A traditional Croatian breakfast may include cold cuts and cheeses, eggs, bread, jams and of course coffee. It will also vary depending on where you are in Croatia and you may find this type of breakfast more readily available at your accommodation or more traditional restaurants. In Zagreb, there are some amazing places to go for breakfast, where you can get anything from delicious bakery products, strukli, avocado toast, even acai bowls. Here are our picks for the best breakfast in Zagreb after having spent 6 months exploring this amazing city.
Best Breakfast In Zagreb Map
Here is our map of all the best places to eat breakfast in Zagreb. At the end of the post, you can download a printable breakfast map to save to your phone or print out and take with you for your trip to Zagreb.
As the name suggests, this is a great breakfast spot in Zagreb for a variety of delicious egg dishes. We love the eggs benedict. It’s super cosy and the service is great.
Amruševa Ulica 4, Zagreb
Wednesday to Sunday from 8 AM to 2 PM
If you are looking for a slightly fancier breakfast experience there are a couple of options at the beautiful Esplanade Hotel. Firstly, Zinfandel’s restaurant has a set price breakfast where you can order ala carte or from the buffet.
Le Bistro is another one of their restaurants where you can simply order what you like and enjoy the beautiful interiors with French cafes chairs and a vintage coat stand. The main reason we decided to have breakfast here was for their traditional strukli which is actually not on the menu but they can serve these. Strukli is a traditional dish made of a dough/pastry with cheese and at times other fillings, which is either baked or boiled (we prefer baked). The one we got was actually from the Zinfandel’s buffet as they had stopped cooking them, so although it wasn’t as pretty as it could have been the taste was delicious. Try having it with some honey, so good. Service was really friendly and calm given that it was a fancy place, and overall we loved our breakfast experience.
Ulica Antuna Mihanovića 1, Zagreb
Every day from 9 AM to 11 PM
Otto & Frank
Otto & Frank is located on Tkalčićeva street, a pedestrian-only street lined with restaurants and bars near Ban Jelačić Square. Sit outside and people watch as you enjoy a range of different options for breakfast. Great spot to sit and start the day! We loved the ‘Zagreb Breakfast’ with horseradish and crispy poached eggs, and the ‘Sunny Side Up’ with peppers and tomato was also delicious.
Tkalciceva 20, Zagreb
Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 10 PM + Friday and Saturday 8 AM to 12 AM + Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
Melt Gelato & Brunch Bar
A beautiful recently opened place with a very central location. Melt has a nice design and it’s a cosy space. The gelato bar is at the front and you walk through to the back to reach the cafe. They have an excellent acai bowl with granola, blueberries, raspberries, banana, and coconut. In our opinion, the best smoothie bowl in Zagreb. They also have a great avocado toast on homemade bread, a soft boiled egg and tomato, which you can also add on feta and other things. I always love when I can find a chai latte, and their flat white was good too (Cogito coffee). Although not exactly what you might have for breakfast, but if you’re looking for excellent gelato in Zagreb, Melt is fantastic and has no additives. Yes, we did have gelato with breakfast and would do it again.
Ulica Radićeva 3A, Zagreb
Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 11 PM + Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM
Every time we go to Zagreb we always find ourselves regularly at Korica Bakery. Not only do they have amazing sourdough bread, but it’s the perfect place to start your day with their delicious pastries and bakery products. We love the ‘cruffin’ with lemon curd filling (croissant meets muffin, if that needed explaining), their cinnamon scrolls are amazing, and they also do a really good croissant. If you feel like something more savoury their quiche with leek and bacon is hard to pass up. Everything we have had here we have enjoyed. It’s a nice design and there are plenty of tables to sit and enjoy.
Preradovićeva 39, Zagreb
Monday to Friday 7 AM to 8 PM + Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM
Dezman Bar may not have a lot of options for breakfast but they have excellent coffee (Cogito Coffee) and you can also enjoy a delicious pastry or sandwich here too. It’s a really nice place with great design and plenty of seating.
Dežmanova Ulica 3, Zagreb
Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 12 AM
Roots Juice and Cocktail Bar
Located just below the shortest funicular in the world, Roots Juice & Cocktail Bar is a nice place to start your day. Although there is plenty of seating indoors, it’s the outdoor seating that we love. We had a really nice acai bowl here, but I have to say that the hummus toast fell a little flat. The coffee was ok but we wouldn’t seek it out for this reason, but their juices are great. We love the base-mint juice.
Tomićeva Ulica 5, Zagreb
Sunday to Thursday 10 AM to 11 PM + Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM
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