Elevenses is apparently an actual thing in the UK and Ireland. It’s described as being like afternoon tea, but in the morning. A little less savory than brunch, served at 11:00 with coffee or tea.
As for the Middle Earth elevenses, I’m assuming the food served is similar. But it’s one of the seven daily hobbit meals (most famously listed by a distraught Pippin soon after realizing that Aragorn would not be stopping for Second Breakfast):
- 7:00am – Breakfast
- 9:00am – Second Breakfast
- 11:00am – Elevenses
- 1:00pm – Luncheon
- 4:00pm – Afternoon Tea
- 6:00pm – Dinner
- 8:00pm – Supper
Pippin: What about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. What about second breakfast?
[Aragorn turns and walks off in disgust]
Merry: I don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Merry: I wouldn't count on it.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world
J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit Lover LadyBug :)