Home to Eureka!, Shibden Hall, The Piece Hall, a bustling market and a plethora of iconic buildings, Halifax in Calderdale doesn’t have the reputation for being a popular tourist town but it should! Often overlooked in favour of places such as Leeds, Bradford and York, Halifax boasts some fantastic attractions and incredible architecture. In fact, it has one of the most complete Victorian townscapes in Britain.
If you’re looking for your next family day out or planning your summer itinerary, be sure to consider a visit to this great industrial town as there is much to see and do. Halifax is also home to some great little eateries and when visiting a new place, it’s good to know which ones are worth visiting. With brunch being the ideal meal for travellers and tourists, we’ve put together a list of places where you can get a great brunch in Halifax…
6 Great Places to Get Brunch in Halifax
Urban Garden Kitchen & Bar
13 Ward’s End, Halifax HX1 1BX
Urban Garden Kitchen & Bar is an excellent independent cafe bar with a varied menu plus indoor and outdoor dining areas. Their menu is bursting with tasty treats and they’re known locally for their excellent picnic bench afternoon teas and their devilishly delicious freak shakes. They also offer a great Brunch menu which is available throughout the day. On there you’ll find breakfast favourites like Avocado or Eggs on Toast plus a veggie or non-veggie Full English. However, their most tempting option by far has to be their Canadian Waffle brunch. Breaded chicken with bacon sandwiched between two freshly made waffles and drizzled with maple syrup. Yum yum! Prices for brunch start at just £2.95 (Porridge) and a Full English will cost you £7.95.
The Mill Bar & Kitchen
Unit 1&2, F Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX
Located in the historic Dean Clough Mills, The Mill Bar & Kitchen is incredibly popular with locals. Boasting contemporary interiors, a fantastic urban garden dining area, a friendly atmosphere and superb freshly cooked grub, it’s certainly one to consider when looking for somewhere to get brunch in Halifax. Their bottomless brunch menu is served on Saturdays from 12 until 8:30 pm. For £25 pp, you get a 90-minute time slot and can choose three hot plates plus one cold tapas dish.
Hot dishes include Sticky Sausages, Mini Fish & Chips, Halloumi Fries, Salt and Pepper Calamari, Tempura King Prawns and many more. There really is something for everyone and choosing just three is bound to be difficult so you have the option to add additional plates for £3.50 each. In addition to the great food on offer, you can order as many drinks from their specified list as you want during your time slot.
Ey Up Puddin
18D Lydgate, Halifax HX3 7EJ
This family-run cafe opened in 2019. The year before, owners Allen and Julie had successfully run a business selling colourful snow cone treats. Their decision to expand and open their licensed cafe, Ey Up Puddin, was a wise one. Whilst still serving their fun snow cones, which are always a hit with the kids, they have extended their offering to include breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and a whole range of sweet treats. Open daily from 9 am, they offer decent homecooked food in a laidback and comfortable venue. Start your day with a hearty Full English breakfast or opt for something sweeter and tuck into their topped Belgian waffles or freshly made crepes. A friendly, family-run independent cafe offering no-frills, no-nonsense food.
3-5 Northgate, Halifax HX1 1UR
Open Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 4 pm, Jamocha is an artisan coffee shop serving breakfast, brunch and lunch. Family-run and boasting fabulously funky interiors, it’s a great little place to stop off and refuel before exploring the sights of Halifax. Besides their “tropical funk” decor, the focus here is very much on top-quality ingredients so expect freshly prepared food, made using only the finest produce available.
On their menu, you’ll find a whole host of tasty treats including topped toasts, granola, smoked salmon bagels, indulgent homemade cakes and pastries plus a long list of speciality drinks. Their White Hot Chocolate is much talked about and would go marvellously well with one of their beautiful croissants.
1 Bowling Mill Courtyard, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax HX3 5AZ
Another great eatery set in the historic Dean Clough Mills is True North. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am, it’s a super stylish family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their breakfast and brunch menu is pretty impressive and features some utterly irresistible offerings. You’ll find all the expected breakfast dishes like granola, hot sandwiches and the traditional Full English alongside dishes that have more recently become associated with brunch. American-style Pancakes, Croque Monsieur, Breakfast Hash and Breakfast burgers are all there to tempt you and can be washed down with cocktails should you so wish. We particularly like the sound of the True North Scotch Egg which is served with asparagus, Prosciutto ham and Hollandaise sauce. Divine! Prices for brunch at True North are between £6 and £10.
Alibi Bar & Restaurant
The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RB
Alibi is located within Somerset House, a Grade II listed Georgian mansion. If you’re wishing to celebrate something or fancy somewhere a bit special to enjoy brunch in Halifax then this is the place for you! Alibi boasts truly magnificent interiors. making it the ideal spot for a birthday brunch with loved ones.
The vibrant cocktail bar and restaurant are open throughout the week but their Bottomless Brunch is on offer from 12 – 4 pm on Fridays and from 11 am till 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday. Priced at £30 per person (or £25 for their non-alcoholic version), it includes one dish from their set menu and unlimited drinks for 90 minutes. Available drinks include Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys and more.
As far as bottomless brunches go, this one’s a corker! Not only are there numerous drinks to choose from but the food options are pretty special too. There’s Eggs Royale, Classic Chicken Club, Bacon Waffle, Meatballs with flatbread, Grilled Halloumi Salad, a selection of freshly prepared sourdough pizzas and much more. Brilliant food served in a remarkably beautiful setting!
As with all our articles of this nature, we’ll be adding to this list over time. If you own a business and would like to be featured or you are local to Halifax and would like to recommend your favourite venue, please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org