At Time, brunch begins with a glass of sparkling wine and continues to amaze you at every turn. On Sundays, the restaurant’s tables are laden with plenty of food to choose from, even some items you wouldn’t necessarily expect for a weekend breakfast. In total, they serve about a dozen cold starters, several fish and meat main courses, a few soups, and a selection of desserts. And they almost always have Time's own sweet trademark, crème brûlée. This is undoubtedly one of the top gourmet brunches in town.
Location: Mindaugo 27
Time: VII 12:30-16:30
Kablys (The Hook) is a legendary building that once served as a clubhouse for railroad workers and is now home to some of the city's noisiest parties and conceptual events. On weekends, residents of Vilnius and guests to the city gather here to share their impressions over brunch. On Sundays, Kablys offers a brunch buffet (snacks, hot meals, salads, desserts and fruits). The 12 Eur price includes Eggs Benedict with a side of choice, coffee or tea, and a mimosa or orange juice. On Saturdays, brunch is also served all day long, but only à la carte.
Location: Kauno 5
Time: VI-VII 11:00-17:00
Bardakas, the Lithuanian word for anarchy and craziness, is located in the very centre of the city on the boisterous Vilniaus Street. The bar owners say that it's filled with insane people who come here for insane parties at night (by the way, they tend to play more pop music than Kablys), and on Sundays, they serve a hearty breakfast buffet with a wide selection for all tastes: from traditional “varškėtukai” curd dumplings and buns, pancakes and omelettes, to ribs, lasagne, mussels, baked potatoes, and much more. The price doesn’t include beverages.
Location: Vilniaus 22
Time: VII 12:00-15:00
The restaurant at Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius has a royal brunch with one of the best views in the city – right onto Vilnius Cathedral Square. A rich buffet selection includes items like caviar, while dishes and drinks can also be ordered à la carte. Once you've decided to pamper yourself like this, you'd be well advised to dress up a little. After all, there's never too much joy in life!
Location: Universiteto 14
Time: VI-VII 07:00-14:00
Price: €35, €55 (including Champagne)
Meat, a steakhouse opened by one of Lithuania’s top chefs, is tucked away just across the Neris River from the hustle and bustle of the Old Town. It normally emanates an elegant restaurant ambience, except from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, when families gather for brunch. The buzz they bring with them is welcome on weekends. As for the menu, it offers as many as 10 variations of Eggs Benedict (classic, Korean, Israeli, Mexican, etc.). Other breakfast icons include Spanish Churros and American pancakes. They also offer a kids menu.
Location: A. Juozapavičiaus 13
Time: VI-VII 10:00-17:00
Average price: €6 per item
Gaspar, the chef and owner of the restaurant that borrows his name, is known for a culinary style that is trailblazing in Vilnius. His brunches are no different. They mostly experiment with traditional Indian and Goan cuisines, mixing them with familiar local ingredients. Sundays at Gaspar’s are a true gastronomic feast as soon as the doors open in the morning. For example, English Breakfast is served on Indian bread with homemade spicy sausage, mushrooms, bacon, tomato confit, and asparagus. Whereas the masala omelette comes with crab meat, green asparagus and garlic sauce. Vegetarians also praise Gaspar's English Breakfast on Indian bread with homemade vegetable sausage and a nice assortment of sides. However, this internationally acclaimed local restaurant doesn’t have many tables, so it is advisable to make a reservation in advance.
Location: Pylimo 23-3
Time: VII 10:00-15:00
Average price: €6.5 per item
When this restaurant started offering breakfast, it was an instant hit. Of course, it all comes down to chef Martynas Praškevičius, who has been voted the country's best chef several times and was one of the first to start promoting brunch in Vilnius. Incidentally, the Stebuklai weekend brunch menu is a little bit more extensive than the one served on weekdays. À la carte, your choice ranges from Eggs Benedict, a hearty English Breakfast, French omelettes and Mexican eggs, to shakshuka, sandwiches with excellent homemade bread, as well as fried and boiled “varškėtukai” curd dumplings, which, by the way, are Stebuklai's bestseller at breakfag.
Location: Gynėjų 14
Time: I-V 8:00-11:00, VI-VII 8:00-14:00
Average price: €8 per item
This dessert boutique is known for its eye-catching interior and exterior, which changes with the seasons and is visible from a distance. It’s a distinctive landmark in one of the busiest areas of the Old Town – Vokiečių Street. Another important reason to keep coming back to Sugamour is its wide selection of exquisite handmade desserts as well as the possibility to have breakfast all day: from 7:30 am until late at night. The menu here is really extensive (more than just breakfast) and could appeal to foodies, travellers, health food fans, and those looking for fine dining or just to discuss business in an elegant setting. Sugamour was voted the friendliest dessert lounge in Vilnius in 2018.
Location: Vokiečių 11
Opening hours: I, VII: 7:30-23:00, II-VI: 7:30-00:00
Average price: €6.5 per item
Daily Poison offers brightly coloured super-foods, which are real energy bombs, from morning to evening at a good price. The breakfast menu includes a number of egg dishes, wholesome bowls made with organic products, and amazing American pancakes. There are also quite a few vegan options. The atmosphere here is completely casual and minimalist-industrial in style, but some details (including the menu) make it similar to the trendy breakfast lounges of Bali.
Location: J. Jasinskio 14A-101
Opening hours: I-V 7:30-17:00, VI-VII 9:00-15:00
Average price: €5 per item
Read more about this place and its mission in the chapter on Jewish culinary heritage in Vilnius. It is the only place in the city that serves kosher breakfag. Kosher Challah is pulled from the oven here every Friday at noon. At the Little Bagel Shop you can also enjoy shakshuka, matza, kneidlah soup, all sorts of bagels, and other kosher dishes every day (except on Saturday, the Sabbath).
Location: Pylimo 4
Opening hours: I-IV 10:00-19:00, V 10:00-16:00, VII 10-18:00
Average price: €3 per item
Kavos Era is run by a family that believes you should eat breakfast whenever you feel like it, not when the clock tells you to, which is why they serve breakfast all day every day. The first Kavos Era breakfast club opened five years ago in Vilnius’ Naujamiestis neighbourhood. Two other locations have popped up since, but only as parts of larger food halls. At Kavos Era you can actually try Guatemala Santa Elena coffee which is grown between two volcanoes at an altitude of 550 metres.
Location: Savanorių 6 (also at Gourmet Panorama and Uptown Bazaar)
Opening hours: I-V 7:30-18:00, VI-VII 9:00-18:00
Average price for a meal: €5