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My Italian Breakfast – The Sweetest Start to a Rainy Day

An Italian breakfast - Vicenza, Veneto, Italy -
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Are you feeling uninspired as to what to have for breakfast?!

It is the most important meal of the day after all, but most of us would either skip it, replace it with a cup of takeaway coffee or make a half-hearted choice from a bevy of boring options: cereal, egg and soldiers or, even, sensible beans on toast.

Come to Italy and

your breakfast choices will be sweet.

Look at my breakfast!

I am not aiming to make you jealous. Nothing of the kind. But on a rainy morning when our plan for the day is to paint the walls in one of the rooms, a breakfast like this makes it all worth it to get out of bed.

Italians, for all their obsession with the bella figura, usually have sweet things for breakfast. A brioche with a cappuccino is all the rage. I guess, it gives them a bit of a sugar rush to face the day ahead.

My local coffee shop does a splendid job of serving

freshly baked brioches and danishes

and, if I am treating myself, I tend to add a tasty dolce (like a tiny cake) to my selection, too.

So, here, you have it. My sweet Italian breakfast:

  • a danish with raisins and cream;
  • a large cup of caffè crema – yes, it’s autumn now, but why not; and
  • a lovely mini strawberry cake.

The perfect, most rounded breakfast, able to make you roaring to go. To paint walls or do any other thing.

Enjoy it with me!

P.S. The tiny eclair (or beignet as they are called here) was for my breakfasting companion. Come on now, I am not that greedy. Or am I?!


This post is part of my blog series ‘Photo of the Day’. I use it to share with you several times a week photos which reveal the beauty and the reality of living in Italy and travelling in Europe. These are usually short posts (sometimes more of a caption, really), so that you can enjoy them on the go and use them to bring a ray of colour into each of your days.

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