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New Research Reveals the Best Cities in Europe to Grab Breakfast for Foodies

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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” 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 more people are 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. 

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 the 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

Rank

City

Country

Score 

1

London

UK

4.267

2

Rome

Italy

2.764

3

Paris

France

2.471

4

York

UK

2.143

5

Barcelona

Spain

2.131

6

Istanbul

Turkey

2.025

7

Milan

Italy

1.987

8

Edinburgh

UK

1.920

9

Madrid

Spain

1.839

10

Manchester

UK

1.680

11

Berlin

Germany

1.665

12

Prague

Czechia

1.554

13

Turin

Italy

1.510

14

Budapest

Hungary

1.471

15

Lisbon

Portugal

1.451

16

Naples

Italy

1.436

17

Athens

Greece

4.267

18

Porto

Portugal

2.764

19

Newcastle

UK

2.471

20

Sofia

Bulgaria

2.143

Other cities to highlight include York, which placed in fourth, whilse 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. 

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.”

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