Rome might not be renowned as an 'eggs and bacon' breakfast city, but lately, the concept of brunch has Romans heading out on weekends more and more. While foreigners might lament the format, finding things on the menu that they may not expect back home, it makes for a lovely day out, and you won't leave hungry - that's for sure. It's important to remember that things in Rome start fashionably late and brunch is no exception, usually kicking off anytime from 12:00pm midday. In Rome, more often than not, brunch is generally served as a buffet (often more substantial than a lunch, even featuring pasta and pizza!), that includes sweets, savory snacks and hot food. Some elaborately even feature chocolate fountains and fondue pots! Coffee, tea and juice are on the drinks list and alcohol is also totally acceptable. If you can't forego pancakes and eggs, The Perfect Bun showcases a very American-style brunch, complete with maple syrup, carrot cake and cupcakes. Ketumbar in the working class neighborhood of Testaccio puts on a laid-back affair of vegetarian and even vegan dishes. Speaking of vegan, Baylon in Trastevere also serves up some great dishes and their pancakes and fresh juices are not to be missed either. For those looking for your classic luxury hotel brunch, look no further than the Garden restaurant (Le Jardin de Russie) at Rome's premier five star establishment, Hotel de Russie or the Rome Cavalieri where the concourse to the L'Uliveto restaurant fills with families each Sunday and is a Roman institution. Here are 10 brunches in Rome to choose from covering all styles and all budgets. Happy brunching!
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