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Breakfast and Brunch in Kaunas: Top Choices (Updated)

A list of choices for both early birds and party animals in Kaunas – both local breakfast traditions and global brunch trends.

Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. It can be the most impressive, too. We love eating out early in the morning before work or on weekend afternoons – after all, it’s much easier to order a granola bowl or Eggs Benedict than to make them at home. Here’s a list of top breakfast and brunch places in Kaunas. Don’t forget to capture your time there and tag the pictures with #kaunastic on social media.

WEEKDAYS

HER EXCELLENCY (vero cafe)
K. Donelaičio g. 60
07 am – 7 pm weekdays; 8 am – 6 pm weekends

It’s never too early or too late for a cup of speciality coffee and a genuinely instagrammable plate of delicious breakfast in this cosy spot overlooking Vienybės square.

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DIVERSO
K. Donelaičio g. 27
06:30 am - 10:30 am weekdays; 7 am – 11 am weekends

The restaurant of one of the most hospitable hotels in the country, Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas, offers a generous breakfast buffet every single day – this means everything you crave for a fixed price of 10 Eur.

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VIŠTA PUODE
S. Daukanto g. 23
08 am – 12 pm

This is what a loving Lithuanian grandma would cook you for breakfast – a bowl of warm porridge, a stack of curd pancakes or eggs and bacon.

KAUNAS HOTEL / RESTORANAS 55
laisvės al. 79
07 am – 10 am weekdays; 08 am – 11 am weekends

You don’t have to stay in this centrally located hotel to enjoy their travel-inspired breakfast buffet, but you absolutely can – the view to Laisvės alėja is breathtaking.

HOLY DONUT
Vilniaus g. 37
From 8 am weekdays; from 9 am weekends

A full breakfast menu all day long? Yes, please. How do you resist mouth-watering American doughnuts, juicy bagels with a variety of toppings, pancakes and other meals ideal for a royal breakfast? There is no way!

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MOTIEJAUS KEPYKLĖLĖ
Vilniaus g. 7
08 am – 12:30 pm

Breakfast can include going through the pages of your diary whilst enjoying an omelette; brunch can require a resting spot if your feet are tired from walking all over Kaunas. In any case, Motiejus will provide ciabattas, croissants, various bread and other baked goods at any time of the day.

MĖNULIS RETRO
Vilniaus g. 13
09 am – 6 pm

The cafe only opened in 2020, but its nostalgic concept and interior take you back to the previous decades. The space often hosts exhibitions and concerts; most importantly, its breakfast menu is valid all day long. It even includes vegetarian and vegan options.

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WEEKENDS

HOLAS
Laisvės al. 84B
FROM 12 PM

Located in a building formerly known as a bank, the stylish spot is as hospitable at night as it’s on cosy weekend afternoons. It’s the go-to place for those craving for a shakshuka or a chorizo french toast.

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DONELAIČIO
Donelaičio g. 66
11 AM – 3 PM

Next door to Devils’ Museum, M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum and Vytautas the Great War Museum, the cafe is one of the trendiest places in Kaunas this autumn, both for its artsy interior and the hospitality. Dinners are accompanied by DJs, and brunches consist of banana flambé, Japanese pancakes, Monte Cristo sandwiches and more.

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FORTAS
K. Donelaičio g. 60
until 3 pm 

There’s one more weekend brunch spot overlooking Vienybės square if Her Excellency is not enough for you. The view is pretty much the same!

CASA DELLA PASTA
Laisvės al. 27
10 am – 2 pm

Waffles, benedicts, croques, omelettes or fried eggs. English breakfast, too. Could this be the most extended breakfast menu in Kaunas? One thing’s for sure – the restaurant is located in the longest pedestrian boulevard, and the view to Soboras is truly inspiring.

DIA
Maironio g. 9
12 pm – 3 pm

 

Don’t be surprised if you meet a bunch of tall guys during your brunch. DIA is favourited by players of BC Žalgiris Kaunas, and they surely know what they like. We like the carefully crafted brunch menu and flawless service.

UOKSAS
Maironio g. 28
12 pm – 4 pm saturdays

The adventurous Nordic cuisine restaurant offers a short yet impressive weekend menu which includes both artisanal burgers and homemade drinks.

MOMO GRILL
Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. 18A 
11 am – 1 pm saturdays; 11 am – 4 pm sundays

The restaurant is known for its flawless meat dishes – and a contemporary interior respecting the historic building. Booking a table is a must before heading there – both on weekday evenings and for weekend brunch. Wait till you see the menu and taste the signature dishes…

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OLD TOWN GRILL
A. Jakšto g. 7
11 am – 3 pm

Can’t agree on brunch choices? There’s nothing to argue about, really. Head to this family restaurant overlooking Kaunas castle – the menu includes both pancakes and burgers. Eggs Benedict, too.

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TALUTTI TEX MEX
Laisvės al. 74
11 am – 3 pm

A tex-mex brunch is a brunch worth waking up on weekends. Pair your Bloody Marias with omelette quesadillas or tortilla sandwiches. We love the curly fries any time of the day...

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MANGI HOT DOGS
Vilniaus g. 36
from 1 pm

Fries for breakfast? Why not, if there’s a fried egg on top. If this is what rocks your boat, check the artisanal hot dog spot on Vilniaus street.

HOP DOC
M. Daukšos g. 23
12 pm – 4 pm

A bowl of hot spicy soup can do miracles, especially after a decent night out. The hop doctor at one of our favourite gastropubs in the country knows this very well – this is why he serves ramen on weekends. Can you make it through the hangover burger, too? It’s just 180 g of beef and an egg. And then there are oysters.

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MONTE PACIS
T. Masiulio g. 31
12 pm – 3 pm sundays

In the hospitality complex Monte Pacis, located in the baroque Pažaislis Monastery, you can enjoy a late breakfast by tasting dishes prepared with local ingredients. What about vanilla and cinnamon-scented French toast with maple syrup, or the Monte Pacis special – granola with organic milk?

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ROCK‘N‘ROLLA
Vasario 16-osios g. 1
11:30 am – 3 pm 

A kaunastic night out deserves a generous brunch the following day. Rock’n’Rolla, a place for late-night animals, offers a hearty weekend brunch menu that would not be complete without Eggs Benedict. Or a mimosa. Or both.

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