The 10 Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Syracuse, Italy

Ieva Matiejunaite

Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, capital of the province of Syracuse. If you’re visiting Syracuse, don’t forget to check out these spots to enjoy a delicious breakfast or a filling brunch before exploring the city.

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1. Caseificio Borderi

Caseificio Borderi

Caseificio Borderi is a good place to eat at any time of the day. It specializes in delightful sandwiches, made with love and the best ingredients you could ask for. While waiting for their sandwich to be prepared, customers can sample Italian cheeses such as smoked mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan cheese. For a sweet treat after your meal, don’t forget to try their amazing cannoli.

Caseificio Borderi, Via Emanuele de Benedictis 6, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, +39 329 985 2500

2. Caffè Apollo

Cafe, Pastries, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan

This cafe, located in a popular area of Syracuse, near the market, is a perfect place to have brunch or breakfast. Whether you order their delicious Sicilian pastries, their freshly made panini, or something more substantial like an eggplant parmigiana, the experience promises to be more than satisfying. The service is very friendly and fast. The prices match the quality of the food.

3. Panino d’Oro

Restaurant, Fast Food, Italian

A customers’ favorite, Panino d’Oro will please anyone who enjoys a freshly made panino. Their sandwiches are big and very tasty. For a more filling meal, side fries are an option. One of the main reasons why the place is so popular with the locals is that the chefs use top-quality meat bought at the local market along a creative variety of ingredient combinations.

4. A Putia Delle Cose Buone

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian

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This homely restaurant offers excellent brunch options. These include delicious panini, traditional Italian bruschetta, a selection of local cheeses and fresh salads. The food is authentic here, and the staff is friendly – no wonder this is a place very frequented by locals.

5. Piadineria Artigianale

Cafe, Italian

Piadineria Artigianale is a good place to try another Italian brunch specialty – the piadina(a kind of hot sandwich with a special thin Italian flat bread). This is a cozy small cafe, one of those ‘healthy fast-food’ places common in Italian cities. The cafe also serves amazing rich salads with vegetables and various types of meat.

Angelina’s Bakery

This homely bakery is a perfect place to have a typical sweet Italian breakfast. The variety of pastries is impressive, all of them mouth-watering temptations. This place is also famous for their particularly good cappuccinos. Additionally, their menu has a selection of sandwiches and salads.

Angelina’s Bakery, Corso Umberto I 50, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, +39 373 747 6513

6. Basirico


Basirico is a very welcoming venue that offers a varied selection of quality foods. Some of the customers’ favorites for brunch include savory crepes with anchovies and little pastry pies with pumpkin and ricotta cheese filling. For a dessert, try their cassata siciliana or a babà pastry with either lemon or ricotta cream.

Basirico, Via Amalfitania 56, Cortile dei Bottai, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, +39 393 204 2023

The historical centre of Syracuse | © Harvey Barrison/FlickrThe historical centre of Syracuse | © Harvey Barrison/Flickr

7. Mamma Iabica

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Mamma labica is a homely little cafe that serves traditional Italian pastries and sandwiches with unexpected and original combinations of ingredients. One of the most beloved of their pastries is the cannolo with espresso filling – something you wouldn’t find in most cafes. For the sandwiches, they let customers choose between two types of bread and different ingredients accordingly. Options include a white flour focaccia with cheeses, meats, salami or local greens, or a dark flour bread with a selection of fish, meats and greens.

8. Toasteria Numero Uno

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan

This cafe specializes in toast and toasties that can be complemented by almost any ingredient combination and type of bread you can imagine. Apart from different types of sandwiches, the cafe serves some original desserts, such as lemon or Nutella tiramisu.

9. Irma la Dolce

Cafe, Italian, Mediterranean, European

The coffee selection in Italian cafes, although outstanding in quality, tends to be quite limited when it comes to variety. This is not the case with Irma la Dolce: the cafe offers some very interesting coffee flavors as well as ice coffees and other drinks. Off the beaten track, this cafe is located in an area of Syracuse called Isola di Ortigia. This is a place with a relaxed atmosphere, original drinks and tasty panini.
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