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Hylton Café

  • Restaurants
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

No-frills café with its own loyal band of regulars, most of whom order the £3 fry-up

The heart of the JQ is dotted with cafés and coffee houses, but when it comes to a proper Brummie breakfast, there’s only one name you need to recall. The Hylton Café enjoys a cult following until 2pm from Monday to Saturday. And here’s why.

For the eminently reasonable sum of £3, expect one of all the usual fried breakfast staples, plus freshly ground coffee or tea (the Sapphire Breakfast). And if you’re looking for breakfast on the go, the classic bacon sarnie is a must. Choose from thick and crusty or rustic bread, or a bap to envelop the meaty goodness, which comes from local suppliers Bromsgrove Bacon Co.

The Hylton is a modest café that has built its reputation on looking after regulars, but with reservations starting to come in from the likes of Dusseldorf and Dublin, you're advised to drop in and see what the fuss is about while there's still space.

Written by Katy Drohan


Hylton Street
B18 6HN
Opening hours:
Mon–Thu: 8am–2pm; Fri: 7.30am–2pm; Sat: 8am–2pm
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