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Monte Carlo Cafe

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Monte Carlo Café
Photograph: Sal Maxuda

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Fabulous fry-ups come at bargain prices at this legendary café, which provides a fuss-free haven to those with a hangover to cure.

There’s a time and a place for prettily presented poached eggs and clinking flutes of Buck’s Fizz and 10am on Sunday morning after the mother of all all-nighters is definitely not it. Sometimes you just need somewhere to serve you up a sizeable plate of food, offer a sympathetic smile with your third cup of coffee and turn a blind eye to last night’s clothes/make-up/random hanger on.

Enter Stapleton Road’s legendary Monte Carlo Cafe. Its pleasantly fuss-free interior has been offering salvation to hungover souls since 1964, so step inside, breathe and relax: you have found your people. 

Don’t mistake the lack of pretention and bargain prices for bad quality, either. This place is as spotless as it is welcoming and the fry-ups are fabulous. Plump for the much recommended veggie breakfast (eggs, mushrooms, potato scallops, beans, tomatoes and veggie sausages) or brave the gigantic Full Monte, a mammoth undertaking of bacon, sausages, black pudding, eggs, potato scallops and all the trimmings.

Written by Emma Howarth


458 Stapleton Road
Opening hours:
Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 7am-3pm; Sat-Sun 7am-2pm
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