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.
The restaurant of one of the most hospitable hotels in the country, Radisson Kaunas, offers a generous breakfast buffet every single day – this means everything you crave for a fixed price of 16 Eur.
Quality coffee lovers have already discovered this cosy spot right next to Kaunas city municipality. Early in the morning, you can also grab a fresh baked goodie, and you can definitely buy more coffee beans for your house and office. They roast them right here in the café.
A small and cosy family breakfast bar. Breakfast, snacks, desserts and coffee all day. Exceptionably fresh and quality food. During the summer season, you can have breakfast on the green courtyard terrace away from the noise of the city.
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K. DONELAIČIO G. 60
11:00–12:00 (UNTIL 15:00 ON WEEKENDS)
This is a great business breakfast or family brunch spot overlooking recently renovated Vienybės Square. The view is enough inspiration for the whole day ahead of you.
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.
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! Please note that the terrace is closed because of the roadworks. Also, there's a Holy Donut spot in Kaunas Bus Station.
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. The entrance is currently from the backyard as Vilniaus st. is undergoing renovation.
HER EXCELLENCY BY VERO CAFE
In times of brunch-mergencies, it is good to know there is a place where you can get some Eggs Benedict and other breakfast specialties all day long.
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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.
Next door to Devils’ Museum, M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum and Vytautas the Great War Museum, the café 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.
Don’t be surprised if you meet a bunch of tall guys during your brunch. DIA is frequented by players of BC Žalgiris Kaunas, and they surely know what they like. We like the carefully crafted brunch menu and flawless service.
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…
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...
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.
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.
Title photo: Laukas / Ieva Stanienė