If you ever find yourself in Sheffield, here are a few places to stop by! Recently, I’ve been making more of a conscious effort to actually do things with my days off. I love that feeling of finding an amazing new corner of my home city, it makes me feel like a tourist in my own town. I love the fact that I have an excuse to whip the old camera out too! In a bid to expose some of Sheffield’s hidden gems, I thought I’d compile a post on some of my favourite new places to go to. Recently loads of little food places have began to open their doors and I can’t wait to see what they all have to offer. This post marks the start of my growing list. Tamper is a little coffee shop I’ve been meaning to visit for a while. The interior alone is beautiful, it’s almost as if you’ve stepped into Kinfolk.
There are plants hanging from trusses, rustic wooden stools that give me a pang of nostalgia from my school art lessons, up-cycled wooden tables, recycled palettes teeming with freshly baked goods. All in all it has a really chilled vibe about it; it’s the type of place where you’d wind down with friends after a long week at work. The menu itself is inspired by the owner’s New Zealand roots, so naturally, many of the dishes offered are British with an NZ twist. For me, this is what sets it apart from other places in Sheffield. Each dish is new and exciting, and the presentation is superb. I went for the Eggs Benedict and they tasted as good they looked. I guarantee that I’ll be going again soon!
Marmaduke’s is a bustling little coffee shop in the city centre. The place looked full on the sunny day we visited, as you would expect, but there were plenty of tables around the back. They offer great tasting coffee alongside a beautiful display of freshly baked cakes.
The interior of this place was beautifully minimal, it’s truly amazing what you can achieve by throwing a few palettes together! They had a ‘Sharing table’ too, which I thought was a nice touch.
Bill’s has only just opened its doors to Sheffield. For some reason, I had it in my mind that Bill’s was a London-only restaurant – kind of like The Breakfast club, so I was ecstatic when I found out that we finally had our own! When you go, you’ve got to have breakfast there. It’s amazing and will set you up for the rest of the day. Surprisingly, my appetite wasn’t big enough for a full English so I opted for the blueberry pancakes and they were delicious! Extra points for the effort in presentation too.
I’m glad we have a Bills’, it’s a chain restaurant but has the feel/interior of an indie place, which isn’t always easy to achieve.
Shout out to the staff at Tamper, Marmaduke’s and Bill’s, they were all so friendly and accommodating which is always a plus! It’s the little things like that that you’ll always take away from a place I think. If you’re a Sheffielder let me know what your favourite places to grab brunch at are! For more food-related posts, click here.