Breakfast in Frankfurt am Main


If you are looking for a delicious breakfast in Frankfurt am Main, you are spoiled for choice. There are cozy and elegant cafés in almost every part of the city that offer a tempting breakfast menu.

City center: Mainkai Café – extensive breakfasts in Frankfurt am Main

One of the most popular cafés when it comes to breakfast is the Mainkai Café. This popular breakfast spot with its classic coffee house charm is just a few steps away from Frankfurt Cathedral. You can also combine a visit to Frankfurt’s rebuilt Old Town with a visit to the Mainkai Café, as the café is located right in the historic center of the Main metropolis. The breakfast café offers both indoor and outdoor seating – as the name suggests, with a direct view of the Main.

If you want to have breakfast at the Mainkai Café in Frankfurt am Main, you will be confronted with an extensive menu, which also includes an English translation of the dishes. The continental breakfast options cost around ten euros. For example, “The Gourmet”: Two rolls, butter, smoked salmon with creamed horseradish, gouda, tomatoes, gherkins, fresh goat’s cheese, two fried eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice. Vegans and kids can also have breakfast at the Frankfurt café: The kids’ breakfast is available for children up to the age of 12; vegans get their money’s worth with a traditional Arabic breakfast with olives, falafel and warm slices of bread.

A large selection of egg dishes and muesli are also on the menu. Incidentally, breakfast is available throughout the day at the Frankfurt café.

Breakfast at the Mainkai Café: Opening hours: Monday – Friday and public holidays: 10 am – 2 pm, Sat. and Sun.: 9 am – 2 pm, Mainkai 15 in 60311 Frankfurt am Main


Probably the best coffee you can get in Frankfurt” is how one customer describes her impression of the café at the Bornheimer Uhrentürmchen, which has been open since 1999. The building is a listed building and so traditional coffee culture meets architectural heritage. The Wacker’s have been roasting their coffee for more than a hundred years and are known far beyond Frankfurt’s city limits.

If you want to have breakfast in the café in Frankfurt am Main, you pay between four and five euros for a small breakfast. You can either put together your own breakfast or choose one of the predefined combinations. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted by the extensive selection of cakes.

This café is very popular with the people of Frankfurt. If you want to have breakfast here, you have to be lucky to find a seat. There are only 15 seats inside. But if you want to watch the hustle and bustle of the upper Berger Strasse, it’s also worth taking a seat outside. Here, the Frankfurt café offers space for 80 people hungry for breakfast.

Breakfast at Wacker’s Kaffee: Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 08-19 hrs, Sat.: 08-18:00 hrs, Sun.: 09-18 hrs, Berger Straße 185, 60385 Frankfurt am Main


Breakfast in Frankfurt city center: Café Karin

Frankfurters and tourists alike appreciate Café Karin for its large breakfast selection and all-day hot and cold snacks in front of large windows or on the terrace. Breakfast at Café Karin is named after Frankfurt’s districts. The “Osthafen” breakfast for just under nine euros appropriately includes graved salmon, while in Frankfurt’s expensive “Westend” you are treated to an opulent breakfast for 25.50 euros.

Of course, Café Karin also serves egg dishes and muesli. Another breakfast highlight is the daily freshly prepared fruit salad.

For guests with a small appetite, the Frankfurt café offers a “City” breakfast: for 3.50 euros you get a croissant, butter and jam. For an extra 50 cents, you can choose your own jam from the buffet.

Café Karin is located in Frankfurt’s city center, directly opposite the main entrance to the Goethehaus. It is easy to reach by public transport using subway lines 1, 3, 6, 7 and S-Bahn lines S1-S6, Hauptwache station.

Breakfast at Café Karin is served Monday – Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sundays and public holidays 10 am – 6 pm. Address: Großer Hirschgraben 28, 60311 Frankfurt am Main


Breakfast in Frankfurt Bornheim: Gingko – a vegetarian / vegan alternative

This trendy restaurant on Berger Straße has been in business since 1996 and is entirely family-run. International dishes are served in a modern ambience. The owners have been interested in vegan and vegetarian food since 2012. This is also reflected on the menu.

If you want to have breakfast at Gingo in Frankfurt am Main, you can choose between homemade organic muesli with yoghurt and fruit, pancakes, egg omelettes, a mixed fruit plate or organic egg dishes.

Of course, you can also get classic bread rolls or wholemeal bread – without leavening agents, as the owners emphasize. The two vegan breakfast combinations are particularly recommended. Depending on your choice, they are served with homemade chickpea puree, fresh avocado strips, cucumber, tomatoes, wholemeal bread rolls, homemade jam, soy yoghurt and fresh fruit or vegetable couscous, eggplant and lentil puree, grilled peppers, homemade jam and wholemeal bread rolls.

Breakfast is served at Gingo, Berger Str. 81, 60316 Frankfurt am Main, every day from 9 am.


Frankfurt Bockenheim: Breakfast at Fridas Café

Fridas Café at Leipziger Strasse 108 opens at 9 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays and offers a breakfast that is both international and “cross-cultural”. The in-house coffee roast, which is produced by the Espresso Lab roastery in Nuremberg, can also be enjoyed outside on warm days.

Breakfast includes cakes, tarts and croissants with jam as well as hearty sandwiches and focaccias. Order a healthy carrot and ginger shot, for example, and watch the hustle and bustle on Leipziger Straße. In addition to breakfast, the café in Frankfurt-Bockenheim also offers hot dishes that change daily. Vegetarians and vegans in particular will get their money’s worth at Fridas Café.