Have you eaten the Best Builders’ Breakfast in Britain? Tell us and win!

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Everyone in the UK knows what a builders’ breakfast is, but no one can currently say for sure where the Best Builders’ Breakfast in Britain is served. Is it at a greasy spoon, a transport café, a roadside van or a fancy hotel? Here at MyBuilder we intend to finally answer that question, so we are asking the 65,000 tradesmen registered with us (and any other tradesmen too) to nominate the place that, in their opinion, serves the very finest of builders’ breakfasts. You can nominate until 13 November.

We want you, the builders and tradesmen of Britain, to nominate the place that serves the most delicious breakfast. In return we are offering the chance to win breakfast for four at the winning venue and a year’s free membership at MyBuilder. All that you have to do is give us details of the café, restaurant or food van that serves the finest breakfast you have ever had. It could be your regular morning pit stop or a café near to a job where you have had a particularly fine builders’ breakfast.

We really want to hear who YOU think offers the Best Builders’ Breakfast in Britain. If you want, you can also tell us what you think a breakfast should or should not include. Is black pudding a must? Do you hate baked beans? Maybe you know of an Indian, Aussie, Turkish or Polish breakfast place that you prefer to the local greasy spoon? Or maybe you are a builder from overseas who has developed a taste for the traditional full English/Scottish/Welsh breakfast. Remember, you win one year’s free membership at MyBuilder as well as breakfast for four at the winning venue if you are the one who nominates it*. You don’t need to be a MyBuilder member to nominate your favourite café or diner, although if you sign up you will find yourself getting more work in your area.

Just post your nomination in the comments below. Feel free to send us photos or more on your ideal breakfast to competitions@mybuilder.com.  We will post the best photos of cafés and breakfasts on the blog, as well as giving your business a plug too. Please include as much detail as you can about the address of your nominee so that we let them know they have been nominated and send them a sticker for their window, so they can let everyone else know too.

All nominated cafés etc receive a 'nominated' sticker for their window, so make yourself popular in your favourite breakfast venue by nominating them!

  • In the event of more than one person nominating the winner we will draw lots to decide the winning tradesman. Any current membership will be extended for one year.

** This competition is run by MyBuilder.com and is not administered by Channel4. Over 18s only.


  1. Hi, I nominate a new cafe that has just been taken over!

    1 Oakminster House


  2. Hi I nominate the Toby at Kingston park roundabout Newcastle their breakfasts are carvery with unlimited coffee all for 5 pounds outstanding value,worth a visit.

  3. I would like to nominate ABIGAILS Cafe in Barkingside, Essex.
    They do a selection of breakfasts and lunches, served with a smile by John and his staff, all at reasonable prices. Top nosh.
    Thanks, Paul

  4. Game over - unless you are looking for the second best in Britain. It's got to be the Regency Cafe in Pimlico. The busiest and best run caff I've ever been to. Great lunches too.

  5. For a decent breakfast I stop at Wetherspoon, big breakfast at a low price and not a greasy slop that leaves you feeling crap for the rest of the day. I go to a few as I travel around for work but my main one is...
    The Red Well
    16 Silver Street
    NN8 1BD
    Or there is always the massive hangover cure at mine on a sat morning lol.

  6. Love Windmill Cafe in Hemel Hempstead, it's all about the eggs, great service and atmosphere too.

  7. I'd always go with Cafe 48 in Upton Lane. Swift service, great fry up and good value!
    Cheers. John

  8. I would like to nominate Chicksters in ossett, wakefield. a great breaky cooked exactly as you ask for, friendly service, Sam the owners always got a smile for you and the prices are very reasonable

  9. I nominate Harty's Diner in Norwich.

    61 Heigham Street
    NR2 4TG

    Find out why I choose Harty's at www.fryupinspector.co.uk

  10. I would like to nominate crumbs in St Helens, Mersyside. The do the best food around!! Very friendly staff and all at a great price!


  11. Izabela's at Vanilla Red in Bolton town centre serves the best breakfast I've ever eaten. I always return. FAB food :-) http://www.vanilla-red.com/

  12. I nominate my wife's cooking. she does the best Scrambled eggs and toast with sausages and beans and all the trimmings. I had no idea until I went out and compared her breakfast to some of the other places out here. Now I don't need to go out to eat any more. I have a fantastic start to the day right at home!!! whooohooo

  13. galleon cafe abbey road barking cannot beat the food big portions great price /big variety .In the area then try it out

  14. Oak tree cafe
    308 Gloucester rd

    Open 7 days a week great food both breakfast and lunch meals. Cafe has a lot of daily regulars which just proves how good the food and service is.

  15. Reid Electrics West London

    The best breakfast by far is Ace Cafe on the north circular.

    It does fantastic breakfasts and you'll almost always find some event taking place with modern or classic bike or car meets.

    It used to be used for the Fifth Gear show on TV and has a huge range of clients popping in for food.

    It also doubles as a restaurant at night and also has it's own shop selling clothes and bike gear.

    Have a look here:


  16. Hi, "You have had the rest now try the best"
    my nomination is the (Uplands diner) in swansea.

    Have a look here http://www.uplandsdiner.co.uk

    69 Uplands Crescent Swansea, Wales SA2 0EU

  17. The best breakfast has to be The Sizzlin Sausage on the Newbridge Road, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

  18. I nominate for my cooking zater and magdos and alot of food you dont know any thing about it.

  19. I nominate for Bexhill, St Leonards and Hastings, Cafe 17, Bexhill Road
    St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex,TN38 0AH a family run (husband and wife team) who provide not only great breakfats but great homemade lunches as well for the alternative to bacon and eggs. All food is freshly cooked and locally sourced fresh ingredients from local butchers, bakers and farms.
    Good food and a very friendly service.
    G&H Builders


  21. my mums gaffit is very very cheap,radio2, papers,the best breakfast ever,slippers and a smile,keep it up mum.

  22. I would like to nominate MAD Coffee Bar in Lind Road, Sutton. Great staff, the owner is bonkers (in a nice way Alex :), and the food is great quality and good proportions. Coffee is free and excellent. We have our food, read our papers, watch some live Sky News, and, sometimes, even go to work ;)

  23. Arthur's Cafe in Dalston east London.
    A very well recognised restaurant that is very very popular to all walks of life, from the typical roofer to the typical 9 to 5 average Joe.
    Boiled potatoes and Gravy is a must, freshly cooked chips only served after 12am why? We will never know but it obviously brings the punters in from a far. Even the Tea is presented in old fashioned mugs and plate, this keeps things realistic and very proud of what they serve day in and out after 35 years in trading. Arthur is a true cockney character and welcomes all with open arms including the lovely accommodating staff.
    I would highly recommend with a AAA fresh fresh feel, but keeping a English breakfast the way it should be cooked and served.
    At last they can cook the perfect egg and perfecto mondo sausage......

    Kerry, Eurolay asphalt and roofing.

  24. I would like to nominate SELCO BUILDERS in bagley, manchester.
    As a builders breakfast is vital for a good start to the day this has to beat it hands down!!
    Not only do they serve the public but all of the staff eat there as well.
    This is a true British tradition and should never be forgotten

  25. Hi

    We would like to nominate crown street cafe in crown street in brentwood, They always have fresh bread and so the best saute potatoes we have ever tasted.

    Everything is very well cooked and not at all greasy would highly recomend a visit

    Hammertime uk

  26. It has to be The Gatehouse Cafe. Aylesbury

  27. Adam's Cafe in Shepherds Bush. Great food, great prices, great atmosphere

  28. Hi i would like to nominate Gourmet Grub, 11 Leazes Crescent,Newcastle upon tyne, NE1 4LN.
    Very popular with loads of builders and hospital staff,the BIG G Breakfast is a must try, and if its no on the menu by any chance they will make it. Top cafe with parking.
    North East Building Services.


  30. Ballinluig Motor Grill
    PH9 0LG

    I always stop off here for a breakfast on my way up North from Edinburgh. Just off the A9 after Perth, you can be guaranteed a great full breakfast or bacon roll.

  31. Izabela's at Vanilla Red
    121 Deansgate
    Bolton BL1 1HA
    The best breakfast by far, the quality of the bacon as superb

  32. I nominate
    Izabela's at Vanilla Red
    121 Deansgate
    Bolton BL1 1HA
    The best english breakfast I've ever eaten. A lot of fresh and tasty food every day!

  33. Hi, I nominate " Izabela's at Vanilla Red" in Bolton , food is lovely and a good price, owners and staff are the frendliest I've come across anywhere... lovely atmosphere and best cappucino just how i like it xxx

  34. Izabela's at Vanilla Red
    Bolton BL1 1HA

    Lovely good quality breakfast, excellent friendly service. Wonderful atmosphere. Breakfast with a big smile!

  35. fabulous breakfast

  36. Selco nottingham do a good brekkie cheap.

  37. We nominate our Local Wimpy Cafe in Horsham - Ask for a Moe's Special (OMG SO BIG) AND SO WORTH IT PORTIONS ARE DOUBLE - amazes me that when lunch come round they are just as keen. Really sets you up for the day ahead

  38. Entry hill golf course in bath have a great little cafe, always packed with builders!

  39. Crazy Cow Cafe
    16a Cavendish road, West Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester M20 1JG
    Best breakfast in Manchester

  40. Kesgrave Kitchen, main road Kesgrave, Ipswich.

    Fantastic breakfast or what ever you fancy,,excellent value for money, friendly staff, nothing is a problem for them if you want something different, its always full, so finding a table sometimes can be a slight problem but they clear quickly so you can grab a seat/table.

    Everyone is friendly, staff and punters alike,,newspapers and mags, clean bright and airy unlike some with misted windows, ample parking virtually outside the front door.

    That's my vote!

  41. It's got to be Breakfast Wrap in MCDonnalds for me.

  42. I nominate Michelangelo's for the most delicious breakfast with a mediterranean slant! Filling and yummy!
    Michelangelo's Coffee Lounge
    1 Chase Court Gardens
    EN2 8DH

  43. we nominate Parma cafe -58 camden road nw1 9eu - massive portions family run - best service in camden area.

  44. I nominate the cafe van at Devils Bridge, Kirby Lonsdale, Cumbria. Outstanding food, great prices and plenty of banter. Plus in the summer theres usually plenty of bikers to chat too when on a break.

  45. I say that George's breakfast in north London can't be beaten everything is done to perfection even te toast must try

  46. I would definatly say Fairdeal cafe! Llansamlet , swansea
    I've tried the rest and Fairdeal is always the best!
    Keep up the good wrk dan & girls!!

    Martin Dynamik Ceramiks of swansea

  47. I nominate PIGGYS in Bridge Road, Woolston, Southampton.
    Too much for very little cost.
    Also doubles at night as a restaurant with more quality food.

  48. Stax in Leeds :-) plenty on yer plate!

  49. I would like to nominate Chamomile Café,
    45 England's Lane, Belsize Park London NW3 4YD

    Londons best organic free range breakfast..

    Homemade Porridge, Museli, pancakes, and the homemade bread and pastries are superb. Always cheerful and an awesome free range full brekkie for those who need it!!!

  50. Hi I would like to nominate 'that cafe' at the Handport in Newport, South Wales,

    Mike @mtrcarpentry

  51. I nominate the Toby Carvery along Prince Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6RL
    Breakfast Menu: Bacon, Pork Sausages, Eggs, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Potatoe Gammon and Cheese Hash, Potato Rosti and Toast, Tea and Coffee - As much as you can eat and drink - All for £5.98. Unlimited!

  52. Tasty Snacks (4 Saint James' Meadow, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AR) do the best bacon, sausage, egg and black pudding sandwich in the world. I have trouble finishing it, it's massive!!!
    Highly recommended :-P

  53. It's got to be the Faces cafe, Ferryhill, Durham for me! The veggie breakfast is soooooo nice, not to mention reasonably priced. I hear from my mates that the trad breakfast is also yummy (I'll take their word for that :))

  54. I nominate Cafe 17 in Bexhill Road, St. Leonards. Great place to stop for a varied menu, fresh hot food, a clean & friendly environment not to mention generous portions! What more could you need?

  55. I nominate
    The Burgh Cafe
    High Street
    East Lothian

  56. I nominate 'The Lock Inn' by the canal in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.
    I always go for the world famous, Boatmans Breakfast! 2 Bacon, 2 sausage, egg, smoked sausage, black pudding, toast and fried potatoes.
    Nothing sets you up for a hard days grafting like this, you can even eat your brekie their own canal barge!
    Plus the guys who run the place are absolute legends, cheers Dick and Jane!

  57. Best breakfast by far in Brighton and Hove area isto be found at Wheelies in Victoria Road Portslade.
    Always great,good ingredients and cooked with love,especially when Loz is on-a great girl and lovely smile.
    Best suggestion is the 4 x 4 !!!!!!
    AY Installations

  58. I'd like to nominate ARTHUR'S CAFE - HACKNEY

  59. The bus in Thurrock, the beast of a breakfast.

  60. We nominate the Shepherdess Cafe, City Road, London, EC1V 1JN.

  61. I nominate,Cafe on a wheels in King's Lynn near Comet shop
    They do Big Man's Breakfast ,that sandwich are so big and full off everything, recommended to tray .

  62. I have to say the regency in pimlico, great food and service

  63. I nominate H/S cafe Combe road Brighton , the best cafe Iv ever eatin in , always very friendly , plus they do my favourite , Eggy
    Soilder's. yum yum ..... Kev

  64. The best breakfast outside of Ireland is without a shadow of ANY doubt Faces Cafe in Ferryhill County Durham. Everything is fresh and even the Bread, ketchup pies, cakes etc are home made. I highly recommend their breakfast in a bun which is so large they put the bun in a container as it cannot hold half of what they give you. The girls are all friendly and Bernie the proprietor always puts a smile on your face, A great way to start the day in these depressing times!

  65. I nominate the Cafe in Station Rd Coleshill Nr Birmingham excellent food a good choice at a good price

  66. I nominate Cafe Paolo on East Vale Road in Acton, they are friendly, funny and never complain when you track mud in. The bacon and egg baps are awesome and they never charge extra for extra bacon or an extra egg. They do a an awesome full english and they will do it they way you want it, with what ever combination you want. For those of you watching your cholesterol they do heart healthy options as well. Whenever I'm in west london for work I'm sure to stop in.

  67. 'Starvin marvins', the catering van by BnQ carpark in swindon,
    Home of the 'Big Un' best breakfast going!

  68. I nominate The Willow Cafe, Station Rd, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, West Wales.

    Huge portions, at dirt cheap prices. Both the breakfasts, and beef and chicken dinners are amazing for lunch time.

    Service is brilliant. its like a 2nd home to me! lol.

    a close 2nd is the Coffee Pot, which is just past the railway station in Llanelli.

    £2.40 for a "small" breakfast. which is anything but small. that comes with a free tea or coffee!

    i really am spoilt for choice in Llanelli, keeps me fuelled up ready to give my customers my best!

  69. Best breakfast for me is Mashed Swedes Cafe in Leamington Spa!

    39 Russell Street | CV32 5QB, Leamington Spa

  70. My favourite place I have come across is this:

    Lenny's Sandwich Bar
    7 Newlands Place Hartfield Rd, Forest Row, East Sussex

  71. I nominate Victoria Cafe on Victoria Road , Edmonton , fantastic food at good price

  72. Scoffers cafe on the A45 from Northampton to Wellingborough. Seriously good. A fry up with no grease . Impossible I hear you say. Just try for yourselves.

  73. Hi, We nominate the Old Post Office in Linlithgow for a good hearty Scottish builders breakfast.Excellent food served by excellent friendly staff.

  74. I nominate 'The Pie Man' who has a mobile catering place opposite Heighley Garden Centre at Hebron. Morpeth.
    He does an amazing breakfast from a simple sandwich to an amazing full-english at outstanding prices. Everytime we pull up in the van for our breakfast he has a queue, that say's it all!!

  75. I nominate www.farmcafewokingham.co.uk the farm cafe rocks!! slap up goodness!!

  76. I would like to nominate GREEDYPIGS sandwich van in gosforth newcastle on tyne. you cant get much more in a sarne.

    kinmont prop/rep

  77. The Crusty Cob on Castle boulevard in Nottingham. Breakfast in a Bap, well it's more like a small loaf actually! Sets you up for the day, or is that fills you up for the day? Perfect, just perfect!

  78. I nominate a cafe/studios in Hackney Road, London E2 called 'Premises'. They do a massive breakfast for a very reasonable price and you get a lot of famous bands like Arctic Monkeys, Blur and Adele rehearsing in there and using the cafe. http://www.premisesstudios.com/cafe/

  79. I'd like to nominate The Winning Post on Greyhound Lane in Streatham. The guys there are great as is the food and it's just a really good atmosphere. Good place to relax and get some great food!

  80. Hi, I nominate Posh Pigs, Ellough industrial estate, Beccles. Good price, and nice hearty food, at a good price.

  81. Tbone cafe., frazier hill erith.
    best cafe round my parts.
    big portions cheap prices and not any of your typical greasy spoon meat good quality herby sausages all veg grown on the owners allotment.

  82. The only place to go for a proper builders breakfast is jollys Irish cafe in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Proper decent food, fried bread thicker than bricks and the best portions around, the only place any tradesman wants to go before a days graft!!!!!
    Ben, BSB flooring limited

  83. the winning post no 1 breafast and the norbury cafe for their fried bread in their no2 breakfast service fast breakfast good
    rob abrahams and keeling ltd

  84. hi I would like to vote for a no2 breakfast at the norbury cafe on London Road SW16 4AU

  85. Rockliffe Hall is the best breakfast I've ever eaten in my life so far :) had business breakfast there

  86. I nominate the cafe at Buildbase in Newbury

  87. Mcdonalds sausage ,egg and cheese bagel- badabing badabom

  88. Wonder cafe ,uxbridge road

  89. I really like this place, they always have the days newspaper, the breky is gtreat & the people are most friendly, cheers, Andrew
    Cafe 43 (Camden Area)
    43 Pratt Street London, Greater London NW1 0BJ
    020 7485 7266

  90. The best place for my breakfast is UNITED MUNCHBOX at Wickes in Hove. Place where U get best bacon burgers in town since I remember - must be there over 14 years then;)

  91. Foxys Whitley Bay, mega grub, cheep honest food!

  92. Frankie and Bennys, Evesham Worcestershire, what a belting brekkie!!!

  93. 'Grubs up' in bury. Any six breakfast items in pairs for £2.50 with a coffee. Beat that!

  94. Town Bar Cafe in Heaton Moor Stockport, Set's you up nicely for the day! top quality brekkie #saynotocheapsausages!

  95. Half moon cafe
    Fulham palace road
    Good prices & service breakfast is the nuts

  96. lily sugars on hayling island...

    excellent breakfast and great pub

  97. Greasy lils on the A5 cannock ( staffs) truck stop. Open 24 hrs, been in business for over 30 years!

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