11 of the Best Brunch Spots in Guernsey

Sometimes you just want to take it easy, and there's nothing more relaxing than spending a long and lazy morning catching up with friends over brunch. Here in Guernsey we’re spoilt for choice, from casual to classy and everything in between, so let us guide you through some of our favourite kiosks, cafes, restaurants and hotels.

Whatever type of brunch you're looking for, we'll point you in the right direction so you can enjoy a leisurely start to your day. 

 

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Fat Rascal

Tucked away in a cellar bar in a quiet street in the centre of town, Fat Rascal is a popular brunch spot, with something for everyone. Classics, Benedicts, pancakes and french toast... or if you're feeling more adventurous try the Rascal Rancheros grilled tortilla or Turkish eggs. Look out for their Bottomless Brunch specials - but be quick when they come around, they book up fast!

 

COCO Brasserie

From an authentic Croque Monsieur to a freshly baked croissant, COCO is likely the closest you’ll come to feeling like you’re in France on this side of the Channel. We also love pretty much anything they serve with eggs, and their breakfast menu is served all day so your brunch can start as late as you like. For a true Parisien feel, enjoy your coffee on one of the pavement tables and watch the world go by. 

 

 

The Kiln

With one of the most extensive breakfast menus around and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere The Kiln at Oatlands is a firm favourite of ours. We love their pancakes, and they offer a vegan option with berry compote, fresh fruit and maple syrup. You can eat in the rustic style cafe, the conservatory or out in the gardens if it's a nice morning. It's a popular breakfast destination, so it's worth booking in advance.

 

The OGH

Brunch is back at The OGH on the weekends, with a selection of breakfast favourites to choose from. Find a spot in the sunny Brasserie restaurant or wander through the private gardens and dine al fresco in The Olive Grove at Guernsey's only five-star hotel, and take in the views over the harbour from this vantage point. 

 

Christies

An old favourite, Christies breakfast menu has a few traditional favourites and a couple of surprises too. You can sit in the front and watch the world go by in Le Pollet, or choose a window table at the back with views over the harbour… and don’t forget the terrace out back if it’s a nice morning.

 

 

Crepe Maison

Crepe Maison is the place to go for traditional Breton galettes and crepes. They have a specific brunch menu, but to be honest we think you'll be so spoilt for choice with their selection of sweet and savoury pancakes that you're unlikely to get that far down the menu. Don't fight it, just go with their Crepe of the Day recommendation and enjoy!

 

Cobo Tea Room

Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? We say call it brunch, and follow it up with a bracing walk along the coast. But the portion sizes at Cobo Tea Room might make it difficult to follow through on that walk, so maybe it’s best to get that in first!  And actually, the tea room has a great breakfast menu at the weekends, so bring some friends and stay a while. 

 

Taylors

'Coffee first' is the Taylors mantra, so if you're focus is on barista made, speciality coffee this could be the place for you. Their artisan coffee is locally roasted in Guernsey by the Hedgerow Coffee Co. Enjoy with a croissant or freshly made pastry of your choice and you can sit and people watch in Market Square to your heart's content. 

 

 

Octopus Bar & Restaurant

Octopus is a stylish and modern place to catch up with friends over brunch, with an outdoor terrace and amazing views over Havelet Bay. Their breakfast menu may not be as extensive as some of the others on this list, but with choices varying from soft boiled egg with soldiers to Rocquaine Bay oysters, there’s something for everyone. It's a popular choice on the weekend for families and for those who want to while their mornings away with a cappucino and a sea view.

 

Nineteen Bar & Grill

Why not start your day on the driving range, and place your breakfast order while you practice your swing. The Bar and Grill is right next to the range, and you can order while you play, using their handy app. Their weekend breakfast menu is the one to aim for, with a menu that ranges from home baked granola and berry compote to a full on breakfast burger. 

 

Richmond Kiosk

Probably the best bacon buttie on the island… and we should know, we’ve had a few over the years from Richmond Kiosk. This spot is perfect for a quick grab and go, or as a stop off point if you're out for a cycle or a walk along the west coast. 

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