This article might come as a surprise to you all so I’m new to Carthage Magazine but not to this so called blogging thing. I do not mean to sound pretentious but I sort of did blog for few years ago and wrote all sort of random things and shared it on the internet and hoped someone would read it. Some people did and that’s how the owner of this platform actually found me.
I’m giving writing another chance and the main focus for today is “Brunching”. Tunisians do not take brunch seriously as they should. Many of them do not know what they are missing. But I will try to kind of help those of you who want to actually do a proper brunch.
First rule, Brunch is LATE. Normal human beings might want to have breakfast at an early hour but people like me do not approve of that. Brunch is about anything after 10:30am. If one of your friends wants to meet before them for breakfast that’s a different thing J. By all means please meet your friends and be nice to them.
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Also a little bit of info about me for those of you who have not checked my bio info. I’m a coffee and cheese snob. I’m a firm believer that life is too short to eat shitty cheese or drink bad coffee. For those of you living in Tunisia just like me I would like to tell you “I share your suffering and I feel you”.
Tunisia is home and I love it. But the lack of decent (mind you I’m not asking for good) coffee is outrageous. So to set your expectations, I will only talk about actual food as I really think all coffee served in those places is not good at all.
The Best Breakfast & Brunch Spots In Tunis
The first place that comes to my mind is a tiny but really good place in La Marsa area. It is called IVY food and drink. This place offers a wide variety of healthy and not so healthy brunch menus. It also has all sorts of bowls (sweet and savory).
A piece of advice from someone who goes there frequently, don’t go there on your first date. I did it once and the place was too packed and the music was loud so I barely managed to hear what the poor dude was telling. Also it did not help that the food was so good that it was hard to focus on what the conversation was about because yours truly can’t multi task (enjoying my food, chew with my mouth closed and say “hum ,that sounds interesting”)
My second place for brunch is called Breizh Bistrot. This chain if I may say so, has two locations. I personally prefer the one in Lac because every time I go there it is empty and service is really good. It has a variety of sweet and savory crepes.
My go to option is the brunch option (their cheese omelet is pretty good) and they savory crepes are also really tasty. I know I also spoke about ditching coffee but their coffee is the worse so do yourselves a favor and order team or juice may be? Also when it is summer their watermelon juice is actually pretty good.
My last and third recommendation is Sabato in La Marsa area. This is a sort of high end place with tons of healthy and yummy options for a good Sunday or Saturday brunch or any other day if you feel like it. This place also serves a wide variety of juices and food that is good for your soul.
Well may be not for your soul but food there is really good. Also their pastry is good and worth trying and sharing with someone you care about. Also if you do not share that’s absolutely fine. There should be enough food if you actually go there early enough (but not before 10:30 cause as I said anything before then should not be called brunch).
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Finally I would like to flag that I have not been paid or contacted by any of these place. So my recommendation is not an official endorsement. Please take them as simple recommendations from someone who loves to brunch and tries to stay away from super packed restaurants who do not value all costumers.
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