If your elderly loved one is an early riser, why not take them out for a treat

yummy breakfast in one of the delightful cafés dotted around East Hertfordshire?

Sometimes it’s good to do things a little differently – as we’ve discovered at Home Instead East Herts and Uttlesford. One alternative to the daily routine is to take your older person out for breakfast, whether they live near Ware, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford or somewhere else in the area. And if they don’t want to go out, you could always order a takeaway brekkie for them as a surprise. Here are one or two ideas we’ve come up with…

The Waterfront Kitchen

A great place for brekkie is The Waterfront Kitchen in Station Road, Sawbridgeworth. You can go and collect a takeaway (click here for directions) or you can telephone your order or go online to arrange delivery to your ageing person’s home. We often use this great little service at our Home Instead Office.

There’s a wide range of breakfast options, including English and continental breakfasts, vegan options, rolls and sandwiches, and various egg dishes – as well as a selection of coffees, tea, hot chocolate and cold drinks. The kitchen is open every day except Sundays, from 7:40am to 2:30pm, with breakfasts served between 7:30am and 11:00am. There’s a small step down to the café but the entrance is wide enough for wheelchair access and the staff are happy to help. Unfortunately, the toilets are located upstairs.

Something Lovely Tearoom

Let your elderly friend or relative step back into the past when you visit the Something Lovely Tearoom. This quaint little café can be found in the village of Puckeridge, near Ware. It’s a vintage tearoom that provides a selection of loose teas, coffee and breakfasts, as well as light lunches. The menu includes a full English breakfast (and a vegetarian option); paninis, omelettes, sandwiches and toasties. It also has a special plant-based menu that includes toasties, paninis and sandwiches, as well as smoothies.

The Tearoom is open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9:00am. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 80 reviews on Trip Advisor.

The South Street Pantry

The South Street Pantry is a great place to take your elderly loved one for breakfast, as there’s a great choice of meals available, including vegetarian options. As its name suggests, you can find the café on South Street, Bishop’s Stortford. The menu includes items such as a full English breakfast; porridge (served with honey, syrup or raspberry jam); granola; a smoothie bowl; eggs benedict; smashed avocado; scrambled egg with salmon; and stacked pancakes.

The café has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor, from over 600 reviews. It is wheelchair accessible and is open from 9:00am on Mondays to Saturdays and from 10:00am on Sundays.

Going out for breakfast in East Hertfordshire (or arranging for one to be delivered) can be a different and fun start to the day for an older person and can be a great way to energise them. Any break from the normal routine can prove to be a special time – so give it a try!

If you’d like to know more about the home care services we provide at Home Instead East Herts and Uttlesford, give us a buzz. We’re here to make staying at home a viable and enjoyable option for elderly people in the area.