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A Beautiful Breakfast at Bloom, Luxembourg City

Granola, yoghurt and fresh fruit in a bowl

Luxembourg is small. It's easily forgotten, sandwiched in between its shiny neighbours of France, Belgium and Germany, so I didn't expect all that much. I've never heard of specific cuisine from the country, but after some surprisingly delicious finds recently in Romania, I knew I'd find something. A short search on Instagram showed up Bloom; a small cafe a short walk from my hotel and on the outskirts of the main city.


Bloom, Luxembourg City

I was staying near the main train station, which, truth be told, wasn't all that glamorous. We walked past early morning drinkers and cut price off licences before someone appearing on a row of gorgeous houses, and on the corner, in the sunshine, stood Bloom. Totally unsuspecting with minimal branding, it's one of those wonderful secrets that you only know about if someone's told you.

Purple flower table vases

Geometric wire light fixture

Industrial designed shelving

With huge windows to welcome in the late morning sunshine, we made ourselves comfortable on a big wooden table and bench, flipping through a copy of Cereal magazine and eyeing up the gorgeous coffee machine for our first caffeine fix of the day.

Black coffee machine

Coffee and Cereal magazine

Bloom takeaway coffee cups

The menu was small, but even with limited choices, I struggled to make a decision. Eventually it became clear to me that I couldn't pick between the two things I wanted, and god damn it, it was a holiday and I was going to indulge! A warm slice of thick banana bread, served with butter for me to spread lavishly on top, which crumbled at the faintest touch of my fork and melted with a sip of my gloriously strong, milky coffee.

Banana bread and butter

Used cutlery

Banana bread

I can't quite believe I'm saying this, as a life long purveyor of a fried breakfast, but the stand out part of this breakfast was the granola. If I could eat a bowl like this every morning, I'd never touch toast again (probably...). The granola was crunchy and sugary, sat on top of the creamiest, freshest yoghurt I've ever tried. With a selection of fruit and a drizzle of honey on top, it was sweet, fresh and the sort of delicious that I'm still not quite over yet.

Jar of homemade granola

Bowl of homemade granola, fresh fruit and yoghurt

It may not seem like much, but this simple, perfectly put together breakfast was my favourite meal on my entire trip to Luxembourg, and should I head back in the future, Bloom will undoubtedly be on my itinerary again.

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A review of breakfast at Bloom, Luxembourg City

9 comments

  1. That bowl of granola looks so perfect! I'm going through a savory breakfasts phase at the moment but definitely want to hunt down a bowl like that this weekend. x

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  2. I *think* I've been here for bagels. Luxembourg isn't somewhere you'd think of as a foodie city but we found even the simple things done well.

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  3. Charlie Elliott12 April 2017 at 10:21

    Absolutely. Sadly we had one really awful meal and it cost us a fortune which was such a shame when we'd found places like this that were reasonably priced and really delicious.
    Cx

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  4. Charlie Elliott12 April 2017 at 10:22

    RIGHT?!
    Cx

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  5. Charlie Elliott12 April 2017 at 10:22

    I'm a savoury breakfasts fan through and through so this was a rare moment of sweet indulgence!
    Cx

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  6. That's the prettiest brunch I have ever seen!

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  7. Oooo adding this for my next trip! x

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  8. This is making me STUPIDLY hungry! I wanna go to Luxembourg!

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