The article was updated in January 2020
As you scroll through Instagram every weekend, you surely come across dozens of photos of yummy-looking avocado toast, eggs and tasty mekitsas from popular influencers. On Saturdays and Sundays, getting up late is a must, and then the late breakfast goes smoothly into an early lunch to become not just a eating, but a whole social experiment. The search for the term "brunch" in search engines has increased dramatically since 2004, but this trend is far from recent. The idea originated back in 1985, when a British author wrote an article on how much a meal is needed between breakfast and lunch on Sundays to bring people together - those who like to sleep late and those for whom it’s already time for a second bite of the day. This is also one of the main goals of brunch - a time for meeting friends, a ritual of spending good time with those we love.
And although there are very few establishments in Plovdiv that offer us the choice of a brunch menu, we think that this trend is yet to unfold in the City under the hills. Well, there isn’t any avocado toast yet, but you may come upon quite a few other tastes, too, and spending time with friends is guaranteed.
We start our selection with the winner in the category New Wave: Brunch from the Bacchus Awards for 2019. This is our favorite Multi Culti Gastro Bar, where the whole concept is organized to offer interesting offers from various countries that can easily be combined with a cocktail. There, you can enjoy brunch all week long and you don't have to wait for the weekend at all. The eggs Benedict are a total classic, but today, from the gastro bar, they suggest we try the more exotic tastes.
Every Sunday, Atlas restaurant combines deliciously prepared and served food with balloons for anyone who can eat whatever they want. At the buffet, you can choose from a variety of salads, a variety of appetizers (we can’t miss the poached eggs) and a number of sweet temptations. There are no restrictions on consumption, and at 12:30 for all visitors there is live music that creates a mood and makes the Sundays a bit more colorful and enjoyable.
We are also tempted by the possibility of a late snack by the establishment in the yard of the Dramatic Theater. Every Saturday and Sunday ThEATre gathers for the hungry the most delicious recipes from both Bulgarian and world cuisine. There you can eat warm tripe soup to beat the hangover, and then calmly “throw yourself” at the French toast with mozzarella and jam. A Bloody Mary is an absolute must!
A new place opened recently, nestled under one of the buildings around the Roman Stadium. At Mekitsa § Coffee you will not get the traditional brunch menu, but you can enjoy freshly made mekitsas with various toppings at any time. Perfect for those who don’t feel like making them at home.They also often have offers of the month, which makes the menu varied.
The lazy weekend mornings seem to be a little busier now!