something different including American pancakes and vegetarian and vegan options.   Produce is freshly sourced from local farms.

Tea Barn Pity Me Nursery

The ‘Tea Barn’ at Pity Me nursery has a lovely café which boats a cosy wood burning fire for those colder days!   A great choice for a breakfast as it opens at 9am every day.  They also have a nice patio for warmer days.  For those who are doggie lovers it also has a dog friendly area.  Food is made fresh and therefore is necessarily a quick option… good things come to those who wait!

There is also plenty of car parking at the Tea Room.

Penshaw Tea Rooms

Set at the foot of the famous Penshaw monument, the tea rooms are set in a lovely converted barn with views of the monument and it’s gorgeous surroundings.  They sell fresh home made breakfasts as well as delicious scones, quiches, sandwiches and much more for those who may be enjoying a later ‘second breakfast!’.

Homer Hill Farm

Homer Hill Farm is located off the A690 at Rainton Gate, Houghton-le-Spring.

Here you can enjoy a traditional full English, crumpets, sausage sarnies or something a bit different such as waffles with crispy bacon, maple syrup and Chantilly cream (yum!).  If you fancy a treat why not try scrambled eggs with smoked salmon to set you up for the day.

The café is open from 9.30am mon – sat and 10am on Sunday.  On Sundays the breakfast menu finishes at 11.30am.  Homer Hill has a lovely farm shop so you can enjoy a browse after breakfast.

Ashley Cottage Tea room

Ashley Cottage Tea room is located in the heart of Chester-Le-Street, up a little side street (Ashley Terrace) not far from the market place.  It has a traditional, cosy, ‘cottage’  feel.  It has a small garden area with outdoor seating if you fancy an alfresco breakfast on warmer days! The garden enjoys visitors of the feathered type too!  Breakfasts are served all day so if an early visit is not your style, you will not miss out even if you have had a lie in.  The café is open from 9.30am mon – sat.

It should be noted that the toilets in the  café are upstairs with no lift.  This may make it more difficult for people who may have mobility difficulties.

Support at home could be ideal for your elderly relative to receive support to get out and about.

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