Are you planning your trip to Venice, and are in the process of looking for the best breakfast spots in town? In this article, we’re sharing our top 4 must-visit breakfast spots in Venice where you can taste authentic Italian food and coffee.
Venice: one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, filled to the brim with art, history, culture, and, of course, good food! If you’re planning on visiting this beautiful city, you should spend some time exploring all it has to offer – and we’re not talking just about the canals! You shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to try out the famed Italian cuisine, especially when it comes to breakfast.
Now, you may wonder, how can breakfast in Venice be any different? Well, we say you ought to give it a try to find out yourself because, even if you have the best cappuccino maker at home, nothing really beats drinking the original while overlooking the colorful gondolas cruising below you across the canals. So, here are some of the best secret breakfast spots for when you visit Venice without further ado!
Pasticceria Rio Marin
While its name indicates that it’s mainly a pastry shop (“Pasticceria”), Rico Marin has a lot more to offer than their delicious cakes and traditional Italian sweets. With only a few tables, locals prefer to take their coffee while standing by the bar, mingling with visitors who do the same, or, if lucky enough, snatch a seat by the canal. Rico Marin’s coffee is what you’d expect from an Italian place that takes Italian heritage in coffee seriously – meaning, it’s great – and offers a delicious array of both savory and sweet breakfast ideas to satisfy all palates.
This Pasticceria has been in business since 1742 and is still going strong thanks to the support of faithful locals and visitors who drop by – often, more than once – to try Rizzardini’s impeccable coffee and fresh selection of pastries for breakfast or just because. Among the most famous of their sweet delicacies is their frittelle, which is the traditional doughnut of the Venetian carnevale. Be prepared to wait during peak hours, but you won’t leave unsatisfied.
Located close to the famed San Giacomo square, La Zucca (which means “pumpkin” in Italian) is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it breakfast and lunch spot that locals and tourists equally love. While appearing small, it can seat 25 people inside and an additional 12 outside in the summer. While not entirely vegetarian, the restaurant offers many vegetable dishes, overall focusing on using fresh and natural ingredients and its famed pumpkin pie, which does justice to its name. The restaurant’s architectural highlight is no doubt its door facing the canal, which allows patrons to enter directly from a boat. An ideal spot for late breakfast or early lunch.
Caffé Poggi dal 1919
This small stand-up cafe in the Dorsoduro area, whose owner, Mr. Stephano steals the show, almost to the degree that it could overshadow his much-raved coffee. Caffé Poggi crystalizes the essence of a local Venetian café and Italian hospitality and must visit for anyone who wants to experience both.
La vita è bella when you visit Venice, so don’t let a moment go to waste while wandering around Veneto’s capital. Soak in as much beauty as you can, and don’t forget to treat yourself to authentic Italian cuisine – your culinary sense will never be the same again! We hope that our recommendations will help you find the perfect restaurant for breakfast in Venice beach and that you have an unforgettable experience while eating there!
Do you eat breakfast at a restaurant, or do you choose breakfast delivery while traveling abroad? Do you have any favorite breakfast spots in Venice?