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An undiscovered beauty in Italy’s northern region of Lombardy, Lake Iseo offers no shortage of things to see and do. Luckily for travelers, there are also a few fantastic spots to sit back, relax and enjoy a morning meal near the lake before heading out to explore. Check out this list to discover where to start the day on the edge of this beautiful body of water.
Savor a sensational Italian cappuccino while taking in the views of Lake Iseo at Bar Centrale, located on the shore side in the town of Lovere. The outdoor terrace is comfortable, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a brioche, and the service is top notch. In all, breakfast on Lake Iseo does not get much better than at Bar Centrale.
Bar Centrale, Via Gregorini 2, Lovere, Italy, +39 035 960448
Expect a warm welcome at Cafe Caprini, where the coffee is to die for and the fresh fruit and vegetable juices are truly top-notch. The owners here certainly know how to brew up a great espresso, while the interior decor is stylish and relaxing. The real piece de resistance though? That gorgeous, sun-splashed al fresco deck out front, overlooking the cobbled back streets of pretty Lovere town.
Cafe Caprini, Via Gramsci 32, Lovere, Italy,+39 035 960402
Another spot where patrons can admire stunning views of Lake Iseo is Opera. Grab a seat on the outdoor terrace and start the day off right. In fact, this is the only breakfast spot in the town of Iseo that is directly next to the lakeside. The slow food philosophy is big here, meaning traditional and regional cuisine is emphasized.
Opera, Via Campo 32, Iseo, Italy, +39 030 981507
Vittora Cafe is a unique spot in Iseo, where breakfast is king. On the menu, customers will find options that are not typical in Italy, such as scrambled eggs and bacon with toast. Not to be missed are the delicious muffins, which come in all sorts of flavors. Try a couple of them, each one seems to taste better than the last.
Vittoria Cafe, Piazza Salmister, 12, Iseo, Italy, +39 030 984 0102
Head to Ristorante L’Alzavola, the restaurant located in the four-star Iseolago Hotel, for a brunch special offered only on Sundays. Take advantage of the generous spread of fresh meats, cheeses and fruits, as well as more filling plates like fish dishes. It’s all-you-can-eat, so fill up and then head out to explore scenic Iseo.
Ristorante L’Alzavola, Via Colombera 2, Iseo, Italy, +39 030 98891