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Europe’s best breakfasts

by Tash 20th January 2016

When it comes to food and drink in Europe, we know our stuff. So in honour of Breakfast Week (24th – 30th January), we asked our team of writers to trawl back through their Instagram, reawaken their tastebuds and share the most delicious breakfast treats they’ve enjoyed on holiday to Europe. Bon appétit!

Coffee and croissant in Paris

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Sometimes you really can’t beat a simple breakfast. These delicate, freshly baked pastries are gorgeous with a cup of coffee, and will only set you back around €1 at most patisseries when on holiday in France. Opt for something sweeter with a pain au chocolat or choux pastry if you fancy it – and dunking in your coffee is perfectly acceptable.

Chocolate heaven in Verona

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You may think of Verona as the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, but we think of it as the source of the most delicious, indulgent pastry to ever pass our lips. Imagine a profiterole filled with Nutella, rather than cream… Booking your flight to Italy yet?

Beachside breakfast in Santorini

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Last summer we went to Santorini and it felt right to start the day with a healthy serving of greek yoghurt, greek honey and peach. And with a view like that, it tasted even better (not to mention guaranteed a beach day without the bloat!).

Pastries on parc in Costa Dorada

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Nearly all Eurocamp parcs have restaurants and bars on site, and one of my favourites is at Playa Montroig in Spain. Looking out onto the palm-lined gardens and beach beyond, this eatery is the ideal spot to start the day with a chocolate pastry.

Traditional tarts in Lisbon

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Why have one breakfast when you can have two? In my defence, the almond croissants were freshly baked and lured me in, but I knew I had to try the country’s traditional tart (pastel de nata) whilst on a break to Portugal.

Make eggs the Italian way at home!

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You shouldn’t have to wait until your next holiday for a scrumptious European breakfast, so why not give these Italian eggs a go? All you need to do is fry tomatoes and egg in olive oil, fresh chilli, garlic, chives and a dash of balsamic vinegar, and serve on slices of grilled ciabatta.

What’s your favourite holiday breakfast? Will you be giving our Italian eggs a go at home? Share your food and drink holiday moments with us over Facebook and Instagram.

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