IT WAS national bacon lovers day yesterday (August 20). To mark the ‘special’ day, we asked our readers on Facebook which are their favourite breakfast places in Basingstoke.

To our surprise, the results were pretty lopsided, with four places in the town garnering most votes.

The four names that have been picked by our readers as the best places to get breakfast are The Poppins Cafe & Restaurant in Market Place, Mr Munch in Town Centre, Charlie’s Café in Roentgen Road and Wimpy in Festival Place.

Poppins Café & Restaurant

Where: 2-3 Market Place, Basingstoke RG21 7QA;

Phone: 01256 353701

Rating: Four stars and 91 reviews on Trip Advisor

Mr Munch

Where: 22 Westminster House Town Centre, Basingstoke RG21 7LS

Phone: 01256 322665

Rating: Four stars and 45 reviews on Trip Advisor

Charlie’s Café

Where: Unit 6, Roentgen Court, Roentgen Rd, Basingstoke RG24 8NT

Phone: 7511 197590

Rating: 4.5 stars and 26 reviews on Trip Advisor


Where: 1/2 Chelsea House Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7JR

Phone: 01256 352600

Rating: Four stars and 55 reviews on Trip Advisor

One reader picked three of the four names, adding it’s usually a lucky dip for her. She wrote: “Charlie's cafe, Wimpy or Mr. Munch [for me]. Morrisons is also nice. It's a lucky dip as to what you will end up with though.”

Another reader picked Wickes for a food van and Poppins for an eat-in.

The other names voted by readers for a nice breakfast in Basingstoke were Cosy Club in Festival Place, The Cafe Dome in Brighton Hill, Nanny Sue’s Kitchen in Forsythia Walk, The Maidenhead Inn - JD Wetherspoon in Winchester Street, Park Café in Wade Road, Teagether - one like no other in Old Basing, Cricket Club by the bounty, Cafe Giardino in Festival Place, The Wellington Farm Shop in Hook, Rudi's The Lunch Van, Spruce Goose in Basingstoke Leisure Park and Laarsens in Wote Street.

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