Best Places for Breakfast in Minsk
What do you need for a good start of the day? Fine breakfast! Here is the list of our favorite places to go in the morning in Minsk to eat a fresh croissant, tender scrambled eggs and some more refined dishes. From democratic coffee shops to restaurants with author's cuisine – choose what is closer to your heart.
Where? Plošča Svabody 4
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. / Sat-Sun 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Svobody 4 is actually a wine bar, but one of the best breakfasts in the city is served here in the morning. It is located in the very center of Minsk – on Plošča Svabody in the Upper Town. If you want to refresh yourself well and truly, get a continental breakfast or a toast with a romantic name "Hemingway Eggs" (approximately € 5). Pastries here are also excellent: there is a gentle cottage cheese casserole with berries and croissants with blackberries, basil, and cream cheese. We'd also recommend pancakes with nuts or french toasts with berry sorbet.
Moby Dick caffe
Where? vulica Zakharava, 24
Breakfast all day long: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. / Sat-Sun 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A brand new place near Plošča Pieramohi metro station. Moby Dick is a small coffee shop with a cool interior where, in addition to good coffee, they also serve fine breakfast. The menu includes croissants with different fillings, several types of toasts, air curd casserole, scramble, and granola. By the way, for breakfast, you can take a glass of sparkling wine (if the morning promises to be tender).
By the way, the cafe sometimes arranges themed brunches: for example, recently they cooked corn dishes. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with the updates.
Where? vulica Surhanava, 43 / vulica Žasminovaja, 3B
Breakfast on Mon-Fr: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. / Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
ButterBro is a gastropub with a pretty bohemian interior, but a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere. Here you’ll drink a decent glass of wine in the evening, and have a decent breakfast in the morning. There are pretty classic breakfast options: cottage cheese pancakes, omelets and other variations on the theme of eggs, as well as signature dishes: e.g., pancakes with cheese mousse and caviar or pumpkin pancakes. Low budget breakfast option in ButterBro is oatmeal with honey, dried fruits and nuts for € 2.3, the most expensive is a Viennese breakfast called "Like in a hotel" for € 12.5.
Bistro de Luxe
Where? vulica Haradski Val, 10
Breakfast on Mon-Fr: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. / Brunch on Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Head for Bistro de Luxe for a luxury morning meal: there are snow-white tablecloths, starched napkins and the atmosphere of a refined French cafe. The breakfast menu is pretty traditional: syrniki, pancakes, oatmeal, several types of eggs and poached eggs. English breakfast for € 12 is especially popular here. It includes scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages, vegetables, beans, mushrooms and fries. Bistro de Luxe also offers a fancy breakfast "A La Russe" – pancakes with black caviar and a glass of champagne. Such a modest set will cost you € 45.5. By the way, on weekends the cafe serves brunches, the menu of which differs slightly from breakfast and includes also snacks, soups, and second courses.
Where? vulica Kastryčnickaja, 23
Breakfast is served all day long: Mon-Fr 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. / Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
One of the best places in the city, which is worth visiting in Minsk not only for breakfast. The cafe is located on Kastryčnickaja Street – the most vibrant street of the city. So you can not only eat a decent breakfast or dinner here, but also find yourself in the epicenter of the Minsk creative life and take photos of numerous murals.
Enzo cooks like to experiment and change positions in the menu. There are usually four breakfast options. Now it's rice porridge with ricotta, eclairs with salmon and scramble, croissants with pastrami and curd casseroles with berry sauce. Price range is € 3.5-5.
Where? vulica Lenina, 50
Breakfast on Mon-Fr: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. / Sat-Sun: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Simple is a restaurant of modern Belarusian cuisine: you won’t find traditional fried sausages or draniki here. The dishes here are light, simple, and prepared from local products only. The same applies to breakfasts – they are very unusual: for example, a poached egg with chanterelles, ricotta cheesecakes or bulgur with blueberry mousse and blueberries. And once you're in Simple, make sure to get ice cream with nettle jam – you won't find it somewhere else.
La Crete d’Or
Where? vulica Lenina, 3
Breakfast on Mon-Fr: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. / Sat-Sun: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
La Crete d’Or positions itself as a French café: there is a large selection of croissants with different fillings and excellent desserts. There is plenty of breakfast options to choose from as well: classic cheesecakes, cereals and omelets, and pretty unusual dishes for the morning menu, for example, potato pancakes with salmon. English breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, vegetables, and bread will cost about € 6.5. But the specialty of the place is the desserts, so don’t miss the Belgian waffles. A cup of espresso in La Crete d’Or costs € 1.3, cappuccino - € 1.6.
Let it be!
Where? vulica Kastryčnickaja, 23
Breakfast is served all day long: Mon-Fr 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. / Sat-Sun: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
A minimalistic and stylish cafe by the creators of Enzo and Simple, which is associated with a simple hashtag #breadwinelife. Early in the morning, Kastryčnickaja street gets filled with the smell of fresh pastries: all because of Let it be! baguettes.
Well, one more feature of the restaurant is breakfast, which can be ordered here all day (except for cereals, they are cooked only from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m.). The breakfast menu is not very large, but it's enough: every dish here is self-sufficient and wonderful. Omelets, toasts with fried eggs, croissants with prosciutto or granola – at first glance, it's all-time classics, but each option has its own peculiarity: whether it is some kind of flavored cheese or gourmet sauce. Prices are from € 3.5 to € 5 per dish.
For dessert, we recommend an almond croissant – it is beautiful.
Where? Vulica Internacyjanalnaja 14
Breakfast on Mon-Fr: 8.30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
A democratic and very sincere place hidden on a secluded street in the center of Minsk. Here they play vinyl music, make good coffee and bake perfect croissants with different fillings. On weekends, you get a c set of a coffee and granola for € 2.6. If you want to enjoy your morning quietly and listen to a couple of records, take something more substantial: a ciabatta or a salmon toast.
Where? Vulica Internacyjanalnaja 21, vulica Piatra Mscislaŭca 11 (Dana Mall)
Breakfast on Mon-Fr till 12 a.m. / Sat-Sun till 2 p.m.
It is a popular French bakery where you can try not only baguettes, éclairs and berry tartlets, but also something more serious. For breakfast they cook porridges and syrniki (from € 2.3), scrambled eggs (from € 1.6) and other typical morning meals. There are also combo-breakfasts in the menu: for example, coffee plus a croissant for € 2.3 or baguette with butter plus coffee and orange fresh for € 4. Perfect spot to start the day!
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