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National Favourites

From continental style cafes and restaurants to big pub/hotel brands and fast-food nostalgia, find popular traditional cooked breakfast at Shrewsbury’s national favourites.


Enjoy a full English with a Milanese twist in the relaxed surroundings of this upmarket continental-style café, located in the historic surroundings of Shrewsbury’s Medieval Square. Choose a classic cooked breakfast, vegetarian or vegan. Sit-in or eat outdoors and enjoy all day.

The classic dish comes with a choice of eggs, grilled smoky pancetta, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, tomato and toasted ciabatta.

The vegetarian breakfast comes with courgette fritters instead of bacon or sausage, while the vegan breakfast includes baked borlotti beans with grilled yellow courgette, tomato, spinach and toasted ciabatta. Gluten-free bread is also available.

Breakfast served: All day 8am – 11pm Mon to Sat, 9am – 10pm Sun

14 The Square SY1 1LN

01743 366040

Cote Brasserie breakfast

The full English at Côte Brasserie

Côte Brasserie 

Find French inspiration in this smart continental restaurant. Not only is there a Full English and cooked vegetarian breakfast to choose from, you could try a French version instead.

The Full English includes two free range eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, mushrooms and toast while the vegetarian breakfast comes with a vegetarian sausage, field mushroom, tomato, avocado, baby spinach and two poached eggs on sourdough toast with Hollandaise sauce.

The French Breakfast has scrambled egg, boudin noir sausage, French streaky bacon and a field mushroom on toasted brioche. And for something completely different there is also Crêpe Complete, a serving of warm crêpe with eggs, bacon and Guyere cheese.

Breakfast served: 8am – 12 noon Mon to Fri, 9am – 12 noon Sat & Sun

14-16 The Square SY1 1JZ

01743 296314

Patisserie Valerie Shrewsbury

Patisserie Valerie is situated in the Square in Shrewsbury

Patisserie Valerie

Find all-day breakfast and brunch at Patisserie Valerie. The Full English is a feast of two poached, fried or scrambled eggs, bacon, Cumberland sausage, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and toast.

The Vegetarian Cooked Breakfast comes with baby spinach and feta cheese frittata, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and toasted ciabatta.

Or choose from buttermilk pancakes, Eggs Florentine and Eggs Benedict Royal to a continental breakfast of Danish or French pastries, granola or porridge.

Breakfast served: All day, 8.30am – 5.30pm Mon to Thurs, 8.30am – 6pm Fri, 8am – 7pm Sat, 10am – 5pm Sat

24 The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1JZ

01743 362987


The Shrewsbury Hotel

Part of the JD Wetherspoon family, The Shrewsbury Hotel serves up a cooked breakfast in three different sizes – small, traditional and large in both meaty and vegetarian full English breakfasts.

The large has two fried egg, two bacon, two sausages, baked beans, three hash browns, mushroom, tomato and toast. The vegetarian breakfasts come with Quorn vegan sausages instead, and there is a completely vegan cooked breakfast too. A gluten-free breakfast is also an option.

Fancy something a bit different? The hotel offers an American cooked breakfast too, consisting of two fried eggs, two hash browns, maple-cured bacon, two sausages and four pancakes with maple-flavour syrup.     

Breakfast served: 7am – 12 noon, Mon to Sun

Bridge Street SY1 1PU

01743 236203

Wimpy Shrewsbury

Wimpy reopened in Shrewsbury in 2018, 54 years after the chain first came to the UK


Dip into the all-day Country Breakfast, at one of the UK’s iconic traditional fast-food restaurants, comprising of bacon, free range fried egg, breakfast sausage, Heinz beans and griddled half tomato.

Large and smaller versions are available, along with a selection of other cooked breakfasts, including meat-free and a brunch version with chips.

The interior of the franchise-run Shrewsbury restaurant adopts a heritage style that nods to Wimpy’s 1950’s origins in the UK.  

Breakfast served: All day 9am – 8pm Mon to Sat, 10am – 5pm, Sun 

9 Claremont Street SY1 1QG

01743 354443


And more…

Fish restaurant Loch Fyne also serves a traditional cooked breakfast with added Scottish haggis at the weekend. See our ‘Cool Breakfasts’ section to learn more.