Hammamet is known for its exotic nightlife, glamorous bars, and scrumptious restaurants. But if you prefer the quiet life as opposed to letting your hair down, or if you crave somewhere to recover from the previous night’s craziness, you’re in luck. Here’s our list of the best brunches in the area.
Brunch is a beautiful thing. Coffee is a beautiful thing. And when you put them together, magic happens. The place where you can find the best of this combination is Yachting Cafe Restaurant. Around the marina – Hammamet’s central, bustling area – you’ll usually strain to hear yourself think over the pleas of restaurateurs for you to come to their establishment – all part of Tunisian culture. But Yachting is different. There are no loud persuasions – simply because they’re not needed. Enjoy a quiet coffee and snack overlooking the sunshine.
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Although you’re fortunate to be travelling in beautiful Hammamet, it could still be argued that no one does brunch better than the British. Luckily then, Hammamet does British breakfast right – Steakhouse’s specialties are full English breakfasts, which could be considered either luxurious or essential, depending on where in the world you call home. It’s owned by a lovely Scottish family who also do exceptional roast dinners.
Now if you want to feel more loyal to the area you’re actually in, it’s time to head to Al Kalaa. Within the walls of the famed Medina, its decor is exotic, decked out with red carpet, lit lanterns, and dramatic steps. Although you may associate this with romantic evening dinners, Al Kalaa is actually a great place to have breakfast as well. They serve up a storm in the form of Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines, with everything from falafel to hot chocolate.
You won’t go hungry at Da Franco – they juggle a range of cuisines, including Mediterranean, Italian, and of course, Tunisian. It may be more expensive than average, but it’s also lesser known in Hammamet, so you won’t be confronted by the chaos that often finds its way into local restaurants, thereby creating a more pleasant eating experience altogether. The food is of high quality and you can’t find a more indulgent cappuccino.
La Bouillabaisse may count steak as their most ordered meal, but you still won’t regret brunching here. Why not have a cooked meal mid-morning and get the best of both worlds. If this doesn’t appeal, their drinks are wonderful; staff offer their full attention; and the restaurant has a widely unspoiled feel to it.
You might not think a typical English gastro-pub would ordinarily warrant a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. When the place in question is bang in Hammamet’s central, however, this is a different story, and it thoroughly deserves this acclaim. A friendly pub, The Rovers Return will make you love the cheerful cups of tea and hot breakfasts.
Classed as being home to the ‘best view in Hammamet,’ you are guaranteed to lovely scenery accompany your brunch at Sidi Boudhdid. Similarly, it’s also a great backdrop for admiring the sun go down, but as this is brunch-centered, we’ll focus on the mornings. In this traditional coffee shop, the green tea, made from the flowers of Fell, epitomizes all that this simple but irresistible cafe has to offer.
This really is a delightful little find in Hammamet. With home cooked, natural food that’s locally sourced, with pleasant staff who’ll make even morning haters want to chat over their breakfast. Their coffee, cake, and British teas don’t amass to much individually, but collectively they combine to make this among Hammamet’s top brunch spots.
When you think La Bella Marina, fancy cigale lobsters and evening settings may jump to mind more quickly than brunches. But fortunately for residents and visitors of Hammamet, you can come here when the mid-morning lull hits, too, and have a pick me up guaranteed. It’s mostly seafood and steak, but when it’s of this quality, it’s never too early in the day to start indulging.
Last but not least, La Belle Vue gets our honors. They’ve nailed the fine line between traditional Tunisian fare and modern mixtures of other cultures – something that can be notoriously difficult to master. In fact, La Belle Vue is actually quite splendid. Maybe head here if you’re looking for a brunch with a twist, rather than the standard coffees and crepes. It would be ideal for a special occasion.