Rise and shine: five breakfast places in Bucharest

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The most important meal of the day for many, breakfast can determine one’s energy levels throughout the day and impact long-term health. Here is a round-up of Bucharest venues opening at around 8.00 am, where you can say Buna dimineata! the right way.

Fitto Café Victoriei describes itself as a different kind of café, one where the focus is on healthy and fresh foods. Their breakfast menu covers a range of yogurt, sweet carrot pancakes and scrambled eggs. If you are part of the profession or simply will not rest your case, you can try here the Lawyer Breakfast. For the healthy-minded there is a Dr. Order version of the first meal of the day but also a selection of dishes for the undecided, grouped under the name of ‘Cand nu stii ce vrei’ (When you don’t know what you want). The Floreasca location of Fitto Café also does an Accountant Breakfast and a CEO Breakfast.

As the name suggests, French Bakery is the place to go to if you would like to start the day with freshly-made croissants, pain au chocolat, c‪afé au lait, jams, fresh orange juice, petit pains, ‪quiche Lorraine, fruit tartelettes and more. On Saturday and Sunday you can taste any of these goodies until later in the afternoon and if you cannot make it there, you can order online – the cappuccino is on the house at this type of order.

For breakfast at any hour of the day you can visit Simbio. Its urban food staple translates into a breakfast menu that covers a wide range, from the classic English breakfast and eggs cooked any style to frittata with various ingredients but also banana or maple syrup pancakes and fresh fruit and yogurt granola.

Standing out with its Scandinavian design, new hip place Frudisiac does breakfast the same way as the décor: minimalistic but healthy and tasty. You can expect to find here fruit and muesli yoghurt, vegetarian sandwiches like the avocado-toast, pancakes, and various other sandwiches with hummus, salmon, vegetables and other healthy versions. The coffee they serve is single origin-only, one more reason to sample this venue.

A beautiful décor awaits those who start their day at Fior di Latte, where food is prepared by chef Patrizia Paglieri. The venue positions itself as a premium bistro so the space is not that large but the quality is the same clients know from Osteria Gioia, where the chef also worked. The breakfast menu includes various options of omelets, eggs, croissants and pastry products and more.

Want more restaurant recommendations in Bucharest? Check out this fresh guide: restaurants on main cuisines, curated recommendations from locals and connaiseurs. 

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