Located in Southern Italy, the city of Naples dates back to the 2nd Millennium BC. Well known for its wonderful architecture and rich history, this is one of Italy’s most visited cities. Apart from its fantastic buildings and historic sites found here, Naples is also renowned for its amazing food, at any hour. Here are our top 10 picks for places for anyone looking for a late breakfast.
Bakery, Dessert Shop, Pastry Shop, Italian, $$$
Located in the heart of Naples, the elegant, tea-room Birdy’s Bakery is perfect for those looking for brunch close to the sights. True, this café is not traditionally Italian and is influenced by America, but it is a pleasant change from the many traditional Italian cafés and restaurants found in the city. With such a large selection of foods to choose from customers will be stuck for choice. Brunch options include pancakes, sliced fruits, pretzels and sandwiches. It’s is the ideal way to fuel up for a busy day of sightseeing ahead.
Vico Belledonne a Chiaia, 14B, Napoli, Italy +39 081 497 6400
Chalet Delle Palme
Chalet Delle Palme is a popular place for many tourists. Situated directly in front of the port, this bar is well known for its wonderful brunch options. This is a very casual option and is more so for those looking for a quick bite in order to see them through the day. Customers simply order from the bar and can enjoy a range of pastries and coffee, among other things. Many choose to sit in the outside eating area and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the port.
Via Francesco Caracciolo, 1, Napoli, Italy +39 081 681266
Stairs Coffee Shop
Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
Stairs Coffee Shop
Stairs Coffee Shop presents a fusion between American and traditional Italian brunch. The influence of American foods is clearly evident, customers can choose from a range of foods including pancakes, donuts and muffins. However, there is also the option of more traditional European foods such as brioche, fruit salads, toasted sandwiches and croissants, all accompanied by coffee, smoothies and leaf teas. The modern décor also makes this a comfortable and charming place that customers are ever eager to try.
Via Luca Giordano, 96, Napoli, Italy +39 081 1933 1599
For those looking for a healthy option, Cambiovita is the perfect choice. It serves a fabulous selection of healthy but delicious dishes, perfectly suitable for brunch. There are a range of fantastic dishes to choose from including sliced seitan, black rice with tomato and almond pesto and apple spinach with lemon, paired with coffees and juices. The light menu is perfect in the hot weather.
Via Carlo Poerio, 100/A, Napoli, Italy +39 081 1957 0395
Gran Caffe Cimmino
Well known for its fabulous, aromatic coffees, Gran Caffe Cimmino is ideal for a late breakfast. It may not be the grandest of venues, but the food is delicious. Along with croissants and brioche, there are also various Italian dishes such as babas, sfogliatelle and bignes. Pastries aside, the food is quite light which means it is also perfect for those who will be walking around in the hot weather.
Via Filangieri, 12, Napoli, Italy +39 081 418303
Patisserie, Dessert Shop, Dessert
Situated in the heart of Naples, this shop is perfect for those looking for an early lunch or anyone in a hurry, looking for something quick and simple. Customers can choose from a fine selection of traditional Italian pastries such as babas, baked zeppoles and Sfogliatellas, meaning Patisserie Capparelli offers an insight into the true taste of Italy. The busy surroundings provide a wonderfully electric atmosphere with a beautiful view of San Gaetano Square.
Via dei Tribunali, 325, Napoles, Italy +39 081 454310
A café used by locals and visitors alike, Buona Merenda is popular with everyone. Not only is the atmosphere welcoming and charming, but staff make an effort to make customers feel comfortable and at ease. Menu choices here lean more towards the traditional, including croissants, muffins and salads, although sandwiches and other light foods are also served. . The coffee served here has also been described as some of the best in Naples, making this a must try café.
Via San Biagio Dei Librai, 19, Napoli, Italy +39 081 580 2274
Gran Caffe Gambrinus
A trip to Gran Caffe Gambrinus is a sophisticated affair with its beautiful classical décor. As Naples’ oldest café, the building offers a wonderful charm and has been visited by many well-known people, from Oscar Wilde to Mussolin. Guests can almost feel the presence of those who have sat here before them, and with the amazing belle époque styled rooms, it is not very hard to imagine. The restaurant consists of a bar, tea room and patisserie serving a range of breakfast and lunch classics.
Piazza Trieste E Trento, Napoli, Italy +39 081 417582
Located in Duomo Street, Caffe Spaccanopoli is a quaint little café with a fabulous selection of freshly baked goods, from croissants to éclairs and fruit salad. There are definitely dishes here that are suitable for everyone, including vegetarians and it is the ideal spot for anyone who wishes to eat something light and quick. Close to the sights, it’s ideally located for setting you up before a hectic day exploring the city.
Via Duomo, 87, Naples, Italy +39 081 459077
Capatoast is primarily a take away shop (although there are a few tables) serving toasted sandwiches, a great spot for those on the go. Customers can choose from a selection of delicious fillings and with a short queue no one is ever left waiting too long. Ingredients are fresh, and the fillings are a mix of classic and inventive.
Via Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 64, Napoli, Italy +39 081 658 3009