The most iconic and prestigious hotel in Rimini, synonymous with the life of the Italian film director Federico Fellini, invites guests to their magnificent Sunday brunch, starting at noon. At 35 euros per head (and half price for 4-10 year olds) you can drop in for their brunch buffet all year round. The staff at the Grand Hotel also like to organize the occasional picnic on the lawn out front when the weather is nice – check their website for further details.
Address: Grand Hotel Rimini, Parco Fellini 1, Rimini, Italy, +39 0541 56000
Walking into this cafe near the Arco di Augusto is like being enveloped by a cloud of pink candyfloss: richly decorated cakes are mounted onto the walls and framed opposite the counter, where filled brioche (as the Italians like to call their croissants), macaroons, cupcakes and cookies are displayed, ordered and served in lovely little trays just large enough to fit a tea or espresso cup.
Address: La Briocheria, Via XX Settembre 45, Rimini, Italy, +39 0541 174 0199
The first watermelon vendors to set up shop in the city were the Tinnirello family. Fifty years on and they’re still going strong, selling the juiciest watermelons delivered by their beloved 1966 red Fiat van from Sicily, Mantova and Ferrara, according to the season. They shift 500 kilos every weekend between the months of June and September, and while they don’t have a fixed location in town they can usually be found lingering by the Romeo Neri stadium.
On the Piazza Trè Martiri and opposite the Tempio Malatestiano (also known as the duomo) is Il Duomo Pasticceria. Those in search of a sweet morning treat to go with their coffee will find it here: try anything from the wide selection of fresh brioche (they especially urge customers to try their Viennese Kiffer) or one of their classic Italian desserts by the slice, from Tiramisù to Bavarian cream cake.
Address: Pasticceria Il Duomo, Via Bufalini 60, Rimini, Italy, +39 0541 50065
This Sicilian pasticceria on Via Flaminia has been in the Monte family since the 1950s. The southern specialties are represented in their full splendor, but the one to go for is the cannolo, a hard, tube-shaped pastry with a creamy filling, the most traditional being pistachio or almond flavor. Every Italian city has a go-to Sicilian pasticceria – Giuseppe Monte at Ciuri Ciuri is Rimini’s.
Address: Ciuri Ciuri, Via Flaminia 127/129, Rimini, Italy, +39 0541 394059