The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Crete

Photo of Evangelos Tsirmpas
17 October 2016

Greece is famous for its rich history, its countless archaeological sites and its cultural heritage. Here, we take a look at Crete‘s finest brunch spots that will make your day.

Crete | © Theophilos Papadopoulos/Flickr


Restaurant, Greek, $$$
Griechenland, Kreta, Heraklion, Restaurant Peskesi
Griechenland, Kreta, Heraklion, Restaurant Peskesi | © Hackenberg-Photo-Cologne / Alamy Stock Photo
Peskesi is located on Kapetan Haralampi street, in the city of Heraklion. This is a friendly restaurant indeed which serves dishes based on the philosophy of the Cretan cuisine, prepared and cooked using fresh organically produced local ingredients. If you come by for breakfast, you will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh Cretan pies, freshly cut salads or sweets.

Cafe Mavrakakis

Cafe, Greek
Cretan cheesecake
Cretan cheesecake | Courtesy of Peskesi
This is a great cafe in the heart of Chania, just five minutes away from the old port. If you come by a warm summer morning, try the cool freddo capuccino and a sandwich, or choose from a wide range of sweet and savory snacks.

Hari's Creperie

Restaurant, Creperie, Fast Food, Greek, $$$
Cretan staka cheese on French fries
Cretan staka cheese on French fries | Courtesy of Peskesi
Hari’s Creperie serves a wide range of sweet and savory crepes as well as sweet waffles, pancakes, salads, fruit salads and more. Countless fresh and healthy ingredients are used, like blueberries and local honey and you also have the opportunity to choose a ‘light’ version of a crepe or waffle.

Kormoranos Bakery Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, Greek, $$$
Located on Theotokopoulos street, one of the most beautiful streets of the old city, this cafe-bakery will make your day with fresh croissants and meze dishes. It will also introduce you to the treasures of the Cretan kitchen: don’t hesitate to try the local lichnarakia.


Svelto is located close to the famous Saint Minas cathedral, in the city of Heraklion. Svelto serves coffee or juice, accompanied by fresh sandwiches, salads or traditional pies: try the famous mizithropita, a cheese pie with local mizithra cheese.
Address & telephone number: Svelto, Katehaki & Amaltheias street, Heraklion, Greece, +30 281 024 4548

Barrio Cafe

Cafe, Greek, $$$
Barrio is located on Dimitrakaki street and opens early in the morning to serve breakfast. The breakfast options include croissants, baguettes, sandwiches, pancakes, cheese and spinach pies. There’s room to sit inside or out depending on the weather.


Cafe, Greek, $$$
Fresh orange juice
Fresh orange juice | Courtesy of Barrio Cafe
Despina serves fresh juice or coffee accompanied by a wide range of sandwiches, fruit salads and traditional local pies. The most special thing about Despina is its amazing homemade sweets. With choices such as cheesecake, profiteroles, ravani cake and lemon pie, no matter what you choose, it will be fresh and delicious.


Frozen yogurt is popular in Greece. Located on Ari Velouchioti street in the center of Rethymno, Yaourtaki serves fresh and healthy yogurt accompanied by a wide range of toppings. Try the delicious Yogurt Parfait, or the Caramel Parfait.
Address & telephone number: Yaourtaki, 1 Ari Velouchioti street, Retymno, Greece, +30 281 024 4548

Yogurt Parfait | Courtesy of Yaourtaki
Yogurt Parfait | Courtesy of Yaourtaki

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