9 Best Places to Have Breakfast and Wine
When in Chile do as the Chileans do and enjoy a glass of wine anytime of day including for breakfast. Breakfast and wine? Sure, why not! These nine happening spots in Valparaíso and Casablanca Valley—from small hip coffee shops to full-service restaurants—offer the best and tastiest places to have breakfast and start the day with a glass of wine.
1. Café Entre Cepas
Café Entre Cepas is conveniently located in the Casa del Visitante on the Wine Route to Casablanca Valley. A bustling meeting place in the morning it’s just the spot to have a quick coffee or linger over a full breakfast. Popular with tourists and locals alike, Café Entre Cepas serves pastries, salads, sandwiches, juices, quiches and desserts all day long. But best of all it’s a one-stop-shop where you can not only have breakfast, but also enjoy tastings of local D.O Casablanca wines, which you can purchase, along with a variety of wine accessories and the best gourmet products in the area.
2. Café – Casona Veramonte
Start the day with a delectable breakfast at Café Casona Veramonte. Choose from fresh baked muffins, a Ham and Cheese Croissant or the Baguette with Farm Fesh Scrambled Eggs. The “garden to table” concept of the Café encompasses a philosophy of respect for the environment and connection to the cycles of nature. The food at the Café is a reflection of what the land provides featuring fresh produce from their organic vegetable garden and the finest ingredients from local suppliers. In the wine bar enjoy tastings of limited editions wines from the Casablanca Valley, accompanied by pairings especially selected for each wine.
3. House Casa del Vino
House Casa del Vino is winery with a full service restaurant that serves breakfast all day. But you might want to stick around for lunch and dinner as well for the imaginative dishes with pronounced flavors that Chef Felipe Espinosa creates with state-of-the-art techniques and local products. At the tasting bar you can choose from three categories to sample. Be sure to try the Tiraziš, a cold-climate Syrah from the slopes of the Belén vineyard in the Casablanca Valley. In the shop you’ll find a great selection of wine, cookbooks and gourmet products including Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Ízaro, both from the Casablanca Valley.
4. Café Vinilo
Hip and fun with modern decor, Café Vinilo is one of the best gourmet restaurants offering a modern twist on Chilean food in the charming Cerro Alegre district. Popular with tourists and locals Café Vinilo has become a sophisticated restaurant while maintaining its “porteña” (port people) roots and soul. Stop in for coffee and stay for a glass of wine and enjoy the atmosphere in the bar or on the patio. Vinilo means vinyl and music is important part of Café Vinilo. You are bound to hear something great from their vast collection of old vinyl spinning on the turntable or live music in the evenings.
5. Café Turri
After a day of sightseeing a warm and welcoming atmosphere awaits you at Cafe Turri restaurant in Concepción hill, the best place to enjoy the exquisite and renowned local cuisine that gives life to the finest regional heritage and European flavors. Here you’ll find a delight for the senses accompanied by a wide and excellent range of wines. For breakfast the coffee shop serves a large array of fine coffee drinks and a selection of breakfast sandwiches such as Ave Palta (Chicken & Avocado), Barros Jarpa (Ham & Cheese) and Ciabatta Cabra, (Tomato, Pesto, with Goat Cheese).
6. Viña Emiliana
Located in Chile´s Casablanca Valley, Vina Emiliana offers a wide range of guided tastings, tours of the gardens and winery, food pairings, and unique hands-on wine blending experiences all designed to deepen your knowledge of the region and expand your enjoyment of the wines. All the wines at Viña Emiliana are produced in balance with nature following organic and biodynamic farming practices. The vineyards are managed with a commitment to maintain the highest level of sustainability and responsibility to the land. But before you begin your activities, visit the on premise Italian style cafe for freshly ground organic coffee and breakfast sandwiches, croissants, or cheeseboard plates.
7. Restaurant Montealegre (Hotel Casa Higueras)
Situated in Valparaíso, Casa Higueras’ Montealegre Restaurant offers contemporary Chilean food, with a focus on local ingredients and fresh seafood such as conger, salmon, and tuna fish from Easter Island. The warmth of its interior dining room and terrace is the perfect atmosphere for a buffet breakfast, dinners, bar service and teatime, as well as light dishes, drinks and beverages on the panoramic terrace or beside the pool. The wine list offers a large selection of high quality wines from the most diverse Chilean valleys, all carefully selected for their eloquent expression of terroir and ability to pair in harmony with the menu.
8. Bendita Pasta
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So before you start your day of sightseeing and vineyard adventures in Valparaíso and Casablanca Valley, stop in at Bendita Pasta, centrally located in Valparaíso, just a few blocks from the sea. Bendita Pasta is a restaurant dedicated mainly to Italian cuisine, but it’s also a great place to enjoy a good breakfast with view of the “porteños” hills. The wine list features a mix of local and Italian wines. In the mood for cocktails? Word is that the Mango Bellini is a must try.
9. Café del Jardín
Located in Cerro Alegre, Café del Jardín (the Coffee Garden) is an ideal place for those looking eat delicious food and have a good time in a charming setting and full of the mystique of Valparaíso. The rustic interior is decorated with antiques, fresh flowers and potted plants it’s like a magic garden turned into a café. Just outside you find a cozy green oasis on the patio. Café del Jardín offers tea, coffee and espresso along with an impressive menu of specialty hot or cold coffee, chocolate, and espresso drinks. The cinnamon-y Mexican hot chocolate here is a genuine treat. Made with ground almonds, it’s even better with a pinch of chili powder for a kick of spice.