HERE are some of the best places you said to go for breakfast or brunch in the area.

Tasty Bites, Benfleet


On the High Road in South Benfleet, is Tasty Bites.

There is plenty of choice for breakfast and brunch, from your standard full English, to toast as well as vegan and vegetarian options too.

It was complemented for its service, high-quality food, and atmosphere.

The Lillie’s Café, Wickford

Found in the Alpha Garden Centre, on London Road, The Lillie’s Café got plenty of raving reviews from Echo readers.

The café has wooden pods outside to enjoy your food in, alongside the standard indoor seating.

Readers praised its extensive menu, as well as “super friendly” staff.

Café 709, Southend


Plenty of Echo readers called out this little business on Southchurch Road.

Serving food like omelettes, homemade cakes and more, there is plenty to choose from.

One commenter said: “It is superb, and the staff are so lovely.”

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Café No. 11, Rayleigh


On London Road in Rayleigh is Café No. 11.

Praised by one Echo commenter for its “amazing fry ups and pancake stacks”, and another due to the fact it is dog-friendly too.

Their all-day menu is served until 3pm each day, to enjoy breakfast or brunch in all its glory.

Café Munchies, Southend


A popular choice that was mentioned several times for recommendation.

Found on Queen’s Road, Café Munchies is very popular amongst the community.

There are lots of choice of all your breakfast favourites, alongside vegan and vegetarian options too.

Here are some of the other places mentioned by Echo readers:

  • Super Chef, Ness Road, Shoebury
  • Café Max, High Road, Benfleet
  • Attic, Eastern Esplanade, Southend
  • Oliver’s on the Beach, Western Esplanade, Westcliff
  • Toppers and Toast, Leigh Road, Leigh
  • Izzi, Furtherwick Road, Canvey