The joy of hotel breakfastsSaturday, 16 June 2012
|Breakfast buffet, courtesy of Hotel Carlemany, Girona|
(Incredible donuts in view)
Even now, I’m not a big breakfast fan. Special K with Red Berries, and I’m done. Nothing fancy.
I ate... crepes, American style bacon, maple syrup. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice breakfast, but it wasn't worth €29. Go and find a patisserie instead.
Green Tortoise Hostel, San Francisco
Typically, hostel breakfasts are rank. Rubbery bread, butter that ISN'T BLOODY BUTTER, and stale cereal is usually the order of the day. But Green Tortoise show that a hostel can do it even better than a fancy pants hotel. They know what you need, and keep it simple.
In the morning, there's a huge tray of different bagels, which you slice in a very exciting bagel slicer and put through an even more exiting toaster oven. Then there's a big variety of spreads: butter, jams, peanut butter, cream cheese etc.
A selection of juices, teas, coffee is next to a platter of fresh fruit, cut into chunks.
Simple, free and exactly what you need to set you up for the day. Well played.
I ate... a sesame bagel with cream cheese, pineapple, mango and banana, and juice.
Is anyone else really craving breakfast now?