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Jul 2024

Halal Breakfasts in Birmingham That’ll Inspire Your Mornings

Put down the cereal and turn off the kettle! Today, we’re going out for breakfast. 

Birmingham has seen a boom in halal restaurants in the last year, and the breakfast scene wasn’t left out of this fun. From tasty fry-up style breakfasts to lighter morning bites, there’s plenty to explore on this a.m. culinary adventure. 

5 Halal Breakfasts in Birmingham For Early-Birds and Late Risers

Scroll down to see the best halal breakfasts in Birmingham so you can roll out of bed and to the cafe without hours of research. 

Cafe Lovelife

Located in Digbeth, Cafe Lovelife is the place to be if you want a halal breakfast with a delicious twist. 

We serve up Mediterranean-inspired food in a relaxed social dining atmosphere. Prepare for shakshuka and poached eggs, avocado smash toast, Aberdeen Angus sirloin and fried eggs, and plenty more unique combinations. 

Don’t miss our ‘Full Mediterranean Breakfasts’ — a creative take on classic English breakfasts. Options include chicken and chilli, chicken Cumberland sausages, lamb merguez sausages, or grilled halloumi. Pair these with breakfast tea or fresh coffee, and you will have a recipe for a laid-back morning.

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Alam Restaurant

Alam Restaurant is a multi-cuisine eatery that’s well-known for delicious breakfasts. Whether you’re in the mood for a full breakfast with all the trimmings, stacked pancakes, or some French toast, this is the place to be. Alam provides halal-friendly breakfast options for all palates. 

Alam’s breakfast menu highlights include buttermilk pancakes, eggs royale with smoked salmon, shakshuka, and the big full breakfast. You can customise your order with extra eggs, halloumi, halal sausages, turkey rashers, and other A+ add-ons. 

Want something lighter? Alam also provides cereal, porridge, granola bowls, and yoghurt.

Archie’s 

Archie’s is a well-known halal restaurant in Birmingham. At first, you might not consider this traditional American burger joint for breakfast — but stay with us. Archie’s boasts a jam-packed breakfast menu so you can fuel yourself for a day in the city. 

What’s on the breakfast menu at this halal breakfast place, then? Guests can peruse a range of special brekkie burgers, such as the breakfast stack, turkey bacon and egg, chicken sausage and egg, egg and hash, and ‘the full works.’

And the indulgence doesn't stop there. You can even pair your breakfast burger with mini hash browns or tater tots. If you have a sweet tooth, don't worry. Archie’s also offers double-stack pancakes, waffles, and classic milkshakes. This is the place to be if you want to treat yourself!

English-style breakfast with toast, eggs, beans, hash browns, and tomatoes

Cafe Valor

Based on Moseley Road, Cafe Valor is another halal spot you need on your Birmingham radar. This independent restaurant and cafe offers English classics, Desi favourites, and plenty of creative dishes to ensure every guest can try something new. It's ideal for groups with different tastes!

Cafe Valor's breakfast menu is a treasure trove of unique dishes. For those who love a hearty breakfast, ‘The Royal’ is a must-try, a twist on the classic full English with turkey rashers and scrambled eggs. And if you're a vegetarian, fear not, there’s a meat-free version of this dish that's equally yummy.

You can also enjoy full Desi breakfasts, omelettes, Lahori shakshuka, French toast, pancakes, bagels, muffins, baps, toast, wraps, and the list goes on! You’ll want to come back to try the dishes you missed. 

Chaiiwala

With locations on Soho Road and Coventry Road, Chaiiwala is a great stop for a quick or on-the-go halal breakfast in Birmingham. Chaiiwala is a nationwide restaurant that provides high-quality halal Indian street food, drinks, and breakfast bites. It’s also affordable, meaning you can enjoy divine tastes without breaking the bank!

From an Indian-inspired ‘English-ish breakfast’ with a masala omelette, chicken sausages, and lamb bacon rashers to breakfast roti wraps, Chaiiwala is a must-visit to up your breakfast game. Other highlights include Bombay toasties, strawberry lassi shakes, omelette buns, and the Desi Indian breakfast. 

Pair your order with Karak chai, cinnamon tea, or English tea for a complete wake-up call!

4 honourable mentions for halal breakfasts in Birmingham

The five picks above aren’t the only halal breakfasts in Birmingham worth noting. Here are some honourable mentions to add to your breakfast and brunch rotation. 

  • Charlie’s Kitchen — All-day breakfast, brunch, and burgers with all halal ingredients. 
  • Damascena — Based in the Jewellery Quarter, Damascena offers plenty of halal breakfasts and plates with a Middle Eastern twist.
  • Tastology Birmingham — Breakfast and brunch are served all day, with halal favourites like full fry-ups with turkey rashers and eggs.
  • Al Bader — Lebanese and Moroccan-style halal breakfasts. Top picks include kofta tagine, omelettes, Lebanese pies, and full English breakfasts.

Finding your morning fix - The takeaway

Whether you jump out of bed with a spring in your step or begrudgingly roll out, these halal breakfasts in Birmingham will give you a reason to set your alarm early. 

Want to get up a little later? Check out our recommendations for halal brunches in Birmingham.

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