Nothing sets up a morning like a good meal and Santiago de Chile‘s breakfast and brunch culture has flourished in recent years. There are now plenty of great options for both that are well worth exploring. Here are the best spots to begin your day.
The brunch menu here is primarily on Sundays from 11am until 5pm, and you have a great choice, with croissants, pains au chocolat, granola, fruit salad, eggs Benedict, omelettes or French toast. All of which can be enjoyed overlooking Bellavista from the terrace, why not enjoy an Aperol Spritz or Bloody Mary while you relax and watch the day go by.
Antonia López de Bello 0118, Providencia, Santiago, Chile (Barrio Bellavista – take the lift in Calle Chucre Manzur), +56 931210017
Found in the heart of Barrio Lastarria is this enchanting café, the décor is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, with vintage furniture and real charm. If you are a Brit deprived of your favorite breakfast, you’re in luck! Not many places can brag baked beans, but Wonderland Café can! Once you’ve devoured a Full English or eggs Benedict, you will most likely be tempted by many of the cakes on offer, some of which are vegan-friendly.
Cafetin boasts a very delectable international cuisine, and on weekends, you can treat yourself to a tasty brunch, whether you fancy something fruity, something hearty, or a bit of both. The waffles with ice cream and fruit are an excellent idea if you’re indecisive! They also have a range of poached eggs and avo variants. What’s more, their coffee is some of the best in Santiago.
Don Carlos 3185, Las Condes (Metro El Golf), Santiago, Chile, +56 9 7587 3839
For feline lovers, this quaint little place is a dream come true in Santiago. Café Rendebu has recently welcomed the arrival of feline friends, making it not only the first “hip” café, but also the first “cat café” to appear in Chile’s capital. Want a bit of brunch to go with your cat? This unique café offers warm beverages and refreshing fruit juices, accompanied by a variety of sandwiches, tarts and cakes to start the day.
Coquinaria is another well-known brunch spot in Chile’s capital, offering a selection of traditional English and American brunch favorites, from eggs to pastries. Morning teas are a specialty at Coquinaria, with a range including old favorite Earl Grey or the more unusual Jasmine Pear Dragon tea. If you fall in love with the speciality teas at the café, you can buy them here to take them home with you.
Coquinaria, Alonso de Córdova 2437, Santiago, Vitacura, Chile, +56 2 2206 5018
Located in one of the most beautiful parks in Santiago, the Parque Forestal, opposite the Museo de las Bellas Artes stands Castillo Forestal. With its turrets and brick walls, this cozy café has a magical fairytale atmosphere and the upstairs patio is the perfect place to enjoy the morning sunshine and the lovely views of the park. At Castillo Forestal, the menu is influenced by French cuisine but has noticeable Chilean touches, and all dishes are made with locally sourced produce.
Condi is a delightful café situated in the commune of Ñuñoa. For over 68 years, Condi has been perfecting the art of baking and offer a wonderful range of cakes, biscuits and bonbons as well as savory items. Their cafeteria, also referred to as their tea salon, has a charming and traditional atmosphere. Aperitifs and cocktails are another specialty of Condi, offering light delicacies influenced by Chilean cuisine, such as empanaditas de hoja or salted palmeras. Their lunch menu is also very attractive, available from Monday to Saturday.