Bratislava’s Old Town is a culinary hotspot, with more than a hundred restaurants and cafés offering dishes from all over the world. When it comes to options, breakfast is no exception. From a French bakery to a coffeeshop serving locally roasted beans to American pancakes to eggs Benedict, Bratislava has many fabulous options for breakfast and brunch that look amazing and taste even better. Here’s where to start your day in Bratislava.
Bakery, Bistro, Cafe, French, Healthy, $$$
Mondieu is a French–style bistro that now offers three locations in Bratislava. Breakfast is served on weekdays until 11:30am and on weekends until 12:30pm. Mondieu has one of the largest breakfast menus in Bratislava with many options to please even the pickiest eaters. The menu is accompanied by beautiful photographs of each food item, making it extremely difficult to make a selection. We recommend the French brioche toast with forest fruits or the croissant with omelette and cheddar. And definitely order the coffee with chocolate and fresh roasted nuts.
Merica is a branch of Bratislava’s well–known Štúr Café, located in the Old Market Hall. Merica serves large portions of breakfast favorites such as sweet waffles and fried eggs with bacon. You can also choose a breakfast burrito with homemade salsa or homemade muesli with yogurt. Have brunch here on a Saturday morning before browsing the stalls in the Old Market Hall.
Breakfast is served at Urban House until noon on weekdays and 1pm on the weekend. The avocado toast on rye bread with crushed chili is one of the most Instagrammable breakfasts in town, but the American pancakes are also pretty. If you like eggs, order the Eggs Royale, with smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce, curly kale, and toast. Order a cappuccino with any kind of milk you’d like, and if you’re traveling with kids, they’ll love the Babyccino which does not feature coffee but is a delicious chocolate, vanilla, and steamed milk creation.
The food that Zeppelin does best is cake! You can eat one in their cosy café or you can order a slice to take away. You won’t find large, hearty breakfasts here. But you will find friendly staff and a huge selection of homemade cakes baked fresh each morning. The carrot cake is highly recommended, along with their typical Bratislava poppyseed rolls and a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Yet another location by the owners of Štúr Café, Rannô Ptáča is the best place to eat breakfast in the vicinity of Bratislava’s main train station. If you need to catch a morning train or if you arrive to the city via train in the morning, stop at Rannô Ptáča to fuel up before sightseeing. There is bottomless coffee on offer for just €1.50 in addition to freshly baked cakes. Omelettes, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, muesli, and breakfast sandwiches round out the menu, giving you lots of options for a tasty breakfast.
It’s tough to choose between sitting in the chic interior or sipping your coffee and nibbling on your homemade cake al fresco at one of Enjoy Coffee’s streetside tables in the main pedestrian throughway of the Old Town. The cakes here are so tasty that you might need to order two just for yourself! But if you need something heartier, the eggs Benedict, ham and cheese croissant, or scrambled eggs with ham and onion are all great options. Enjoy Coffee is one of the only restaurants in town to also offer an all-day breakfast, with a masala omelette, muffins, and an English breakfast on the menu.
Fach is not just an ordinary café. It is a juice bar, bread and coffee shop, bar, and restaurant all in one fantastic Old Town location. In the mornings, the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread and specialty brewed coffee will capture your attention and lure you in. If you’re hungry, order an egg sandwich or snack on a crunchy oat cake with blueberries. Sip a chai latte, a flat white, or a cold drip coffee while people watching at a table along the street or lounging indoors and looking out of the big windows.
Moods offers enough varieties of locally roasted coffee to keep coffee aficionados happy; from espresso to a macchiato to Viennese coffee to lattes. There are now six Moods locations in Bratislava because this café is so popular. Every day, they offer freshly baked bread and other pastries to compliment their omelettes and scrambled eggs.
The beautiful building that houses Au Café was originally constructed in 1827 as an upscale coffee shop. After almost 100 years in operation, the business slowly started to decline. In 2003, Au Café opened in this excellent location directly across the Danube River from the Old Town. Every Sunday, you can enjoy a rich buffet brunch from 11:30am to 3:00pm, served with a glass of prosecco.
A classy buffet brunch complete with live music can be enjoyed at the “Castle Restaurant” with fabulous views over the Old Town. The brunch is only offered on Sundays from 11:30am to 2:30pm, so make sure to plan accordingly. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables along with warm pastries and a selection of Slovak meats. If you plan to visit Bratislava on a Sunday, don’t miss brunch at the Reštaurácia Hrad.