I have spent the past nine months pretty much travelling non-stop and it has been and is amazing! But we all know that traveling and constantly being on the road also can be a bit tough sometimes – some people are of course better at it than others and don’t miss home and their daily life as much as others do. I, myself, sometimes get a feeling when travelling that it is nice to take some time off from the constant exploring and just take a few hours to chill and relax. Simply to spend some time to unwind and get your thoughts and minds in order.
When travelling, a lot of things happen and occur in a short amount of time and in order to sort your memories, thoughts and opinions, it is a perfectly good idea to take some “time off travelling”. A way I do this is to find a good place to eat breakfast or brunch and simply go there for a couple of hours, and enjoy some quiet time to myself. Even if you are just travelling for a couple of days, breakfast or brunch in a cool place is undoubtedly always a good idea!
I love breakfast, so I have been to way too many cool places for breakfast and brunch around the globe, so it was a little tricky trying to find the five best ones, so beneath each of them, I also give tips to alternative places to try out. I assure you that all of the places on this list are worth trying out!
Here we go.
Sisterfields, Bali: I haven’t yet visited Melbourne in Australia, a city renowned as the place to find the coolest coffee bars and breakfast places, but I think Sisterfields in Bali, is as close as it gets to actually having breakfast in Melbourne. This also makes good sense, since Sisterfields is opened by Australians, and it is indeed a very popular spot in Seminyak, Bali.
The café has huge panoramic windows so visitors are able to follow everything that happens in the busy Bali streets. Inside the furniture and decoration is simple with blue details, everything very Instagram-worthy, which is also why you will see a lot of people busy cramming their photogenic breakfast. Sisterfield’s menu is big and varied and like me and my boyfriend talked about – it makes both boys and girls happy.
Why? Because they have a selection of smoothies, green juices, smoothie bowls and yoghurt with fruit and granola for the girls, and beer, coffee, burgers, and eggs in every possible form for the hungry fellas. You simply can’t go wrong with Sisterfields!
Where is it? Jl. Kayu Cendana No. 7, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
House of Small Wonder, Berlin: This is the kind of place there is so special and beautiful that you have definitely seen a picture of their staircase a time or two if you are a frequent user of Instagram or Pinterest.
To see the staircase at House of Small Wonder is actually reason enough to go to this cafe, but luckily there is more to it than the spiral stairs – because Small Wonder is a lovely place with a nice, quiet ambience, friendly staff all the way from Brooklyn, NYC and a good, simple breakfast selection.
Either you can go for the classic breakfast-brunch options such as coffee, granola and a croissant or you can get out of your comfort zone and try something you probably haven’t tried before.
Japanese/American brunch/lunch – an example; Okinawan taco rice “tex-mex favourite with a Japanese twist”. Intrigued yet? Yeah, I thought so! The café itself looks like a greenhouse, and where is a better way to start your day than in a beautiful looking greenhouse café?
Where is it? Johannisstraße 20, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Møller Kaffe og Køkken, Copenhagen: The past year or two Copenhagen has seen a big increase in the food scene with hip and cool places popping up around the city like mushrooms. One of them is Møller Kaffe og Køkken which literally translates to Miller’s coffee and kitchen. Brunch here is different from what you find around the world, and this is exactly the thing that makes it so cool.
By arrival, the staff will hand you a menu and a pen and you are to cross off the menu what you want to eat – kind of like a brunch tapas. The menu consists of around fifteen different dishes like scrambled eggs, yoghurt with rhubarb and homemade granola, sausage and bacon, homemade (the best!) bread from Lagkagehuset, Denmark’s world-famous bakery that comes with whipped butter, and a waffle with berries to name a few.
The cool part is that you can combine your own breakfast exactly how you want it, and nobody decides if you are to pick ten different dishes or just one or two. Besides from the fact that Møller Kaffe og Køkken has great brunch, the cafe is very cosy, and it is located in one of the best, more local areas of Copenhagen, so Møller’s makes it as a great spot to start your day exploring in Copenhagen.
Where is it? Nørrebrogade 160, 2200 København N, Denmark
4.) New York
Jack’s Wife Freda, New York City: Located in the middle of fancy Soho in the city of brunch, Jack’s Wife Freda has in a short amount of time become one of the most popular brunches in all of New York City, and nobody questions this. The café is situated in a tiny place with low ceilings which gives it a very cosy atmosphere. The walls are cream white and the whole decoration is very girly and cute.
The menu is a mix of American and Mediterranean food, and they do breakfast and brunch seven days a week. The yummy menu contains waffles, eggs, a lot of avocados, granola with grapefruit, fresh berries, so this is one of the more healthier versions of American brunch since they don’t really serve fried chicken and bacon and that kind of food.
Everything tastes amazing but what is almost the best of it all is the American dinner classic tradition that Jack’s Wife Freda took with them – free refill and it is a constant! We almost got a total shock at our visit because the staff are overly nice and generous with their coffee.
Where is it? 224 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Rose Bakery, Paris: As the name implies this cute little half-basement café and bakery has tons of homebaked goods and amazingly-yummy looking cakes that will make you drool.
Besides the baked goodies, Rose Bakery also serves a great brunch and lunch with homemade quiches, eggs, sandwiches and salads, so there are a lot of different options to choose from.
To drink Rose Bakery has a whole healthy freshly pressed juice menu, and is there any better way than starting the day with a healthy shot of vitamins and all sorts of other good things for your body and health? I think not. Rose Bakery is situated in one of the best streets in Paris, in the area called Pigalle, with just a stone’s throw away from Sacre Coeur, so a walk down Rue des Martyrs (where Rose Bakery is located) and then from there to visit Sacre Coeur is a good way to plan your visit here.
Where is it? 46 Rue des Martyrs, 75009, Paris