The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Iași

Enjoy a toothsome breakfast in Iasi | © pixel2013/ Pixabay
Enjoy a toothsome breakfast in Iasi | © pixel2013/ Pixabay
Photo of Roxana Coman
11 January 2018

We know how important it is to start the day with a great breakfast, or for late morning folks, a hearty brunch. So we’ve prepared a list of the finest, comfiest, most scrumptious places that serve breakfast and brunch in Iași.

Harmony Café

Cafe, European, American, Coffee, Dessert, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Harmony Café is a coffee shop that serves savoury breakfasts in a homey and relaxing setting. For breakfast, you can choose either a latte with a spongy cake or a toasted sandwich with freshly squeezed orange juice. However, the real treat is Harmony Café’s amazing sweet and salty pancakes. But if this isn’t your cup of tea, maybe a burger will suffice. Meanwhile, you can read books or play one of their many board games.

Mignon Cafe Bistro

Bistro, Cafe, European, Dessert, Pastries, Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
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A wonderful mix between a coffee shop and a bistro, Mignon is the perfect place to share breakfast or brunch with your friends, right in the city centre. The morning menu includes savoury pancakes filled with ham and eggs, appetizing omelettes, luscious bruschettas, satisfying sandwiches, fluffy croissants, delicious coffees and tempting teas. If you are in the mood for something sweet, try one of their amazing cakes.

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Restaurant, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Romanian, $$$
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Promoting the slow food paradigm, Cuib uses only ingredients from local producers, which means that their dishes are always fresh and seasonal. Items made with organic ingredients encompass all dietary preferences and include raw salads, cooked vegetables, cheese platters, salty tartines and stuffed rolls. Cuib’s laid-back, cosy ambiance is great for a quiet morning, when all you want is to sit in a chair and enjoy a good meal.

C House Lounge Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Bistro, European, Dessert, Pastries, Fast Food, Coffee, French, Italian, $$$
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A place with the elegance and appeal of Milan’s style and atmosphere, C House Café is a beautiful place to have your breakfast or brunch. Serving both sweet and savoury meals, C House specializes in creating filling omelettes, French and Italian breakfasts and their more hearty ‘Gentleman’s and Lady’s Breakfast’. Don’t miss the attractive signature coffees as well.

If you go for the brunch, choose one of their mouthwatering appetizers, open-faced sandwiches or salads. It’s not going to be an easy choice, but it surely will be delicious.

Cafeneaua Noastră

Cafe, European, Pastries, Dessert, Fast Food, Vegetarian
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Inspired by African culture and art, Cafeneaua Noastră is a welcoming restaurant that takes its guests on a tour around the continent during breakfast. It is also one of the best coffee places in town, so be sure to grab a cup and a cookie if you’re in a hurry. But what is really great about Cafeneaua Noastră is the fun vibe and positive energy from the staff. You will surely be smiling throughout your visit.

Moo Café and Bakery

Bakery, Cafe, European, $$$

If you love sweet breakfasts, then Moo Café and Bakery is the place to go in Iași. The spacious, luminous interior is decorated with plants, giving you the feeling that you are in a garden. At Moo, you can taste the traditional Romanian dessert, cozonac, as well as gorgeous cakes, pastries and amazing ice creams for hot summer days. And because mornings require coffee, at Moo you can indulge in an authentic Italian espresso.

Meal service:

All Day, Brunch, Breakfast


Cosy, Casual

La Folie

Cafe, European, French, Dessert, Pastries, Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
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A French coffee and dessert eatery, La Folie is the perfect place for people with sweet tooths. Start your day in town with a cookie, a croissant aux amandes, or a moelleux au chocolat. If you’re not that into sweets, a savoury quiche may be a better breakfast option for you. Don’t forget to order a coffee or a tea. Then, just relax and enjoy the morning.

Café Papillon

Cafe, Restaurant, European, $$$

Café Papillon is about cheerful mornings and lovely breakfasts. During their ‘Happy Mornings’, you can choose a Happy Espresso with a chocolate treat, a Happy Cappuccino with cannoli or a Happy Latte with a croissant. If this is too much sugar for you, then try the traditional omelette, frittata with mozzarella, or one of the other egg and cheese dishes. Café Papillon serves great breakfasts to boost your morning and give you energy to explore the city.