Best Brunch In Dubrovnik: The Definitive Guide
Dubrovnik is one of the most visited tourist destinations not only on the Adriatic coast but the world too. Also known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", Dubrovnik surely knows how to keep tourists satisfied in all aspects of life, including its vibrant food scene. While most restaurants are located within the historic city walls, there are plenty all over Dubrovnik. And while brunch doesn't have its own spot on the menu, you can find delicious meals for brunch in almost all eateries.
And don't forget that you can always drop your bags at a Dubrovnik luggage storage spot! That way, you won't have to worry about your belongings crowding under the table while you enjoy the best brunches Dubrovnik has to offer.
Let's see which are the best brunch spots in Dubrovnik.
Cele Gourmet & Lunch Bar
Located on Stradun, near Rector's Palace, this brunch spot is one of the most popular in Dubrovnik, due to its location. It is the perfect spot to stop by after all the walking and sightseeing in the Old Town, or after a hike outside the city. The place offers rich breakfast served from 8 am till 12 am. You can choose from an Energy boosting breakfast, English breakfast, Continental breakfast, french toast, waffles, pancakes, omelets and many other tasty dishes. Meat lovers can enjoy anything from their burger or pizza menu, starting with chicken nuggets, chicken tortilla wraps and chicken wings.
If you prefer seafood, don't miss out on the fish and chips, and if you want to indulge, by all means, try their oysters and fried calamari. Finally, you can wash that delicious brunch down with a glass of wine, local beer, or freshly squeezed juices. Expect to pay a little normal than usual due to the location of the bar, but you get good service and free Wifi and can watch the world go by in the heart of Dubrovnik.
This cozy place is located within a few minutes from Rector's Palace, right past the Jesuit Steps and the School. Its location, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still in the heart of Dubrovnik, is one of the reasons it is so popular. The restaurant serves traditional dishes combined with Mediterranean cuisine, with some century-old recipes that will satisfy even the most sophisticated palate.
Brunch is diverse, and you will find many mouthwatering recipes on their menu. Even if you are a vegetarian! If you enjoy Mediterranean food, you are in for a treat. From mussels served in Dalmatian wine to fried calamari with tartar sauce, this place brings the Mediterranean Sea to your table, literally.
Their brunch menu also offers local food like cevapi or kebabs, Mexican food like chicken tortillas and American food including chicken wings and burgers. Vegetarians can choose from a wide selection of tasty dishes, like mushroom pasta, zucchini spaghetti, gazpacho soup, chickpeas pâté and many more. Expect to pay about $30 for a decent size meal. Snacks are served from 11 am till 6 pm and brunch is served all day.
Dubravka 1836 Restaurant
You will find this 1836 restaurant and cafe serving rich Mediterranean cuisine right next to Fort Lovrijenac. The beautiful views of the three fortresses, Lovrijenac, Bokar and Minceta, and a delicious brunch is the perfect way to start your day. Here you can enjoy a classic breakfast that includes bread, butter, marmalade, honey, cheese, ham, croissant and freshly squeezed orange juice for less than $12.
But that is not all! They have a large selection of pizza, soups, cold and hot starters, to satisfy every appetite. Breakfast is served from 8 am till 11.30 am.
Gradska Kavana Arsenal
Located on Dubrovnik's main square Luza, near Sponza Palace in the Old Town, Gradska Kavana Arsenal makes for a great place to visit and enjoy your brunch. Like most restaurants in Dubrovnik, this restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, and when it comes to breakfast there are four options to choose from.
If you are there in the morning, try their breakfast Orlando. From honey, marmalade, butter, egg, bacon, sausage, aromatized beans, roasted mushroom and roasted tomato, alongside freshly brewed coffee, it has everything you need to start the day. This large portion is less than $13 and will keep you full for hours, giving you the energy to hit the shops and museums. Breakfast is served from 8 am till 11.30 am.
Panorama Restaurant & Bar
For brunch with a breathtaking view of the Old City walls, Lapad Bay and the surrounding islands head to Panorama Restaurant & Bar. You can't really miss it when you take the cable car up to Srd Hill. This spot is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving Mediterranean cuisine, homemade cakes an exquisite list of local and international wine and great cocktails.
If you are there in time for brunch, you can choose anything from their light lunch menu. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches and salads as well as cold dishes, hot starters and of course, seafood. Expect to pay about $15 for a chicken sandwich made with fried chicken, bacon, coleslaw salad, iceberg salad, tomatoes, onion and batata fries. If you are a vegetarian go for the vegetable risotto or ask the chef to customize a meal for you. Prices are not so bad when you take into account the spectacular atmosphere, friendly and fast service and excellent quality food.
Stara Loza Rooftop Restaurant
If you want to experience luxury dining, this is the place to be. The Michelin starred restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of the Old Town, just a 3 min walk from Rector's Palace. Set in a gorgeous 15-century townhouse, inside the Prijeko Palace hotel, Stara Loza features three dining areas: the Prijeko street terrace is a great choice to enjoy your morning coffee and croissant, the elegant restaurant on the third floor of the building, and a beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking the charming Old Town.
Stara Loza combines mixes from Croatian, Italian and Asian influence to deliver one-of-a-kind flavors that will make customers come back for more. Breakfast is served from 8 am and you will find a large selection starting with avocado bruschetta, fennel bread, fruit salad, yogurt, omelets, or octopus gnocchi and grilled squid for lunch, all beautifully presented and expertly served by the waiters. Prices start around $12 for appetizers, up to about $55 for a seafood platter for two. Portions are not meant for someone looking to overfill their belly. It will leave you content without overfilling. The place is always busy so be sure to book in advance.
TuttoBene Pizzeria & Fast Food, Burger Bar
From hungry day-tripping tourists to locals looking for a bite to eat in their lunch hour, this pizza restaurant is a must visit in Dubrovnik. There are three locations: in the Old Town, in Lapad and Srebreno - Zupa Dubrovacka. As the name suggests, this is where you will find premium fast food meals including their special in-house fries, pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken wings, tortilla, BBQ pork ribs, salads and sandwiches.
Vegetarian dishes include lasagna vegetarian, four cheese pizza and pasta, vegetarian tortillas, salads, pasta vegetables, pizza vegetariana and more! For dessert they serve delicious pancakes made with Nutella, marmalade or ice cream, just the right amount of sugar to kick start your day. With prices starting at about $13 for pizza Margherita or Greek salad and about $17 for Mexican burger or Crispy Bacon burger this place is a great value for money.
Mex Cantina Bona Fide
If you are a fan of Mexican cuisine, this is the perfect spot. One of the many restaurants located in the historic city, this place offers breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. The menu features mouthwatering Mexican dishes like chips and guacamole, chicken fajitas, chicken tacos and chicken enchiladas. Combined with tequila, refreshing cocktails, house wine, or coffee and lemonade, Mex Cantina Bona Fide is sure to satisfy your hunger any time of the day.
Guests can choose between indoor and outdoor seating. Service is fast, the menu is packed, portions are huge, and you pay reasonable prices. What else can you ask for?
Located in Dubrovnik's historic center, Nishta is the perfect spot for all vegans and vegetarians. And you don't have to be vegan to enjoy a delicious breakfast here. If you want to start your morning in the healthiest way possible, this is your place.
The menu is different every day of the week, except for Sundays when they are closed. Nishta restaurant serves seriously delicious vegetarian meals starting with moussaka made with spelt and ratatouille, to curry platter of dahl, eggplants and tofu. If you are into raw food, start your breakfast with a lettuce wrap with guacamole, a falafel wrap or nori rolls with horseradish. Surrounded by fish and meat eateries, this place is a heaven for all vegans out there. Prices are reasonable, starting at around $14 for a main course of sweet potato spaghetti Alfredo or zucchini lasagne.
SNEK by coNGo
This cocktail wine tapas bar is a perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located in the Old Town's center, Snek by coNgo serves delicious breakfast from 7 am till 2 pm, salads from 12 am till 10 pm and tapas from 2 pm till 10 pm. Food not to miss from their breakfast menu are their tasty croissants with homemade marmalade, butter and fresh fruit, salmon bruschetta, all kinds of omelets, chia pudding, granola bowl, or protein pancakes.
Starting at about $10 for a hearty breakfast, prices here are reasonable, especially when you take into account the restaurant's location.
Taj Mahal Old Town
Don't let the name full you - this place doesn't serve Indian food, but rather delicious Bosnian dishes. There are two locations: one is in the Old Town's back alleys and the other one in the up-town part of the city. Whichever one you choose, rest assured you will enjoy.
If you know Bosnian cuisine, then you know it is all about meat. However, the Taj Mahal menu has a little bit of something for everyone including vegetarians, vegans and they have a small special menu for kids too. For breakfast, you can taste some of the traditional Bosnian pastries like burek (baked filled pastry dough with minced meat), spinach pie and cheese pie, or some of their special offers like the Mac Mac sandwich made with flatbread, veal, kajmak, and roasted potato.
Prices range from $8 and up, and you are not only getting delicious good quality dishes but large portions too. While brunching, indulge in a glass of house wine and complete your meal with their traditional dessert-homemade baklava, often on the house.
This historic cafe bar and restaurant is another great brunch spot to visit during your stay in Dubrovnik. It is located on the main thoroughfare, Stradun, near the Franciscan monastery in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historic city. They offer continental breakfast, eggs prepared in different ways, light snacks, salads, burgers, club sandwiches, and vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Deserts to try include pancakes, ice cream and cake of the day, which is often on the house. Prices are fair considering the location and you get to listen to live piano music.
Brunch in Dubrovnik
There are many cafes and restaurants to discover in Dubrovnik. While a typical breakfast consists of fresh baked pastries, marmalade, fruits, and omelets, you will find a lot more than that. Most tourists choose to brunch in the Old Town as they get hungry from all the sightseeing, but there are top-notch cafes and restaurants all across Dubrovnik in places near Dubrovnik Port and the beach areas. We gave you a list of the 12 most famous brunch spots and it is up to you to discover which one will become your favorite.