Hammamet is known for its exotic nightlife, glamorous bars, and scrumptious restaurants. But if you prefer the quiet life as opposed to letting your hair down, or if you crave somewhere to recover from the previous night’s craziness, you’re in luck. Here’s our list of the best brunches in the area!
Yachting Cafe Restaurant
Brunch is a beautiful thing. Coffee is a beautiful thing. And when you put them together, magic happens. The place where you can find the best of this miraculous combination is Yachting Cafe Restaurant. Around the marina – Hammamet’s central, bustling area – you’ll usually strain to hear yourself think over the pleas of restaurateurs for you to come to their establishment. All part of Tunisian culture! But Yachting is different. There are no loud persuasions – simply because they’re unneeded. Enjoy a quiet coffee and snack overlooking the sunshine.
Although you’re fortunate to be travelling in beautiful Hammamet, it could still be argued that no one does brunch better than the British. Luckily then, Hammamet does British breakfast right – Steakhouse’s specialties are full English breakfasts, which could be considered either luxurious or essential, depending on where in the world you call home. It’s owned by a lovely Scottish family who also do exceptional roast dinners.
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Now if you want to feel more loyal to the area you’re actually in, it’s time to head to Al Kalaa. Within the walls of the famed Medina, its decor is exotic, decked out with red carpet, lit lanterns, and dramatic steps. Although you may associate this with romantic evening dinners, Al Kalaa is actually a great place to have breakfast as well. They serve up a storm in the form of Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisines, with everything from falafel to hot chocolate.
La Bouillabaisse may count steak as their most-ordered, but you still won’t regret brunching here. Why not have a cooked meal mid-morning and get the best of both worlds?! If this doesn’t appeal, their drinks are wonderful; staff offer their full attention; and the restaurant has a widely unspoiled feel to it. Bravo!
The Rovers Return Inn
Now, I happen to be British, and if you do too, you might not think a typical English gastro-pub would ordinarily warrant a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. When the place in question is bang in Hammamet’s central, however, this is a different story, and it thoroughly deserves this acclaim. A friendly pub, The Rovers Return will make you love the cheerful cups of tea and hot breakfasts.
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Classed as being home to the “best view in Hammamet,” you sure will have lovely scenery unfolding as you savor your brunch. Similarly, it’s also a great backdrop for admiring the sun go down, but as this is brunch-centered, we’ll focus on the mornings! In this traditional coffee shop, the green tea, made from the flowers of Fell, epitomizes all that this simple but irresistible cafe has to offer.
Why would you go to Time Out? Well, when you need time out! Puns aside, this really is a delightful little find in Hammamet. Home-cooked, natural food that’s locally-sourced, with pleasant staff who’ll make even morning haters want to chat over their breakfast. Their coffee, cake, and British teas don’t amass to much individually, but collectively they combine to make this among Hammamet’s brunch elite.
La Bella Marina Restaurant
When you think “La Bella Marina,” fancy cigale lobsters and evening settings may jump to mind more quickly than brunches, but fortunately for residents and visitors of Hammamet, you can come here when the mid-morning lull hits, too, and have a pick-me-up guaranteed. It’s mostly seafood and steak, but when it’s of this quality, it’s never too early in the day to start indulging in it.
La Belle Vue
Last but not least, La Belle Vue gets our honors. They’ve nailed the fine line between traditional Tunisian fare and modern mixtures of other cultures – something that can be notoriously difficult to master. In fact, La Belle Vue is actually quite splendid. Maybe head here if you’re looking for a brunch with a twist – rather than the standard coffees and crepes, it would be ideal for a special occasion.