Never has a meal encapsulated so much hope. Here at Esquire, we cherish the morning meal, eaten at an appropriately early hour, in brass-bright brasseries and vinyl-upholstered cafes — even a cheery service station. From eggs to bread to rice to oats, there's all kinds of breakfast-only deliciousness out there in the UK. Here, from north to south, is what to eat and where to find it. Now, go and make the most of those precious hours when the day holds nothing but promise. The Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury, £17) by Seb Emina is out in paperback on 12 FebruaryMore
Sundays at this 15th-century pub sees it rammed full of diners jostling to get their hands on what is commonly deemed to be Edinburgh's best breakfast: an impeccable full Scottish, including, as these things do, a slice of haggis and a tattie scone.
£8.50. The King's Wark, 36 Shore, Edinburgh EH6, +44 131 554 9260. thekingswark.com
The island of Stornoway makes some damn fine black pudding and this eggs Benedict variation deploys it in place of ham. Cafe Gandolfi is a splendid room, with decor that is the wood equivalent of a daring but stylish double denim.
£7.50, Cafe Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1, +44 141 552 6813. cafegandolfi.com