We love serving the full English Breakfast either at our neat café in Borehamwood, Cacao Bean Café or even while catering at an event so we thought of talking a little bit about the history of this iconic meal. It is always good to know more about what you consume!
The Full English Breakfast dates back to the 1300s. Yes, a long time ago. A full English Breakfast was considered a very exclusive luxury that only the richest and high class were privy to while others had to stick to the normal oat meal for breakfast and probably dinner.
The Gentry, also known as the high socialist and upper class crowd who lived in large, lavish houses in the countryside, brought the tradition of the full English Breakfast to a more popular status in the 14th century. They treated VIPs to these meals as a sign of importance and would proceed to bring about the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” which is used even to date.
By the early 1700s, which was also the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the Full English Breakfast would become very popular among the working class and manual laborers who fancies a good meal before a long day’s work. The Gentry class was on the decline by then but the full English Breakfast remained a popular meal even during Queen Victoria’s reign in 1837.
The full English Breakfast typically consists of:
Full English Breakfasts can be found at almost any café or restaurant spanning from Europe all the way to Asia and is a very common breakfast especially for those on the run during busy mornings.
How do you spend your Saturday mornings? Fancy a full English Breakfast and a cuppa?