The best breakfast buys at Pret, Starbucks, McDonalds & more

If you’re anything like us first thing in the morning, you'll hit the snooze button (one too many times) and find yourselves racing to get dressed, fed and out the door. And in all honesty, most of us would rather skip the 'fed' bit and get more time in bed, right? 

Well we understand, and there's nothing wrong with that, especially when there's a plethora of amazing on-the-go breakfast bites available, from the likes of McDonald’s, Burger King, Starbucks, Greggs and many more. Presenting, our pick of the best breakfast money can buy...

Greggs

Kickstart the morning with Greggs breakfast menu which offers both sweet and savoury items. Choose from a variety of croissants, porridge pots, sausage or bacon rolls, egg or bacon baguettes and cinnamon buns, all served until 11am. They even have an all-day breakfast wrap. Check at your local Greggs for the full breakfast menu.

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McDonald’s

If there’s anything worth rushing for in the morning it’s McDonald’s breakfast menu. Available until 10.30am, there's only a small window for getting your hands on those glorious hash browns, egg and sausage McMuffins and pancakes. They’ve even recently launched the new cheesy bacon flatbread. We’ll take two...of each. Check at your local McDonald’s for the full breakfast menu.

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Burger King

In case you haven’t heard, Burger King have a breakfast menu and it’s ah-may-zing. From the double croissan’wich (which is a bacon and sausage filled croissant) to the Belgian waffles and mini-pancakes *drools*, it's all served until 10.30am. Breakfast items are subject to availability so check in at your local Burger King.

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LEON

Start the day off right with LEON’s healthy breakfast options. Pick from porridge, toast, and breakfast pots such as smoked salmon and avocado, halloumi and mushroom or a 'full English' to name a few. In a hurry? Instead of a breakfast pot, have it in a muffin to go. Served until 11am, they also cater to specific dietary requirements, so just check in at your local LEON.

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EAT.

EAT. has your mornings covered with their great coffee, breakfast baguettes, hot rolls, toast, porridge, yoghurt pots, breakfast pots and hot pastries. The best thing? Not only do they have vegan and vegetarian options, all of the items are under 500 calories! Check out your local EAT for details.

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Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger’s varied breakfast menu offers everything from porridge pots to freshly baked pastries, yoghurt bowls to hot rolls and baguettes. They also serve organic coffee for that much-needed morning cuppa. There’s no specific time cut-off for breakfast at Pret, but when it's this good it doesn't last long...

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Starbucks

Among their array of coffee options, Starbucks also offer some pretty good breakfast options, including traditional sausage sandwiches, cheese and marmite sarnies, croissants with cheddar and ham, oatmeal, and also hot boxes in two flavours; the super scrambled egg with tomato and spinach, and the spicy chorizo with poached egg and potato. Check your local Starbucks for details.

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Costa

Start the day off right with a Costa coffee and either a hot bacon roll or Costa’s new hot egg muffin. Still hungry? They also offer porridge pots which can be topped with banana, jam, honey or sugar - healthy and tasty. Check your local Costa for details. 

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Caffè Nero

Look no further for a good breakfast than Caffè Nero. Their all-day breakfast has everything from warm pastries and overnight oats, to sandwiches, panini's and ciabatta rolls. Subject to availability, it’s best to check your local Caffe Nero for the full menu.  

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Café Rouge  

Choose any breakfast item, juice and hot drink at Café Rouge for just £9.95. Mix it up and choose from pastries and pancakes, croques and traditional breakfast dishes like eggs benedict or a full english breakfast. The breakfast menu items are available everyday until noon, but subject to availability so best to double check at your local Cafe Rouge for the full menu.

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Bill’s

Head down to Bill’s before midday on weekdays (1pm on weekends) for a hearty start the morning. Choose from buttermilk pancakes which can be topped with either fruit or smoked bacon and syrup (yum!), and avocado on toast or eggs benedict to name a few. Dishes vary depending on which restaurant you go to, so best to double check with your local Bill's.

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Carluccio’s

Eggs are given an Italian twist at Carluccio’s, as they're accompanied with a side of smoky pancetta, sausage, sauteed mushrooms, tomato and toasted Italian bread. In a hurry? Choose from assorted pastries, croissants, granola and yoghurt, Pane E Marmellata or Panettone from the deli selection. Check with local Carluccio's for the full menu.

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Coast to Coast  

Get 2 for £10 on breakfast at Coast to Coast; choose from pancakes, waffles or their main breakfast selection off the classic menu. There's also a number of veggie-friendly options for vegetarians or those looking for healthier options. Check your local Coast to Coast for full terms and conditions. 

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Frankie and Benny’s

Get a Frankie and Benny’s breakfast starting at just £3.95. Select from the lighter menu items or the amazing full breakfast menu which includes pancakes, omelettes, waffles and granola sundaes. Everything comes with unlimited coffee or tea and is available daily until midday. Check your local Frankie and Benny's for details and full terms and conditions.  

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Giraffe

Head straight to Giraffe for a global breakfast wake-up call. From ranch steak and cheese to huevos rancheros and shakshouka, they offer an array of colourful global dishes. There’s even a £5 menu available all week, and it comes with a hot drink included! Check your local Giraffe for the full menu.

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Subway

Grab a footlong morning subby from Subway’s breakfast menu or customise it how you like it. From the traditional bacon, egg and cheese sandwich to the epic poached egg mega melt and everything in between. Available until 11am, menu items may vary so double check at your local Subway.

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Bella Italia

Pizza for breakfast? Of course! Enjoy a breakfast pizza topped with bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and fried egg (yum!), or build your own omelette. Woke up ravenous? Bella Italia have a 2-for-1 breakfast promotion - all you have to do is sign up by entering your email address, and they’ll send a code which you can use to redeem the offer. Menu dishes may vary by location, so check your local Bella Italia for terms and conditions.

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Chiquito

Chiquito’s brunch menu has everything to satiate nearly any morning craving. Their menu offers sweet pancakes, hot and savoury full breakfast feasts and even brunch cocktails. The brunch menu is available daily until noon, but dishes may vary by location so check your local Chiquito.

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Tortilla

Hankering for a breakfast burrito? Grab Tortilla’s soft flour tortilla or quesadilla stuffed with potatoes, chorizo, scrambled egg, black beans, cheese and salsa. We’ll take two, please. Menu items may vary by location so check your local Tortilla

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