Foodie Guide IOM's Favourite Brunch SpotsIf you’ve recently moved to the Isle of Man, you'll be looking for a new brunch spot or on the hunt for your new favourite eatery, so we asked our friend Sarah, @FoodieGuideIOM, to put together a guide to some of her favourites.
Foodie Guide IOM is a food blog written by Sarah Sandford.
It’s no secret that we love brunch at Foodie Guide IOM and spend most weekends indulging all over the island. After a week working and maybe a night out on Friday, a Saturday lie in is made perfect with brunch! Brunch technically is a mix of breakfast and lunch according to its time and substance. Usually consisting of eggs, pancakes, and sausages or bacon there is a wide array of ‘technical’ brunch foods.
Our go-to brunch spot and one of our favourite cafe and bakeries on the island is Noa Bakehouse. Located in the heart of Douglas in an industrial building, Noa bakehouse has what the kids call good vibes. Along with the vibes, their breads, coffee, cakes and brunches deliver on taste too! A classic breakfast from Noa for us would be scrambled eggs on toast, the ‘full Manx’, pancakes or their croissant french toast. Usually with a flurry of activity, you can see into the open bakery and can witness the magic behind the scenes. Noa is a place to meet friends, bring your kids, have a date or go solo with a book. It’s bringing the heart of the community back to the bakery.
Dishes we suggest: Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup, Full Manx + Veggie Manx, Poached eggs on toast with guacamole and the croissant french toast. We also suggest their house roasted coffee and an almond croissant as an appetizer to share!
The cutest brunch spot that you’ve ever seen? Yes! Located in Douglas on the Quay, this sunshine filled brunch spot should be on your go-to list of places to indulge. Their menu is well thought out and curated to perfection. Little Fish Cafe is somewhere you could have a brunch date or grab all your friends and share peach Bellini’s. They have classics like Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale and Florentine as well as sweet, sweet cinnamon toast. They also have the “classic” full English with their twist called “Mornin Sunshine” which has 2 poached eggs, sausage, bacon, grilled tomato, savoury bread pudding and brown sauce.
Of course since it is Little “Fish” Cafe you can’t go wrong by sampling the Queenie Po Boy!
Dishes we suggest: We can 100% recommend the Eggs Benny!
Rosa's Pantry is such a treat to us at Foodie Guide IOM! Even though the Isle of Man is only 32 miles long, as we live in the south, heading to Ramsey always feels like a day trip adventure! We always make sure to head to the beach and to Shakti Man. Rosa’s pantry is healthy and delicious and could be straight from a side street in London. With big white subway tiles and wooden tables as well as all the local food producers written on the wall, this place is a community gathering spot!
Dishes we suggest: Definitely get the granola and yoghurt bowl! It's made with local ingredients made by local food producers on the Isle of Man - Paula's kitchen granola and the dairy shed yoghurt. We also suggest their sandwiches made with homemade sourdough bread. Full of nutrition and really delicious!
4. Cycle 360
A relatively new cafe on the Isle of Man, this is a stunning spot that has it all for the cycling enthusiast (and people who just like really good coffee and food). Cycle 360 is a cycle shop, a cafe and a fitness centre. They offer daily specials as well as sandwiches, salads, eggs on Noa Sourdough toast and of course pancakes and French toast. They are creating new dishes all the time and testing them- which is really exciting!
Dishes we suggest: You need to try the cooil girl eggs with smashed avocado (Instagram worthy much?!)
Patchwork Cafe is located on the quaint and cute Port St Mary high street. They make fresh dishes from local food producers with homemade touches galore. There's a really happy vibe in the cafe which makes it a fun spot to start your day. They also have fresh squeezed orange juice which goes perfectly with their full Manx breakfast or pancakes with bacon and maple syrup.
Dishes we suggest: Anything from the specials board! They're always creative, fresh and offer new things for the people of the Isle of Man! Do not miss their breakfasts and their cakes!
So now that you know where we might be this weekend, we hope to spot you there as well (with Bellini’s in hand!)