BREAKFAST

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

THIS COULD BE US.

Let everything else wait. Wake up early. Enjoy the unbeatable sound of the morning silence. The only question that needs to be answered right now is what your fuel of choice is for today. Whatever’s the answer I know exactly the place to go.

THE SAINTS STORES.

The ultimate vegan haven, so good that non-vegans sneak in for a cold-pressed smoothie. It a rare thing to find a place that ticks all the boxes. They are plastic free. They give 5% back to support charities. They live by the 3Rs (Reduce – Reuse – Recycle). They support local producers and they worry about their carbon footprint. They are super welcoming and friendly. But you are probably starving, so let’s get to the food part. In fact I hope you are starving, because the food couldn’t be more delicious than this. Let’s start with mini pies. Mini means you get to try them all right? Sweet or savory? Replace ‘or’ with ‘both’.  Cheese pie, mushroom, spinach, leek or potato? Wait till you hear this one: They offer falafel mini pies as well. Satisfy your sweet tooth with bougatsa which is a must when in Thessaloniki, vanilla or chocolate, fine we’ll have both.

Wash them down with a glass of fresh juice. No regrets. Literally.

THE SAINTS STORES

Paulou Mela 1, Thessaloniki

Price range £

Breakfast 1,18 euro / 100gr

Serving Breakfast 8:00-13:00

Good for children

Takeaway

Walk-ins welcome

Call 231 025 6069

 

EKLEKTIK

Let me take you back to another place and time. With an old school, almost vintage aesthetic and traditional local products this place is a local gem! And it’s more than a simple restaurant. It’s a cooperative grocery store and coffee house with a welcoming, friendly vibe. They change up the menu often so you will always have something new to experience. Or you can DIY your own sandwich along with a cup of Greek coffee.

They serve a full breakfast (you get a vegan version as well) including a beverage of your choice for 7 euro. A great value for money. Make sure you get a jar of homemade jam to go.

EKLEKTIK

Venizelou Elefteriou 59

Call 231 600 8659

Price range £

Full Breakfast 7 euro

Serving breakfast from 8:00

Takeaway

Walk-ins welcome

Outdoor seating

GARDEN BAR THESSALONIKI

Feel the tropical vibes without having to leave the city. The most instagramable place in town so that you will finally get to use the hashtag #foodporn and #foodgasm.

In this tropical garden, it’s always summer and the coffee is always brewed to perfection.

The food here is the perfect cure for your Monday blues. Hearty, unpretentious yet elegant, the perfect balance at a chilled relaxing ambience. Wonderful friendly service as well.

GARDEN BAR

Agiou Mina 16 Thessaloníki

Price range £

All you can eat breakfast buffet 9,90 euro including a beverage.

Serving Breakfast 7:30-10:30

Good for groups

Takes bookings

Takeaway

Table service

Walk-ins welcome

Call 231 027 2818

YPSILON

I get it. Some days you simply can’t leave work and indulge in a full breakfast. In that case, well, bring work with you, at a tastefully renovated building that dates back to the early 1900s. Head upstairs to the beautifully decorated co-working space, grab a bite and house your next meeting with your team. Innovation at it’s very best. A truly versatile, multifunctional all-day coffee, food & art & drinks space. If you are a true minimalist this will become your fave spot.  The food is simple yet eclectic, the best re-imaged sandwiches along with a cup of joe. Extra points of coolness: There’s a cat upstairs to pet and coo over.

YPSILON

Edessis 5, Thessaloniki

Serving breakfast from 10:00

Price range ££

Aprox. 10 e per person for fancy eggs and a beverage

Call 231 053 0480

ALBETA

It’s a bakery. It’s a café. It’s perfect for a tea and a bite. They have a large assortment of morning pastries and you’ll have a hard time holding yourself back from trying everything on the menu. Try the carrot cake, it’s perfectly dense and crumbly with a rich cream cheese frosting-finger licking good. Or go for the spinach pie if you are looking for a traditional greek treat. Sit outside and enjoy the breeze on a warm Sunday morning.

ALBETA

proxenou koromila 35 & lassani 2,Thessaloníki

Price range ££

Aprox 8 euro for a piece of cake and a beverage

Serving breakfast from 06:00

Takeaway

Table service

Walk-ins welcome

Call 231 022 2126

  • The world’s first breakfast cereal was created in 1863 and needed soaking overnight to be chewable
  • The world record for the most people eating breakfast in bed is 289 and was set in Sydney, Australia on 2nd March in 2012. It involved 85 queen size beds containing four people each.
  • The world’s largest breakfast on record involved 27,854 people and took place in Germany on 29 May 2005
  • The largest bowl of porridge weighs 865 kg and was achieved in Tula, Russia on 10 September 2011
  • Breakfast food is a surprisingly recent invention.
  • The concept of breakfast food didn’t exist in the U.S. until the mid to late 1800s, People ate breakfast, but it looked a lot like dinner or a snack. In the 1600s, breakfast was likely to be leftovers, cheese and bread, or stewed grains. Beginning in the mid 1700s to 1800s, people started to add meat and fish to their morning meal. Meat became standard and central to breakfast and it represented growing prosperity.

So, are we ready for breakfast?

 

18 thoughts on “BREAKFAST

  1. Oh man, these places sounds amazing! And almost too good to be true. I’d love to try it if I’m ever in the area. We’ve been trying to cut plastics and love hearing about businesses that are on board with it.

  2. Christa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! I’ll have to try these places for sure when I’m there next year.

  3. The saints wow! This is one of the most beautiful cafes I’ve ever seen. I almost didn’t think it was real. I’m not a vegan but so much of the menu still seems delicious!

  4. These places sound amazing. If I ever make my way there I’ll be sure to try them. I wish we had places like this around here. The photos are amazing. Now I’m starving lol

  5. Breakfast is one of my hardest meals because I am not an egg person but it is also my favorite. All these places sound amazing, though I think Ypsilon is my favorite aesthetic.

  6. I really Like the place since it is made of recycle materials. and also the food looks delicious! When I have a work I’m always skip my breakfast because a woke up always late. HAHAHA

  7. What beautiful places!. It looks amazing and the food looks delicious! I would love to try these.

  8. Andrea Larson says:

    They look so organic. Seeing them in pictures I still can feel the possible atmosphere in those places. And lots of sunlight… I love places full of sunlight. 🙂

  9. Breakfast is one of the hardest meals for us to keep up with. These places are gorgeous to have a breakfast date. Would love to try one of these places out.

  10. I am trying to get out of the breakfast cereal habit. I just set myself up for failure that way.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      no,no you will do great! Keep trying!

  11. I love, when my breakfast start with cereals. These places are so beautiful and the food looks delicious! At garden bar The decoration is amazing it must be so relaxing just sitting there =)

  12. Tonya Tardiff says:

    All of these places look and sound incredible! I love a good breakfast to start my day.

  13. Stephanie Cruz says:

    What gorgeous stores! Dreamy vintage interiors and I bet the food is heavenly!

  14. Geez! All of these places look fantastic!!! I really hope to visit the Garder Bar one day. I’m a sucker for tropical vibes and decor.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I’m sure you are gonna love it! The food is amazing too not to mention the drinks if you are heading there later

  15. Gosh your blog is amazing! And these places look fantastic – your photography skills capture them brilliantly! 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Jade! I’m so glad you stopped by!

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