Breakfast in.. Knutsford

It has been a while since I have posted.. the time has mainly been spent eating and working (standard life!). I was going through my phone the other day and came across photos of when I went to Piccolino in Knutsford the other weekend. So there we have the topic for my latest food blog!

Knutsford is a quaint little village in Cheshire which comes alive during the day thanks to the collection of shops that it has but also due to being located to Tatton Park it attracts a lot of footfall whenever they have events taking place in there.


I had wanted to try Piccolino for breakfast for a while and I finally got my wish. We visited on a Sunday morning where we were one of about four tables and we decided to sit on their roof terrace. The day was a bit grey so they had the roof covering the terrace, which they then opened up when it got a little brighter.

The breakfast menu consists of a variety of options, from cereals, pastries, waffles and the classic eggs menu. I really wanted to try their version of the Eggs Royale (Eggs Reali) however something else caught my eye and that was their breakfast paninis. On their menu they write about how they have their own bakery and that the breads are all made by hand, and this is what persuaded me to have the panini. I chose the panini alla caprese cause I am a sucker for a caprese salad! And the boy had his usual Eggs Benedict (eggs Benedittine).

And here we have it – the panini alla caprese. And it did not disappoint. I usually ask to replace rocket with spinach as I find the peppery taste of it quite overpowering, however it works really well with the freshness of the ingredients crammed inside this home made bread. What I often find with paninis is that they are quite heavy and greasy but this was the opposite. The tomatoes were nice and juicy, the mozzarella was creamy, the pesto just the right consistency and the bread not too stodgy. The portion size was just right as well!

Each bite was bursting with flavour and despite the portion size being just right for me, I still craved the pancakes with nutella and banana. I managed to refrain from ordering them though as I didn’t want to end up being so full from eating both that I would always think of being too full whenever breakfast at Piccolino was mentioned! Our server was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The only slight issue that we had was that the card machine would not connect when we were trying to make a payment so we ended up having to go and get cash! Luckily there is a cash machine just opposite!

I will be back soon to try your sweet breakfast items as I definitely feel like I am missing out on those Nutella and banana pancakes! Piccolino in Knutsford is definitely a #franrecommends !