Oh La La Bistrot
Delicious healthy eating options are hard to come by in this frito-laden town, yet Oh La La in Getsemani is changing all that, starting with the most important meal of the day.
If you thought porridge was too Oliver Twist for your liking, thing again. Oh La La! adorn their oats with organic milk, homemade jams and scrumptious toppings.
You’ve also got farm eggs ( they really do taste better) served with hunks of homemade bread, sensational seasonal fruit salads, natural yoghurt hecho en casa and a inspired selection of natural fruit juices (sans the local sugar quota).
It's reasonable too, with breakfasts starting at around USD$3-$4
Caffe Lunatico has locked down the fusion game down to a T when it comes to lunch and dinner options. Fortunately, their new brunch menu is just as inspiring.
Their fried eggs muddled with avocado chunks slapped on top of Colombia’s toast rival, the arepa, officially won the This is Cartagena stamp of approval for best brunch in town. Try it and see if it hits your spot.
Alternatively, you can go Catalan with toasted baguette smeared in fresh tomatoes or a selection of tapas (served from 11AM).
Can't stomach heavy food so early in the morning? Their coffee, sourced from an organic farm in Minca, a caffeine-stop here is saviour for bleary-eyed tourists wanting to kill a hangover.
If only all Sundays could be this beautiful. CoCo’s fairy tale interiors and delicious food will get rid of any going-home blues you’ve got brewing inside.
CoCo’s Gallic sophistication lends itself beautifully to the restaurant’s petite but perfect brunch menu which has four delicious options to choose from.
Standouts include the platter of french toast enticingly slathered in jam, the fried egg sandwiched between toast, ham and cheese and a dainty French tart for the sweet tooths out there.
As always, there is great coffee, although you might be too distracted by the bottomless mojitos to notice!
There’s no ‘official’ brunch menu, but nothing sates your midday pangs like a sandwich from Collage Charladero.
This place is built for fun morning encounters that have no time for airs and graces. Here you can feel free to savage a stuffed sandwich, served with wedges or a plate of plantain chips, while catching up with last night’s gossip.
The decor is made for daytime lazing as well. We recommend eating on the funky patio fitted with bottles, plants and grandma-style furnishings. Don’t forget to sample their killer lemonades as well.
Morning, day or night you can always depend on a street side arepa de huevo or empendada to keep you ticking over till lunchtime.
Walk around the historical centre or Getsemani and you’ll be spoilt with a number of fuss-free fried options to choose from.
Stranger and more authentic than your typical eggs benedict fare, most foreigners love to sample the pancake shaped slabs of fried plantain, dedos de queso (cheese fingers) or arepas stuffed with meats and cheeses.
You couldn’t (shouldn’t) eat them everyday, but for USD$1 a piece you’d be hard pushed to find a more wallet-friendly breakfast bite.