Swansea is full of great places to go out to brunch, so much so that the sheer choice can sometimes feel daunting. As someone who spends more time out at brunch than I do in lectures, I’m here to tell you about the eight best places on offer. Happy brunching, Swansea!
Great variety, amazing food, and incredible coffee all make The Optimist well worth a visit. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savoury, you won’t be disappointed. The people behind The Optimist are in fact taking over 360 in a joint venture with former Swansea City player, Leon Britton. We’ll soon have a lot more of their greatness to enjoy!
Tucked away in Port Tennant, this joint offers a great variety of classic brunch foods, coffee and smoothies.
Rag & Bone
Occasionally missed due to being tucked away up in West Cross, Rag & Bone is a gem. It has arguably the best coffee in Swansea and an exciting, ever-evolving menu, so you’ll never leave disappointed.
After a long walk in the Gower, is there anything better than brunch on the seafront? Incredible views accompany a variety of choices, from classic brunches to a wonderful selection of tapas. There’s something for everyone and, with the stunning beach and cliff top walks, this is not somewhere to miss.
If you’re looking for a cafe that takes their social responsibility seriously, then Peg 2 (and their sister cafe in Sketty, Square Peg) is certainly worth a visit. The food is delicious and fulfilling, with a great vibe and the ethos to match.
Boo’s is a perfect plant-based cafe. Great flavours, brilliant menu choices and the knowledge that the food you’re eating is locally sourced all make Boo’s a must-visit.
The new kid on the block. Born from the closure of the popular Crepe Vine, Maisie’s is just the place for anyone missing those pancakes, also bringing their incredible waffles into the mix.
Placed in the heart of student living, Hoogah offers a cosy and relaxed feel. Even though it’s one of the more pricey places on the list, you get what you pay for. The food, coffee and beer are ALWAYS exceptional.
by Julia Cook