In a world where time is of the essence and breakfast is often treated as an afterthought, an indulgent and leisurely morning meal is a true luxury at some of the world’s best hotels. The below properties have elevated their breakfast experience to deliver the same quality and caliber of excellence as evening dinner service.
A gastronomic awakening awaits guests of Ibiza Gran Hotel at the over-the-top Grand Breakfast, where morning libations are enjoyed on the hotel’s sweeping terrace with live Spanish guitar music in the background. Breakfast is prepared on the spot using seasonal ingredients, with stations for house-made pastries and freshly baked bread, chocolate fondue, avocado toast, freshly squeeze juice and artisanal cheeses, along with a creperie chart, delicatessen with the finest ham, and a superior selection of D.O.P cured meats. Don’t miss the roving mimosa cart of the oyster and caviar cart rotating with a daily delicacy, delivered by Chef Sheikh to each table. The full menu can be found here
Zafiro Palace Andratx is a newly opened, Mallorcan family-owned five-star retreat surrounded by sweeping views of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range overlooking the shimmering turquoise sea. The striking all-suite resort has 82 suites with private pools that offer a floating breakfast for two as a part of the All Inclusive Redefined® package. Menu highlights include a Mignardise pyramid, Belgian waffle with banana and dulce de leche caramel, Iberian ham, and malt-bread toast with tomato confit, avocado and brie.
In Montecito, California, visitors of the legendary San Ysidro Ranch may indulge in the culinary wonders of the Stonehouse restaurant from morning to evening, with all meals included in the nightly rate. Guests have the option to enjoy a selection of entrees—from Cambridge House smoked salmon to lemon ricotta pancakes with Meyer lemons picked from the onsite citrus grove —accompanied by selections of house-made pastries, seasonal fruit, and farm berries. The legendary weekend champagne brunch includes free-flowing G.H. Mumm Prosecco, Bellini’s, and mimosas alongside mouthwatering entrees such as buttermilk fried chicken & waffles, parmesan crusted halibut, and grilled prime flat iron steak. Even pets can indulge in a gourmet breakfast meal with the resort’s Pampered Pets program, featuring decadent treats like peanut butter and bacon pancakes. The ranch’s full breakfast menu can be found here