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Lazy Brunching at Wayland’s Yard | Worcester

January 12, 2018

When I moved to Worcester I noticed that Wayland’s Yard was soon to be opened. Having lived in Manchester, home of endless coffee places in the Northern Quarter, I was excited to be able to get a fix of good coffee in a city swimming with crappy chains.

See I’m proper coffee snob. Mainly because I’m not naturally a coffee drinker (hello giant cups of Yorkshire tea) so I need decent coffee. Not the burnt kind that chains like to serve. Of course, this is where Wayland’s Yard come in. Their talented baristas will be able to suggest to you the kind of coffee you may like to try, whether you’re a seasoned coffee lover or just starting out.

Menus on the Wall - Brunch at Wayland's Yard

Mince Pies - Brunch at Wayland's Yard

Cake Counter - Brunch at Wayland's Yard

It’s not just coffee that Wayland’s Yard have on offer, it’s a wonderful space to chill out as well. They have a yoga studio upstairs (which I really must check out) for those wanting to find their inner zen. The yard out back is perfect for sunny days and there’s plenty of free wifi to go round. I have been known to spend my time wisely here when the train is delayed (conveniently it is right next to the train station!) It’s also incredibly dog friendly, lots of doggos to give cuddles too (if the owner lets you!)

Latte - Brunch at Wayland's Yard

Aeropress Coffee - Brunch at Wayland's Yard

Coffee

Back to coffee. As I said before the baristas at Wayland’s Yard know their stuff. When we visited a few weekends back Dr W and I got to try out some amazing coffee. Perfectly curated lattes and a V60 coffee using a sweet and chocolatey tasting coffee from Method Roasters. V60 coffee is slowly dripped through a filter for four minutes with the right amount of water. It creates a really smooth coffee that doesn’t need any milk. I will be ordering coffee that way again – I don’t mind the wait.

The Warrior Breakfast - Brunch at Wayland's Yard

The Fry Up - Brunch at Wayland's Yard

Brunch

Prior to our visit we had done a bit of early morning Christmas shopping (to beat the crowds). So naturally we were starving and decided on brunch. Dr W ordered the mammoth Warrior Breakfast, and I went with the slightly smaller Fry Up. Both use locally sourced products, including bread from Ma Baker. Both were delicious and we didn’t have long to wait between ordering and the food arriving. Spoiler Alert. I’ve eaten at Wayland’s Yard before, other things I can recommend on the menu – the Sriracha Quesadilla, the Pulled Pork Bun and the Dirty Fries. To be honest I have been slowly working my way through the menu!

Wayland's Yard Weekend Christmas Market

Wayland's Yard Christmas Market

Christmas Festival and Craft Market

During our visit Wayland’s Yard were hosting their first (and hopefully annual now!) Christmas Festival and Craft Market. This event was held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December and as well as hosting over 40 crafters and businesses, there was amazing live music from local musicians and even a choir. I really enjoyed chatting to the crafters and even purchased a few Christmas presents whilst there! I’m hoping that there will be more events like this as Wayland’s Yard is an incredible space – I had no idea how big it was until I ventured upstairs. 

Have you checked out Wayland’s Yard yet? What would you pick for brunch? Let me know in the comments,

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P.S. I was invited down to Wayland’s Yard to check out the food and the festive market. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own. Thanks to Sam and Polly for the invite! 

P.P.S. Wayland’s Yard is located at 6 Foregate St, Worcester WR1 1DB.

12 Comments

  • Reply Chloe January 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    That fry-up looks so, so good. I always love trying local fry-ups!

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    • Reply MissPond January 15, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      It was ridiculously good 🙂

  • Reply Kate Baxter January 12, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Oh wow, this place looks lovely and that fry up to. die. for – yum! Never been to Worcester before, another place to add to my growing list for 2018 trips..

    • Reply MissPond January 15, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      It’s a lovely city – lots of history and beautiful countryside 🙂

  • Reply Alexander Ward January 12, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Absolutely love the shots here, my mouth is watering! Just when I thought my desire and love for brunch couldn’t reach new heights…

    • Reply MissPond January 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks Alex 🙂 I do love a good brunch!

  • Reply Missy January 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    A dog friendly coffee shop with a yoga studio upstairs – can I live here? The brownies look really tasy too!

    Also, hey to big cups of Yorkshire Tea from me as well!

    • Reply MissPond January 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      It’s a wonderful place 🙂

  • Reply Gemma Fat Frocks (@Gemma_DS) January 12, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I would kill for this brunch right now, I’ve got the flu and haven’t done food shopping of left the house all week – living off cheerios and tea. Looks like a great little independent place.

    • Reply MissPond January 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      It was such a tasty brunch 🙂 I do love a good independent cafe brunch!

  • Reply Jenny January 12, 2018 at 9:22 am

    This sounds like a lovely place. I love it when you find a really friendly cafe and you can go back again and again.

    • Reply MissPond January 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      It really is 🙂 I love heading here for a coffee!

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