Breakfast is my favorite mealtime, so I can be very selective when it comes to choosing where to have breakfast. Everything has to be perfect. The food has to be tasty, the atmosphere has to be calm, the view or the cafe interior has to be good. The breakfast place of my dream is a cafe with an outside terrace with a fresh air and an ocean view a healthy breakfast menu and a good coffee. But even living in Latvia (even, because most of the year you can’t eat outside) I have managed to find a few very good places to have a breakfast in Riga and Jurmala.
Where to have breakfast in Riga?
The thing is that in Latvia there is no breakfast tradition like, for example, in Italy. So basically there is a breakfast menu, but you can’t find any places that open early to have breakfast on your way to work. During the weekends’ many restaurants offer buffet brunch, but not breakfast. So to enjoy the breakfast in Riga you have to or get up really late, or consider it as a second breakfast.
This restaurant is situated in a beautiful modern building. The breakfasts here are fantastic. And not very expensive. You can eat semolina porridge for 3.5 euro, but I recomend you to order a butter croissant, stuffed with lightly salted salmon, poached egg and wakame salad.
Working time: 10:00 – 23:00
In this place, you can have a good breakfast for really cheap. Also, this is my special pancakes spot, as they are amazing. Unfortunately no terrace, but the cage itself is very cozy. Saturday is the best day, as there are almost no people. In the working week, many come here for lunch and it is very full.
Working time: 11:00 – 21:00. Sunday is a day off.
It is a new stylish spot in the city with healthy food and of course a good breakfast menu. The restaurant is usually full, and I don’t really like the interior (not cozy), but the food is great. Here they have different smoothie bowls, avocado toasts and other items of healthy breakfasts. Though a place is expensive, I still recommend it.
Working hours: Mon-Thu 09:00-16:00. Fri: 09:00-18:00. Sat.-Sun. closed
This is one of the best coffee places in Riga. Also, you can have a quite good breakfast. They don’t cook the food in the cafe but just warm it in a microwave.
Working hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-20:00. Sat.10:00-20:00. Sun.10:00-19:00
A spacious restaurant that specializes in handmade dumplings. Also, there is a big breakfast menu that you can order at any time of the day.
Working hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-20:00. Sat.11:00-20:00. Sun.11:00-19:00
Where to have breakfast in Jurmala?
As Jurmala is a resort, the tradition of breakfasts here is stronger, so in almost any restaurant there is a special breakfast menu as well as many people that are having breakfast outside (most of them are tourists).
First of all please follow this link to read my list of the best places to eat in Jurmala. However, the prices in Jurmala are more expensive than in Riga. If you are looking for cheap breakfast places in Jurmala, those are Pancake room in Dubulti (great pancakes), Kalnakrastu Rausu Fabrika in Lielupe (superior bakery and desserts), and Dukat’s in Dubulti (variety of breakfasts).
But here I will describe to you my 2 favorite places to have breakfast in Jurmala.
It is a new place in Bulduri just in front of Brown Sugar. “Kafijas Sturitis” is translated as “Coffee corner”, in the cafe they have a really huge coffee menu. And homemade breakfasts.
Working hours: Every day 09:00-20:00
It is the most popular spot to have breakfast in Jurmala besides the De Gusto. The breakfast menu of Brown Sugar is just great. There are many items to choose from. Everything is very fresh and “just from the oven”. Here you can have everything starting from eggs benedict to porridge and different pancakes.