The Best City Breaks For Food Lovers

Thursday 25th Apr 2024 |
  • With 49.2 billion views for the hashtag ‘breakfast’ and 43 million for ‘European food’ on TikTok, loveholidays reveals the best city breaks for food lovers in Europe for breakfast.
  • The ranking factors in the number of bakeries, breakfast restaurants, coffee shops and social media posts.
  • London, Rome, and Paris ranks as Europe’s top three cities for breakfast. 

For many, experiencing new culinary delights is one of the best parts about travelling. With a whopping 49.2 billion views for the hashtag ‘breakfast’1 and 43 million for ‘European food’ it’s clear that people certainly don’t overlook the first meal of the day.

As the weather starts to warm up across Europe and with more people keen to head on a city break, loveholidays has revealed the best cities across Europe for breakfast lovers, helping them decide on which destination to visit next.  

City Breaks For Food

London takes the crown as Europe’s best spot for breakfast. Home to 3,589 breakfast cafes, 1,078 coffee shops and 226 bakeries, visitors to the capital are spoilt for choice when it comes to their morning meal. On average, 27,300 people search for ‘breakfast in London’ each month. 

Rome ranks in second place, with the city boasting 404 coffee shops for those keen to try authentic Italian coffee – among all cities in the ranking, you’ll find the cheapest coffee prices in Rome, with these averaging at €1.45.  

Notorious for its pastries and baguettes, Paris places in third. The French capital has the highest number of bakeries, with 274 to try along with 1,967 breakfast cafes and 230 coffee shops. You won’t be starved for Instagram-worthy options either, with over 191,000 people posting about their Parisian breakfast experience.

The top 20 cities for breakfast

RankCityCountryScore 
1LondonUnited Kingdom4.267
2RomeItaly2.764
3ParisFrance2.471
4YorkUnited Kingdom2.143
5BarcelonaSpain2.131
6IstanbulTurkey2.025
7MilanItaly1.987
8EdinburghUnited Kingdom1.920
9MadridSpain1.839
10ManchesterUnited Kingdom1.680
11BerlinGermany1.665
12PragueCzechia1.554
13TurinItaly1.510
14BudapestHungary1.471
15LisbonPortugal1.451
16NaplesItaly1.436
17AthensGreece4.267
18PortoPortugal2.764
19NewcastleUnited Kingdom2.471
20SofiaBulgaria2.143

Other cities to highlight include York which placed in fourth, whilst considered a smaller city, 509,760 people have posted about their breakfast experience in York on social media, paired withan average of 76,200 searches for ‘breakfast in York’ each month. 

Commenting on the research, Al Murray, Chief Marketing Officer at loveholidays, says: 

“Many of us choose to travel in the hopes of trying new and authentic culinary experiences. Europe is so conveniently on our ‘doorstep’ that all it takes is a open-mind, some flexibility and good a search and you can find yourself enjoying a breakfast with a difference, after just one short flight”

City Breaks For Food

If the research has inspired you to take a city break, head here for more information: https://www.loveholidays.com/holidays/city-breaks-holidays.html

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