Across the Islands of Guernsey you'll find a range of excellent brunch spots. Whether you are looking for a leisurely catch-up with friends or a tasty place to refill before exploring the islands, a classic fry-up or vegan wellness juices, there is a place to suit everyone. Around the Islands there is a great use of seasonal produce, al fresco dining spots and cosy cafés to unwind in when it starts to get chilly.
Starting in St Peter Port, these restaurants and cafés are easily accessible if you are staying in town, and great for a break between sightseeing and island hopping.
Timings: 9am - 11:30am
You'll find Christies in the centre of town offering a warm welcome and great hospitality. The brasserie is a great spot for a long brunch, good coffee and maybe a mimosa if you're tempted. The menu includes English classics, lighter bites and everything in between. Cosy in the winter and offering views out over the harbour from their terrace perfect for summer dining, it's a year-round favourite.
Timings: Saturday and Sunday 9am - 2pm.
Located on a quiet street just off the High Street, with great atmosphere The Fat Rascal is known for its cosy interior and is well loved by locals. You will find classic breakfast dishes celebrating as many local products and ingredients as possible, as well as some tasty options inspired from across the Atlantic (try their Vegan Rancheros for something a little different). Their brunch menu has something to suit all dining tastes with vegan, veggie and meat-eating options.
Timings: 7am - 4pm
Walk towards Castle Cornet to find this social hub with views of both the Harbour and Havelet Bay. Coco is a modern, French Mini Brasserie, so don’t let its small size and calm demeanour fool you. From freshly baked croissants and pastries to omelettes, smoothie bowls and more, this extensive brunch menu will cater to everyone’s wishes.
Timings: 8am - 11:45am
Cafe Emilia is right in the heart of town and offers a wide range of brunch classics and Portuguese twists. Whether it’s a freshly baked cake and coffee or a full English you’re looking for, their friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere are on hand to help you find your perfect breakfast. With a kids-specific brunch menu as well as veggie and vegan options, this cafe is suitable for the entire family.
Timings: 8am - 12pm
A family owned bistro and patisserie, you can enjoy traditional Breton galettes, crepes, homemade sourdough bread, and pastries to enjoy alongside a specialised brunch menu. Crepe Maison has a wide variety of vegan and gluten-free options available too, catering to everyone’s tastes 7 days a week. With views out over the sea and neighbouring islands, it's a great spot to enjoy the morning sunshine.
Timings: 8:30am - 12pm
Located in the bustling Arcade just off the main shopping street in town with a European-style al fresco terrace area, Dix Neuf offers a menu that balances traditional and modern dishes, whilst still offering a nod to the French classics it takes inspiration from. It's a great spot to enjoy a coffee and a pastry, watch town go by and get a feel for local life.
Timings: Monday - Friday 8am - 11:30 | Saturday 9am - 2pm
Muse is a bright and airy café located in the heart of the smart residential and financial district of St Peter Port, on the outskirts of the main town. Offering a mixture of continental treats, delicious coffees, and filling dishes to set you up for the day; Muse’s calm, quiet and welcoming environment makes it the perfect place to enjoy brunch. With vegan and veggie options, Muse is a good spot for all eaters. The location is also ideal for fuelling up before an early boat to Herm or Sark, with the harbour departure point only a few minutes walk.
Timings: 8am - 11:30am
The Hideaway Patisserie and Brasserie is quite literally hidden away above the centre of town, with views outside on the terrace looking out over the harbours and cobbled streets. Ideal for a moment of peace to watch the world go by, their menu caters for vegetarians and vegans alike.
Timings: Very occasional Sundays, look on their website for upcoming dates.
One of the finest restaurants on the Island, brunch at Red is a rare treat that never disappoints. Sunday brunch is available only a few times per year, usually around bank holiday weekends, so watch their website for upcoming dates in order to get your hands on one of these gold-dust bookings.
Timings: Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 2pm
Formerly the official residence of the Island’s Governor, the Old Government House (or the OGH) was transformed into a luxury hotel with a boutique restaurant. Serving brunch at the weekend until 2pm, you’re guaranteed a relaxed meal perfect for a catch-up with friends.
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Timings: Weekdays 7:30am - 9:30am | Weekends 8am - 10:30am
St Pierre Park boasts some of the most extensive hotel grounds on the Island, with a golf course, driving range, swimming pool and play area all situated within the grounds. A 20-minute walk outside of town, the hotel is a great spot for family brunch. The in-house chef’s specialities include Scottish smoked salmon with sourdough, butter and lemon as well as smashed avocado on toast, and more.
Where: Rohais de Haut
Timings: Monday - Sunday 8:30am - 11am (Closed Tuesdays)
Nineteen can be found just outside of town at The Golf Club. The menu during the week is simple and easy, perfect to grab something quick to get you ready for the day. Their weekend brunch menu is expansive and caters for all, and with plenty of room inside, and a driving range and mini golf as entertainment, it's a great place for a fun morning.
Timings: 7am - 10am
If you want some of the best views over the East Coast of the Island, looking out over Castle Cornet, the harbour and the neighbouring Islands in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, join us for brunch at the Wellington Boot. Walking distance from Saint Peter Port, but outside of the hustle and bustle of the main town, at the well-established Hotel De Havelet, you can sit down for a variety of available options from the brunch menu, enjoying the peace and quiet with friends and family.
Where: Admiral Park
Timings: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 11:30am | Saturday 8am - 3pm | Sunday 9am - 3pm
Good Rebel is the sister restaurant to Fat Rascal, and offers fresh, healthy and (some) rebellious dining options for brunch. Alongside a mix of wellness juices and shots is a creative and modern menu catering to a variety of tastes. At the weekend, the brunch menu is available until 3pm, giving you more than enough time to relax either inside or at the al fresco dining area. Admiral Park is easily accessible along the seafront by foot or bike and Good Rebel also has parking just around the back, making it simple to visit.
Where: Oatlands Village
Timings: 9am - 11:30am
With beautiful gardens, good food and a playground and mini golf course just around the corner, The Kiln offers the perfect family morning out for brunch. With a wide selection of options available on the menu, this hidden gem is located in Oatland Village in the countryside of Guernsey, giving you the opportunity to see a different side of the Island with plenty of family activities.
Where: St Saviours
Timings: Breakfast 7:30am - 10am | Brunch 10:30am - 12pm
Food is at the heart of The Farmhouse, an award-winning 4* boutique hotel & restaurant in the countryside of Guernsey. With a focus on local, organic and Fairtrade products, the Farmhouse caters for all dietary requirements. Bus route 71 offers a regular door-to-door service from St. Peter Port, and there is ample parking, meaning this out-of-the way brunch spot is easily accessible.
For more great places to have brunch on the Islands of Alderney and Sark, head to this blog post.