Top 10 Breakfast and Brunch Places in Stirling

Looking for a hearty brunch or just a quick breakfast to go in Stirling? You’ve come to the right place.

In our opinion, a good breakfast guarantees a productive day, and luckily Stirling has many cosy breakfast and brunch places to choose from, so you never get bored.

Our top 10 list of Stirling’s independent eateries where to go for breakfast and brunch includes a wealth of choice for vegetarians, vegans and anyone with other specific dietary requirements?

We love a good breakfast and rest assured that all of the Stirling breakfast places recommended in this post have been tried and tested many, many times.

So let’s dig in.



Fletcher’s restaurant is a perfect place to take your whole family or a loved one for breakfast or brunch. The restaurant offers enough seating which allows for an intimate atmosphere.

The family-owned business has recently introduced a completely new menu that includes anything that you can want for breakfast. What’s more, the dishes look absolutely beautiful.

Breakfast is served from 9.30 until 11:45 and brunch items are served until 4.30pm. Table bookings are required but the process could not be simpler.

See Fletcher’s menus here and book your table here

We recommend Halloumi Stack or Spanish Eggs.

You can find Fletcher’s at 78 Upper Craigs, Stirling FK8 2DT, just opposite PureGym and next to Waitrose. They have free customer parking, just don’t forget to register your number plate.

HBW Coffee

Simply put, HBW Coffee is a vegan’s and foodie’s heaven. This recently revamped vegan coffee shop/bistro serves so much plant-based goodness that you will wish you’d found it sooner.

HBW’s menu is different from anything else you will find in Stirling and includes deliciously fluffy pancakes, breakfast bowls, sourdough toasts, french toasts, brekkie rolls, fresh doughnuts and much more.

They relentlessly work on improving and refreshing their menu so keep an eye on HBW’s social media. At the moment they open from Wednesday to Sunday 10am till 3pm but this can alter so once again, keep your eyes peeled on their Instagram to not miss any update.

You can pop in for a late weekend brunch or just grab one of their cakes and a coffee to go and our absolute favourite is greek style yogurt on a pancakestack with toasted sesame seeds, zest & rose petals. Yum!

Find HBW at 54/56 Barnton St, Stirling FK8 1NA which is very close to Sheriff Court.

HBW pancake stack
HBW vegan donut Stirling


Located in Forthside, Toast is a crowd-pleaser.

Unlike our previous recommendations, Toast has more of a traditional menu but with a twist. There are many sweet and savoury options and it’s also perfect for families with children.

We think you will also appreciate their outdoor seating area.

The cafe is open daily from 9am (9:30 on Sunday) to 4pm.

Our breakfast suggestion is anything that includes smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

Toast Cafe can be found at 2a Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ, which is close to the Vue Cinema and The Engine Shed. There is also a big car park nearby.

The Pend Cafe, Deli & Bistro

The Pend is a spacious cafe hidden in an alley on Port Street serving traditional fresh all day breakfast.
The bistro is open Mo-Sat 9-17.30 and you can find it in a close at 81 Port St, Stirling FK8 2ER right next to Frances Hunter hair salon, just look for a greengrocer or a butcher when you’re on Port Street.

TJ’s Restaurant

TJ’s has opened only recently and if you’re after purely traditional Scottish or American breakfast that includes nothing more but eggs, bacon, hash browns and sausages, this is where you should go.

TJ’s breakfast menu also includes eggs benedict or buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. Breakfast is served until 11am every day.

You can find TJ’s at 1-7 Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2LQ (the place that used to be Filling Station) on the corner of Port Street and Dumbarton Road.

Caffe Pompei

If you like to eat cake or sweet pastry for breakfast, then we can only recommend Caffe Pompei. Caffe Pompei is an Italian coffee shop serving Lavazza coffee and fresh Italian doughnuts, croissants as well as Italian cannoli and other cakes.

If you pop in between 9 and 11 (Mo-Fr) you can enjoy their breakfast deal: any hot drink and fresh baked pastry for only £3.95.

Caffe Pompei opens at 9am every day but Sunday. On Sunday it opens at 10am.

You can find Caffe Pompei at 55 King St, Stirling FK8 1DR, just a stone’s throw away from the William Wallace statue. 

Vera Artisan Bakery

As the name suggests, Vera Artisan Bakery is a an artisan micro bakery. It has recently introduced a new breakfast menu offering freshly-made waffles, sourdough sandwiches, or bagels and of course you can also have any of the freshly baked treats from their display.

The bakery has two tables so you can either sit-in or take your breakfast with you.

If you need coffee in the morning, then stay calm because they also have a professional coffee machine.

Vera Artisan Bakery is open Mon to Sat 9.30 to 16.30.

Find the bakery at 26-28 Barnton St, Stirling FK8 1NA.

Cafe Aina

Cafe Aina specialises in Greek, Mediterranean & vegan food. Their breakfast menu includes traditional full Scottish breakfast as well as breakfast souvlaki, breakfast rolls (both meaty and vegan) and omelettes. You might be happy to hear that their breakfast menu is served all day.
You can view Aina’s menu here their opening hours are 9am to 9pm 7 days a week.
Find Cafe Aina at 34-36 King St, Stirling FK8 1AY next to the entrance to the Stirling Arcade.

Old Town Coffee House

Old Town Coffee House is a homely coffee shop on the way towards the Stirling Castle.  Their menu includes fresh full breakfast, eggs, crepes, cakes, french toasts and more.

The opening hours of the cafe are:
Monday: 09:00 – 21:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10:00 – 21:00
Friday: 10:00 – 21:00
Saturday:09:30 – 18:00
Sunday:10:30 – 21:00

Find the Old Town Coffee House on your way to the Castle on Spittal Street, close to the Hotel Colessio next to one of the vennels connecting Baker Street and Spittal Street. The address is 38 Spittal St, Stirling FK8 1DU.

Cafe Valentino’s

Cafe Valentino’s is one of the latest coffee shop additions to Stirling’s high street. Located towards the bottom of Friars Street, this cosy cafe ran by Birkan (who also owns Mint Cafe on Baker Street) serves full Scottish breakfast, vegan breakfast, scrumptious omelletes, breakfast rolls, french toasts, granola bowls and overnight oats.

Find Cafe Valentino’s on Instagram.

The address of the cafe is 22 Friars St, Stirling FK8 1HA.

Cafe Valentino's Stirling


Cisco’s is a small family cafe with a long tradition. It’s perfect if you’re awake early or need a quick bite to eat on the go. This cafe serves a variety of breakfast rolls and traditional cooked breakfast. Cisco’s is open from Monday to Saturday between 7.30 until 14.30. Cisco’s is located at 70 Port St, Stirling FK8 2LJ.

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