You guys know how much I love me a good hearty brunch on the weekends. Because it’s on the weekends that I finally have time to enjoy a big meal in the morning, rather than gulping my coffee on the go before I start work at 8 a.m. So, in the past couple of months I dedicated my time to hunting down the perfect brunch spot in the city. And quite frankly, this research turned out much harder than I thought it would.
I went from brunch to brunch, never feeling quite right about it. I would never complain about countless soy cappuccinos, croissants, toasts, and cakes that were consumed. At the same time, though, I felt a disappointing feeling creep up in my chest. Maybe Graz simply doesn’t have a brunch spot to my liking? I almost gave up. And then a friend took me out to brunch at Freigeist. A bar I had before only considered because of their incredible burgers and delicious gin tonic.
And there it was in its full glory with affordable, big breakfast platters filled with wonderfully good-looking treats. It even ticked off my holy breakfast trio. Avocado: check. Breakfast bowls: check. Banana bread: check. SCORE!
Breakfast heaven at Freigeist Graz
Usually, Freigeist is known for its great G&T (to me at least) and incredible burgers. Ever since the end of last year, though, they also offer an amazing new array of breakfast dishes. And I promise you, they do not disappoint.
Their focus lies on their breakfast burgers, which sound absolutely delicious and are (at least my friends say so almost as good as their normal burger in the evening). My favorites are the smoothie bowls and avocado bread, though.
If you’re feeling super hungry you can opt for the breakfast offer, which – aside from your breakfast of choice – will supply you with a banana bread, a smoothie and a cup of coffee for only 5,50€ on top. So cool. I usually go for the main dish only, though, as it alone is plenty to keep me full for the day.