If there’s one thing that’s true, it’s that everyone loves a good brunch! It’s a great way to start your day, enjoying delicious food while taking the morning at a relaxing, leisurely pace. While brunch might not be typical in many European countries, it’s quickly catching on as the latest weekend trend, and Bucharest is no exception. Here are 8 great places to have brunch in Bucharest, even though there are so many more!
Simbio is the first place many locals in Bucharest think of when it comes to brunch. This trendy “kitchen bar” has the classic brunch dishes you would expect, like eggs Benedict, omelets, and French toast, but the menu expands upon so much more. If you’re feeling like trying something new, go for the shakshuka, a Mediterranean dish based on tomatoes, peppers, onions, and eggs. You could also try their baked egg and fondue in a bread bowl, both hearty and delicious. Craving something lighter? Salads, smoothies, and granola are always great choices.
Address: Strada Negustori, 26
Opening hours: 10:00-00:00 Every day
Phone: +40 756 746 246
You know you’re in for a sweet treat when you have brunch at Chocolat! You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a cozy French bakery or bistro from the moment you step in. As the name suggests, sweets and desserts are the stars of the show here, but you can expect a full menu of deliciously-prepared food any time of day. Chocolat is a favorite for brunch and breakfast both for its sweet and savory dishes. The creative menu puts an emphasis on fresh ingredients to carry the flavors of each dish. You can’t go wrong with either sweet or savory!
Address: Strada Episcopiei, 6
Phone: +40 743 777 807
3. Dianei 4
If you’re looking for a unique brunch experience in Bucharest, Dianei 4 is the way to go. Located in a traditional 19th century home, complete with a garden, this restaurant serves amazing brunch, coffee, and drinks in an unbeatable locale. Hand-crafted coffee and cocktails accompany the brunch menu, so you can recharge with caffeine or relax with a tasty drink. While the food is delicious and the menu is diverse, Dianei 4 is the go-to for those looking to have a boozy brunch in a beautiful setting.
Address: Strada Dianei, 4
Opening hours: 10:00-00:00 Every day
Phone: +40 745 208 186
4. Rue du Pain
Rue du Pain is a French bakery and bistro which prides itself on its scrumptious homemade bread and pastries. You can’t go wrong with anything fresh from the bakery, but this restaurant is also noted for its extensive list of great egg dishes. There’s a nice mix of sweet and savory dishes mixed into the menu, along with freshly-squeezed juices and wonderful coffee creations. Enjoy your meal outside on the terrace to really feel like you’ve been transported to a little French bakery!
Address: Calea Floreasca, 111-113
Phone: +40 21 312 0060
Inspired by Scandinavian design and cuisine, Frudisiac is a local favorite among breakfast-lovers in Bucharest. If you love sweet brunch, then this is the place for you as Frudisiac undoubtedly has the best pancakes in Bucharest. All of the dishes are made with quality and health in mind, so many of their brunch options try to lean towards filling-but-fueling fare. Apart from their wide variety of pancakes, other notable breakfast options include avocado toast, smoothies, and breakfast sandwiches.
Address: Intrarea Bitolia, 4
Opening hours: 08:00-20:00 Every day
Phone: +40 21 231 0411
6. Rawyal Brunch & Cakes
Want to indulge in brunch but looking for something that’s on the healthier side? Try Rawyal Brunch & Cakes, a raw vegan restaurant and cafe. As the name implies, cakes and pastries steal the show, all of which are made from raw vegan materials. Each handmade pastry is made from carefully-selected ingredients that will not only have your mouth watering, but leave your stomach feeling happy and healthy. Some favorite savory dishes include the vegan pizza, homemade soups, and fresh salads. You’ll feel like royalty when you eat at Rawyal Brunch & Cakes!
Address: Strada Ardeleni, 24
Phone: +40 730 777 221
7. Grand Café Van Gogh
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To fuel up for a day of sightseeing in Old Town Bucharest, stop for brunch at Grand Café Van Gogh first. Located in the heart of the city center, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy breakfast while people-watching and taking in the sights and sounds of Bucharest. Trendy and stylish, it’s the perfect place to have a meal that you’ll never forget. The menu is quite varied for both breakfast and lunch options. Recommended dishes include the quesadilla, omelets, and muesli with fruit.
Address: Strada Smârdan, 9
Phone: +40 31 107 6371
Last but not least on our list of brunch in Bucharest is the charming eatery Uptown. Their dishes are inspired from flavors found all over the world, so there is surely something on the menu to please all palates. Uptown is known for its breakfast and brunch menu, but many guests come back for the afternoon lunch and dinner menu, as well. The dishes are creative and varied, but you’ll find many classic breakfast dishes to choose from. This restaurant is a bit pricier, but the price is reflected in the quality of the food.
Address: Strada Rabat, 2
Phone: +40 21 231 4077
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