Located in the very heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik the LAJK Restaurant is a gem in the city’s culinary crown. This time we decided to “start our engines” with an early morning breakfast in LAJK...how cool to be able to eat a hearty breakfast on the cobbled streets of the historic city.
In fact, rather surprisingly, it isn’t that easy to find a good breakfast available in Dubrovnik, LAJK is one of the best that we have tried. As they have a special menu just for breakfast there is a large choice, whether you are after a traditional English-style breakfast or a more “fruity” option.
The first point that stands out is the service. We would use the three F’s – fast, friendly and fun. Within seconds we had our menus and two cups of steaming hot coffee whilst we made our choice. The breakfasts are named after members of the owner’s family and according to the owner they are “just like we prepare every morning at home.” A nice touch. Prices start from only 95 Kunas (for a mammoth and vegetarian breakfast) to just 30 Kuna for two croissants...and every else in between.
We decided on Breakfast Alan (scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, grilled vegetables, fresh salad and toast with a hot beverage for only 88 Kuna) and Breakfast Luka ( Smoked ham, cheese, hard boiled eggs, toast, fresh salad and a hot beverage for only 74 Kuna. Both were amazing.
The coffee kept flowing, although I just had to ask if they did English tea...and yes they have some great brands, and as the historic Old City slowly woke we watched the world go by. A great choice for the most important meal of the day, food gets the thumbs up and to be able to sit surrounded by history just adds to the ambience.
This is really starting the day on the right foot! LAJK serves breakfast from 8 in the morning until midday (for the late risers) and in case of rain there is plenty of space inside.