Brunch is not a typical meal in Bulgaria but if you want to take a bite around noon, there are many places in Plovdiv where you can do it surrounded by an artistic atmosphere or relaxing in a shady garden. Here’s Culture Trip’s list of the best brunches in Plovdiv.
Many people say you can find the best coffee in Plovdiv in Monkey House. Indeed, you will be served excellent coffee and cappuccino, and a wide variety of desserts. The coconut cake is great with a fresh mint lemonade and the tacos are perfect with one of their fine wines.
Toasty is a do-it-yourself sandwich venue where you can choose every single ingredient in your sandwich. If you need something more hearty, choose from their pizza menu. Toasty’s desserts are creative and mouth-watering too.
This restaurant offers huge portions of delicious food at very affordable prices. Situated in the Old Town, the large shady garden is perfect for the hot summer days in Plovdiv. No matter if you stop for beer and fries or for a hearty stew, save room for one of their seasonal desserts.
At Pavaj the menu is short but full of freshness and flavor. You can indulge in tasting traditional Bulgarian dishes and rakia in the homey atmosphere of the restaurant or simply sip a lemonade and watch the world go by. They bake their own bread here and it’s worth pausing your diet to try it!
This industrial-style restaurant offers you delicious cuisine in the center of Plovdiv. The menu promises a delicious journey around the world and that is exactly what you will get. The restaurant has a lunch menu every day and also serves vegan and vegetarian food.
Stenata (meaning The Wall) is an institution when it comes to ice cream and cakes in Plovdiv. Located in the city center, Stenata has a cozy courtyard where you can enjoy the sun while tasting homemade cakes and cookies.
This high-end restaurant is a great place to taste excellent fish and fresh salads. La Veranda is located in the pedestrian zone in the center of Plovdiv and features a classy and some what nontraditional atmosphere.
Dolce Fellini is the place to go when you are hungry for authentic Italians sweets. This ice cream parlor has much to offer – from homemade ice cream with real fruit and nuts to tarts, cakes, handmade chocolate, cookies, waffles, ice cream sandwiches and custards. The list is long and calories don’t count when you’re on vacation.
Plovdiv has a strong Armenian community and at Kanela, a family owned bakery and pastry shop, you can try a taste of Armenia with homemade cakes, jams and sweets to accompany your coffee. In summer, enjoy the silent and peaceful garden of the bakery.