Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with such busy lives, we don’t often take the time to enjoy it fully.
There are some fantastic restaurants in Bahrain with breakfast options worth getting out of bed for, and we’ve rounded up ten for you to try.
Put down the cornflakes, and treat yourself to something special.
Breakfast is all about starting your day off right, and sipping on a coffee while enjoying the views over Bahrain Bay sounds like an amazing way to begin your day to us. You can enjoy a light breakfast with plenty of pastries and fruit, or head here for a heartier late lunch if you’re feeling peckish.
Daily 9am-midnight. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5000).
A pub might not seem like an obvious choice for a breakfast spot, but if you’re after a (delightfully) greasy fry up, Bennigan’s is our go-to. You can get a full Irish, with sausages, black pudding and soda bread toast, or opt for the full American, with breakfast potatoes and American-style sausages. If you’re looking for something smaller, the menu also has butties, french toast or build-your-own omelettes. A great option for even the pickiest of eaters.
Although we think a trip to Cafe Lilou is special at any time of day, the breakfast menu in particular is our favourite. Whether you fancy French toast, a cheese toastie or an omelette, the menu has you covered. The tartine de Lilou, which is cheese toasties with pesto labneh and poached eggs, is unmissable.
You can hit two birds with one stone by heading to Emmawash Traditional where you’ll enjoy a great Bahraini breakfast. You’ll get to tuck into a huge spread and try all kinds of dishes, and wash it all down with some karak.
Furn Bistro & Bakery
If you’re not sure what you feel like eating, or just want to try absolutely everything, you should head down to Furn Bistro & Bakery for the breakfast buffet. You’ll be absolutely stuffed by the end, and all the pastries are absolutely incredible.
Daily 6.30am-11pm. The Westin Bahrain City Centre (1717 1441).
Another traditional spot, Haji Gahwa is a must-visit on any trip https://www.timeoutbahrain.com/things-to-do/415428-the-ultimate-guide-to... to Bahrain. There’s no menu, and you’ll be dining alongside locals who head here for huge meals at cheap prices.
5.30am-9pm. Manama Souq (1721 0647).
The best part about the menu at Nomad Urban Eatery is that it spans so many cuisines, from Arabic and European to east Asian. The breakfast menu reflects that, and you can get standard dishes like the ever-popular avo on toast, or opt for an adventurous mash up like the falafel scotch egg or the sausage bao.
Sun-Wed 8am-11pm; Thu-Sat 8am-11.30pm. Seef (1700 0330).
We probably don’t need to tell you how much we love Saffron by Jena, which has picked up multiple gongs at our awards, but in case you missed the memo, it’s amazing. The traditional breakfast here, which has dishes including foul, eggs with tomato, and balaleet, is a great introduction to Bahraini food.
If you’re looking for a healthier option for breakfast, look no further than Seed Cafe. The acai bowls are not just Instagram friendly, they’re unbelievably tasty too. If acai bowls aren’t your thing, there are plenty of smoothies or oat cups for you to choose from too.
Daily 7am-11pm. Nakheel Centre, Saar (1741 3555).
Step inside The Orangery, and you’ll instantly be transported to the traditional European tea rooms of the 15th century. The surroundings are impressive, and make you feel like royalty, but the breakfast dishes are even better. You can get both Arabic and European options, including French toast or foul and falafel.
Daily 10am-1am. Palace Boutique Hotel, Adliya (1736 9696).