We’d like to share some yummy breakfast around the world. Keep in mind that this is just a sampling. We’d love to know where you’ve had your favorite breakfasts so feel free to share in the comments below!
Without further adieu, in no particular order…
Yummy Breakfast Around the World
Breakfast at the Pand Hotel in Bruges, Belgium. This breakfast was perfect. The ambiance is delightful. Every single item on the menu was spectacular. The service was impeccable. And, a glass of champagne to pair with my custom-created omelet added just the perfect touch.
Every year we visit the Los Angeles area for the holidays and every year we have Christmas Day breakfast at Mort’s Deli in Tarzana, California. Their lox is fresh and delicious and comes with the fantastic bagels from Bea’s Bakery right next store. Loyal customers drive miles and miles to come here. We get it. What’s not to like?
Sometimes you just don’t want meat at breakfast and this veggie omelet at Dahlia’s in Oak Park, Illinois served on potato pancakes is the perfect alternative. Deliciously fresh and fully satisfying, this breakfast lets you save the bacon for another day.
If you like something with a little bit of sweetness congee or porridge is just the ticket. We had this delicious bowl in a roadside restaurant in Beijing, China on the way to the Great Wall. It came with a little brown sugar, sesame seeds, nuts, and dried fruit. Simple, natural and filling, you can find a versatile boiled rice form of congee served all over Asia available for breakfast, as a side dish, with hefty condiments for a meal or even for dessert.
Breakfast with a View
There’s nothing better than breakfast with a view. That’s just what you’ll get when you have breakfast at The Buccaneer in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The open-air restaurant gives you an ocean view while you choose your own breakfast goodies from their huge breakfast buffet. An added treat for tea-lovers. They serve a collection of Harney & Sons tea.
This is one of my latest new favorite breakfasts. A delicate crepe filled with Hickory Smoked Ham, Saxony Alpine Cheese, Housemade Pickles, Dijonnaise and topped with two poached eggs. These flavors are so well balanced I ate every single bite. I wanted to take a bottle of the housemade pickles home – so delicious. The other breakfast dishes we saw all looked amazing at Storyhill BKC. This is a “must eat at” place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
You might think of Boise, Idaho as a foodie city. You will be surprised by the wide breadth of food options available in Boise. For brunch don’t miss Wild Root. The most difficult decision will be what to order. Get a few plates and share that’s what we did.
There are more tasty breakfasts in the midwest in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We just loved the light and airy feel of Wilma’s and when the food came out we gasped with joy. From the matcha tea to the acai and poke bowls there is something for everyone. Farm fresh ingredients in a friendly setting. Don’t miss it.
Whether you’re eating breakfast or brunch don’t miss the chance to try to galette if you’re in the North of France, especially in Normandy. A galette is like a thicker, rustic cousin to the more delicate crepe. A cup of locally made hot apple cider, alcoholic or not makes a great pairing and a memorable way to start the day.
Oklahoma City is another spot that you may not be the first place you think of when you think of the best food. Think again, even Travel & Leisure named it one of it’s Best places to visit in 2020. For breakfast, you gotta stop in the Waffle Champion. Whether you want sweet or savory they have you covered.
While you’re in France you want to experience the best baguettes and croissants. We say might not have both for breakfast? You can if you stay at the luxurious and tasty Hotel Napoleon in Paris. The breakfast buffet includes personal-sized baguettes, croissants and a lovely assortment of other French pastries along with all the traditional breakfast foods you would expect.
Fresh homemade breakfast on a beautiful tropical island, what could be better than that? Absolutely nothing. At the Hermitage Plantation on the Island of Nevis in the Caribbean, every breakfast was fresh, homemade and delicious. But their coconut pancakes still have us dreaming about their delicate sweet taste and deliciously crisp edges. They also make us miss those warm summer breezes and rum punch, reminding us that we have to go back to visit soon.
At Fourth in Winnipeg, they take “toast” to an entirely different level. Every dish on the menu looked better than the next. Don’t miss this spot when you visit “The Peg”. They also had a tasty Cold Brew Old Fashioned that Diana simply had to try.
If you haven’t had an English breakfast you have to add it to your must-eat list. We had a version at the lovely Rothay Garden hotel in the Lake District. There are several different ways to eat this yummy breakfast. Many include baked beans, grilled tomatoes, sausage, mushrooms, potatoes, and eggs.
Breakfast is the first meal of the day and sometimes you need something that helps you get up and go. They’ve got you covered at The Biscuit Bar in Plano, Texas. These guys are baking up some of the best biscuits you’ll ever taste with unique toppings like the Rough Night which will cure even the worst hangover. Try pairing one of their Bloody Mary’s for a perfect start to your morning.
For a Mediterranean breakfast, you can’t beat Suraya in Philly. It’s no secret that Philly is a spectacular foodie destination but venture out of downtown and head to Suraya for its delicious Lebanese dishes. Their weekend brunch is extremely popular so be sure to make a reservation or prepare to wait.
Do you like hearty breakfasts? Like cowboy hearty? Then don’t miss the Western Cafe in Bozeman, Montana, this is Yellowstone Country. Saddle up to the counter with the locals and order up the chicken-fried steak served with 2 eggs, hash browns and toast. Want something more on the sweet side? How about the Bobcat Special, 2 cinnamon roll slices made into French Toast? All made from scratch and served with a heap of local pride.
We were in for quite a treat when we visited the small town of Big Timber, in Montana’s Montana’s Yellowstone Country. Another treat was the locally sourced tea from Tumblewood Tea.
More From The Midwest
We’d be remiss if we left off the biggest cinnamon roll we’ve ever seen. This whopper can easily serve a table of 6. Find it at Stewart’s Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.
A little closer to home we love Short Stack Eatery where you can get breakfast all day. One of the more intriguing dishes on the menu is “The Blind” all you tell the server is savory and sweet and you get a surprise breakfast. It’s $7 is you’re willing to take the chance or $11 if you simply must know ahead of time.
Breakfast in Portugal
Now that we’re in Portugal we have to add a few new favorite treats to the breakfast mix. Of course, the infamous pasteis de nata is on the top of our local list. If you can’t get the original in Belem, Lisbon that’s ok because just about every corner bakery and grocery store has them. We like to taste them wherever we go. They are different everywhere but typically very delicious.
There are many other pastries and goodies to choose from in Portugal. Portuguese folks don’t typically sit down for a “breakfast”. They will grab a Portuguese coffee (it’s small but strong) and a pastry or piece of the wonderful Portuguese bread.
Now, who’s hungry for breakfast? Share your yummy breakfast around the world in the comments below.
Updated February 2023