There are many great places in Bratislava where you can dine but not all of them have dedicated breakfast menus. On the other hand, there are places we would usually not choose to eat at, but have amazing breakfast menus. It took us quite some time to map which places are worth of listing in the category „best breakfast in Bratislava.“ As there are quite some of them, and some with a long menu, we still have a lot on our „breaky-to-do list“. But thought it might be good to share what we found so far so you can get inspired as well. Stay tuned for more to come and enjoy! :)
Rannô Ptáča is one of the Stur’s cafe branches. It has an identical menu PLUS a special, one of the most extensive breakfast menus we have found in Bratislava. And, breakfast is served here all day. One of the meals we liked the most so far and would recommend is the „chleba vo vajci“ which stands for a bread covered in egg, filled with ham & cheese. You can have eggs in 7 different ways, 7 kinds of omelets or breakfast specialties such as burrito or a „Russian egg.“ One interesting thing is that they serve „their special“ potatoes with all kinds of eggs.
They have also a category of „healthy breakfast“ which contains a home-made granola with yogurt or milk (our favorite from their menu – the first picture below), porridge, semolina pudding or fruit salad. You might also find interesting that you can order soya milk instead of cow milk (with meals and also coffee) for just extra 0,50 €, and that you can have your pancakes made from a wholemeal flour as well for extra 1 €. (Btw as you can see, these pancakes are huge and come as two pieces – impossible to finish! They taste good but not as good as the ones in Moods Bakery & Coffee listed below).
Rannô Ptáča is located near our main train station (10-15 minutes walk from the city center if you wish).
PRICES: Breakfast menu: 4,70 € -7,80 €
ADDRESS: Štefaničova 6
MOODS BAKERY & COFFEE
One of the best breakfast places in town. Delicious locally roasted coffee, the best American pancakes with maple syrup, perfect location in the heart of Bratislava, super friendly personnel.
You can also order English breakfast – it would be perfect if they served different sausages with it. These tastes OK but are the traditional Slovak sausages („párky“). Their omelets are very tasty. And as a bonus you get a bowl of salad with everything your order.
Moods Bakery & Coffee is very tastefully furnished, with wooden tables and chairs, simple lamps and shelves of bottles hanging on the white walls. We like that the seating is set up along the big glass windows, through which you have a great view on the square and the UFO bridge.
PRICES: 3,99 – 5,59 € (without coffee)
ADDRESS: Hviezdoslavovo square 11
This is a smaller branch of the already mentioned Moods Bakery & Coffee. So logically it has a more limited menu and just a few tables to sit at. You can order sandwiches, baguettes, cakes, yogurts and muffins. Everything also as a take-away.
Its advantage is its location – right under the Michael’s gate. We like to come here to grab a coffee.
PRICES: 0-10 €
ADDRESS: Michalská 11
Le Bar serves breakfast daily till 11:30. We have had the best eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine here! We like having brunch here because the food is really delicious. Ham & eggs, scrambled eggs with avocado, cheese or onion, roasted sausages, omelet Arnold Benett but also sweet variations: fit breakfast, porridge, pancakes, croissants and fruits. Many options to choose from! As a bonus, you will have a beautiful view on Danube to admire while enjoying your food :)
PRICE: 0-15 € per person
ADDRESS: Eurovea, Pribinova 8
Mondieu has a breakfast menu which is served daily until 11:30. It is quite wide and whether you like to have a sweet or salty treat for your start of the day, you will be able to choose something tasty for sure. We definitely recommend the healthy millet porridge with coconut cream, prunes, banana, maple syrup, cinnamon and almonds. Topped with a strawberry. It is worth of waiting the 20 minutes preparation. Heavenly taste and as it is really easy to digest, you will not feel too filled even if you manage to finish it all (we didn’t) :) Home made musli with yogurt, honey and fruits, sweet and salty croissants, eggs and various toasts are also served here. One warning: don’t order cappuccino – despite the good meals, we haven’t had a worse one than here.
They have a big selection of sandwiches and cakes, too, which are not on the breakfast menu, but you can order them also in the morning. Mondieu is a very nicely looking place, with a lovely music and decor. Its big advantage is that it is open from an early morning.
PRICE: 0-10 € per person
ADDRESS: Panská 27
This cute little place located between the Old Town and the Castle serves a daily breakfast menu until 11:00. Each „breakfast package“ includes a coffee of your choice, a glass of 100 % fresh orange juice and then the third item is up to you – have a sweet croissant with jam or nutella, a salty one with ham & cheese, a baguette with ham & cheese or a bowl of yogurt, musli and honey.
Their breakfast menu also includes hummus with pita and olives but this one does not come with the coffee and orange juice. Anyway, they serve hummus all day long and it is nevertheless more of a lunch/dinner meal than something we would have for breakfast.
PRICES: Each breakfast menu 3,90 € – 4,90 €
ADDRESS: Skalná 1
URBAN SPACE, HOUSE & BISTRO
Any of the three “urban” cafes that you choose for breakfast have some options which will not leave you hungry. Urban House and Urban Bistro have almost the identical breakfast menu consisting of egg Benedict, English or Melbourne breakfast, poached egg on avocado toast, other toast or bruschetta options and yogurt with granola. The breaky offer of Urban Space is slightly smaller but you still can have a granola cup with fruit, toasts, bruschettas and baguettes, as well as hummus, tacos or a tapas plate.
Moreover, all the three cafes are really cool places to hang out at and Urban Space serves also as a book store.
PRICE: 0 – 10 €
ADDRESS: Urban Space: Námestie SNP 30, Urban House: Laurinska 14, Urban Bistro: Michalska 5
Fancy a royal style breakfast? Kaffee Mayer will be something for you then. It is a place designed in a period style with big chandeliers, historic paintings and statues and classical music playing in the background. The mornings are slightly less busy than the rest of the day, that’s why we like to come here if we need some private time. You can have an omelet with mushrooms, scrambled eggs with onions, ham and eggs or a cold plate (selection of cheeses) here. A plain croissant is also on the menu, we like to have it with the eggs. In case you don’t feel like having eggs, you can also have something from their sandwich or toast menu. One tiny recommendation: if you like to have your eggs well done, tell the waiter prior ordering, otherwise you will be served a half-done version (such as on the first picture).
As mentioned above, the whole place is very cute and romantic. This is one of the three main rooms of the cafe.
PRICES: Breakfast menu: 5-10 €
ADDRESS: Hlavné námestie 4
If you want to start your day at an industrial hip place, W Cafe is a great choice for you. The eating options are not wide but rather tasty. We have tried their breakfast offer of sausages with cheeses and vegetables and a raw coconut and wild berries cake, and really enjoyed both. If you like croissants, you can choose one with a chocolate or marmelade filling. The healthy food fans will be able to enjoy a bowl of Greek yogurt with chia seeds.
This stylish hip cafe can be found a few minutes walk from the main bus station. It is actually located in the Wustenrot building (therefore the name W Cafe), on the intersection of Grosslingova, Karadzicova street and Dostojevskeho rad.
PRICES: Breakfast menu: 3-10 €
ADDRESS: Grosslingova 62
Zufana is a lovely bistro situated outside of Old Town, specialising in traditional Slovak cuisine with modern and often healthy twist. Established by three young friends, it serves as a kind of a community centre which is nowadays very popular mostly among Slovaks. You can see young families with babies or older children visiting regularly during weekends for a tasty breakfast. So, what not to miss?
The first group of the breakfast menu can be called „traditional Slovak breaky“. You can have the best scrambled eggs with roasted onion, tasting like made at home by a Slovak mom. They also offer true boiled Slovak sausages („párky“) or very Slovak „chleba vo vajci“ which stands for a bread covered in egg – a truly tasty dish but not very healthy J Our favourite is also the sweet grits porridge (“krupicová kaša”) topped with melted butter and sprinkled with “granko” (a Slovak version of cocoa powder with sugar). Granko is an ingredient used also for a hot drink “kakao” when poured into warm milk and you can also have it in Zufana.
The second group of breakfast options consists of healthier porridges. Changing on a daily basis, there are always two different porridges on the menu – usually a rice version or a grains/oats/buckwheat one, with different berries, dried fruits or other ingredients combined.
Third option are cakes – they have different types changing daily and usually the options are either healthier types or traditional Slovak ones.
By the way, the name Zufana is a Slovak archaic or perhaps vernacular term for a scoop. We also like the sunny and bright premises with nice small decorations. The place is children friendly – there is a children’ corner with toys and a changing table for babies. Ideal for a weekend family breakfast! And dogs are welcome too.
PRICES: Breakfast menu: 3,00 € – 4,50 €
ADDRESS: Dulovo namestie 4
Foxford is not necessarily a breakfast place but offers nice and tasty options to have for breakfast. It has a great brand design with beautiful premises to enjoy yourself at. It is part of a bookstore and while the downstairs area has quite a busy atmosphere, the upstairs seating offers a great ambiance for working. We like to come here not only for the books but also because their cuisine offers healthy and untraditional dishes and delicious cakes.
Their fantastic chocolate brownie with prunes is best with a hot cappuccino, and one of the most delicate cakes we have tried at Foxford was the creamy raspberry & chocolate brownie – a great mixture of sweet and savour taste, just delicious! It makes you want to order another one after you finish it :) Their cakes menu varies from time to time, usually according to the season.
Feeling like having a French styled breakfast? No problem! You can have a plain butter croissant or mix it with jam or chocolate – orange spread. Those who prefer lighter meals can pick some of their flavored Greek yogurts.
They have many kinds of small sandwiches which you can combine depending on how hungry you are. The menu is quite long, full of tasty vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes. One of the most delicious spreads or jams is their bacon jam which can be served with vegetables or bread.
This place glows with colors, has a very friendly vibe and you just feel like home immediately! It is probably because it is decorated in the spirit of its coexistence with the bookshop and you can enjoy your coffee under the book pages hanging from the ceiling or pinned to the lamps.
PRICES: Breakfast menu: 1,20 € -4,50 €
ADDRESS: Obchodná 26 and Cubicon, Stare Grunty 24
Merica is our pick especially for breakfast! We can say breakfast is their strongest specialty and during weekends, this part of the Old Market Hall transforms into a brunch cult place, offering breakfast from 8:00 until 14:00 (and waffles until 22:00). Fresh sweet and salty waffles, different styled eggs or muesli with fruit salads are truly amazing!
We enjoyed an egg omelette with cheese and eggs with bacon. All egg meals are served with baked potatoes and toast bread.
If you are a meat lover, you can choose eggs with sausages or with home-made ham. A real surprise is breakfast burrito with avocado, cream and home-made salsa. Home-made muesli with yogurt and fruit is a healthier option.
Their waffles are wonderful, freshly made in front of you. You can try sweet classics like waffle with strawberries and whipped cream or with banana and nutela spread, or salty experiments like bacon waffles with cheddar or waffle with Slovak most traditional bryndza (special sheep cheese). You can make it simple by staying with heavenly waffle with maple syrup.
The industrial design of the place is quite spacious and simple and most importantly, all this is right in the middle of the action, as Merica is part of the historical Old Market Hall where regular markets are organized on Saturdays. Just to mention, while breakfast is served normally, lunch is not served on regular plates but in paper containers which are made out of 100% compostable materials on the basis of sugar cane and maize starch.
Big thanks to our friend Martina for joining us in Merica and taking these pictures. Check out more of her work here.
PRICES: Breakfast menu: 2,50 € – 6,00 €
ADDRESS: Namestie SNP 25
JOE & VALERY PATISSERI
Established by the great-grandson Nikolo and granddaughter Adriana and named after the grandparents Jozef and Valéria. Their love for their garden and especially the apple tree which transformed into love for apple pies and cakes as such, inspired this project of patisserie offering over 200 different pastries, sandwiches and healthy salads. The ambiance is cosy and owners are very friendly with individual approach towards each customer. Ideal breakfast place not only for those with sweet tongues.
The choice of cakes is splendid and you will definitely find Slovak classics on the menu, such as punčový rez (punch bowl cake), veterník (caramel cream pastry), bábovka (sponge cake), Bratislavské rožky (dough pastry filled with poppy seed or walnuts) or a Slovak apple pie. You can also get healthier gluten-free cakes or raw cakes from our favorite producer PurePure.
We also loved their home-made spreads on fresh bread. The carrot spread, beetroot spread and egg spread were totally amazing! We also tried their blue cheese spread and one with paprika and bryndza which were very intensive in both taste and smell.
The premises are beautiful – concept is very fresh, modern and urban with many small decorative details and amazing lamps (we freak out from their design!) The place earned our hearts with enameled old school cups in which drinks are served.
PRICES: Breakfast menu: around 3,00 €
ADDRESS: Obchodna 37
A cosy cafe with relaxed atmosphere, beautifully presented in a comfy style. The service is friendly and the food is tasty – you can stop by not only for breakfast, but also for lunch, dessert, a cup of coffee or a drink – they have it all.
The menu contains healthy dishes using quinoa, bulgur, millet and other protein based grains. For sugar craving guests, they serve cakes both delicious and pretty to look at.
We have tried their pancake filled with chestnut puree and whipped cream and sweet rice porridge with wild berries – both were pampering our taste buds. You can also try scrambled eggs with bacon and baked mushrooms, home-made muesli with yogurt and fresh fruits, buckwheat porridge with maple syrup, almonds and banana or oats and spelt porridge with almond milk, cinnamon and cocoa. You cannot go wrong with simple butter croissant, the one with chocolate or home-made jam.
With its pure lines, white and grey combinations and many small decorative details, ENJOY Coffee has great charm and style. The prevalent color is white which gives the place elegant nobleness. The designer tried hard when putting together the concept.
PRICES: Breakfast menu: 1,30 € – 5,00 €
ADDRESS: Michalska 3