On my most recent visit to Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, I set out to find the best breakfast Bucharest has to offer. On this list you’ll find everything from savory to sweet, including many favorite classic breakfast options and a few you may not have seen before!
While in Bucharest, don’t miss out on activities that will help immerse yourself with the city (hurry while they’re hot!):
- From Bucharest: Dracula’s Castle, Peleș Castle & Brașov Tour
- Bucharest: Parliament Palace Skip-the-line Ticket
- Bucharest: Relics of Communism 3-Hour Walking Tour
- Bucharest: Pub Crawl in the Old Town
The Best Breakfast Bucharest Has To Offer
Bulevardul Primăverii 19-21 // 0784 420 555
Several of my local friends have named Fior de Latte as their go to favorite breakfast Bucharest eatery. Menu favorites include made to order omelettes and eggs Benedict topped with salmon. If you’re feeling particularly decadent, I recommend their truffled omelet!
Fior de Latte also offers their breakfast menu all day for those of you who are late risers.
Strada Puțul lui Zamfir 2 // 0770 328 251
Pio Bistro is one of the newer eateries to open in town. My friend and I were impressed by not only their menu, but the incredible service we received there. The menu had classic options elevated to a more fine dining setting and used locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.
Diners can’t get enough of the matcha pancakes topped with fresh fruit,
the classic eggs Benedict covered in hollandaise
or my favorite, the skaksuka
Strada Negustori 26 // 0756 746 246
Simbio is another great place for a Bucharest breakfast. Featuring an all day breakfast menu, this eatery is perfect for Sunday brunch. I also love the restaurant’s open kitchen concept.
The French toast is topped with fresh fruit and finished with a healthy drizzle of their wild berry sauce.
If you’re not in the mood for something sweet, you can also find a full English breakfast or granola bowls for those looking for a lighter start to the day.
Now that you have breakfast sorted, are you looking for a great place to have lunch or dinner? Click here to discover my favorite Bucharest restaurants!
Intrarea Bitolia 4 // 021 231 0411
Frudisiac’s gorgeous Scandinavian inspired creations just beg to be shared on Instagram. But, the team doesn’t just put thought into their plating — all their food is incredibly delicious, and the pancakes are some of the most popular in town.
I love their savory toast creations, like this ham, egg and pear option
or this gorgeous cheese and fig covered toast.
You can also find soups, salads and shaksuka on their menu if you’re not craving designer toast for breakfast!
Strada Episcopiei 6 // 0743 777 807
Chocolat offers you a choice between either a sweet or savory breakfast. I chose the savory and almost couldn’t finish it!
The breakfast includes a small salad, eggs made to order, cheese, tomato, fruit, bacon, toast with butter and coffee or tea.
Definitely come hungry for this one!
Strada Dianei 4 // 0745 208 186
Not only does Dianei 4 have one of my favorite breakfast menus in Bucharest, but its setting is one of my favorites as well. It reminds me of a ruin bar from Budapest.
Brunch is served daily from 10-3, and the menu features items such as huevos rancheros, sun-dried tomato omelets, and this sausage and egg breakfast that’s sure to knock out a hangover.
Calea Victoriei 214 // 031 425 3110
You won’t find menus at your table at Za Lokal. Instead, look for the big chalkboard or ask the waiter to bring it to your table. There, you’ll find a breakfast menu full of sweet and savory waffles and pancakes alongside a creative and frequently changing topping list.
If you’re not sure what to get, go for the waffle trio — each waffle contains your choice of different toppings! Ask to be seated on the patio if the weather is nice — it’s prime real estate for people watching!
50A, Strada Constantin D. Aricescu 50 // 0741 427 777
This small restaurant’s 10 tables and open kitchen concept make it feel more as if you’re eating in someone’s home than a high-end restaurant.
I visited for brunch with a friend, and I can’t wait to return to try more of their creative menu.
The menu changes often, but be sure to look for these ricotta fritters topped with yogurt, mint and and a homemade orange syrup.
Other options include yogurt bowls, omelets and avocado toast.
The Best Breakfast Bucharest Has To Offer: which of these looks best to you? Let me know in the comments section below!
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Travel writer and owner of the blog. My work has been featured on Fodors, Eater.com, International Living, and Great Escape Publishing, among many others. My story? Nearly six years ago, I left my job at an Oklahoma City law firm and embarked on a journey around the world. At the time, I thought I would only be gone for 6 months, but the more I traveled, the longer my bucket list became. Flashpacker describes how I travel. Rather than traveling as the normal world wise backpacker and staying in hostel dorms, I prefer a more comfortable experience, and typically stay in private rooms, take Ubers instead of taxis, and now use a suitcase instead of a backpack. Foodie, on the other hand, describes one of the key reasons why I travel. I love to pick a central “base camp” and then explore the surrounding area, really immersing myself in the culture and interacting with the people, and enjoying and exploring the food of an area is an essential part of this experience.