Best Bermuda Restaurants for Breakfast & Brunch
While several restaurants and eateries in Bermuda serve casual as well as elaborate breakfast, Sunday brunch is extremely popular in the island. After a long Saturday week-end night, most wake up late on Sundays. And those who get up early, take time to dress up for the Sunday brunch. It shows that Sunday brunch is an important matter almost to all islanders and they do take it seriously.
If you really want to get an authentic taste of Bermuda, then go for a Codfish Breakfast
, which is an island tradition since the 1700s. Although the dish might appear a bit strange to a foreigner, but this is what the Bermudians have been traditionally having since the days of the slavery when codfish used to be the cheapest form of food available. But since it takes time to prepare, it's usually taken as a breakfast on Sundays or holidays. Several restaurants have specialized on Codfish Breakfast.
Best Restaurants for Breakfast
(Hamilton City, $$)
While Bouchee has consistently received Best Bermuda Award for its famous Codfish breakfast, they also offer traditional western breakfast that includes Belgian waffles, pancakes, poached eggs with hash brown, omelets, French toast, steak frites, smoked salmon bagels, seasonal fruits etc. If you have the appetite, go for the Full English Breakfast that comprises of eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, white or brown toasts etc ($16). Beverages in the menu includes coffee, soda etc. Breakfast Hours: Weekdays 7:30am - 11:30am; Weekends 7:30am - 2:30pm. The codfish breakfast is served only on Sundays.
($, Smiths Parish)
The breakfast here is quite popular as they have good choices at an affordable price. You will get eggs, sausages, hams, bacons, pancakes, French Toasts, pastries (some from homemade Johnny Bread) and many other items. They also serve full English Breakfast. Other than several different breakfast packages, you will also get Italian Vegetable Frittata (Italian Style Omelet served with zucchini, onions and parsley, homemade bread and Italian sausages). On Saturdays, they serve famous codfish & potato breakfast. Breakfast hour: 6am - 111:30am from Monday through Saturday; Sunday closed.
(Dockyard Clocktower Mall, $$)
Although this is an Italian restaurant, for breakfast you will get all sorts of traditional, Bermudian and western items. Some of the traditional items include bagels, muffins, Swiss jams, eggs to order (including Indian masala chicken omelet, smoked Scottish salmon omelet, Portuguese Chourizo omelet, spinach omelet etc), wraps and so on. Side orders can include baked beans, hash brown, diced potato etc. They also offer English Breakfast complete with eggs, sausage, bacon, grilled tomatoes, potatoes, beans etc. In hot beverages you will get coffee, latte, cappuccino, tea etc. On Sundays, Cafe Amici also serves the popular codfish breakfast.
Breakfast Hours: 9am to 111:30am (open all seven days).
Crow Lane Bakery
(Hamilton City & Hamilton Parish, $)
They specialize in breads & rolls, cakes, cookies, hot food, pastries and sandwiches. In hot food you will get items like BBQ chicken, chicken patty, beef roti, fish cakes, sausage rolls, ham & cheese croissant, pie (chicken, beef, mussel etc), curried chicken and more at very affordable prices. They have both sit in as well as take out (from Church St branch) options. They are open from 6am onwards (Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed).
Crow Lane Express, 35 Church Street, Hamilton City (opposite bus station)
Crow Lane Bakery, 110 North Shore Road, Hamilton Parish (Shelly Bay Market Place Complex)
Phone: 441 293-4758
(Hamilton City, $)
It's located inside the Washington Mall in Hamilton City. You will essentially get sandwiches, eggs and coffee in breakfast. It's a casual and budget place to have your breakfast. Breakfast hours is from 8am to 10am on weekdays. They are closed on Sundays.
(St. George, $)
Located at Kings Square and close to the Visitors Information Center, this is a small budget eatery serving great fish sandwiches (try out the Cowboy sandwich), codfish cakes, paninis, coffee (Frapuccino is really great) and bakery products. On Sundays they serve full codfish breakfast with potatoes which is an age old traditional breakfast in Bermuda. They are open daily including Sunday. They also have gluten free items. 7 Kings Square (Phone: 441 297-0614).
(St. George, $)
Homemade breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, tea & coffee. They also serve burgers, fries etc for lunch.
8 Duke of York Street. Open Monday to Friday: 8am to 2.30pm, Saturday 8am to 11.45am, Sunday closed.
(Hamilton City, $$$) X Closed
The restaurant is part of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club (hotel). In breakfast they serve full continental and western buffet (The Royal Buffet) complete with assorted cereals, omelets, Belgian waffles, European cheese & meats, honey-cured bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage & skillet potatoes, pastries, fruits, yogurts etc ($32). Other options include The Cold Buffet ($25), The Full Hamilton Breakfast ($29), The Bermuda Breakfast ($28), The Continental Breakfast ($24) etc. You can also order ala carte. You have a choice of wide range of beverages including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fresh fruit juices, milk and more. Breakfast Hour is from 7am to 10:30am. They also serve Sunday brunch from 12noon - 3:30pm.
(Hamilton City, $) X Closed
They serve breakfast with nice variations like Spanish frittata omelet, potato omelet with bacon or sausage, fishcake on buns, French toasts, bagel with smoked salmon, almond croissants, assorted French pastries, muffins, banana pancakes and more. Breakfast is served from Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 11am. The cafe is located on one side of the Queen Elizabeth Park in Hamilton city.
Best Restaurants for Brunch
This restaurant (erstwhile Ocean Echo) is part of The Reefs Resort and has a sweeping view of the south shore ocean through its large windows. So there can't be a better setting for a Sunday Brunch. In fact the restaurant has received Best of Bermuda award several times from The Bermudian magazine. They serve buffet brunch.
In cold items you will get Live Tempura items like Shrimp, Calamari & Vegetable, Seafood like Jumbo Prawns, Mussels and Crab Claws, Sushi items like Sashimi, Maki and Nigiri, Smoked Salmon Platter, Assorted Meat Platter, Salads & Dressings, Bread Rolls, Loafs etc. Hot buffet includes Braised Oxtail, Grilled Wahoo with Lobster Sauce, Roasted Potatoes, Rice & Peas (traditional Bermudian dish), Vegetables, Sausage and Bacon. In desserts there are choices of Pastries, Pies, Cakes, Hot Dessert and Chocolate Fountain. Hours: Sunday brunch noon - 3:00 p.m. Breakfast daily 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Operating over 40 years, this place is still extremely popular for its Sunday brunch. Starting from soup, cold seafood, Sushi, there are several great main courses served and followed by excellent desserts including chocolate fountain. It's a sumptuous meal and easily compensates for both breakfast and lunch if you can manage to have all that they serve.
Serves excellent and elaborate Sunday brunch which is one of the top favorites with both locals and tourists. However this classic French restaurant is quite pricey. You can enjoy your lunch in the inside dining room or outdoor in the palm garden with a rock pond and surrounded by palms and overlooking the harbor - a great romantic setting.
Serves Sunday brunch. They use organic Free Range Eggs from the local and well known Wadson's Farm. Some of the brunch offerings include Traditional Breakfast ($17.95), 3 Egg Omelet ($14.95), Spicy Local Fish Jumble ($18.95), Egg Benedict ($15.95), Hearty Steak & Eggs (21.95), French Toasts ($13.95), Butter Milk Pancakes ($12.95) etc. Sunday brunch is served between 11am and 5pm.
(St George, $$) X Closed
The restaurant is located by the St George harbor with wonderful views of the water from the outside patio and even from the window-side tables inside. They serve nice brunch with good variations and at an affordable price everyday from 11am to 3pm.