Brunch options in Gothenburg
Brunch in Gothenburg can mean many things: from eggs benedict to fresh pastries and, rather weirdly, “lunch”! Somehow, the concept of brunch falling between BReaskfast and lUNCH appears to be lost on some of Gothenburg’s hotels, cafes and restaurants, who serve brunch between 12-4pm. But all this is quickly forgiven, as the food and relaxed settings on offer more than make up for it! Plus you still get to enjoy a weekend lie-in – which is the whole point of brunch, is it not?
If you want the first meal of the day to involve pancakes; you can get an authentic American breakfast at Egg and Milk. Choose your own toppings and, if you feel like breaking a house-record, order yourself 23 pancakes. And a bag.
For a lighter start to the day you could stop by Bar Foxx and enjoy a bagel from Gothenburg’s original juice bar. For those in need of a caffeine kick, they also serve great quality coffee. It’s on Vasagatan, a really lovely street and you can sit outside and watch the world go by.
Cafe Magasinet on Tredje Långgatan is open from 8am (10am Sundays) and offers some delicious buns and breakfast combos. There’s plenty of outdoor seating in the courtyards and a relaxed vibe.
I love that Gothenburg doesn’t have large tax-dodging coffee giants on every street! The chains here are on a much smaller scale. Pain Francais offers a typical continental breakfast including: croissant, baguette and yoghurt. Whereas, Condeco serves a more Swedish brunch affair: fresh breads, cheeses, muesli.
Sunday brunch at Roda Sten’s cafe is a must if you want a delicious meat-free meal. Starting at 12, you’ll find a large buffet of vegetarian (including vegan) hot and cold food, including sweet options to finish. It’s a great spot to relax riverside on the outdoor patio. Check out Roda Sten’s current art exhibition when you’re finished.
For that extra special (expensive) brunch, head to one of Gothenburg’s hotels. The Clarion Post hotel boasts an award winning pastry chef and (speaking from bloated experience) far too much tasty food to sample. The Dorsia and The Ritz also have large buffets of elegant food, or you could go for champagne, DJ and set brunch menu at Hotel Pigalle. I recommend booking ahead for all.
Read our tips on the top Swedish restaurants in Gothenburg.
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