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How do you like your brunch in the morning? From full English to fluffy pancakes, and plant-based treats to bottomless feasts, brunch is always a good idea.

Gather your friends and family and head out into the city for a wholesome spot of daytime dining – we’ve rounded up some of the top places for brunch in Southampton.



The welcoming yellow signs of Mettricks are fast becoming part of the Southampton identity with the comforting aroma of their specialty coffee drawing in passers-by and regulars to their locations across the city.

To accompany the irresistible barista blends, brunch includes everything from a traditional full English to a mouthwatering selection of pancakes.

Find Mettricks at three locations in the city: Guildhall Square, Woolston, and Portswood.

Brunch at XOXO


Brunch and cocktail enthusiasts XOXO serves up a delicious and Instagram-worthy selection of food and drinks from their buzzing Oxford Street location in Southampton.

The XOXO philosophy is to work with fresh ingredients, from local suppliers including bread sourced from the Totton Mills, organic eggs from the free-range chickens at Fluffetts, and Coffee beans roasted in Alresford by Moon Roast.

Harbar Brunch cocktails

HarBAR on 6th

For the best brunch view in the city, head to the top of the Southampton Harbour Hotel and the rooftop bar at Harbar on the 6th.

Tuck into breakfast dishes including eggs florentine and streaky bacon waffles whilst admiring the panoramic views of the bustling Ocean Village marina below.

Find out more about HarBAR on 6th 

Cafe Thrive Brunch

Café Thrive

A great vegan option, Cafe Thrive near the city’s Bargate is the place to go for a plant-based brunch.

The food is super wholesome and delicious with plenty of non-gluten and soya-free options. On the breakfast menu are treats including Avocado or tofu scramble and the acai bowl loaded with irresistible fruits.

Bill's brunch


Fancy combining brunch with a spot of shopping? Located on Westquay Shopping Centre’s esplanade and overlooking the city’s medieval walls, Bill’s is a great option for a pre-or-post-shopping breakfast.

Sit down in a cosy booth or pull up a chair outside and choose from Bill’s famous buttermilk pancakes or go all out with Bill’s Big Brunch.

Funky Flamingo cocktails

Funky Flamingo

Step inside Funky Flamingo in Bedford Place and be transported to a tropical oasis with its garden-themed lounge bar and outdoor rooftop garden.

A popular place in the city’s bottomless brunch scene, Funky Flamingo holds weekly bottomless brunches accompanied by vibrant cocktails.

White Star Tavern

For a brunch in a gastro pub setting, head to the canopied façade of the White Star Tavern on Southampton’s Oxford Street.

Named after the White Star Shipping Line, and the passengers and crew who wined and dined here frequently during Southampton’s early era of cruise liners (including those boarding the Titanic) the White Star Tavern has a rich history in the city.

Today, the pub serves up tasty food all day including a hearty breakfast including a full English of plant-based Shakshuka.  
Find out more about the White Star Tavern

Uptons of Bassett

When the café originates from a multi-award-winning butcher, you know that the brunch is going to be the real deal and Uptons of Bassett doesn’t disappoint.

With proper bacon and champion sausage sandwiches on the menu, along with free-range eggs, this family business is well worth a visit for brunch.

Pitcher & Piano

For brunch with a touch of elegance head to Pitcher & Piano Southampton’s Ocean Village with chic interiors and beautiful views over the marina.

Every Saturday and Sunday, Pitcher & Piano hosts a bottomless brunch with unique dishes and cocktails including bellinis and mimosas.
Find out more about Pitcher & Piano

The Lounges

With their homely interiors and bottom-inviting seating, the city’s Lounges are the perfect place to have a relaxed brunch with friends.

On the menu are all the usual brunch favourites plus tasty alternatives such as Shakshuka with Chorizo and the Miami Brunch with sweetcorn fritters and Aleppo chilli. Kids are also well catered for with plenty of brekkie options for little ones on the menu.

Find The Lounges at three locations in the city: Maritimo Lounge, Admiral's Quay; Santo Lounge, Shirley; and Trago Lounge, Portswood.

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