From a Japanese take on the gourmet trend to champagne pairings and business brunching, join Monaco Life on a tour of the best brunches the Principality has to offer this autumn.
Brunch has become a big deal in Monaco as of late. Back in March, Monaco Life went on a “quest to find the finest brunch spots in the Principality”, but now there are even more options for the savvy snacker looking to break up their daily routine.
First up on the list is the “only Japanese brunch in Monaco” from Izakaya Cozza on the Rue du Portier. Every Sunday between 12pm and 3pm, the restaurant is turned over to an “all you can eat” affair complete with complimentary litchi Bellini for €49 per person.
On the menu: sushi and rolls, including some Riviera-themed servings with truffle and gamberoni; okonomiyaki pancakes; ramen; bao buns; squid and seaweed salads; and an intriguing list of desserts, from red bean dorayaki to miso-chocolate biscuits.
Now we are heading to a brunch that has become the place to be seen in Monaco: La Môme Monte-Carlo. The restaurant opened in 2022 on the rooftop of the Hôtel Port Palace and while this franchise is known for its exceptional cocktails and evening dining, it is brunch that it does best here.
Book a table with friends in advance and turn up ready to dance your way into the afternoon thanks to the live music and DJ sets. The gourmet accoutrements are top quality too, so make sure the very Instagrammable La Môme is high on your list for a foodie-fun fusion of a Sunday.
Next is the Sunday brunch at Cipriani from 12pm to 2.30pm that will tantalise your tastebuds and quite possibly have you coming back for more in the evening or taking extra away with you for later.
Then it is on to two hotel services that will tempt the leisure guest and those in the Principality for work alike.
The first is a ‘Musical Sunday Brunch’ at Le Méridien Beach Plaza’s L’Intempo from 12pm to 3pm. It’s a medley of Mediterranean flavours and costs €95 per person, excluding drinks.
The second is a very reasonable brunch from the Novotel’s Azzurra Kitchen for €50 per adult and €25 for under 12s. It’s a buffet-style brunch that’s fresh and light while still hitting all the right spots. It runs from 12pm to 2.30pm in the bright and airy gallery-like restaurant.
And we wrap up this 2023 autumn edition of the Monaco Life guide to brunch in Monaco with a mention of perhaps the newest address to take on the trend: the Espace Calyspo at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Styled as a ‘Champagne Brunch’, expect plentiful Taittinger Cuvée Prestige to be served alongside the €135 per person gourmet selection from Michelin-starred chef Marcel Ravin.
Read the first edition of the Monaco Life brunch guide, featuring Cova, Mozza, the Fairmont Monte-Carlo and Pavyllon, here:
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