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San Sebastián, known by his exceptional gastronomic offer, is a fate that no only deleita the palate in breakfasts and dinners, but also in the breakfast. In this article, will explore the best places to enjoy of a delicious breakfast in this beautiful coastal city of the Basque Country.


Typical breakfast in San Sebastián

Being to alone 20 km of the French border, is not surprising that the repostería French have left his footprint in the Basque city. San Sebastián is a paradise for the lovers of the cakes and the confectionery. Practically in any place of the city where lodge you, will find several confectioneries that offer exquisiteces French.

But no only of cakes lives the breakfast in San Sebastián. Among the confectioneries, also will find a big quantity of cafés (coffees) in Donosti. These cafés are used to to serve basic breakfasts, but delicious:

Toasts: With options like jam, butter, oil, tomato or ham.

Tortilla: One of the favourite options of breakfast in Spain.

Confectionery: Where can enjoy of a wide variety of cakes and sweet.

Although in San Sebastián exist chains of fast lunch like McDonald’s and Starbucks, a lot of independent venues offer coffee of tall quality and options of breakfast much more authentic.

One of the advantages of desayunar in San Sebastián is that the coffee of quality is available in the majority of the confectioneries, cafés and bars to prices very reasonable, generally among €1,50 and €2

Where to have breakfast in San Sebastian

San Sebastián is a city with a big gastronomic offer, and the breakfasts are not an exception. To continuation, present you a list of some of the best places to enjoy of the breakfast in the city, according to the reviews of the users:

Kafe Botanika

Gernikako Arbola Pasealekua, 8, 20006 Donostia, Gipuzkoa

Kafe Botanika is a café that stands out  by his wide variety of breakfasts, with special attention to the local products and of season. His toasts with tomato are especially popular among the visitors that wish to try an authentic breakfast.

Breakfast in san sebastian

Old Town Coffee

Reyes Catolicos Kalea, 6, 20006 Donostia, Gipuzkoa

This café offers a cosy environment with decoration vintage. His card of breakfasts includes classical options like toasts, croissants and eggs. It is an ideal place to begin the day with a traditional breakfast.


Antso Jakituna Hiribidea, 1, 20010 Donostia, Gipuzkoa

Donostea&Coffee is known by his wide card of breakfasts that satisfies all the tastes. They stand out his toasts with ingredients gourmet and his delicious smoothies. A perfect option for those who look for variety in his breakfast.

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La Bodeguilla

Easo Plaza, 3, 20006 Donostia, Gipuzkoa

This café, with a long path in the city, offers classical breakfasts with a touch personal. His toasts with tomato and oil are particularly popular, to the equal that his coffee with milk of tall quality.

La Cuchara de Plata

Calle del Puerto, 19

This café has a long tradition in the city and offers classical breakfasts with a touch traditional. In addition to his toasts with tomato and oil, also offer options healthier like salad of fruits and yoghourt with granola.

The Dubliner

Calle de la Virgen del Carmen, 18

If you look for a breakfast to the Irish style, The Dubliner is the suitable place. They offer a wide variety of breakfasts, from scrambled eggs with bacon until pancakes. A cosy place to begin the day.

Healthy breakfasts in San Sebastián

If you prefer to begin the day with a healthy breakfast, San Sebastián also has options for you. Here we present you some cafés that specialise  in healthy breakfasts:

Alabama Coffee

San Frantzisko Kalea, 45, 20002 Donostia, Gipuzkoa

This coffee offers a variety of options of healthy breakfast, like toasts of avocado, bowls of granola and smoothies. It is the perfect place for those who look for nutritious options to begin the day.

healthy breakfast in san sebastian
healthy breakfast san sebastian

Kafe Botanika

Gernikako Arbola Pasealekua, 8, 20006 Donostia, Gipuzkoa

Kafe Botanika centres  in healthy and sustainable foods. His menu of breakfast includes options like pudín of chía, oat during the night and shakshuka, a perfect option for those who wish a full breakfast of energy.

These are only some of the a lot of places where can find a healthy breakfast in San Sebastián. With so many options to choose, surely will find something that adapt  to your tastes and needs.

Bed and Breakfast In San Sebastián

If you are looking for a more intimate and cosy experience, considers to lodge you in a Bed and Breakfast in San Sebastián. These establishments are used to to offer home-made and personalised breakfasts that will do you feel as home. In addition to enjoying of a delicious breakfast, will have the opportunity to know to the local hosts and obtain recommendations on what do in the city.

In round-up, San Sebastián offers a wide range of options of breakfast that will satisfy all the tastes, from the lovers of the cakes until those that prefer options healthier. Already it was that you are of visit in the city or are a local resident, do not lose you the opportunity to enjoy of a delicious breakfast in these charming establishments.

So the next time that are in San Sebastián, ensure you to begin your day with an exceptional breakfast in one of these places recommended. Good benefit!

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