Cappuccino and pastries lie at the heart of the Mediterranean breakfast. This bar offers artistic hot drinks and a range of good buns. Bar Sicilia 2 is a must for Italian breakfast lovers and perfect for a break before plunging into the hustle and bustle of Palermo.
This charming cafe is situated just off the sun-kissed stones of its shady, eponymous street, boasting a prime location close to the Chiesa San Francesco D’Assisi church. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating and an array of pastries and juices. Address: Cartari Café, Via Cartari 1,90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy, +39 091 611 6372
Upon entering, customers are overwhelmed by the vibrant colors and wonderful smells of fresh fruit and vegetables, which are on display in the window and on sale at the counter. The shop specializes in freshly squeezed fruit juice, all made from locally-sourced produce. It is the perfect place to have a break from the scorching sun of Palermo and enjoy either a long drink or a fresh fruit salad made with only the best hand-picked ingredients. Address: SpremiAmO, via Maqueda 264, Palermo, Italy
This is a great choice for a brunch or an afternoon tea in Palermo. There’s a wide selection of teas and infusions alongside delicious desserts and tasty biscuits. Address: Cha, via Velasquez 30, Palermo, Italy
This little shop serves a variety of home-made desserts. The menu is rich and ranges from cupcakes, croissants, muffins and cakes to little chocolates with various nuts or fruit, as well as other desserts such as tiramisù. If the sun is shining, you can enjoy it all in the small back garden. Address: Cioccolateria Lorenzo, via IV Aprile 7, Palermo, Italy