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Where to find the best breakfast in Tbilisi—10 perfect spots for iced cinnamon buns, incredible bagels, delightful pancakes & more

Whenever I’m in a new town or city, I like to get up and out just as the place is whirring into action, so heading out for breakfast is the ideal activity for getting a thorough overview of the local scene before everyone else wakes up. And good coffee is always essential, so when I spent six weeks in Georgia recently, one of the first things I did was seek out the best cafes in Tbilisi. Luckily, some of these places whip up pretty decent breakfasts too, from the quirky cool Stamba Hotel housed in an epic brutalist structure to the sleek surroundings of Unfound Door just a hop across the Kura River, there’s a top breakfast spot for all tastes and budgets. So whether you’re after Georgian delights, moreish croissants, or a classic avo toast you’ll find it here.

A white plate full of smoked salmon, toast and scrambled eggs at Cafe Stamba, one of the best places to have breakfast in Tbilisi, Georgia
Smoked salmon and eggs at Cafe Stamba

10 of the best breakfast spots in Tbilisi, Georgia

1. Hello Breakfast

As well as being pretty close to Klike’s Khinkali, where you’ll find some of the absolute best khinkali in Tbilisi, Hello Breakfast serves great coffee and whips up whip up, you guessed it, fabulous breakfasts. I visited twice during my time in Tbilisi, opting for a smoked salmon and avocado bagel and americano the first time and a take-out lunch the second.

A salmon bagel and side salad on a blue plate at Hello Breakfast, one of the best places for breakfast in Tbilisi, Georgia
Filled bagel at Hello Breakfast

The breakfast menu features a myriad of mouthwatering delights, from matcha pancakes and dragon fruit smoothie bowls to avocado toast and gluten-free bagels.

Opening hours: 8am to 8pm

Address: 40 Mikheil Zandukeli Street

2. Shavi Coffee Roasters

Not only one of my favorite spots to get a decent coffee, but Shavi is the best place in town for incredible iced cinnamon buns.

An iced cinnamon bun on a plate with a paper cup of coffee in the background, the coffee and bun are from Shavi Coffee Roasters in Tbilisi, it's one of the best places to go in the city for the best breakfast
Shavi's incredible iced cinnamon bun
With two stores, one in Sololaki, and the other in hip Vera you’ll never be too far from Shavi’s morning baked goods, but get there early if you want to snag one of those buns—they always sell out super fast.
Opening hours: 8am to 9pm

The Original Cafe address: 40 Zandukeli, Vera

Opening hours: 8.30am to 8pm

The Garage Roastery address: 28 Lado Asatiani, Sololaki

3. Plantlovers

Close to some of the best street art in Tbilisi, Plantlovers is both a coffee shop and an indoor plant shop. All of the options on the menu impress, I like the avo and cream cheese toast here especially if you can snag one of the outdoor tables in fall, when it’s not too hot.

Avocado and cream cheese topped toast on a white plate next to a pile of salad at Plantlovers in Tbilisi, it's one of the best places to get a good breakfast in the city
Avo toast at Plantlovers
If you’re feeling boujee you can even add a side of caviar, too. 

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm

Address: 4a Niaghvari Street

4. Unnamed bakery, Dimitri Uznadze Street (not far from Ninia’s Garden)

The first day I was drawn into this tiny bakery with no name and no sign was down to the amazing smell wafting into the street. I was walking past before work and tried to pay with Turkish Lira by accident. I got a bun filled with some kind of homemade jam, maybe quince, it was perfect and cost one Georgian Lari (about $0.50/£0.30).

a white plate topped with a bread bun against a backdrop of a yellow wall. The bun is from an unnamed bakery in tbilisi, it's worth seeking out for a cheap and delicious breakfast
One of my favorite breakfasts in Tbilisi
The next day I tried the above sweet bread bun filled with a fragrant, fruity cream. It was undoubtedly one of the best and cheapest breakfasts I had during my time in Tbilisi.
Opening hours: from 8am
Address: Dimitri Uznadze Street, on the same side of the road as Ninia’s Garden

5. Entrée

Another of my favorite haunts, family-run Entrée is an artisan bakery with nine stores across Tbilisi. The breakfast options here are endless, choose from freshly baked pastries and cakes, granola pots, fruit, overnight oats, chia pudding, you name it they probably have it.

A croissant from above, filled with ham and cheese on a white plate. The croissant is from Entree, one of the best places for breakfast in Tbilisi, Georgia
Filled croissant from Entrée
My go-to was usually a pastry with the filled croissants coming out top.
Opening hours: 8am to 10pm
Address: 12 Amaghleba Street

6. Unfound Door

I was lucky enough to stay at Unfound Door for a night during my time in Tbilisi and since breakfast was included I got to sample the hotel’s incredibly beautiful restaurant before it got too busy.

Two thick pancakes with blueberries and cream at Unfound Door hotel, one of the best places for breakfast in Tbilisi
Dinky pancakes at Unfound Door
The coffee here is good, and since Unfound Door’s restaurant is one of the best for modern cuisine in Tbilisi it’s worth seeking out for breakfast. The menu includes French toast, eggs benedict, and amazing local pancakes, known as Syrniki, served with cream and berries.
Opening hours: 8am to 1am

Address: 111 Davit Agmashenebeli Avenue

7. Cafe Stamba

This place also features on my best coffee roundup so it’s a surefire win if you want a brekkie too. The decor, which is part of the appeal—think huge ornate chandeliers, an open kitchen, and a Wes-Anderson-esque color palette—blends in seamlessly with the rest of the hotel’s aesthetic and if you can afford the pretty hefty price tag, it’s well worth staying in Stamba Hotel, it’s one of my favorites.

A white bowl of yogurt topped with granola and banana at Cafe Stamba, one of the best places in Tbilisi for a good breakfast
Cafe Stamba's yogurt and granola
The breakfast menu is made up of cold dishes like grapefruit and barley, bircher muesli, and matcha yogurt, while the hot offerings include ricotta pancakes, omelets, and French toast. I had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon one morning and yogurt the next. Service can be hit or miss but it’s worth the gamble.
Opening hours: 8am to 12am
Address: 14 Merab Kostava Street

8. Bagels Tbilisi

The best bagels I found in the city are from Bagels Tbilisi. While the original location is no more, it's possible to order their amazing everything-topped NYC-style bagels for delivery on Wolt and Bolt.

A toasted bagel filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese from Bagels Tbilisi, one of the best places for breakfast in the city
Toasted everything bagel filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese
Try the smoked salmon and cream cheese—you won’t regret it.
Opening hours: from 9am daily
Address: n/a

9. Bazari Orbeliani

SKA juice bar inside the air-conditioned Bazari Orbeliani is the place to come for a hit of health, their juice and smoothie options are endless. And just opposite is another food and drinks stand—which I can’t remember the name of—where they serve the best porridge in the city, topped with granola, berries, and honey.

A takeout container filled with porridge, berries and granola from a stall inside Bazari Orbeliani, one of the best places to go for breakfast in Tbilisi, Georgia
Berry-topped porridge at Bazari Orbeliani
Bazari Orbeliani is a sound choice for groups of friends who all want to try something different for breakfast since the covered food hall boasts around 30 stores.
Opening hours: from 11am daily
Address: Bazari Orbeliani, Tbilisi, Georgia

10. Lui Coffee

Tucked away alongside a small park in the Vake neighborhood of Tbilisi is Lui Coffee, serving up great blends and an all-day breakfast and brunch menu that really impresses.

A single piece of toast topped with cream cheese, slices of avocado and ribbons of smoked salmon on top of a black plate at Lui in Tbilisi. It's one of the best spots in the city for breakfast
Avo toast at Lui
Options include seven pancake dishes, including variations from Ukraine and Austria, filled croissants, shakshuka, and toast topped with avocado, feta, or eggs. They also have an extensive vegan menu and are open an impressive 24 hours a day!
Opening hours: 24 hours a day
Address: 23-23a Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia

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