When it comes to breakfast, the Kursaal Bern offers its guests all kinds of options: on weekdays, there’s breakfast à la carte or from the opulent buffet, on Sundays, you can choose between the Sunday brunch and the panoramic brunch.
True to the motto “it doesn’t always have to be a buffet”, the Allegro Bar serves tasty breakfast à la carte seven days a week. If you do prefer a buffet, the daily breakfast buffet offers the usual suspects such as fresh bread, cheese, cold cuts, cereal and eggs.
The Sunday brunch is served, as the name implies, on Sundays – and in grand fashion. There are several different buffet stations that will delight every brunch fan. Our tip: go early enough to be able to take a few breaks between courses. Because the Kursaal offers not only the basics – different breads, cheeses and meats –, but also delicacies such as salmon and smoked trout. The almost mandatory bubbly is included in the price, as are all hot beverages and juices.
The word “brunch” being a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch is taken literally at the Kursaal: dishes such as beef entrecôte, Berner Buurehamme (Bernese farmer’s ham), Rösti, and, and, and – the Kursaal buffet has them all. It’s also perfectly suited for vegetarians, offering meatless lasagna, grilled vegetables, salads and more. And for people with a sweet tooth, there’s an entire buffet filled with ice cream and cake. By the way: word is there’s even a chocolate fountain!
On special occasions (i.e. Easter, Mother’s Day, 1 August or the Advent season), there’s the legendary panoramic brunch with an amazing view over the rooftops of Bern and the peaks of the Bernese Oberland.