As we’ve all established in the weeks gone by, getting up early is the new getting home at dawn. Without nightclubs to tempt us out until daybreak, and as restaurants are now required to close at the very civilised hour of 1am, it seems like getting a good night’s sleep is inevitable (well, for most of us!). Fortunately, there’s plenty to do in Ibiza of a morning – and fuelling yourself up for the day ahead is of utmost importance. Our team have rounded up a selection of the very best breakfast and brunch spots on the island, for you to start your day in a happy way. Whether you hit the beach, go shopping, hiking, exploring or even back to bed after that is completely up to you!
Nothing says holiday like dining with your feet in the sand, and at Chambao – the chiringuito style eatery housed within luxury resort Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay – this is exactly how you can start your day. The restaurant serves breakfast from 8am to 11am, to hotel guests and external visitors alike – prior reservations are essential – and the gourmet spread on offer is enough to tempt you to take your breakfast here each and every day of your trip. Of course, there’s all the continental goodness you’d expect from a resort of such luxury, but on top, there’s eggs how you like them, cooked to order of course, all types of avo toasts, cereals, mueslis, oats and fresh yoghurts, tostadas with classic Spanish toppings and so much more. Coffee, juice, smoothies, bubbles… you name it, whatever you want to wash your breakfast down with will be delivered directly to your table, as you look out over Talamanca beach.
Taking your first meal of the day directly in front of the mythical limestone rock of Es Vedra has got to ensure plenty of good energy is going to continue throughout your day, right? Cone Club, the stunning cliffside restaurant at 7Pines Kempinksi Ibiza, is open for breakfast seven days a week – to members of the public in addition to hotel guests – from 8am until 11am. Serving up a direct-to-table version of its formerly famous buffet breakfast (due to current health and safety restrictions), you can opt for cold cuts, fresh-baked bread and pastries and fresh fruit and yoghurt, plus the brand’s own homemade jams. Upgrade to à la caret and you can choose from breakfast classics such as eggs Benedict, or Cone Club’s signature amaranth porridge with coconut milk and fresh berries. Freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, coffee made by expert baristas and even French Champagne – this could just be one of the very finest brekkies on the island. Closing on September 20, 2020, so be sure to reserve your table soon.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to sample the sights and delights of Hawker Beach Club Ibiza in its debut season, then we urge you to move quickly and book a table (especially for breakfast or brunch, then you can laze around on a daybed all day afterwards) before it closes for the season at the end of the month. Set in the LGBTQI+, hetero friendly hotel complex AxelBeach Ibiza, overlooking the Med on the west coast in Cala de Bou, Hawker Beach Club Ibiza is the brainchild of chef Laila Bazahm, whose redefined street food concept has been winning the hearts of island foodies since it opened. The breakfast and brunch menus take diners on a journey around the world through dishes such as the Latinx Pride – arepas with corn pancakes, avo mash, black beans and poached eggs – and the New Yorker (scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on a poppyseed bagel with a ‘schmear’ of cream cheese). There’s a twist on the full English, a Mediterranean feast (including a classic tortilla) and a yogi-friendly healthy platter, but our favourite has to be the Hawker Style – a Thai-inspired Yam kai do with Thai friend egg salad, spiced cauliflower, slaw and roti flatbread. Oh – and the chicken waffles from the brunch menu simply can’t be beaten. Get it while it’s hot!
La Cava Ibiza, right in the heart of the pedestrianised main square of Ibiza, Vara de Rey, has long been a favourite with locals for breakfast and this summer, as tourists are waking up earlier and heading into town to explore, it’s become even more popular than usual. Sit on the sunny terrace – September is the perfect weather to enjoy the fresh Balearic breeze – and watch the world go by, or if you’ve got a meeting, or are working remotely, the stylish interior offers a better space in which to see your computer screen. The menu is as varied as the clientele, with options such as the classic English breakfast, Eggs Benedict or a Norwegian take with scrambled eggs and salmon. In true Spanish style however, the tostada menu is extensive, with all types of toppings to suit your tastes, and the bagel menu is there to satisfy those with a more hearty appetite in the mornings. If you have a sweet tooth, pancakes – choose between berry and ricotta, Nutella and strawberries, or bacon, agave syrup and banana – are made fresh to order. Service is always with a smile (no matter how early in the morning you arrive) and the prices are accessible too.
A venue that’s more well-known for its nightly salute to the sun, as it sets into the sea right in front of the venue, La Torre Ibiza is one of Ibiza’s hidden gems when it comes to eating breakfast. Set on the rugged cliff’s edge at Cap Negret, on the north west coast of Ibiza, the culinary offerings between 8am and 11am include a healthy feast that includes açai bowls, scrambled tofu or Greek yoghurt with granola, or for something more hearty, try the poached eggs served with avocado, salmon and crunchy country bread. The views here are sensational, no matter what time of the day you visit, and with plenty of hiking trails surrounding the Mambo Group owned restaurant, it’s the perfect place to fuel up before heading out on an adventure. Open all year round, the hostel welcomes island residents and external guests to join them for breakfast daily, but prior reservations are recommended.
The authentic, luxurious grounds of Atzaró Agroturismo have long been in demand with locals, jetset travellers and holidaymakers from around the world. If you’re fortunate enough to be waking up within the hotel, you’ll be familiar with the famous breakfast spread at La Veranda – everything you’ve ever dreamed of in terms of fresh fruit (much of it plucked from the onsite huerta, yoghurts, fresh-squeezed juices, cold cuts and more – and the accompanying à la carte menu, where your every morning craving can be satisfied. The hotel always welcomes external guests for breakfast, provided a prior reservation is made, and you can dine in the trellis-covered alfresco restaurant space, or take a seat in the stylish, Ibicenco-styled interior should the weather be a little chilly towards the end of season. A truly authentic island experience.
In the bright, heart of the cosmopolitan village of Santa Gertrudis, Numero 74 L’Atelier champions breakfast and brunch, whether it’s to eat in their spacious garden dining space, to take home with you in eco-friendly containers, or to pack as a picnic to take to the beach. The menu has all tastes in mind, with a ‘Sweety’ section including the classic coirssants and pain au chocolats, tahini cookies, Halva porridge with sesame, honey, almond milk and nuts, while the ‘Salty’ side of the menu looks after those seeking classics like eggs Florentine, or delicious homemade cherry tomato and pesto tarts, or the restaurant’s signature ‘happiness bread’ with sour cream. A truffled tortilla is ideal for brunch time, once your taste buds have had time to awaken, while the coffee and juice menu is almost as extensive as the food menu itself. A truly beautiful way to start the day.
When talk turns to breakfast in Ibiza, 99% percent of islanders and holidaymakers alike are definitely familiar with the string of Passion Cafés across the island – and the other 1% are surely just about to discover the joys of Passion for themselves. Founder Lana Love has always been a pioneer when it comes to healthy food in Ibiza, and while her menus are indeed conscious and foodie-forward, she doesn’t neglect those customers who just want to tuck into something hearty like fluffy pancakes or chocolate smoothies. Of course, eggs and avo toasts are specialities here – in all four locations – as are freshly baked croissants and pastries, granola, açai and so much more. The juice and smoothie menus take up an entire side of the A3 sized menus, and feature an array of health-boosting drinks as well as delicious warms drinks and as for coffee? Well, that’s Lana’s very own passion, so you can be sure it’s as close to perfection as you can get in Ibiza. You name it, you crave it, you’ll find it at Passion.
Once renowned as Ibiza’s most hedonistic place to spend the night dancing until dawn, Pikes Ibiza has redefined itself in this ‘new normality’ to cater to those who are up and at ‘em early… ish. Twice a week, the iconic hotel and its new restaurant Pamelas Ibiza host two unique brunch events: Tuesdays are the domain of DO.Yoga, where hotel guests and visitors alike can book in for a 9am yoga session, followed by a classic Pikes brunch (with or without the alcoholic trimmings, depending on how you feel after class). Of course, non-yogis are also welcome to book a table for brunch should they wish, with the day (brunch is served to non-yogis from 11.30am until 4pm) sound-tracked by some of the island’s very finest selectors, including Andy Wilson. On Saturdays, the Absolut Elyx Brunch is the star of the morning show, with Brother Mark (Broadbent, one half of The Brothers Grim) and Jazz N Palms spinning their finest and most eclectic Balearic beats for your brunch enjoyment. Order a main brunch course – think the signature Pikes breakfast, eggs Benedict, scrambled tofu, smashed avocado on toasted sourdough or an Angus burger (or its plant-based opposite) – and you’ll receive a complimentary Absolut Elyx and tonic to wash it down. All the more reason to book a table…
The good folk at The Giri Café have long been champions of breakfast in Ibiza, with their stunning countryside garden the perfect place to take your first sip of coffee as you ponder the day ahead. The circumstances surrounding this strange season meant that the restaurant wasn’t able to offer a daily breakfast service as in previous years, but fear not! The Giri Café is open on Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast and brunch – due to popular demand, reservations are absolutely essential, and if you visit on Sunday, you can peruse the San Juan Artisanal Market afterwards. Once settled into the garden however, immerse yourself in the peace of the campo and enjoy free-range eggs from happy hens, avocado toasts, cardamom waffles, min tea-infused chia pudding, overnight oats with coconut, mango and hazelnut, scrambled tofu, an omelette with marinated spinach, baked tomato and raw mushrooms, and of course, all the fresh juices, smoothies and coffees you can think of.
Wild Beets is a thriving island institution, set in the heart of the bustling Santa Gertrudis village, and filled with a community of like-minded people with a desire to make ethical and conscious choices when it comes to food, and indeed, lifestyle. The breakfast menu here is cruelty and fad-free, full of sumptuous dishes calibrated for maximum colour, flavour and nutrients. Favourites include the blueberry porridge with omega seed mix or gluten-free toast topped with smoked ‘no salmon’ and cream cheese. Wild Beets is also known for its incredible range of cold-pressed juices, shots, boosters and elixirs – whatever your ailment (or even if there’s no ailment at all), the cure can be found within the alchemy of their kitchen.