Breakfast and beyond

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Whether you are looking for a pre/post gym energy boost, something quick on the way into work or something to revive you after your ‘cheeky half’ the night before, checkout Enfield’s wide offering. Tell us about your favourite local breakfast place on Twitter #EnjoyEnfield.


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510 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 5SS • 020 8805 9646 • Open from 8am

Turkish food is a firm favourite in the borough and most restaurants will serve a traditional breakfast. Aksular, however, goes one step further offering an all-you-can-eat buffet every Sunday. The buffet is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. It includes various types of cheeses, salads, breads and preserves, borek, Turkish sausages, eggs, helva, roasted vegetables, dried fruits and much more. Included in the price is a selection of juices and Turkish tea on tap. There’s something for everyone and a great selection for vegetarians too. It all costs £9 for adults and half-price for kids – and you definitely won’t need lunch that day! The Sunday buffet is proving very popular so early arrival is recommended. Bookings are available for large groups and breakfast is served from 8am-1pm.

The quality, regular breakfast menu which is offered throughout the week is also very impressive and includes the Turkish Breakfast (bread, olives, feta cheese, halloumi, pastry, boiled egg, tomato, cucumber, tea or coffee); Menemen (scrambled egg with peppers, tomatoes, onion); Mantarli Omlet (mushroom omelette) and Sucuklu Yumurta (scrambled egg with Turkish sausage).

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Ferny Hill Farm

Ferny Hill Farm

Ferny Hill, Hadley Wood, EN4 0PZ • 020 8449 3527 • Open from 9am (Tue-Sat), 10.30am (Sun), Closed on Mondays

If location is a big deciding factor in where you eat then Ferny Hill Farm is pretty unbeatable. The farmhouse tearoom overlooks the beautiful, rolling countryside in the north of the borough and is the perfect place to start your day on a sunny morning. The flagship offering on the morning menu is the Big Breakfast and is all you would expect from a farmhouse – hearty, wholesome and made with quality ingredients. The black pudding melts in the mouth and the sausages are very popular with customers. The scrambled egg and salmon breakfast is a winning combination and is an ample portion too. For those wanting something lighter, try the poached eggs with bacon or mushroom on toast. If you are planning on visiting over a weekend, early arrival is recommended and as the weather improves, the tables on the terrace are becoming particularly popular. Tables for four or more can be booked in advance. The farm is close to the Cockfosters entrance to Trent Park, you can even go for a calorie burning walk after you have eaten.

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Ashfield Cafe

Ashfield Café

21 Ashfield Parade, Southgate, N14 5EH • 020 8447 9042 • Open from 6.30am

If you are looking for something more “old skool” then take a trip to Ashfield Café which is a well-loved and long-established eatery in Southgate. Ashfield Café has a large breakfast menu and offers great value for money. The Special Breakfast of egg, bacon, sausage, tomato or beans, toast and tea or coffee costs a mere £4.20 and is available all day. There are also five Set Breakfasts, five Full Breakfasts, three Vegetarian Breakfasts, three Mediterranean Breakfasts, fourteen Breakfasts and 24 Extras – this is truly the place to come if you like your breakfasts big, bold and brassy. In addition to the breakfast menu there is a wide range of lunches including omelettes which are very popular with the morning crowd. Ashfield Café opens at 6.30am and breakfasts are served all day. All customers are greeted with a very warm welcome and the café has a very reassuring five-star food hygiene rating.

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