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02nd Sep 2019

Wake Up To… European City Breakfast Spots Locals Have Been Keeping A Secret

Brian Dillon

Did you know that’s it’s now easier than ever to plan a European city break for winter? Because Aer Lingus is back with their September Sale!

One of our favourite things about a city break in Europe is, of course, the food. And one way we love to treat ourselves while on a short trip away is with a delicious breakfast that’s going to fuel our day of sightseeing and activities.

So, we’re going to tell you where to head for all your vacation breakfast needs when in these beautiful and exciting European cities.

1. Eggs & Co, Paris

When you think of breakfast in Paris, you probably imagine croissants and other pastries, but this ‘eggs-elent’ spot is definitely worth checking out when in the city of love.

If you haven’t already guessed by the name, this spot has a menu designed around eggs. Found on a narrow street in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Eggs and Co. has a quirky chicken-themed interior as well as a fantastic menu of over 30 meals, including omelettes, quiches and various other eggy goodness.

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2. La Palance, Venice

This is arguably one of Venice’s best-kept secrets, and you’re not likely to find any other tourists inside this great little spot. With seats right on a canal and amazing grub such as pastries, soups and authentic Italian dishes, it’s a great place to start your day away from the hustle and bustle of popular tourist spots.

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3. Szimply, Budapest

If you’re looking for delicious and Insta-worthy breakfast in the centre of Budapest, then look no further than Szimply Food. Expect it to be fairly packed with locals enjoying everything from deliciously sweet pancakes, wholesome salad bowls, avocado toast and bruschetta.

And Szimply is also home to apartments available to rent, making for an ideal place to stay with a fantastic breakfast while you’re in Budapest.

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4. Torokmez, Budapest

Found on Margit Street on the Buda side of the city, expect French pastries, gourmet sandwiches, and great coffee at Torokmez. With a great selection of superfoods, quiches, homemade cakes and pastries, sandwiches, yoghurt and granola, breakfast at Torokmez is a great way to fuel your day of tourist activities.

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5. Silo Café, Berlin

Located on Gabriel-Max Street, Silo serves up some incredible Aussie-style breakfast, which has become fairly popular in Berlin as of late. The menu is truly unique, with interesting dishes such as mushrooms on toast, ‘The Silo’ (Poached Eggs on Sourdough Toast w/ Smashed Avocado, Bacon, Roast Potatoes, Silo’s Purple Breakfast Ketchup & Rosemary Bread Crumbs), and “Merguez” Spiced Pork Sausages (with Baked Tomato, Cannellini & Kidney Beans w/ Charred Corn, Pickled Onion and Kale).

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6. Geloczy Café, Budapest

Found in the historic downtown of Budapest, Gerloczy is well worth having visiting at least once when in Budapest. Serving up home-made páté, crunchy Viennese sausage, on-site freshly baked bread, croissants and freshly brewed coffee, you’re sure to leave with a full tummy, fuelled for your day of sightseeing.

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7. Rocket + Basil, Berlin

Taking inspiration from Persia and the Middle East, Australia, Asia and of course, Berlin, Rocket + Basil on Lützowstraße 22 makes for an interesting breakfast experience. The café serves a wide range of breakfast options that change depending on the season, including pastries, salads, and their signature stews.

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8. Restaurante La Ribera, Bilbao

While in Bilbao, you’re probably going to be checking out Europe’s largest indoor market. But what you might not realise is that the market is also home to a great spot for some breakfast and/or brunch. Restaurante La Ribera is a stylish restaurant and jazz bar that serve up an anti-hangover juice as well as unreal grub such as baked eggs with potatoes, Cuban sandwiches, rustic bread with tomato, mini German kebabs, fresh fruit, and carrot cupcakes, plus great coffee.

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