Breakfasts Around The World

Not everyone eats the same thing for breakfast around the whole world. Here is a peek at what some of the popular breakfast foods are in six countries:


When most people think of breakfast and England, they will land on a full English breakfast at some point. So what does a full English breakfast include? Typically you would be eating bacon, eggs, fried tomatoes, sausage, toast with butter, and sometimes fried mushrooms. Some English breakfasts will stray from this, but you generally see the same rotation of food.


A breakfast in France is sweet and simple. The French love to enjoy a cup of coffee with a buttered croissant or baguette. Some also consume pastries. One thing is clear: sweet treats are popular in this country!


In Turkey, most are prone to enjoy bread with butter, jam, or honey, along with savoury treats like olives, cucumbers, cheese, eggs, tomatoes, and cold meats. You will often also see yogurt or fruit juice on the menu, along with a cup of tea or coffee. If you are eating in a group setting, breakfast is often served as a buffet.


In Germany, a common breakfast would consist of a hot drink like coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. After the drink you would have bread with a variety of toppings available like honey, butter, or jam.  You might even see sausage on the menu. Many also drink some juice, have a boiled egg, or eat cereal. Cereal is particular common among children. Another element you might see in a German breakfast is müsli, which consists of cereal flakes, dried fruit, nuts, and sometimes yogurt or milk and fresh fruit.


Popular breakfast options in Sweden include dried fruit, nuts, cereal, and open faced sandwiches. Popular sandwich toppings for Swedish breakfasts include cheese, ham, butter, cucumber, tomato, cold cut meats, and bell peppers.

United States

There is a plethora of different breakfasts in the United States, but some of the most common include pancakes, waffles, hash browns or breakfast potatoes, as well as eggs, bacon, sausage, and orange juice.