Picture this... It's a Saturday morning, the sun is out and the weekend has just begun. Perhaps later you'll head to the beach for a dip, spend a lazy afternoon at home reading and napping, or maybe you have plans with friends and family later in the night. Right now, though the day is all yours, and what better way to start the weekend than with a delicious breakfast at one of the many cafes and brunch spots across Europe and the UK. Here is our list of the five best places for breakfast this year.
Cafe Verlet, Paris
As you might imagine from a cosy cafe in the heart of Paris, this quaint coffee spot is très chic. Situated just a few streets back from the Louvre art gallery, Cafe Verlet is a prime place to sit for a warm beverage and a bite to eat in the morning, people watching from the beautiful arched window upstairs. You'll be able to enjoy a typical Parisian breakfast, including fresh croissants, a plate of French toast or a Croque-Monsieur toasted sandwich before heading out for a day of exploring in one of the world's most beautiful cities.
An Iranian Indian restaurant may not be the first thing you picture when you think of breakfast spots but hear us out. Famous for their warm cups of sweet chai, date and banana porridge and specialty naan rolls, Dishoom has become known as one of the best places to eat breakfast across London. Named winner of the best breakfast and brunch by Harden's in 2019, you can expect great things from this eclectic eatery.
Brunch & Cake, Barcelona
Head down to the Barcelona waterfront on a sunny morning for a meal at one of the best breakfast places in the city, Brunch & Cake. With the slogan 'Grandma's Goodness', the ethos of this pretty pastel cafe is to deliver good quality, delicious food and cakes as yummy as those your grandmother would bake. Plates garnished with flowers and colourful cocktails also make Brunch & Cake a perfect spot to post on your socials. Everyone will be asking where you are!
Duck and Waffle, London
On the 40th floor of the Salesforth tower, this twenty-four-hour restaurant offers some of the best views of London as well as an impressive menu of British and European favourites. For a unique breakfast idea, head out with a date or group of friends for a morning of mimosas, lemon meringue waffles and the famous duck benedict, all accompanied by stunning views of the city.
When in Rome, Barnum is one of the best cafes to grab breakfast at. This welcoming hole-in-the-wall is certain not to disappoint, with shaded outdoor seating as well as a trendy interior. You can grab an espresso, or your favourite coffee order (Barnum is known for having great coffee), as well as a scrumptious dish from the breakfast menu. Soak up the charismatic energy on the Italian streets whilst you enjoy sweet or savoury breakfast delicacies, before heading out for a day of exploring and site-seeing in Rome.
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