Brunch, which first became popular in the West, soon adapted well in Lithuania and became a special weekend ritual for many townspeople, which prompted catering establishments to review and improve their menus. We can be grateful to the Englishman G. Beringer for this fashionable tradition, who came up with this idea more than a century ago. According to him, people like to sleep in longer on weekends, so breakfast should be eaten later. The essence of brunch is to encourage communication, enjoy food, have fun with friends and, as he himself said, "sweep away the worries and cobwebs of the week", and indeed, delicious food, pleasant company and an interesting conversation sound like a good way to end the week!
However, the idea of late breakfast was not first used by the British, but by the Americans, who popularized it. Eggs Benedict, created in New York, can safely be called the king of brunch, but other brunch dishes are not far behind. Pancakes, waffles, avocado toasts and bagels also feature on the menu.
We are happy to see that restaurants offering plant-based dishes have not missed this trend. So where can we find plant-based brunch dishes in the restaurants of our country's big cities?
A completely plant-based restaurant is a great proof that plant-based food is relevant not only for vegans, because there are a lot of customers here, and the vast majority of them are omnivores. And when we think that it can't be better, it turns out that we are wrong - it really can! Sundays until 3 p.m. Rosehip serves brunch. The restaurant boasts such plant-based dishes as tofu benedicts, smoothie bowls, croissants with toppings and avocado toast. And for those who want even more filling, we recommend the English breakfast: tofiniene, fried mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, avocado, plant-based sausages and, of course, beans in tomato sauce. After all, an English breakfast, usually consisting of fried eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and ham, is impossible without them! By the way, although Rosehip has two restaurants, brunch can only be found on Pylimo Street.
Having five locations - three in Kaunas and two in Vilnius, means that Holy Donut restaurants accommodate quite a few brunch lovers. And it's really worth stopping by, because the menu offers great plant-based options: avocado or hummus toast, hearty oatmeal, bagels, pancakes and, of course, doughnuts. Come and bring your friends!
The Urban Garden
The plant-based breakfast menu is slightly reminiscent of sunny Bali and its hipster cafes: chia seed pudding, very aesthetic smoothie bowls and blended cocktails. Here we can also find avocado toast, oatmeal and desserts. They say that it is better not to start with sweets for breakfast, but it is very suitable for brunch!
Coffee Spells delights us not only with delicious coffee (with plant-based milk!), but also with excellent plant-based dishes. We found out for you in advance that on the menu you can find a smoothie, oatmeal with berries, toast with mushrooms and a vegetable bowl with tofu. All different, but no less delicious. When you visit the cafe, you feel as if you have crossed a portal - the atmosphere doesn’t remind us of Vilnius, and you can admire the Synagogue through the windows.. All you have to do is visit, choose and taste!
Breakfast all day. And every day! Yes indeed, Daily Poison is an oasis for brunch lovers, as their menu offers only breakfast dishes. Oh, and plant-based food options are very plentiful here: they even serve six oatmeal varieties with different toppings, and lots of toasts. Avocado and hummus are options for those who want something more filling, and toast with nut butter, jam or banana will hit the spot for those who are craving something sweeter.