Summer has arrived and so has a mouth-watering selection of brunch menus at the town’s cafes and coffee shops for you to try:
A fairly new additional to Middlesbrough’s brunch offering, Gutsy Girl & Co are based at Studio 109 on Marton Road and deliver high quality no gimmicks, no fuss gutsy food between 10am – 2:30pm.
Owner Amy and her team take pride in cooking from scratch each day, even down to their very own signature ketchup to ensure that their dishes are fresh.
Launched just in time for the warmer months is their iced drinks menu which is full of unique flavours, where you can expect to sample tipples such as a iced lavender latte or a green & mint iced tea.
For those with a sweet tooth, there is a wide selection of homemade bakes, cakes and pastries which change on a daily basis, don’t miss out on their most popular options which include gingernut tiffin and spiced pineapple cake.
And if you have younger ones, check out their Little Gutsy Bears menu, where each brunch dish is served up alongside a ‘Baby G’ warm drink and homemade cookie.
Once you have placed your order, we recommend taking a seat in their window, where you are surrounded by stylish vintage furniture and can watch the world go by.
But it’s not just brunch which is happening this summer at Gutsy Girl, keep an eye out on their social media accounts, as the eatery is hosting a number of pop-up events such as film screenings and supper clubs.
Albert Road is home to some of the most pioneering vegan cuisine around, where Alkaline Kitchen pride themselves in creating healthy dishes which are high in vitamins and minerals.
Ideal for elevenses, the cafe uses the freshest & finest ingredients in all of their meals, as they’re great believers that plant based food doesn’t have to be ‘dull.’ Alkaline Kitchen’s menu is far from that, where you can expect to tuck into everything from a chickpea omelette topped with Brazil . nut cheese to a Thai Buddha bowl. Don’t forget to also check out their colourful salad bar which is full of nutritional goodness
You can level-up your brunch at Alkaline Kitchen by selecting a freshly-made juice or smoothie, opt to add a superfood power to really supercharge your beverage.
Or if you prefer a hot drink with your brunch, the eatery is home to a generous selection of loose leaf teas, coffee and a healthy hot chocolate to help to keep you hydrated when temperatures rise.
Off The Ground Coffee House
This speciality coffee shop and social enterprise is located in the heart of Middlesbrough, just off the main high street and strives to be as ethical and sustainable as possible.
As well as serving up great coffee, they had a dedicated summer menu, where you tuck into classic dishes such as brioche French toast and choose from a different selection of toppings each week. Alongside their seasonal menu, there is plenty of sweet delights to be discovered, including their famous blondies which make the perfect pairing with a cup of tea.
If you’re visiting on a Friday, grab a slice of their free pizza deal, where you will receive a delicious portion of pizza in return for buying a drink.
And throughout the summer, Off the Ground are hosting a number of pop-up kitchen events which you can sink your teeth into. On Saturday 9 July, they are set to welcome local food vendor, Fatboy Chicken who create standout chicken burgers to really shout about. Visit their Facebook page to keep up-to-date with kitchen takeover events.
Baker Street Kitchen
This trendy cafe is located on the corner of Baker Street and is one of the most popular spots around for enjoying a spot of brunch. For those who prefer a late start, they serve breakfast all day up until 6pm, which is also available to takeaway.
Take a seat in this stylish and relax environment, where you can browse their extensive menu which features plenty of dishes for those who have a plant based diet.
They also serve up a wide range of hot dishes where you can enjoy everything from a traditional full English breakfast to eggs royale and a bacon brioche bun.
Baker Street Kitchen are also famous for their signature loaded waffles and pancakes, where we highly recommend topping them with a serving of ice cream to keep cool in the warmer weather.
To accompany your brunch, the eatery is known for their loose leaf teas or own blend which you can buy alongside re-usable cups to enjoy at home.
Or for a well-being boost, select one of Baker Street Kitchen’s organic superfood lattes, which you can enjoy both as hot or as iced drink to accompany your food.
Explore Middlesbrough’s brunch offering further by visiting our dedicated Food & Drink guide.