Happy Breakfast Week! It just so happens that the winners of the Best Breakfast Awards have been announced. Handy, huh?
Bacailly, brekkie rules: it has its own dedicated week (National Breakfast Week), national awards and people are even having it for dinner (hello #Brinner).
Voted for by the public, this is the second year running that the Merseyside caff has taken the title.
With nearly 2,000 votes, their award-winning full English (which was also named Best Hot Breakfast Dish) consists of two Lincolnshire sausages, lean back bacon, egg, grilled tomato, black pudding, mushrooms, baked beans and locally baked bread. Boom.
Keith Gurney, owner of The Tavern Company, said: “We’re thrilled to have won the UK’s best breakfast for a second time. We started serving breakfast, only on Sundays, 20 years ago to about 12 people and now we’re serving over 2,000 breakfasts a week.
“Since winning the award in 2014 we have had to extend our opening hours and expand our breakfast menu.”
So, where else should you be going to shake up that wake up?
Most Innovative Breakfast (judge’s choice) – Bunnychow, London
A brand spanking new award for 2015, this was voted for by the awards organisers and chef Phil Vickery. The new London café in Bethnal Green and Soho nabbed the gong for their “Full English Bunny”, an all-in-one cooked breakfast - no cutlery required.
Think: hallowed-out baked brioche loaf filled with sausages, lean bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, spicy beans, black pudding and topped with an egg. Oh yes.
Best Cold Breakfast Dish (public vote) – Oliver’s Coffee Bar, Belfast
No, we're not talking about a bowl of soggy Weetabix or lukewarm slice of toast, we're talking scones. For breakfast. Plain, cherry, pear and almond, raspberry and white chocolate and cinnamon. Not hard to see why they are regular sell-outs. Yum.