Many of us love to indulge in a full English breakfast.
It’s one of life’s small pleasures and on the weekends or your days off, when there’s time to relax, there’s nothing better than heading to a café or restaurant for breakfast or brunch. Let someone else do the cooking and washing-up, what a treat.
If you’re lucky, some places serve a full English breakfast all day so you don’t miss out on the delights of a fry-up if you’ve allowed yourself a huge lay-in.
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At SurreyLive, we love to hear from readers about what they adore about the county. So we asked you to tell us on our Facebook page about the best places for a fry-up.
You came up trumps, of course, as you always do with your top tips. Some of you even suggested your own home was the best place for a fry-up so we will wait patiently for an invite… Here are 11 of your favourite places:
Oasis Café, Sheerwater, Woking
For reader Nicky Herbert, the top choice was the Oasis Café in Sheerwater.
She said: “Oasis café in Sheerwater definitely. So friendly and amazing food.”
If you fancy seeing what all the fuss is about, the café can be found in the parade at Dartmouth Avenue in the housing estate. It’s currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic at the time of writing but will reopen soon when it’s safe for staff and customers.
Deepcut Café, Deepcut
Deepcut Café in Deepcut Bridge Road is worth the journey for reader Garry Abbott.
He said: “Deepcut Café bit of a trek but well worth the journey.”
TripAdvisor reviewers agree with Garry too, saying it has the “best quality food and best value for money for miles around.” Another diner rated the cafe for being their “favourite greasy spoon.”
Fans of the café have left positive reviews on its Facebook page, alongside photos of their food.
Surrey Hills Café, Beare Green, Dorking
For Michael Jay, the best place for a fry-up is the Surrey Hills Café in Beare Green Court.
He said: “100% Surrey Hills Cafe. Wonderful breakfast, perfectly cooked by amazing hosts.”
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer, there’s a “great bacon and egg sandwich” on the menu too and there’s brilliant coffee too.
Customers praise staff for their good service and name it as a “five star café”. Sounds brilliant.
Joe’s Café, Chertsey
Steven Dendy suggested Joe’s Café in Guildford Street as his favourite for a fry-up.
Steven isn’t the only diner impressed with Joe’s as TripAdvisor ratings give the cafe a 4.5 score, with customers commenting on the “lovely family run café” where you can enjoy a “fab brekkie”.
Robbie’s Café at South Park Sports Association, Reigate
A new kid on the block, Robbie’s Café in Whitehall Lane, Reigate, is a favourite already for reader Corinne Ross. It opened in September 2020.
Commenting on the SurreyLive Facebook page, she said: “New café just opened at South Park Sports Association. We tried it out today. Excellent value and the best breakfast I have had in a long time.
“Robbie’s Café is a new venture and well worth a visit.”
Linda Jones Hollands also picked Robbie’s as her top spot, saying: “Robbie’s Café at South Park Sports Association. Fab breakfast, good choice and great value.”
Astalet Café, Send, Woking
A number of readers highlighted the delicious fry-ups at the Astalet Café and Breakfast as their favourite place for a fry-up.
The café, which is in Send Road, offers a packed breakfast menu, with a full English, plus a make your own breakfast option.
The café’s website says that is is “a place that you can visit for any occasion”.
Woodbridge Café, Guildford
The Woodbridge Café is a big favourite for locals and you can’t beat their big breakfasts to keep you going until lunchtime.
Nicholas Ashley David Freestone recommended the Woodbridge Road café as his top spot for a fry-up in Surrey.
It’s open for breakfast and lunch and you are spoilt for choice with a packed menu featuring breakfasts, burgers and toasted sandwiches.
The 1955 Club, The Heart shopping centre, Walton
Readers Lucy Robinson and Mark Moreve said The 1955 Club was a great choice for a fry-up.
Described as an artisan café, it opened in 2015 in The Heart shopping centre.
Smoothies and shakes are on the menu, alongside the popular all day breakfast. It’s dog friendly too, just make sure your pet doesn’t grab a taste of your breakfast before you do…
The Half Moon, Windlesham
Reader Sarah Pretlove is a big fan of the breakfast menu at The Half Moon pub in Church Road, Windlesham.
“Half Moon at Windlesham is lovely,” she commented.
The former coaching inn is described as “a traditional country pub in the heart of the village” on its website.
The breakfast menu includes the traditional full English, plus other dishes including smashed avocado and Eggs Benedict.
The Green Rooms of Godstone, Godstone
Reader Kate Woods named The Green Rooms in Needles Bank as her place to go when you are craving a decent fry-up.
TripAdvisor reviewers were positive about The Green Rooms too, with diners saying you can enjoy an “amazing breakfast” and it’s a “must visit in Godstone”.
It’s also well known for its delicious cake. See what our reviewer Laura Nightingale thought of The Green Rooms by pressing here.
The Little Barn Café, Elstead
Mark Pugh’s suggestion for the best breakfast was to head to The Little Barn Café, which he said is lovely.
The cafe at Stacey’s Farm in Thursley Road sounds just delightful, with a full English, big breakfast and vegetarian breakfast on the menu. For a smaller bite to eat, there’s granola and yogurt, Scotch pancakes and scrambled eggs too.
Its website states: “Sited in one of the oldest buildings in the village of Elstead – first mentioned in the Domesday book – the Little Barn Cafe has been a welcome addition to the village since it opened its doors in January 2015.
“Once a dark and dusty place, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the owners Sarah and Mark, our barn was transformed into a warm and welcoming cafe’, catering for the local community and passing trade alike.”