Santiago de Compostela is best known as the terminus of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route taken by hundreds of thousands of Christians every year. But this Galician city has plenty more to offer, including great restaurants. We list the best places for breakfast and brunch in the city.
With its dainty porcelain crockery and framed pictures hanging on the walls, Café Tertulia is a quaint and inviting place to sit down for breakfast. Choose a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and tuck in to pastries, tarts, bizcocho (sponge cake) or even a full English breakfast. The café is situated close to Alameda Park and Santiago de Comostela’s historic center.
Address & telephone number: 2 Rúa do Pombal, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, +34 981 59 65 79
Café Casino has been open in its current form since 2002. Within its grand, historic interior, breakfast items like croissants, churros, pastries, eggs, sausages, and toast with tomato, olive and ham are served. Among the wide selection of teas are brews from as far afield as South Africa and India.
Address & telephone number: 35 Rúa do Vilar, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, +34 981 57 75 03
This establishment is owned and run by a family of bakers who have been active in Santiago de Compostela for generations. Breakfast at Herrma Pastelería is a simple affair, but few can resist supplementing their meal with one of the tempting pieces of freshly baked confectionary that are always on display. Cultural activities like craft, antique, and book fairs are also organised and held here from time to time.
Address & telephone number: 3 Rúa de San Pedro, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, +34 981 57 10 05