Dining in the tropical and inviting Aruban sun is a social event, especially in Oranjestad, the island’s largest city. Located on the southern coast of Aruba, Oranjestad offers many beach side dining options. Here is a list of the top 10 most authentic and popular brunch options in Oranjestad.
Located next to an authentic dutch windmill, Diana’s Pancakes Place is one of the most authentic Dutch pancake houses on the island. Dutch pancakes are thinner than traditional American pancakes, but just thicker than French crêpes, and Diana’s hand crafted originals are as big as a plate and packed with flavor. Customers can order singular, sweet pancakes, as well as a whole stack of them slathered thoroughly with butter and ‘stroop’ syrup.
Every Sunday from 10.30am to 2pm, Windows On Aruba serves one of the best brunches on the island. Located at the Divi Beach and Golf Resort, diners can enjoy panoramic views of the 9th hole as well as the Caribbean. The brunch menu is set up so that customers can choose multiple small dishes from a variety of options until they are full up. The wait staff at the up scale and swanky Windows On Aruba are renowned for their attentiveness and professionalism, encouraging guests to enjoy a leisurely and refined brunch.
Serving 14 different types of coffee ranging from Jamaican Blue Mountain to Almond Amaretto and beyond, Coffee House Aruba exists as the first retail coffee house on the island. In addition to their selection of coffee, the coffee house offers 40 varieties of tea. Designed to imitate vintage coffee houses from 16th century Vienna, the Coffee House is charming and inviting, offering a cozy nook for customers to enjoy their choice of beverage.
Located just outside of Oranjestad in Palm Beach, Taste of Belgium is Aruba’s only Belgian styled restaurant. It is all about up scale, relaxed dining at affordable prices. Sundays at Taste of Belgium feature their popular ‘Sunday Swinging a la Carte Brunch’ from 11am-2.30pm. Brunch is capped at $42 per person, which includes mimosas, coffee, and juice, and an all you can eat menu. In addition to brunch, Taste of Belgium offers an excellent selection of traditional American and European breakfast options throughout the week. With a chic and inviting European-inspired ambience, Taste of Belgium is well worth the short trip from the center of Oranjestad.
Also located a short drive from Oranjestad is Salt & Pepper restaurant, which specializes in tapas. Salt & Pepper serves breakfast daily from 8am to noon, and includes a wide variety of options such as a traditional American breakfast and an authentic Aruban breakfast, as well as eggs any style, pancakes, and French toast. True to its name, the interior of the restaurant is lined with ceiling high shelves that showcase hundreds of different salt and pepper shakers.