AN amateur competitive eater became the first person to smash through a café’s big breakfast challenge – in less than 20 minutes.

Mega muncher Max Stanford took on the breakfast challenge at the Cabin Dairy Café in Burnham, wolfing down a monster meal and setting a new record.

The chomping challenge consists of eating 50 items of food in 45 minutes.

The humongous meal includes a gut-busting eight Burnham banger sausages, eight bacon rashers, eight hash browns, six fried eggs, four black puddings, three grilled tomatoes, three portions of mushrooms, three portions of beans, two slices of fried bread, two slices of toast and two slices of bread and butter ... and a mug of hot tea.

Max cleared the massive platter of food in just 18 minutes and 45 seconds.

The 32-year-old Londoner first saw the challenge on the cafe’s Instagram page and decided to make the trip out to Burnham to take it on.


He said: “I’ve done a couple of food challenges before but never a breakfast one but looking at their Instagram, their food looked delicious.

“I wanted to be the first to defeat it and I also thought it would be nice to see the town as well.

“The challenge itself, although much larger in person than in the photos, was so delicious. I particularly liked the sausages – being told after the challenge that they were locally sourced – as well as the black pudding and fried bread.

“To be honest, although it was a lot of food, I found it pretty easy as it was all really tasty.

“The most difficult element was honestly the tea as I’m not a massive fan of milky tea!”

Max is the third person to try the challenge and the first to conquer it since it was launched this year.

Café co-owner Becca Tatlow said: “I don’t think you realise how much food it is until you see it – it’s a lot!

“It’s really exciting when you get a booking for one of the breakfast challenges because half of you obviously doesn’t want them to finish it because then they get it for free, but half of you wants them to do it just to prove that it’s actually possible.

“It’s great to see all the other customers getting involved and cheering them on.

“I think Max has set the standard.

“The leftovers from the previous failures went to the competitors’ dogs – so even the dogs are winning!”