Brunch has become a weekend ritual for many, whether you’re a pancakes person or a full fry up kind of individual.
Keep those hunger pangs at bay after a long lie by tucking in at one of these top spots in Leeds.
The Restaurant Bar and Grill
Occupying the Old Post Office building, this chic and airy restaurant is the most stylish of spots to enjoy brunch. Overflowing with choice, the lengthy menu includes fresh fruits, yoghurts and cereals, a selection of eggs, sandwiches and a bakery section, with toast and croissants.
There's also the traditional full English and a delicious selection of fresh smoothies, juices, coffees, teas and infusions to wash it all down.
The Old Post Office, 3 City Square, LS1 2AN
Hepworth's Deli and Kitchen
Tucked away in the charming Thorntons Arcade, this cosy cafe has a wide selection of delicious delicacies to choose from, including a vegetarian take on the classic English breakfast.
Pecan waffles and blueberry buttermilk pancakes will satisfy those with a sweet tooth, while eggs are served in an array of ways, from benedict to florentine.
21 Thorntons Arcade, Lands Lane, LS1 6LQ
The Toast Bar
A vibrant and cosmopolitan bar and bistro, this trendy independent eatery serves up far more than just toast. At weekends from 10am to 2pm, diners can enjoy all the brunch classics - from the staple bacon, sausage or friend egg sandwiches, to the lighter option of granola or a tasty pastry.
The drinks selection is particularly impressive, with pressed coffees, teas and freshly blended juices. The Hangover Hero smoothie might be the perfect cure for a sore head after a big night out.
Unit C, West Point, Wellington Street, LS1 4JY
Quirky and rustic, this charming cafe cooks up a full English fry-up to perfection. Offering both traditional and vegetarian options, the tasty sausages and free-range eggs are of the finest quality and sourced from Yorkshire Farms.
If you don't have the time to sit inside, why not treat yourself to a delicious breakfast butty to eat on the go? Fillings include eggs, bacon or sausage, or you can add an additional item for an extra 50p.
21A North Lane, LS6 3HW
Well known for its delicious coffees and fresh lemon, honey and ginger tea, Moments Cafe is also harbouring a tasty brunch menu. Keeping things nice and simple, there's a choice of eggs on toast, served however you like, poached eggs, salmon and asparagus, or Moments’ own traditional cooked breakfast.
And if you just want a quick snack, you can always tuck into a light but satisfying plate of jam on toast.
8 Swinegate, LS1 4AG
Located in The Light, Browns serves breakfast and brunch every day to be enjoyed in its grand cafe setting. Featuring a vast array of egg dishes, a cooked breakfast, pancakes, granola and a selection of pastries, the menu also includes some more unusual options.
Opt for something a little more extravagant and try the champagne and lobster brunch, Browns signature lobster benedict, or steak and eggs. There are also some flavoursome smoothies on offer to quench your thirst.
H28, The Light, 70-72 The Headrow, LS1 8EQ
The Greedy Pig
Sitting on the outskirts of the city centre, this little cafe is easy to miss but it's well worth the short detour. Serving locally sourced, high quality food, this small eatery has built itself a reputation for dishing up the tastiest of cooked breakfasts around these parts.
Trying the full works is an absolute must here (there's a vegetarian option if you're not a meat eater), or alternatively they do some super pancakes for a sweeter treat.
58 North Street, LS2 7PN
2 Oxford Place
As a completely gluten free establishment, coeliacs no longer have to miss out on the full brunch experience if they head to 2 Oxford Place. Served until 3pm, their takes on breakfast favourites include scramble royal and chorizo beans on toast. For something more filling, go for quiche or a selection of sandwiches served with chips.
2 Oxford Place, LS1 3AX
Don't be deterred by the name of this inviting cafe as it serves far more than just coffee. Breakfast and brunch items are available every day here and there's plenty to choose from.
Along with the usual eggs, pancakes and porridge, they have some more unusual alternatives to the classics, including toasted banana bread, sweetcorn fritters and Yorkshire rarebit.
16 New Station Street, LS1 5DL
The contemporary and relaxed Shears Yard is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely brunch. With its high ceilings, exposed bricks and steel beams, diners can enjoy the laidback atmosphere of this modern space and indulge in a sophisticated boozy brunch.
Offering bottomless brunch from £25, the dishes here are a more high-end take on the expected breakfast staples. Smoked salmon and watercress risotto, braised beef and red wine casserole, and wild mushroom, chestnut and pumpkin fricassee are just a few of the delicious plates on the menu.
11-15 Wharf Street, LS2 7EH