Zanzibar is a beautiful island in Tanzania off the coast of East Africa. Whether you’re you want to spend time on the beach or visit the historic Stone Town, a good breakfast is the best way to kick-start your day in Zanzibar. Check out our list of the best places to enjoy breakfast and brunch on the island. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.
Zanzibar Serena Hotel
The breakfast served by this hotel is also available to visitors staying elsewhere who want to experience breakfast in a luxurious hotel environment, such as backpackers who have been travelling long and fancy an indulgent breakfast. Guests are greeted with a glass of rose champagne, and they can choose from an impressive breakfast buffet.
Stone Town Cafe
This lovely local café serves some of the best food and coffee on the island. Its breakfast menu includes options like fruit salad and muesli, scrambled eggs, and sweet home-baked coconut bread. Their coffee is delicious, and even better, customers get unlimited coffee, so get your breakfast here and while away the morning as you enjoy their coffee.
Set among many other restaurants down in the town, Lazuli is a new addition to Zanzibar’s café scene. Its bright and funky interior matches the menu, which offers a fantastic selection of fruit juices and smoothies alongside tempting breakfast options such as pancakes drizzled in passion fruit syrup.
Zanzibar Coffee House
This popular breakfast joint’s claim to fame is that they serve delicious coffee. The Coffee House baristas are expertly trained, and the Coffee House menu features some tasty savory and sweet crepes alongside other options such as sandwiches and muesli served up with fresh home-made yogurt or milk. They also make their own fruit preserves and jams. Their coffee is brought directly from their farm and they create a unique blend of Robusta and Liberica beans that provides a serious caffeine punch.
Dhow Palace Hotel
Dhow Palace Hotel provides a great value breakfast that includes fresh juice, fruit, cereal, eggs and pancakes. For something slightly out of the ordinary, try their beef liver fry-up. An incredible bargain considering all the food on offer, the Dhow Palace Hotel breakfast is a great option for travelers on a budget who are looking to treat themselves to a special breakfast while staying elsewhere.
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