Words: Olivia Ebeling
Photography: La Skimal & Tamara Sini
Whether you need fuel for an adventure-packed day on the White Isle, want to nourish your body with fresh and healthy food or you’re trying to soothe a little hangover, breakfast –or brunch for the late risers – is arguably the most important meal of the day.
Ibiza is not short of spectacular dining destinations, offering everything from vegan options to cuisine creations to sate even the most discerning of palettes. Whether you fancy a champagne-fuelled brunch with music by the sea or a ‘clean and green’ veggie spread, we have rounded up the most spectacular gourmet experiences for foodies to start the day with.
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Whether you’re about to embark on a yacht trip or simply enjoy the glamorous atmosphere of the Marina Botafoch area, with views on UNESCO World Heritage Site Dalt Vila Blue Marlin Ibiza Marina is the perfect spot for a sophisticated breakfast experience. Watch the boats drift in and out of the harbour as you tuck into healthy juices, nourishing granola muesli and fresh fruit bowls or hearty indulgences like Eggs Royale and fluffy pancakes.
Cotton Beach Club
If you are visiting the island in the early season, then Cotton Beach Club’s Weekend Champagne & Bloody Mary Brunch is a must! Feast on fresh seafood and enjoy free-flowing bubbles or a life reaffirming ‘hair of the dog’ while taking in the stunning views over the crystal waters of Cala Tarida. The experience is sound-tracked by the finest uplifting house beats and some live music surprises that will have you up on your feet dancing in no time.
Start the day in style with Ibiza Gran Hotel’s Luxury Breakfast, a spectacular spread served in the elegant Costa Mara restaurant. The offering spans a selection of gourmet stations with fresh juices, fruits, a dedicated bread and cheese area, eggs, pancakes, yoghurts, oysters and handmade chocolates. The Bentley of breakfasts.
Located in the picturesque village of Santa Gertrudis, this charming café and restaurant is a great spot to watch the world go by on a sunny morning. The menu boasts a selection of healthy juices, classic Spanish and international breakfast options such as the famous ‘full English’ or saintly acai bowls, avocado and eggs on toast or smoked salmon and eggs.
If you are looking for a venue that will make you feel on top of the world, Es Mirador in Dalt Vila is the spot for you! Walk up the winding cobbled streets that lead to Ibiza Town’s historic heart and enjoy breakfast on the five-star hotel’s terrace, right underneath the imposing walls of the ancient fortress. Mixing Mediterranean dishes such as Iberian ham with international favourites like perfectly prepared omelettes and scrambled eggs, fruits, yoghurt and pastries, for 30 Euros per head you can dine like a King in these regal surroundings.
If you are looking for something a little more high octane, why not let brunch turn into an afternoon party at Nikki Beach Ibiza. The Amazing Sundays Champagne Brunch has become a bit of an institution and is a great option for groups of friends up for a little fun in the sun. From sushi to a traditional Sunday Roast – and, of course, heaps of bubbly – the food offering is as vast as it is tasty. Eat, swim, snooze in the sun, eat some more, sip on cocktails or champagne and dance… This Ibiza brunch is the epitome of #weekendvibes.
For those who like it healthy, Passion Café has become a real foodie hotspot. With six locations dotted all over Ibiza, the focus is on vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic and raw cuisine, but meat lovers will also find several tasty options on the extensive menu. From cold-pressed juices to specialist coffees ‘pimped’ with superfood ingredients, sweet or savoury creations, Passion Café manages to effortlessly make healthy eating utterly delicious.
Located on the bustling Vara De Rey in Ibiza Town, this stylish cafe, restaurant and bar does not only offer the perfect place to watch the world go by, it also has a mouth-watering selection of breakfast and brunch dishes – at unbelievable value considering its quality and location. From fresh juices to strong coffees, huge bagels to tasty salmon and eggs, as well as Spanish snacks such as pan con tomate, fill up before you go sightseeing or catch a boat from the nearby harbour.
If you believe that Italians do it better, then head to the glamorous Restaurant it in Marina Botafoch for a brunch that combines quality food, delicious bubbles and infectious music with views on the chic yacht harbour. Head chef Massimo Larosa has lovingly created a unique menu for 30€ per person including a glass of Chateu de l’Escarelle Palm Rosé (add 10€ to receive a chilled glass of Perrier Jouët champagne). The brunch includes hot and cold buffet bites plus two à la carte courses and dessert, with live music from talented island artists like Hot Ice Band providing the musical backdrop. Meanwhile, Ibiza Kids Club hosts a creative kids’ corner complete with arts and crafts, face painting, glitter tattoos, games and entertainment so parents can relax with their little ones taken care of.
Ever wondered how it would feel to have access to the famous Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory? For 50 Euros per head you can feast on a spread worthy of its own literary masterpiece at Ushuaïa Ibiza’s The Beach, a buffet bursting with options from different international cuisines that range from eggs cooked to your exact specifications to fruits and cold meats and cheeses, sushi, a kebap station and even a candyfloss machine and a ferries wheel laden with chocolates and candy! Free-flowing bubbles are included in the price and combined with the stunning views on Bossa beach, it’s a heady experience.