Your guide to morning bites

July 13, 2022 – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that hasn’t always been the case in Split. That is, until recently. A preview of breakfast in Split 2022.

As someone who grew up in Southern California with breakfast burritos, loaded scrambles, crispy hash browns, benny eggs and an endless display of pancakes from the local restaurant, breakfast has always been my favorite meal. But on my visits to Croatia over the past 20 years before moving here 7 years ago, breakfast was hardly an unforgettable meal.

In 1996, I remember mornings when I ate oversized pieces of crusty bread with butter and marmalade. In the early 2000s, the saltiest burek was sought to cure a hangover in Hvar or the restaurant was forced to serve chips with the only ham and cheese omelet on the menu, if only to try to imitate the breakfasts we were used to. . But the selection, overall, was nothing out of the ordinary.

The story today, however, is quite different, and Split in particular has flourished as a breakfast and brunch spot over the past few years. As a result, this summer is better than ever.

Brasserie le 7

One of the city’s first “real” brunches is Riva’s Favorite Brasserie on 7, bringing a taste of Australia to the Croatian coast with brioche French toast, eggs Benedict and made English muffins house, among some of their morning options. You can find the full breakfast menu here.


The best steakhouse in Split is not only home to the best cuts of Croatian beef, but you can find breakfast there from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with avocado toast, croissant sandwiches, toast and pancakes at American on the menu. You can also grab their delicious breakfast sandwiches right next door at Paradiso!


A wine bar that’s so much more than wine, Zindanfel makes sure it’s open in the mornings so you can enjoy eggs Florentine, Turkish eggs or the gourmet breakfast baguette for those looking to do full for the day. You can find the full menu here.


Following its success in the town of Hvar, Fig opened its doors in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace in 2019 to delight anyone eager to indulge in their famous vegetarian breakfast burrito, California toast or Spicy steamed poached eggs. You can find the full menu here.

The Colorblind

From an artisanal cocktail bar to your go-to pub for food, The Daltonist offers an impressive morning menu ranging from shakshuka truffle benedict, to the hugely popular ‘Full Daltonista’, or their version of a small -English breakfast with pork sausage, ham, fried egg, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, greens, black beans and homemade bread! You can see the full menu here.


Ciri Biri Bela

This cafe and restaurant is located in a romantic courtyard just behind the theatre, serving a selection of farmer’s fresh omelettes, Benedictines ranging from classic to royal, homemade waffles, rustic sourdough toast topped with avocado cream and wild salmon – and more! You can find the menu here.

Pandora’s green box

The plant-based Pandora is one of the healthiest options on the list, offering iced coffees with plant-based milk, vegan protein smoothies, and smoothie bowls with raw cocoa, banana, and milk. crunchy peanut butter! You can find them on Facebook.


* Another new plant-based restaurant in Split is Barakokula – and they also serve breakfast!

Kat’s kitchen

Proud to use only seasonal and organic ingredients, some even from their garden, Kat’s offers free-range eggs, homemade granola, sweet and savory croissants, vegan pancakes and oatmeal baked in coconut milk. like some of what you can find. You can explore the menu here.

Brooklyn Bagel Co.

What if you’re on the go and looking for something quick, hearty and tasty? Brooklyn Bagel offers a variety of homemade bagels and shmears and a selection of hearty bagel sandwiches! You can learn more here.


It’s nearly impossible to name every breakfast restaurant in Split now, and that’s not a bad problem to have. No matter where you are in the old town, you will see a sign for breakfast. If you are in or near Pjaca, don’t miss the ever popular Bepa, No stressWhere Bokeriaand if you are on the outskirts of the center – Ka Doma is a local gem. What if you wanted to add a touch of spice to your morning? Canteen Sanctuary will soon be serving burritos, hash browns and scrambles for breakfast everyday!

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