The 10 Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Ljubljana

Brunch at Bazilika I Courtesy of Bazilika
Brunch at Bazilika I Courtesy of Bazilika
Andreja Posedel

Start the day right in Slovenia with a hearty meal in Ljubljana – whether you opt for traditional Slovenian fare, or fancy something more familiar like eggs Benedict or French toast, the city’s restaurants and cafés offer a variety of delicious breakfast and brunch venues. Here’s our pick of the best.

1. Bazilika

Bistro, Healthy, European, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food

Three delicious pies from Bazilika
Courtesy of Bazilika

The innovative variations of soups, sandwiches, pies, smoothies, and juices are just a few reasons why Bazilika is a favorite with locals. In addition to its daily menu, which runs from Monday to Friday, the restaurant offers three delicious lunch options, made from the locally produced ingredients. Bazilika also offers organic meals in three other locations in Ljubljana.

2. Le Petit Café

Cafe, Restaurant, French, Slovenian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Dessert

Inside of the Le Petit Café
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Le Petit Café combines a French-style café with a modern restaurant. The breakfast menu offers eggs, pancakes, waffles, croissants, and French classics like croque madame and croque monsieur. Lunch time dishes are typical of French cuisine, with a touch of Slovenian influence. As befits a French inspired café and restaurant, Le Petit Café has a large selection of wines to perfectly complement your meal.

3. Slovenska Hiša

Bar, Slovenian, Cocktails, Wine, Beer

Slovenska Hiša, Cankarjevo nabrežje
Slovenska Hiša’s menu offers traditional Slovenian cuisine, prepared with food produced on different farms in Slovenia. In the mornings, the restaurant offers scrambled eggs with Slovenian meats, and variations of traditional Slovenian breakfast dishes. The restaurant’s welcoming environment and comforting dishes served on the wooden platters make it a great brunch spot on the weekends.

4. Kavarna Rog

Cafe, Restaurant, Slovenian, European, Vegetarian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food

Seasonal lunch Kavarna Rog
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Since Kavarna Rog serves breakfast until noon, it is an attractive choice for those locals and visitor who like to sleep in. Whether stopping by for a late breakfast, brunch, or lunch, guests are always welcomed by the friendly staff. The café’s menu offers guests delicious options for a healthy lunch, and Kavarna Rog’s decadent cakes can be ordered for dessert.

5. Ek Bistro

Bistro, Slovenian, European, Fast Food, Vegetarian

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Ek Bistro is the restaurant with most varied breakfast choice in the city – whether you fancy eggs Benedict, homemade English muffins, or avocado toast, Ek Bistro serves it. For those who wish to start their day with something sweet, the bistro’s orange pie or heavenly French toast is an excellent choice. Ek’s coffee pairs well with breakfast, but if you’re in the mood for brunch, their classic mimosa is a fitting choice.

6. Druga Violina

Restaurant, Slovenian, European

Pear in wine
Courtesy of Druga Violina
Druga Violina is a great restaurant to enjoy a traditional Slovenian brunch. Located in the old part of Ljubljana’s city center, it offers delicious food on its terrace or its cozy inside area. Most of Druga Violina’s employees are people with special needs and the restaurant is helping with their inclusion into society. Ordering the traditional Slovenian dish štruklji, made from buckwheat and filled with cottage cheese or walnuts, will make for a brunch like nowhere else in the world.

7. Robba

Restaurant, Slovenian, European

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Robba‘s award-winning interior complements the tasty and fresh food served in the restaurant, including an extensive menu of healthy non-alcoholic beverages to have with a healthy breakfast or lunch. For those stopping by for brunch, Robba’s wine list consists of twenty different Slovenian wines and champagnes to pair with one of the restaurant’s excellent brunch options.

8. Paninoteka

Restaurant, Slovenian, Italian, European

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Paninoteka is located by Cobbler’s Bridge. The restaurant serves breakfast, and is also praised among locals as a great spot to have brunch. Paninoteka’s daily fresh paninis are made with mostly local ingredients and can be served hot upon request. Top picks on the restaurant’s Slovenian/Italian style menu are freshly made gnocchi or ravioli, and one of their delicious vegetable soups.

9. Hotel Cubo

Hotel Restaurant, American, Coffee, Slovenian, Vegetarian

Yogurt with fruit

The modern Hotel Cubo, located just steps away from Zvezda Park, offers delicious breakfast options. Among their most popular choices are English and American breakfasts, omelets, and various pâtés. The breakfast at the hotel is served with freshly squeezed orange juice or a cup of strong coffee. The hotel’s restaurant is a popular spot for brunch on the weekend when chefs prepare a menu to satisfy even the most demanding guest.

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