Top 10 Brunch Spots In Caracas, Venezuela

Amanda Chain

Caracas, Venezuela, is home to an array of culinary wonders, from street-style empanadas, to spicy soups and delicious seafood. Brunch in the capital is a flavorful affair, with diners enjoying light breakfasts and small snacks before a day in the scorching city. From the chic and sophisticated to the rural and rustic, here’s our list of the top 10 brunch spots in Caracas.

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1. La Casa Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, South American

La Casa Bistro
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La Casa Bistro uses seasonal ingredients that are rich in flavor, and the on-site garden grows all the fruits and vegetables used. Freshly baked bread is made every morning in the rustic oven, and the sweet juices are refreshing and delicious, a top pick of which is the papaya variety. Visit here to get a true taste of Venezuelan home life, and to experience the warm and welcoming ambiance of the country whilst enjoying brunch.

2. Astrid y Gastón

Restaurant, South American, Peruvian

Astrid y Gastón is a Peruvian style restaurant in the neighborhood of Las Mercedes. The food here mirrors the traditional food found in Lima, and the ceviche with lime and cilantro is highly recommended. Visit here to experience true Latin American hospitality at its best, as well as tasty dishes and an elegant, sophisticated decor.

3. Catar


The food at Catar is so delicious it is rated one of the best restaurants in the neighborhood by locals. The goat’s cheesecake with mulberry coulis here is tangy and tasty, and an innovative flavor combination. Diners will find an eclectic mix of food items on the menu here, and most are influenced by an Italian or North African flavor. There is a plethora of vegetarian options, and the venue’s furnishings evoke a quirky and creative atmosphere, featuring attractive geometric floral patterns and exposed brick walls.

Catar, 6th Transversal entre 3rd y 4th Avenida, Los Palos Grandes, Caracas, Venezuela

4. La Ataraya

La Ataraya

Ideally situated next to both the Palace of Justice and the birthplace of Simon Bolivar, this budget Venezuelan eatery is in a prime location for brunch before venturing around the city. Set in a historic 19th century home with authentic decor from the era, La Ataraya is a great spot to experience Venezuelan architecture from the revolutionary period. The seafood soup here is particularly good.

La Ataraya, Plaza El Venezolano, Esq. San Jacinto, Caracas, Venezuela +58 0212 545 8235

5. Antigua

Restaurant, European

Chicken and vegetables in Venezuela
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If searching for a charming historical ambiance and exceptionally presented food, head for brunch at restaurant Antigua. Here guests will find eclectic and homely decor, and a wood-burning oven emitting delicious aromas. There is a variety of handmade, thin crust pizzas here which are arguably the best in town. Don’t miss the spinach dip or the sweet potato gnocchi.

6. Casa del Llano

Casa del Llano

Casa del Llano is one of the best spots for brunch, whilst also being a popular hangout for late night revelers making their way home from a night of dancing. The specialty here is the pancake with white cheese, and the cachapa llanera, a corn pancake stuffed with beef, cheese and avocado, is a scrumptious choice for a brunch snack.

La Casa del Llano, Avenida Rio de Janeiro, Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela +58 0212 991 7342

7. El Budare

El Budare

Any trip to Caracas is not complete without trying the traditional arepa, a flatbread made of ground maize, and at El Budare you’ll find the very best. There is also a large selection of flavorful batidos, the local version of a fruit smoothie, and the La Reina Pepiada here is a toasted bun with chicken and avocado, and is unmissable. This is a top brunch spot to experience and savor the simple and wonderful flavors of a great country.

El Budare, Avenida Principal de La Castellana, La Castellana, Caracas, Venezuela +58 0212 263 2692

8. St. Honore

Restaurant, Cafe, South American

St. Honore boasts some of the best cakes and pastries in the city. The local popularity the restaurant enjoys means that any trip to St. Honore will be busy and bustling, with many people chatting animatedly over great coffee and tasty food. Try the almond croissants, the gourmet breads or the fresh, crisp salads.

9. Cafe Arábica

Cafe, South American

Café Arábica
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This upmarket venue is a haven for coffee lovers. With a pleasant terrace and pretty street views, Cafe Arábica offers arguably the best cup of joe in Venezuela. Here you’ll also find some of the most delicious empanadas, with a range of spicy meat and vegetable fillings. Set in a prime location, Cafe Arábica offers the perfect spot to have an early breakfast before some Caracas sightseeing.

10. Dena Ona

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean

Dena Ona
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Dena Ona is one of the best places to enjoy seasonal seafood in Caracas. Although at the higher end of the price scale, the brunch here is worth it. At Dena Ona you’ll find top quality dishes and elegant decor in an unpretentious, friendly atmosphere. The cheerful staff are eager to offer expert advice about the menu, and if stuck for choice, recommended options include the creole empanadas and the morchillas al verdeo.

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