Tucked away in the oh so upcoming area of Ouseburn, Ernest is a proudly independent cafe and restaurant.
Serving morning, noon and night, you can have a bumper breakfast, a light lunch and then pint listening to music all under one roof without leaving your cosy seat.
We visited after a particularly hectic night on the Quayside and only one thing will cure the fuzzy head feeling – a cracking breakfast. With a varied breakfast menu, you are spoiled for choice with plenty of alternatives to the standard full English. Starting with a cracking cup of Ouseburn Coffee Co coffee, we settled in for the main event.
The Halloumi and Chorizo Hash Bowl (£8.50) can only be described as a gargantuan feat of breakfast brilliance. Smoky, spicy Spanish Chorizo and firm, salty Halloumi are fried along with herbed potatoes and fresh red onions to make the perfect base to balance a fresh poached egg on. Spinach and a hollandaise sauce top the dish out with perfection. An extremely generous portion that saw us through until evening!
The Ernest Large (£9.00) breakfast didn’t disappoint in the traditional stakes. A healthy dose of fresh products, cooked well and presented with a prideful flourish from the staff. The herbed potatoes made a very pleasant alternative to the usual frozen hash brown! We have since noticed that the dish was missing the baked beans it should have had but even still – it was a cracking breakfast which has us wanting to return.
If you are in the area, it is a fabulous place to grab a coffee, relax and let the stress of city life ebb away.