Brunch in Jūrmala
The word “brunch” was historically coined by merging the words “breakfast” and “lunch” (breakfast+lunch). The fashion for brunches started in England, at the end of the 19th century, when writer Guy Beringer published an essay in 1895, where, in addition to inventing the word “brunch”, he also stressed that getting up early on weekends is unnecessary and ridiculous. According to him, this brunch tradition could help make the world a better place, since leisurely breakfasts that transition into lunch lift the mood and sweep away all worries.
Nowadays, brunch is well-known all over the world. It has also become a favourite family tradition in Jūrmala, where brunch is often a wonderful prelude for outdoor recreation. Jūrmala is a truly special city, because you can start off by enjoying a lazy morning in a stylish café, go for urban walks, visit exhibitions, the cinema, a concert or the theatre, and then go for a walk through the pine forest to the sea or watch boats gliding meditatively along the Lielupe river.
In Jūrmala, brunches are mostly served on Sundays, with the exception of the restaurant “Barons” in Bulduri, where it is served on Saturdays. Depending on the location, brunch starts at 11:00 or 12:00, and ends at 14:00, 15:00 or even 16:00. The restaurant “Simmer” in Dzintari offers a special brunch-style dinner on Saturdays, starting from 18:00. Brunch is free for small children, with varying age limits. We advise always making reservations in advance.
Sunday brunch at “ROOF BAR-B-Q & MUSIC” restaurant
At the blooming heart of Jomas iela, in the “Korso” gallery, a cosy and stylish rooftop restaurant called “ROOF BAR-B-Q & MUSIC” can be found, where each Sunday, from 12:00 to 15:00, a brunch is served with special emphasis on grill and BBQ dishes. The menu also includes a variety of salads, vegetables, snacks, egg dishes, and desserts. The price includes water, lemonade, tea, and coffee. Unlike other brunches in Jūrmala, the Sunday atmosphere at “ROOF BAR-B-Q & MUSIC” is enhanced by live music on the small stage in the premises. The younger guests can enjoy games at the children’s area with a nanny, so that parents can enjoy a relaxed morning.
The price is 20 EUR for adults and 8 EUR for children (6-12 years).
Sunday brunch in the restaurant “Laivas”
On the wonderfully scenic bank of the Lielupe river, you will find a restaurant called “Laivas”. The Sunday brunch here is served from 11:00 to 15:00, with various salads, hot dishes, and desserts. The price does not include drinks. Children of up to four years can enjoy the brunch free of charge. On the second floor, there is a spacious playroom, a real children’s wonderland, with nannies who can look after them. The price for half an hour in the playroom is 6 EUR. Please make your reservation in advance.
The price is 21 EUR for adults and 7 EUR for children (4-9 years). For reservations for 10 or more persons, a service fee of 10% will be added to the bill.
Sunday brunch in the “House of Light” grill bar
The cosy grill bar “House of Light” is located on Jomas iela, Majori and serves thematic brunches on Sunday mornings, from 11:00 to 14:00. The menu includes delicious snacks, salads, savoury roulades, pastries, and seafood. To help you stay sharp, you can have as much tea and coffee as you like, and the price also includes a glass of Prosecco. Children of up to seven years can enjoy the brunch free of charge. The younger guests are welcome to participate in creative activities with a children’s entertainer. Please make your reservation in advance.
The price is 20 EUR for adults and 10 EUR for children (7-12 years). For reservations for 6 or more persons, a service fee of 10% will be added to the bill.
Saturday brunch in the restaurant “Barons”
Restaurant “Barons” in Bulduri is the only place in Jūrmala, where brunch is served on Saturdays instead of Sundays, from 11:00 to 15:00 with a different theme each time: Mediterranean cuisine, Italian dishes, sushi party, etc. The price also differs each time, but always includes water. Children of up to five years can enjoy the brunch free of charge. Please make your reservation in advance.
Saturday brunch-style dinner in the restaurant “Simmer”.
Surrounded by a pine forest, in the Amber Sea Hotel & SPA in Dzintari, you will find a restaurant called “Simmer”, where every Saturday, from 18:00 to 21:00 a brunch-style dinner is served. The menu includes snacks, meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes, as well as desserts. The price includes a cocktail for adults, a cocoa for children, as well as coffee or tea. Such evenings will provide a bubbling experience, as the restaurant’s name points out: “simmer” means the bubbling of cooking dishes, a relaxed and peaceful simmering. A dinner at “Simmer” just may be the perfect conclusion for a Saturday walk along the sea, since the hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk away from the Dzintari beach.
The price is 22.50 EUR for adults and 9.90 EUR for children (6-11 years).