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10 European brunches absolutely worth travelling for


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Who doesn’t love brunch? It’s the perfect excuse to eat your favourite breakfast items for lunch and your favourite lunch items for breakfast, often accompanied by a socially acceptable alcoholic drink... if one is so inclined.

Although brunch is now seen as a thoroughly American affair, Europe has some amazing offerings if you’re in a brunchy mood. So, wherever your travels take you, a satisfying brunch is never too far away. 

1. Bakers & Roasters

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Bakers & Roasters is a New Zealand style café served with a heavy dose of Brazil, born when the founders met on a night out. It combines everything they missed about their homelands to bring a unique fusion to the streets of Amsterdam.

2. Peek a Bloom 

While Greece doesn’t have a longstanding brunching tradition, it has become increasingly popular in recent years. For a taste of tradition, the kagianas (the Greek answer to eggs Benedict) is a good way to go. It’s made of scrambled eggs, feta cheese and fresh tomatoes; Peek A Bloom serves a version of kagianas using fresh anthotyro (goat’s milk cheese) instead of feta. They also roast their coffee in-house.

3. Herb Street

Herb Street in Dublin offers a huge brunch menu including their full Irish; Eggos Mexicalos (eggs baked in a tomato and habanero sauce); French toast topped with rum battered bananas, clotted cream and pecans; and gluten and wheat free homemade waffles; amongst so much more. 

4. Flax & Kale

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"Eat better, be happier, live longer" is Flax & Kale’s motto. A flexitarian restaurant based in Barcelona, it offers a mostly vegan and vegetarian menu, comprised of 80% plant-based options, but does also include a few oily fish dishes. It boasts cold-pressed juices made of all organic ingedients using what they claim is the only cold press in Spain.

5. Glück und Selig

Glück und Selig translates to ‘luck and blessings’ in English. The rustic and homely designed restaurant offers waffles and sandwiches made fresh and a special menu that changes daily. Favourites include homemade pretzels and quiche.

6. Kililie’s

Kililie’s Resto-Brunch in Nice offers a weekend brunch buffet from 9:45 am until 4:00 pm. For the price of €23 per person, you get a hot drink, a squeezed juice, scrambled eggs with baked beans and sausages and a buffet of over 30 home-made dishes. Booking is required as the buffet service times are split into blocks of an hour and a half.

7. Otto & Frank's

Based on Tkalčićeva, a bustling thoroughfare in Zagreb in Croatia, Otto & Frank is a bistro with an emphasis on breakfast, booze and bar snacks. Breakfast in Croatia tends to be made of pastries, cheese and cured meats. However, Otto & Frank’s is one of the places in Croatia that offers breakfast items all day, alongside their standard menu: including oatmeal, a traditional Zagreb breakfast, eggs and bacon on toast, and French toast...and CRISPY POACHED EGGS!

8. The Laundromat Cafe

The Laundromat Café in Copenhagen is the ultimate multi-tasking destination: you can get your washing done; socialise; eat and drink; read; play games and browse the internet. If you are backpacking, it’s a great place to combine some necessary tasks with a good brunch. The café has games such as chess, Yahtzee, and backgammon; as well as around 4000 books. In terms of food, there’s a huge selection to choose from, including some very enticing vegetarian and vegan options.

9. Snaps

Snaps’ brunch menu offers an extensive list of ways to have your eggs and your pancakes, alongside salads and a fish of the day. They also have a cocktail menu specifically for their brunch serving times.

10. STHLM Brunch Club

Another reservation-less brunch spot, STHLM Bunch Club serves brunch every day of the week but is, understandably, at its busiest on weekends. The restaurant is just outside Stockholm’s tourist zone and is across from the Vasaparken (which, by the way, is gorgeous especially in the Winter). It caters to all tastes with a menu ranging from healthy well-balanced options to dishes of unhealthy temptation, with loads of vegan and vegetarian-friendly options.

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