Veggie Breakfast Watch: Good Morning Muffin at Leon, Birmingham.


  

Leon has been in Birmingham Street Station now for a few months since Grand Central opened serving its natural fast food and always seems to have a steady flow of people visiting. It’s range of food it offers is varied and caters well for Vegetarians and Vegans.  

Set in a light and airy cafe, it’s laid back atmosphere is the perfect kill some time place for those getting a train with plenty of floor space for luggage, or a relaxed funky lunch spot for those wanting something a bit different and it’s a decent place to bring children though it may be a bit short of space at busy times. It can be popular. Leon have also added outside tables in the forecourt of the station. 

I previously reviewed them last year and found the Vegetarian Hot Box I ate to be excellent and with many other vegan and veggie dishes on the menu its a good stop off point at lunchtime. See my review below:

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Having tried their breakfast Vegetarian Good Morning Muffin a few weeks ago before I got a train I found myself very early one Saturday morning (as it opened at 6.30am) with Ruth in Leon again and had another for good measure. 

The Good Morning Muffin is a Roasted Portabello Mushroom, Free Range Egg, Spinach and Leon made Ketchup served in a lightly toasted English Muffin. Cost £3.75.

  

Take a runny egg, chunky roasted portabello mushrooms, delicate spinach and a tangy, and subtly spiced ketchup and you have a substantial early morning wake me up, or filling sustenance on the train. The Good Morning Muffin, felt light, not oily or fatty but a healthier alternative to some of the other places nearby. The portabello mushrooms were firm and are the meatier of the mushrooms with an earthier texture  and worked well with the tangy ketchup and oozy runny egg which was pitch perfect. Taken with a smooth flat white (even at 6.30am) it proved to be very enjoyable. 

  

 

Leon is well worth a visit and though its a chain, (arriving in London a little later discovered they are taking over our capital, but not the rest of the UK just yet) it’s ethos and menu selection for Vegetarians and Vegans is well worth discovering and for a quick breakfast, it’s recommended. 

     Cookbooks in Leon

Thanks for reading, 

Andy 😊

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You can find Leon at Unit 25, New Street Station, B2 4QA.

http://leonrestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/birmingham/

   
   

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5 thoughts on “Veggie Breakfast Watch: Good Morning Muffin at Leon, Birmingham.

  1. I’ve never been in and since I’m an omnivore, I don’t always look at the non-meat options. What do you think of the vfm, and how are the prices in comparison with the London versions of Leon, along with equivalent styles of Veggie food?

    As an example, I’ve never gone into the Five Guys in the Bullring, but poked my head into the one in Grand Central, only to balk at the £8 for a cheeseburger, especially since there are other burger places in the immediate vicinity (not all Burger King neither). I’ve heard mixed reports of the quality of food in Five Guys too, so am not impressed at the cost.

    Just curious……

    • Thanks for your comment. I think the price of the food is reasonable for the quality on offer. It’s the same price in London I believe. As far as Five Guys is concerned I never plan to visit as there veggie ideas are lousy and their food is apparently very greasy and unhealthy. There are better, healthier options as you say, and better value. Leon’s well worth visiting as the staff are helpful around dietary requirements and the meat free options are very good.

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