Tamper Coffee, Sheffield City Centre

Bringing a little bit of New Zealand and the Kiwi café culture to Sheffield, Tamper Coffee is based near the train station in the City’s cultural industries quarter. Choose from freshly made and seasonal dishes, speciality bakes and quality coffee.

We booked a table for breakfast at Tamper on the Saturday over Easter weekend before getting the train out for the day, and it was really busy – so booking a table is well advised. Similar to other cafés in the area and giving off a bit of an Indie vibe, the walls were all exposed brick, with low hanging plants, dark furniture and on trend tableware.

Tamper’s menu offers a range of breakfast/brunch dishes so should cover everyone’s preferences from a full cooked breakfast or eggs benedict to porridge or fresh toast. There are also lots of hot and cold beverages to choose from including freshly brewed coffees, milkshakes and cocktails.

We enjoyed;

  • Big Kiwi – Two Yorkshire reared pork sausages with thick cut streaky bacon, roasted flat cap mushroom, celeriac and sage hash brown & house mixed beans served with ciabatta toast and free-range eggs your way (Ben went with fried) – Everything was cooked and plated to perfection. The beans were a little different and very fresh and tomatoey, the hash brown was more soft than crispy but again was a bit different and really nice. Everything was tasty and enjoyed – a very filling full breakfast.
  • Salt Beef Benedict – Stout braised Yorkshire salted brisket, on toasted English muffin with poached egg, yuzu hollandaise and crispy shallots – I decided to choose something a little different to what I usually go for on a breakfast, however personally the salt beef was WAY too salty for me! Unsure if it is usually like that or I had an extra salty portion but I had to leave some of it to one side as it was very over-powering. However the poached eggs were perfect and the muffins were thick and fluffy. Topped with a yummy hollandaise and I will take crispy shallots/onions on anything, in the end it was a decent plate of food and also very filling.
  • Mocha & Long Black coffees were enjoyed to wash everything down.

Tamper also has so many delicious looking cakes and bakes on offer (croissants looked HUGE!) as well as a Specials menu. For a brekky and a coffee you’re probably looking at £15pp.

In summary this was a lovely place to have breakfast and the ingredients were clearly fresh and high quality, cooked and prepared well, the service was good, it’s just a shame on my choice of dish and how salty it was.

For more information, check out their website here.

I hope that you enjoyed my review and it has inspired you to give this café a visit. Please check out my other reviews, and my recipes too! If you have any restaurant/pub/café suggestions for me to try, please leave a comment below. If you are a restaurant/food vendor and would like to collaborate with me in any way, please just email me at jensfoodblog@gmail.com!

Happy munching!




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