There are many food outlets to try in County Durham when looking for a hearty breakfast selection.

But where do you start when it comes to finding the sweetest French toast or the most indulgent banana bread?

That’s why we have put together some of the best breakfasts to feast upon in the area, according to their Google reviews.

Whether it’s a breakfast date with a friend, family members or some well-earned alone time, each breakfast spot has a minimum of 4.0 rating.

Some of County Durham's best breakfast spots

Flat White Kitchen

Location:  40 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU

Rating: 4.5/5

One person wrote: "A wonderful place to eat, with a lovely, relaxed atmosphere, and the avocado, poached eggs, chilli and coriander on sourdough bread was out of this world. Delicious coffee too. Well worth the ten minutes or so we had to queue to get in, and the staff were very friendly."

Cafédral Durham

Location: 1 First floor, Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB

Rating: 4.7/5

This visitor said: "Very cosy environment, friendly staff. The food is great. We tried the open bagels. The blueberry scone is not to be missed. The owner is a lovely man who looks after the customers with attention. The coffee was good and we loved the dirty chai latte. We are lucky to have stumbled upon this place on our road trip."

The Copper Kettle

Location: 103 Park Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9HP

Rating: 4.8/5

One person commented: "The best breakfast you will have! The food is absolutely delicious with a great choice. You must go on an empty stomach because you will leave full! The staff are wonderful and the venue is so intimate. 100% recommend! Can’t wait to go back!!"

Riverview Kitchen

Location: 20 Silver Street, Durham, DH1 3RB

Rating: 4.6/5

"Definitely one of my top 5 breakfast place. Great view, great food, great service," posted this user.

Another added: "Went here with my parter for breakfast and it was absolutely beautiful we both had pancakes and they were so fresh really enjoyed them and will be back x"

The Wandering Duck

Location: 15 Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NA

Rating: 4.5/5

A recent visitor wrote: "A lovely impromptu lunch, we hadn't reserved just walked in and luckily there was a table for 2. I had the open bacon and brie sandwich, and my friend had the eggs benedict. Was bloomin delicious."

Taylor's Cafe

Location: James Taylor House, Lingfield Way, Darlington, DL1 4PZ

Rating: 4.6/5

Someone said: "Great cafe brilliant quality and excellent value! £6 for a full breakfast with tea or a propper machine coffee. Nice chatty friendly staff we will be back mid day next time to try some of the lunch menu."

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Imperial Express

Location: 2 Northumberland Street, Darlington, DL3 7HJ

Rating: 4.5/5

This account wrote a review saying: "Always an enjoyable lunch and brunch here in this Italian influenced bistro/cafe in Darlington Town centre."