We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

What's For Breakfast?

Which Venice hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
710 posts
65 reviews
Save Topic
What's For Breakfast?

One of the joys of renting an apartment is food shopping for our breakfasts. But never having been to Venice, we don't know what the typical Venetian fare is for breakfast or if there are any specialties/pastries that we should be looking for in the shops. Thanks.

UK
Destination Expert
for Venice
Level Contributor
46,245 posts
83 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: What's For Breakfast?

Having stayed in many Hotels and B&B's in Venice the breakfast does not vary much, probably Croissants jam or chocolate filled, small rolls, eith Jam,Chocolate or Honey, Ham and wafer thin cheese, packets of toast which disintegrate on touch, yogurts, corn flakes etc. mostly these sort of things rarely a cooked breakfast eggs sausages, but actual Venetians I believe do not take much in the way of breakfast,

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Train Travel
Level Contributor
84,633 posts
13 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: What's For Breakfast?

You will find that there are a number of little supermarkets scattered around Venice, with a wide range of foods available. The people of Venice will tend to have a breakfast of cornettos and coffee, but you can have whatever you like.

Montreal
Level Contributor
17,790 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: What's For Breakfast?

Like all Italians, Venetians eat a sweet rather than a savoury breakfast, which can include family-size tarts (crostate) filled with fruit or jam and various kinds of cakes or sweet breads. Pastry shops carry these things.

Edited: 12 March 2011, 06:46
Italy
Level Contributor
39,484 posts
206 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: What's For Breakfast?

All over Italy breakfast is Brioche and Capuccino.

Venice, Italy
Destination Expert
for Venice
Level Contributor
1,039 posts
53 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: What's For Breakfast?

But you don't have to eat brioche if you don't want to! If I have a sugary breakfast I feel hungry and bad-tempered two hours later, but the supermarkets sell a full range of cereals, or you might like some interesting bread, or yogurt, or fruit (pears are nice at the moment, you don't say when you'll be here).

Surrey
Level Contributor
2,395 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: What's For Breakfast?

Also of course you can buy eggs and a very wide range of delicious fruit juices.

Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
710 posts
65 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: What's For Breakfast?

Love brioche. What are cornettos? Do the Italians stand at the counter and have their morning coffee the way the French do? My husband loves to stop for a quick, really good cup before starting our day. It just wouldn't taste the same if we made it in the apt.

Bedfordshire...
Destination Expert
for Berlin
Level Contributor
9,365 posts
94 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: What's For Breakfast?

Cornetto = croissant.

Montreal
Level Contributor
17,790 posts
Save Reply
9. Re: What's For Breakfast?

It's not as simple as that. A French croissant is made with pate feuilletee; an Italian cornetto is made with what the French call pate briochee. To further complicate matters, Italians use brioche and cornetto more or less interchangeably.

UK
Level Contributor
4,630 posts
6 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: What's For Breakfast?

why bother to buy in 'breakfast ' ? You'll only have to do the washing up and sweeping up of crumbs afterwards.... you're on holiday... do as the italians do...go into a cafe (always one just down the road wherever you're staying) and have the pastries on show, or go and buy some that take your fancy in a 'pasticceria' ... there are savoury ones too... and choose an espresso or a cappuccino....

At home, Italians usually have a big bowl of milky coffee and a bread roll to dunk in it... or biscuits - yes, children too.

Those crumbly 'toasts' in a packet are offered by hotels for foreigners to have for breakfast !

Save time and work clearing up afterwards, go and have breakfast in a cafe !!! Then off and out sightseeing ! You can always nip into another cafe for 'elevenses' if you're hungry again, or a 'rosticceria' or similar with arancini (rice balls) and other 'fingerfood' goodies to eat as you walk along.....