The 7 Best Breakfast Spots and Restaurants in Corfu Town

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Corfu Town is the capital of Corfu, one of the most beautiful and elegant towns in Greece. It’s one of the most populated towns of the Ionian Islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. Everywhere you look there are imposing buildings, elegant mansions, superb palaces, French-style flowered squares, and beautiful fortresses. When approaching the island by ferry you are met with magnificent views of this picturesque postcard town. 

Corfu Town’s central square – The Esplanade – is the largest square in the Balkans and was designed according to French garden architecture. There are many sights to see from the Old and New Venetian Fortress and Ionian Academy to the palace of St. Michael and St. Georges. Corfu is steeped in a beautiful history that is just waiting to be explored. Corfu will blow you away with its grandeur and beauty. Be sure to take a look at Kanoni and Mouse Island, the area where Corfu was first built. 

Take a wander through the town and discover some truly amazing cafes, restaurants, and bars. We all know that breakfast, however, is the most important meal of the day, so why not start your day off in one of these 7 best breakfast spots in Corfu Town.

Naok Azur

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Nestled in the heart of Old Corfu Town, Naok Azur is one of the best breakfast spots in Corfu to enjoy breakfast. If the aroma of freshly brewed coffee isn’t enough to lure you in, then their selection of breakfast choices and stunning views definitely will. Located on a specially designed balcony right on the Ionian Sea, it offers exquisite views of the Old Fortress of Corfu, Naok Beach, Garitsa Bay, and Greek Mainland. It’s considered a romantic spot for couples to relax, unwind and catch a moment of stillness as you gaze out to sea, before heading off for a day of sunbathing on Naok Beach. 

Should you stick around for the whole day it’s also worth coming back at night as this little cafe is transformed into a restaurant and club for evening visitors. With a variety of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, you will find something truly delicious here. They also cater for private functions, so if you’re in Corfu for a special occasion it’s worth considering them as your party venue. 

Sim’s

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If you’re looking for some of the more healthy options for breakfast, lunch, or brunch then Sim’s is the café for you. They have options for vegetarians and vegans. On their menu, they have a wide range of breakfast items such as croissants, omelets, scrambled eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice, and more. You also have a wide range of sandwich options, salads, cakes, and ice cream. Whether you are just stopping for a quick bite to eat or a cup of coffee, Sim’s has the perfect comfy atmosphere you need. This café is right in the heart of Old Corfu Town and has seating both inside and out for you to watch the world go by. Reviewers say that staff are friendly, welcoming, and efficient.

Averto Cafe

Gyros - two pitta breads filled with meat, tzatziki, chips, and red onion on a wooden board .
Greek gyros wrapped in pita breads on a wooden background

Averto Café is a family-run tavern, located in the back streets of Corfu Town. It’s a great place to sit if you like people watching, and want a nice quiet spot for breakfast after a night on the Uzo. The café has a nice relaxed atmosphere. The owner, Sarah, is English so will be able to advise on the best dishes if your Greek isn’t great. This café is a popular spot, so it’s always worth making a reservation. It’s got indoor and outdoor seating if you want to get out of the sun for a little while. Many have reviewed Averto as being an oasis of calm that serves delicious food. The choice of food ranges from breakfast delights to pizzas, gyros, and traditional Greek cuisine.

Earth Cafe

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Earth café fuses Mediterranean cuisine with American cuisine. It’s perfect for an early morning breakfast with a cozy friendly atmosphere. It’s a healthy spot in Corfu Town and is known for its milkshakes, crepes, and high-quality service. While most seating is outside it’s a great place to watch the world go by and soak up some sun. Many visitors have said that the atmosphere makes you feel at home like the locals. They have a wide range of different options for crepes and breakfast options including freshly squeezed juices, freshly brewed coffee, milkshakes, and more. The café also has free Wi-Fi, and the food is reasonably priced. After a day of exploring Corfu Town, you can grab a late afternoon snack or even dinner here too.

Cafe Kanoni

Vlacherna Monastery and Mouse island on Corfu, Pontikonisi Island. Corfu, Greece
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With a stunning view over the sea and planes coming into land, Café Kanoni is a great place to start your day. Enjoy an omelet and chips as your gaze out onto a calm blue sea. You’ll see Mouse Island in the distance and a church nearby making this all the more spectacular.  There are steps down to the beach from the Café so once you finish breakfast you can take a nice romantic walk along the beach or sunbathe for the day. Looking at reviews on TripAdvisor, a lot of people say that the staff is friendly, the coffee is amazing, the food is very nice, and the service is great. But the main thing that sets this café apart from others is the dreamy location.

My Habit

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Situated in the heart of Corfu Town, My Habit is a cafe kitchen bar that offers modern decor and both indoor and outdoor seating. It’s the ideal place to enjoy the city vibe that Corfu Town has to offer. Catering to all dietary requirements their menu offers a wide range of choices from a cooked breakfast with freshly squeezed juice or brewed coffee to burgers, sandwiches, salads, and pasta. There is an option for everyone, including American-style pancakes. But My Habit isn’t just a breakfast spot, it also offers a continental selection of freshly prepared dinner choices that match perfectly with a wine list of the finest Greek wines. It’s been voted as the No.1 best restaurant in Corfu Town by TripAdvisor. Many say that the breakfasts offered here are among some of the best they have ever had, and the staff are nothing but kind, friendly, and really helpful.

Old Times Cafe-Bar-Bistrot

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Old Times Cafe-Bar-Bistrot is situated in the center of Corfu Town. It offers a wide range of menu choices for any time of day. With vegan, vegetarian, and even gluten-free options available, you’ll have something to choose from no matter your dietary requirements. They offer a delicious range of cooked breakfast items from a traditional full English, eggs benedict, omelet, and more to fresh pastries, cakes, salads, and sandwiches. Their juices are freshly squeezed and only the finest coffee. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed with helpful and attentive staff. Seating is available both inside and outside, with umbrellas to shade you from the sun. It’s definitely a place to visit if you’re looking for a little place to relax once you’ve explored Corfu Town.

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Justine King is from the UK and has been a full-time traveller and freelance writer since 2020 after a 6-year career in Hospitality. Clients benefit from her love and knowledge of the sector as she creates informative and inspiring articles to help guide readers totheir next travel destination.