It can be difficult to find a good breakfast in Tbilisi, especially if you like to wake up early and get a head start on your day.

In a city that prefers to stay up late and sleep in, most cafes and restaurants don’t open until 11am or later.

In the past few years, things have started to change. Tbilisi is slowly developing more of a breakfast/brunch culture. And in the past 18 months, the pace of change has accelerated big time!

There are now more cafes that cater to early risers, serving up traditional Georgian breakfast foods, cafe-style brunches and baked treats than ever before.

This list brings together some of my favourite cafes and restaurants that open early and offer a dedicated breakfast/brunch menu. I’ve also included a few specialty coffee shops that serve food, plus bakeries that are ideal for a quick bite.

Get in early and fuel up for a day out exploring Tbilisi… Just remember to save room for lunch at one of the many terrific Georgian restaurants in town!


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What is a typical Georgian breakfast?

Georgian cuisine has very few (if any) ‘traditional’ breakfast foods. There is no equivalent to a classic English breakfast for example, and certainly no breakfast tradition like you find in Turkey.

The typical morning spread offered by guesthouses – matsoni yogurt, jam and preserves, fresh butter, bread, cheese, boiled eggs, fresh tomato and cucumber – is the closest thing you’ll find to a traditional Georgian breakfast outside of Tbilisi.

In the city, business hours are quite late (most people start work at 10am or 11am), so among locals, breakfast is eaten at home if at all. I was once told that leftover Khachapuri is the top choice among Tbilisians – and I have to agree that it’s pretty good.

Eggs on toast for breakfast in Tbilisi.
A variation of kikliko, one of few ‘traditional’ dishes eaten for breakfast in Georgia.

The only Georgian breakfast dish I’m familiar with is Kikliko, a fried eggy bread similar to French toast that’s normally topped with savory ingredients such as salty sulguni cheese. Some cafes serve ‘hybrid’ dishes such as Chizhi bizhi (essentially a local take on shakshuka), while other places offer more specialised meals such as Erbokhacho (mountain-style eggs).

In Batumi you can find cafes that serve Abkhaz breakfast dishes – but I haven’t been able to find these anywhere in Tbilisi.

Savoury choux at Elegia, a new gourmet brunch restaurant in Tbilisi.
Breakfast in Tbilisi.

Two dishes you’ll find on almost every menu are Syrniki or Machkatebi (cottage cheese pancakes) served with jam or preserves and eggs Benedict. Neither of these are particularly traditional to Georgia, but some places use local ingredients and flavours to give them a local edge.


Best cafes & restaurants for a sit-down breakfast in Tbilisi

If you’re searching for a sit-down breakfast or brunch to start the day, these Tbilisi cafes and restaurants have you covered.

As well as my tried-and-tested favourites, I have included a couple of new openings for 2023 and 2024.

Top choice: Kikliko

A plate of Kiklikos, small toasts topped with Georgian ingredients.

Kikliko is a rare example of a traditional Georgian breakfast dish. It’s essentially eggy bread (a bit like French toast) crisped up and served with a savoury topping.

Kikliko cafe is an ode to this mid-morning delicacy and the closest you’ll come to a dedicated breakfast place in Tbilisi. They serve a range of different savoury kiklikos topped with cheese, eggs, ham and mushrooms in various combinations. I love the cheese, sour cream and sun-dried tomatoes version.

Apart from kiklikos, they also do eggs Benedict and a terrific cottage cheese pancakes. The small outdoor terrace is lovely in summer.


Top choice: Breakfast Is

Danish breakfast with Georgian ingredients at Breakfast Is, a new cafe in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Danish-Georgian breakfast at Breakfast Is, one of my favourite new cafes.

This new Georgian-owned breakfast spot opened in spring 2023. It is centrally located behind the Freedom Square metro station, and happily it opens bright and early at 8am (9am in winter)!

The open kitchen and relaxed dining lounge makes it feel like you’ve just woken up inside a bohemian share house. Staff are warm and friendly, the music is great, and the coffee is excellent. At the time of my last visit they were offering every guest a free slice of cake. I am on board!

The blackboard menu features classic breakfast hits including eggs royal, shakshuka and french toast.

My top choice – and the dish of the house – is the Danish Breakfast (pictured above). This is the first time I’ve come across it in Tbilisi (or anywhere, to be honest). When I asked one of the owners why she chose to craft her entire menu around this one concept, she told me she loves the aesthetics of the Danish-style spread and wanted to incorporate local Georgian ingredients.

I am definitely on board with that too!

It is indeed a pretty plate – and let me tell you, every element is completely delicious. It comes with thick and luxurious cream cheese made from guda cheese from Tusheti region, a super umami vanilla butter, jam, grapes, and a slice of baguette. The star of the show is the soft boiled egg, served ooey gooey Danish style.

  • 14 P. Ingorokva Street (Mtatsminda)
  • Hours & info: Instagram

Top choice: Blue Fox

Serving breakfast daily from 8am, both to guests of the adjoining House Hotel Old Tbilisi (read my write-up of the hotel here) and to walk-in visitors, Blue Fox is a swish Georgian-European restaurant with a beautiful location and a top notch menu.

The central location and guaranteed opening hours make it a reliable choice for anyone who is an early riser planning to fill their day with sightseeing in Old Tbilisi.

Morning offerings include classic egg dishes: Shakshuka, Benedict, an omelette with gouda (not the Tushetian version, though), and a local version of Turkish menemen (you can probably guess where Georgia falls on the onions or no-onions debate).

There’s also sandwiches made with fresh shoti bread, smoothie bowls, poached eggs with homemade labneh and dukkah – and my favourite, the waffles with mascarpone and seasonal fruits.

My top choice for breakfast in Tbilisi Old Town, Blue Fox has a gorgeous setting in the internal courtyard of a heritage balconied house. If it’s a Sunday, pop across the way after breakfast to listen in on morning mass at Anchiskhati Basilica.

  • 14 I. Shavteli Street (Kala Old Tbilisi)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Top Choice: Puri Guliani

A plate of eggs Benedict, a fluffy omelette, coffee and yogurt at Puri Guliani cafe in Tbilisi.

Located near the pedestrianised section of Aghmashenebeli Avenue, close to the Dry Bridge Market, Puri Guliani is a lovely spot for breakfast or afternoon tea overlooking the river. Choose from their all-day menu of bakery treats (the Ponchiki filled donuts are a favourite of mine), morning bakery specials, or order something savoury off the a la carte breakfast menu.

This is the best eggs Benedict in Tbilisi in my opinion. The fluffy brioche is divine and comes with your choice of Racha ham, asparagus or smoked salmon. Oven-baked eggs, kiklikos and pancakes are also available.

One of the more interesting breakfast dishes is the porridge with chestnut cream and tklapi fruit leather (pictured below). I usually order the Chef’s Yogurt with homemade granola and tangerine puree. Just be aware that both are quite sweet.

Puri Guliani is dedicated to the art of Georgian bread (puri) and spotlights different dough-based recipes from around the country, including lots of khachapuri variations, all baked in-house. The coffee here is exceptional, and if you stay for lunch, there are some great set menu deals available (breakfast sets are also on offer).

The second branch in Vake, Puri Guliani Express, serves coffee, a la cart meals and sweets from 8am.

  • Saarbrucken Square (near the Dry Bridge Market)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Top choice: Unfound Door Restaurant

Breakfast pancakes and cream topped with cut grapes in a white bowl at Unfound Door Restaurant in Tbilisi.

Attached to the wonderful Unfound Door Design Hotel, this restaurant is open to both guests and walk-ins from 8am every morning.

Breakfast – a fairly simple menu of eggs, grain-based or sweet morsels plus fresh sides – is served until midday. My top pick is the French toast with whipped labne cream.

The real star here is the decor. Just as I recommend it for lunch or dinner (the full menu features some outstanding modern Georgian dishes), it is a great choice for breakfast if you want to start your day by channeling 19th-century Tbilisi vibes.

The former mansion house was commissioned by the merchant Nikita Adamov (Adamyan), who decorated his hallways and stairwells with lavish paintings. They have been partially restored to give Unfound Door one of the most beautiful interiors in the entire city.

In the morning, the main dining room – which also features gorgeous flaking walls and frescoed ceilings – is flooded with natural light. The only thing better than starting your morning here is ending your evening in the same spot – I highly recommend booking this hotel.

And because it’s part of the hotel, you can count on Unfound Door being open on time.

  • 111 D. Aghmashenebeli Avenue (Chugureti)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Top Choice: Chaduna

Breakfast eggs served in a traditional clay pot at Chaduna Cafe in Tbilisi.

Chaduna is a delightful little venue set inside a heritage building in the historic Sololaki neighbourhood. The location is perfect if you’re staying near Liberty Square or you’re out exploring Mtatsminda.

The coffee at Chaduna is some of the best I’ve had anywhere in Tbilisi. Breakfast is served from 10am until midday, and brunch until 3pm.

The menu includes Chizhi-bizhi (a vegetarian dish of tomato and eggs shakshuka-style), frittata, and breakfast quesadillas. All brunch dishes cost 15 GEL. They also do a very selection of open bruschettas.


Reserve Restaurant (new in 2024)

A table with a white tablecloth set with breakfast for two in Tbilisi.

Launched in late 2023 by the team behind Chateau Zegaani, Reserve is unique in that the team cultivates/farms/grows/makes their own ingredients – from the milk and meat right down to the micro herbs. I can see this trend taking off in Georgia in the months and years to come, and Reserve is certainly among the forerunners.

Reserve recently invited me to try their breakfast menu, served daily from 9am.

The glass-box location overlooking a pocket of green space behind Parliament is both convenient and a bit of a leafy escape. The Saperavi croissant and Saperavi tea, both made with dried grape skins, are something a bit left of centre. I have done my research and I am confident that this is the flakiest, butteriest croissant in Tbilisi.

Every individual element in the full English breakfast sings, and the truffled Croque Monsieur is indulgent and moreish.

As you can probably tell from the perfect plating, attention to detail is everything here. Service, atmosphere and taste are all on-point. The Omakase menu (available in the evening) is also fantastic.

  • 3 9 April Street (off Rustaveli Avenue)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Mint (new in 2024)

Mint, a beautiful airy breakfast cafe with modern furniture set inside a gazebo inside Wine Factory N1 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Launching in spring 2024, Mint is a new spot that opens every day at 9am sharp and serves breakfast all day. The location inside a glazed gazebo on the grounds of Wine Factory N1 couldn’t be more perfect.

Behind the Instagram-worthy interior and playful 90s-style branding, this place has a very solid kitchen. The heroes for me are the cottage cheese balls with boiled condensed milk, raspberry coulis and mint, the salmon cronut, and the French toast with Camembert and red currant jam.

It must be said that prices are very reasonable for this neighbourhood, with mains from 16-22 GEL and cappuccinos priced at just 7 GEL. Portions are, however, a little on the small side.

  • 1 V. Petriashvili Street (inside Wine Factory N1, Vera)
  • Hours & info: Instagram Page

Mova Maisi

Mova Maisi, a beautiful breakfast cafe in Tbilisi set in a suburban courtyard.

Named after a popular Jansug Kakhidze song, Mova Maisi (‘May will come’) is a harbinger of spring. But I must say this garden cafe looks every bit as sweet in autumn, with its thoughtful pumpkin-and-pomegranate table arrangements and casual dusting of fallen leaves.

Set in a generous suburban courtyard on the hill behind Rustaveli metro station, the outdoors space features both open and undercover seating, with big heaters for chillier mornings and a cosy greenhouse for winter. It is pet-friendly and great for kids, too.

Breakfast starts from 10.30am (or midday in winter) and runs late. I do wish they opened earlier!

The French toast with blueberries and house-made (ultra-thick) yogurt is divine, and the Cafes Richard coffee is very good. The menu also offers eggs, oatmeal, and a Turkish-style breakfast.

Next time I will try something from the light lunch-dinner menu (I have my eye on the creamy pumpkin soup with blackberry cream cheese and a side of challah bread).

  • 9 M. Zandukeli Dead End (off Rustaveli Avenue)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Chicos Tbilisi

Two cups of coffee on a modern table with a glass and embroidered napkins. Chico cafe in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Located in the bottom of an apartment block off Chavchavadze Avenue, at first glance Chicos looks more like a contemporary art gallery than a restaurant.

Sharp lines, perfect symmetry and a modern colour scheme accented with vivid red are softened by warm service and muted light that filters in through the big windows.

Launching at the end of 2022 with a menu developed by French brand-chef Irene Perminof, Chicos has some interesting breakfast concoctions on the ticket. The Eggs Benedict come on French brioche with a textbook hollandaise, and the pancakes are drenched in dulce de leche.

For something different, the Cobb-salad-style Vake Breakfast is inspired by the neighbourhood where the restaurant is located. It’s a bit of a gimmick – which is why I ordered it! – but it absolutely delivers on flavour. The scrambled eggs with brie are perfectly cooked, the avocado is drizzled with truffle oil, and the grain toast is extra crunchy.

Once breakfast wraps up, Chicos serves empanadas, tapas and mains. They have a fabulous dessert menu, featuring Basque cheesecake and alfajores (Argentinian dulce de leche sandwich cookies).


Hello Breakfast

Hello Breakfast, the best pancakes in Tbilisi.

If you’re searching for a healthy breakfast in Tbilisi, this new cafe in Vera has you covered. Hello Breakfast is open from 8am daily with a menu featuring gluten-free bagels, decadent smoothie bowls and other fresh plant-based meals.

These are probably my favourite pancakes in Tbilisi: Hello Breakfast does a proper stack with fresh strawberries, crunchy granola and honey (there’s also a gluten/sugar/dairy-free version done with macha batter).

The smoothies and fresh juices here are a game changer too – thick and luxurious with your choice of nut milk. The coffee smoothie with honey is my pick.

  • 40 M. Zandukeli Street (Vera)
  • Hours & info: Instagram

SOL

Healthy breakfast smoothie bowl in Tbilisi at Sol cafe Vera.

Also new in 2022, this upbeat, sun-shiny breakfast-brunch cafe in Vera has a fabulous design and a friendly vibe. The coffee is terrific (as are the cute ceramic cups it’s served in) and everything on the menu has a fresh, healthy edge.

Choose from classic omelettes, shakshuka, loaded porridges or smoothie bowls (my granola and berry bowl was delicious), eggs benedict with ham or salmon, or pancakes (I’ll be ordering the fig jam, bacon, walnut and berry pancakes next time).

Sol is open from 8am and breakfast is served all day, every day.


Slink Cafe

Located inside a retrofitted greenhouse in Roses Park (AKA Ilia Garden), Slink Cafe offers all-day breakfast and specialty coffee. The leafy, tranquil park setting makes it one of the best cafes in Chugureti.

The space is very cute (albeit a little warm in summer – it is a greenhouse after all). With the wood stove fired up and the sun pouring in, I think it would be the perfect spot for breakfast in winter. There are two small outdoor areas, including a shaded back terrace.

Slink’s specialty is artisanal sandwiches. The breakfast toasts on focaccia are delicious (I chose the tomato with olive tapenade and micro amaranth) and they do breakfast sets that pair a gourmet toast with coffee or tea. My only gripe is that there is nothing sweet on the menu.

  • 73a D. Aghmashenebeli Avenue (inside Roses Park, Chugureti)
  • Hours & info: Website

Hurma

A yellow coffee mug and plates of food at a cafe in Tbilisi.

This super-cosy coffee house does an all-day breakfast (oatmeal, omelettes and croissants) plus a selection of set breakfast deals between 9.30am and midday.

There are five options to choose from, including a full English breakfast, a smoothie bowl, or my personal favourite, a small bowl of oatmeal with syrniki pancakes and berry compote on the side.

All come with coffee, tea or juice and cost between 10 and 20 GEL. (The coffee here isn’t the best, so I recommend you opt for a juice.) Bring your laptop (or better still, a book) – once you’re tucked in at a corner table, it’s hard to leave.


Weller (weekends only)

Israeli food and the best hummus in Tbilisi at Weller Restaurant.

If you’re fortunate enough to be visiting Tbilisi on a Saturday or Sunday, don’t miss the weekend-only brunch at Weller. Part of the Communal Group, this restaurant specialises in cuisine from the Levant, fusing traditional Israeli and Lebanese flavours with local produce to create one of Georgia’s most exceptional international dining experiences.

The legendary breakfast mezze platter features half a dozen delicious morsels served with Jerusalem bagels and house-made naan (the similarity to Georgian tonis puri is striking). There’s even a special sweet-tooth’s mezze spread with baklava, Damascus cheesecake, and tahini and rose water ice cream.

Having recently stayed at Communal Plekhanovi (the adjoining boutique accommodation), I can confirm that the hotel breakfast is just as good – perhaps even better! The spread includes hummus, labne, Middle Eastern sweets and lots, lots more.

  • 56 E. Ninoshvili Street (Chugureti)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Kikodze

A plate of eggs benedict on a round marble table.

By night, Kikodze is a classy cocktail bar. During daylight hours, they serve a scrumptious all-day breakfast. Choose between pancakes and any combination of eggs, truffle, avocado and salmon on toast.

The location inside Wine Factory N1 is very atmospheric, especially if you can get a seat under an umbrella out the front. The coffee here is also very good.

  • 1 V. Petriashvili Street (inside Wine Factory, Vera)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Bagelin

The best New York style bagels in Tbilisi at Bagelin cafe.

Bagelin is somewhere between a bakery and a cafe – I’m including it in this section because you can eat in and order a cup of coffee as well. Actually this is one of my favourite cafe interiors in Tbilisi: It’s simple but tranquil and the location inside a residential courtyard is pretty cool. They share the space with specialty deli Saidanaa.

These are Tbilisi’s original and best New York-style bagels. Baked fresh daily, the texture and consistency is spot on (in my opinion) and they do a range of styles including classic sesame and mixed grain.

You can buy a bag of bagels to take home, or eat in and get your bagel toasted and stuffed with all kinds of delicious flavours. Choices range from the classic breakfast bagel (eggs, bacon) and salmon with cream cheese and capers, to quirky concoctions inspired by Georgian flavours and local ingredients (for example, sous-vide porchetta with adjika verde and garlic mayo).


Lolita

A spread of breakfast dishes.

Lolita is another Tbilisi cafe located inside a reclaimed urban space. In this case, Lolita occupies an old artist’s house with a central open courtyard and beautifully detailed ‘Tbilisi balconies’ on the upper levels.

Lolita does a great eggs Benedict, kiklikos, pancakes with Chantilly cream, crepes and homemade chia pudding. Their lunch menu is a bit hit and miss in my experience so I recommend sticking to breakfast, which is served daily until 2pm.

The coffee is decent and there’s also yummy shakes, including a cacao and almond smoothie with pumpkin seeds. Lolita uses Wenu so be sure to download the app before you visit.


Cafe Stamba

A cafe table with a plate of pancakes, a green mug and a vase of pink flowers.

If you like to start your day in chic surroundings, Stamba wins the award for Tbilisi’s best cafe fit-out. Located on the bottom floor of the Stamba boutique hotel, inside the concrete-and-steel shell of a retired printing house, it’s part of a mini dining precinct that also includes the Pink Bar, Shio Ramen and a few other venues.

The cafe opens early to cater to both hotel guests and walk-ins. I recommend sitting inside at one of the booths.

The breakfast menu is a collaboration with the Georgian Farmers’ Association, with all produce sourced fresh from local producers. Even though the a-la-carte portions are a little small for the price (you’re also paying for the setting and the excellent service), dishes such as American-style pancakes with berries are scrumptious. There’s also a buffet breakfast for 75 GEL per person.

This is the one and only time I’ll allow myself to order a pink cappuccino!

  • 14 M. Kostava Street (inside Stamba Hotel, Vera)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

ALTHAUS Tea House

Two cups of coffee and a plate of waffles at a Tbilisi cafe.

One of my go-tos for an easy and incredibly affordable breakfast, Althaus is a cute tea house that serves branded herbal, green and black teas by the pot along with decadent waffles.

This is a great place to grab a quick bite if you’re headed off on a day trip that departs from Rose Revolution Square. Equally, you’d be happy setting up here for a couple of hours with a good book or your laptop – the setting is very cosy, the view fantastic and the staff very friendly.

  • 4/1 L. Kiacheli Street (First Republic Square)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Specialty coffee shops in Tbilisi that serve breakfast

If caffeine is your main priority in the AM, these specialty coffee shop also serve a mean breakfast.

Don’t forget my list of the best specialty coffee shops in Tbilisi for more great options.

Coffee LAB

A waffle topped with shards of dried orange carrot.

My favourite cafe in Tbilisi by a pretty wide margin, Coffee LAB roast their own beans on-site for siphon, aeropress and French press coffee.

You can find their beans at cafes and restaurants all over the city. But it’s worth coming direct to the source to sample the breakfast menu, which includes chia pudding, homemade granola, and black rice pudding with caramelised bananas.

My go-to dish is the sulguni cheese waffles served with butternut pumpkin, carrot crisps, coriander sour cream and Parmesan granola. The combination of flavours and textures is out of this world! Need I say more?

If you need a place to sit behind your laptop for a few hours, Coffee LAB is my top choice of cafe to work from in Tbilisi. The outdoor tables all have a power supply in the umbrella stand, and the WIFI is fast and reliable. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful too.


Lui Coffee

Eggs and mushrooms served on a plate in a cafe for breakfast in Tbilisi.

Open 24 hours, Lui Coffee is a great option for early risers (or anyone who craves eggs at 3am). The baristas here are terrific and the arabica coffee is top-quality. They also serve specialty hot drinks including a blue cheese latte (yes, really!) and lavender, pistachio and halva raf.

The cafe is family owned and many of the recipes are home-style. Syrniki pancakes are made according to mum’s recipe, and the 4-cheese scrambled eggs are described as ‘life changing’. The beetroot toast with feta and roasted walnuts also comes highly recommended.

If you have a sweet tooth, don’t go past the house-made salted caramel and almost croissant.


Erti Kava Coffee Room

A beautiful cafe with white walls decorated with red stencils.

Set on a steep backstreet behind Rustaveli Avenue, this cafe is beautifully decorated (the red stencils extend to the front of the building) and serves some of the best specialty coffee in the city.

Erti Kava translates to ‘one coffee’ – but there’s a good chance you’ll stay for a second or third. The ambiance is dreamy – one morning I was sitting here when a violist started serenading the tables!

The all-day breakfast menu is well-rounded and features some unique sweet and savoury creations, including a breakfast couscous bowl with salmon and avocado, pancakes with baked pear, and avo on toast. Many of the meals are vegan.

While you’re there, check out the small souvenir shop out the back. Erti Kava also has a second Tbilisi cafe in Vake and a coffee-breakfast stand inside the gourmet market and food hall Bazari Orbeliani, plus branches in Batumi and Mestia.

  • 8 M. Laghidze Street (off Rustaveli Avenue), inside Bazari Orbeliani, Vekua Street) & 81 I. Abashidze Street (Vake)
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Best breakfast buffets in Tbilisi

There are a couple of hotels in Tbilisi that welcome walk-ins for their buffet breakfast. These include Stamba (with breakfast served in Cafe Stamba), the Marriott Hotel, and the Radisson Red.

I recently did a call around to enquire about breakfast buffets for Christmas morning. Prices for the venues mentioned seem to range between 60-75 GEL per person. In my experience, Radisson hotels have the best buffets.

ATI restaurant on the 10th floor of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Avlabari does a Sunday brunch that is incredibly good value for money. For 40 GEL you get three a-la-carte courses plus a small buffet, including free-flowing sparkling wine! The views from the rooftop terrace are worth the cost alone. Reservations are essential – contact them via phone or Facebook.

A buffet spread of fresh fruit, veg, juice and Georgian dishes at a boutique hotel in Tbilisi.
Breakfast at Communal Sololaki, my favourite hotel breakfast in Tbilisi.

If you’re still looking for a place to stay in Tbilisi and you want an excellent hotel breakfast included, then Communal Hotels is far and away my top choice. The buffet at Communal Plekhanovi has a Middle Eastern influence (see Weller above), while the spread at Communal Sololaki is all about the fresh produce and Georgian classics.


Best bakeries & chains for a quick breakfast in Tbilisi

If you’re after a quick and affordable breakfast in Tbilisi, these bakeries and chains have snappy service and are great value for money.

Buka’s Bakery

Cinnamon rolls on a gold platter at Buka's Bakery in Tbilisi, Georgia.

If you like your breakfast sweet (who am I to judge!), Buka’s Bakery specialises in finger-licking good pastries, petit fours and cakes. This is the home of the best cinnamon roll in Tbilisi. They come out of the oven at 1pm sharp every day – a little late for breakfast, but perfectly timed for afternoon tea.

If you arrive early, why not try a Paris Brest with pistachio cream and raspberry, or maybe a slice of pecan pie instead. Pretty sure those both qualify as breakfast foods.

Buka’s also serves Italian-style coffee. The cafe is tiny and mainly does take-away but there are a couple of bar stools by the window inside where you can sit.


Paul

An almond croissant on a plate at a cafe in Tbilisi.

Now that Brotmeister has closed, there are three main bakery chains left in Tbilisi. Paul is definitely the ‘elevated’ option. There are branches around the city, including one just off Liberty Square.

This Parisian-style patisserie was founded in 1889 and specialises in beautiful French pastries, tarts, croissants and sweets. Paired with a cappuccino or a mug of Paul’s famous hot chocolate, it’s a decadent way to start your day. Prices are a little higher here but the quality is great and so is the service.

If you find yourself hungry in Yerevan, Paul is now launching cafes in Armenia too.

  • 3/5 G. Tabidze Street (near Freedom Square) + several other locations around Tbilisi
  • Hours & info: Facebook Page

Entree

Two cups of coffee and a stuffed croissant for breakfast at Entree in Tbilisi.

Similar to Degusto, Entree has multiple locations across Tbilisi (and in Baku). It’s Georgian owned and operated. Breakfast is served until 11am (or midday when the cafes are open on weekends). As well as pastries, ready-made sandwiches and savoury croissants, you can order an eat-in breakfast set with scrambled eggs.

I often visit the Old Town branch on Afkhazi Street where the main production bakery is located. The pastries here are always super fresh and there’s a lovely undercover courtyard out back with windows onto the kitchen area. I usually go for the almond croissant or apricot danish.

The quality of the coffee varies a lot between locations. Afkhazi Street is one of the more reliable branches in my experience.

  • 47 K. Aphkhazi Street + dozens of locations around Tbilisi
  • Hours & info: (Search on Google Maps)

Breakfast in Tbilisi map

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A spread of pancakes, fruit and yogurt.

Where to stay in Tbilisi

See my Tbilisi neighbourhood and accommodation guide for a detailed break-down of the different areas and options. Here are my top overall Tbilisi hotel recommendations:

The House Hotel Old Tbilisi.
The House Hotel. Photo courtesy of the property.

TOP CHOICE: The House Hotel Old Tbilisi (⭐ 9.7). Located in the heart of Kala Old Town, this intimate 17-room hotel features turquoise balconies overlooking a typical Tbilisi courtyard. Complimentary breakfast is served at the onsite restaurant-bar, Blue Fox, while some of the city’s best restaurants are an easy stroll away.


Communal Hotel Plekhanovi.
Communal Plekhanovi. Photo courtesy of the property.

BOUTIQUE: Communal Plekhanovi (⭐ 9.2). Located in my favourite Tbilisi neighbourhood, this boutique hotel is among the finest in the city. Rooms are thoughtfully decorated with modern art and antiques, and there’s a fantastic restaurant, a wine bar and a gift shop onsite.


Graphica Hotel Tbilisi.
Graphica Hotel. Photo courtesy of the property.

MID-RANGE: Graphica Hotel (⭐ 9.2). Explore the lesser-travelled Avlabari neighbourhood when you stay at this chic boutique hotel. Graphica is footsteps from the metro for easy access to the rest of the city. Rooms feature work desks, and a complimentary breakfast is included.


Pushkin 10 Hostel in Tbilisi.
Pushkin 10 Hostel. Photo courtesy of the property.

BUDGET: Pushkin 10 Hostel (⭐ 9.2). Located footsteps from both Orbeliani Square (near the Dry Bridge Market) and Freedom Square, this popular hostel has bright dorms and private doubles. The breakfast room overlooks the city from its 3rd floor location.


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10 Comments

  1. Hi Emily,
    Thank you for all your hard work putting together these detailed guides! Just to let you know I had breakfast at Fabrica this morning, and it definitely wasn’t an all-you-can-eat. Small menu, very nice food, I paid 30 GEL plus tax for pancakes, yogurt and an orange juice.
    Julia

  2. Wow so much to check out! Great article. Just arrived and loving the honeymoon period of knowing nothing and discovering it all.

  3. Hi Emily,
    I just arrived to tbilisi, quick update for your blog: FABRIKA now is all you can eat breakfast at 27 GEL pp.

    Thanks for this amazing blog,
    Carolina

    1. Hi Carolina! Welcome!

      Thank you so much for the news, I will update that now. (And on a personal note, I’m very happy to hear the all-you-can-eat has been reinstated!)

      Have a wonderful stay and thank you again for the note,
      Emily

    1. Hi Emily,
      Thank you so much for your informative blog! It was really helpful.
      Among others we went to “Erti Kava Coffee Room”, the coffee and the food there are just amazing! Really worth a stop.

      Best regards,
      Valériane & Lukas

      1. Hi Valeriane and Lukas, I’m very glad to hear that! Erti Kava is definitely one of my favourites! They have a cafe in Batumi too (and one in Mestia I think) if you’re travelling around Georgia.

        Thank you so much for the comment. Happy and safe travels!

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