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Gastronomy: Five breakfast places in Cabarete you need to know

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

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Awakening to the rhythmic sounds of crashing waves, with the tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and mouthwatering delicacies in the air, Cabarete sets the stage for a breakfast experience like no other. Located on the stunning Northern shores of the Dominican Republic, this vibrant coastal town not only captivates surfers and adventure seekers but also knows how to pamper early risers with an array of delightful breakfast spots. Discover in this article or five favorite addresses and make sure to visit them soon.

Your mornings set the tone for the day.

#1. Vagamundo Coffee & Waffles

Let's start this article with a new addition to this fun town: Vagamundo Coffee & Waffles. This delicious breakfast spot is dedicated to providing high-quality coffee, gourmet waffles and exceptional service while giving something back to the local community.

How they do this? Vagamundo Coffee & Waffles is an extension of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping street children in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and also South Sudan. The majority of their employees are young adults who have graduated from the home and volunteers who are personally involved in the ministry. So they are definitely worth a visit. Not only for their delicious dishes, but even more so because of their wonderful mission.

The waffles you must try are the Graceland and Istanbul waffles.

Address: Carretera Principal, Cabarete

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#2. Belgian Pastries at Bakery Clement

No longer unknown to Keloke readers, Panaderia Clement is a popular bakery in Cabarete.

Located on Plaza Popular, on the town's main road, it is an essential breakfast spot for many locals and tourists. You can go there for a delicious assortment of fresh pastries, including croissants, pain au chocolat, Danish pastries and more. The bakery also offers a variety of breads, from crusty baguettes to hearty multigrain breads. And you can also visit Bakery Clement for savory treats and chocolate creations such as Easter eggs, chocolates and Christmas pastries (all depending on the season, of course).

Our favorites are their "Boule de Berlin", Strawberry pie and Eclair.

Address: Plaza Popular 2, Calle Principal, Cabarete.

Pictures of the Belgian Bakery "Panaderia Clement" in Cabarete
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#3. Bowls and Toasts at Gypsy Bowls

In fact, Gypsy Bowls in Cabarete is a popular and eclectic breakfast spot that has captured the hearts and taste buds of locals and visitors alike. It offers a unique dining experience that combines healthy, fresh ingredients with vibrant flavors from around the world.

Their menu features a mix of global flavors, so you can take a culinary journey without leaving your seat. From Mediterranean-inspired creations with spicy tzatziki and savory falafel to Asian bowls with spicy ginger and soy dressings, there is something for everyone.

In addition to the delectable food, Gypsy Bowls has a lively and inviting atmosphere. The cozy yet vibrant interior is adorned with eclectic decorations, including vibrant artwork and unique trinkets that add to the bohemian charm. Whether you choose to dine inside or enjoy the warm Caribbean breeze on their terrace, Gypsy Bowls offers a relaxed and welcoming ambiance that complements the overall dining experience.

We always go for the Açai Bowl, avocado toast with poached eggs and their Lime Green Juice.

Address: Carretera principal, Cabarete

Pictures of the food at Gypsy Bowls in Cabarete
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#4. All-Around Breakfast at Friend's

Another must-visit breakfast in Cabarete is Friend's. The cozy and inviting café offers a varied menu for different tastes and dietary preferences. From classic breakfast dishes to creative adaptations of traditional dishes, there is something for everyone.

With its warm and colorful atmosphere, locally sourced ingredients and exceptional customer service, Friend's is a must-visit destination for those looking for a delicious and satisfying breakfast in Cabarete.

Our favorites are their pancakes with fruits and yoghurt, their smoothies and croissants.

Address: Carretera principal, Cabarete

Pictures of the breakfast place Friend's in Cabarete
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#5. Healthy options at Fresh Fresh Café

We end our list with one of the most famous breakfast spots: Fresh Fresh Cafe, and has earned a reputation for its fresh and healthy offerings.

Located in a convenient location, this charming café has become a popular destination for health-conscious individuals and those looking for a nutritious start to the day.

The focus at Fresh Fresh Café is on offering healthy and nutritious meals using locally sourced ingredients. The menu features a variety of options brimming with vibrant flavors and nutritious ingredients. From vibrant açai bowls with fresh fruit and granola to refreshing smoothies blended with healthy ingredients, Fresh Fresh offers an array of choices to meet different preferences and dietary needs.

In addition to their food offerings, they are known for their commitment to sustainability. They prioritize eco-friendly practices, such as using compostable packaging and minimizing waste. This dedication to both health and the environment adds another layer to the appeal of Fresh Fresh's offerings.

If you pass by make sure to try their bowls and Berry Smoothie!

Address: Carretera Principal, Cabarete

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From cozy beachside cafes that offer a tranquil start to your day to bustling eateries that ignite your taste buds, join us on a delectable journey as we unveil the hidden gems that make Cabarete the ultimate breakfast paradise. Tell us in the comments your favorite breakfast place.

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