Types Of Breakfasts That You Can Enjoy Having At Hotels

Did you know that there are different types of breakfast served in hotels? Breakfast is a meal which you usually have in the morning after a long-night fast. When you stay at home you get to have the normal and usual stuff for breakfast.

But when you travel and stay at hotels you will be offered a variety of breakfast options from which you can choose and enjoy a different kind and escape the usual thing.

So in today’s article, we are going to see about an intriguing topic “types of breakfast that you can enjoy having at hotels. 

Continental Breakfast

A continental breakfast is also called a European breakfast that mainly comprises of bread and butter, fruit juice, tea or coffee. This type of breakfast originated in France and the current menu of the continental breakfast consist of a wide variety of choices. 

The continental breakfast is further divided into two subcategories, they are Cafe simple and Cafe complete.

  • Cafe simple breakfast comprises of tea and coffee only.
  • Cafe complete breakfast comprises of bread rolls or toast with honey, jam, and served with coffee or tea.

The cover layout of Continental Breakfast

  • Bread Boat
  • Butter on a small cup and a side plate with a butter knife
  • Preserve Dish on a small cup and a side plate with a preserve spoon
  • Breakfast cup and saucer and a teaspoon
  • Slop Basin, Tea Strainer
  • Sugar Basin and tongs
  • Jug of cold milk
  • A side plate and Side Knife
  • Ashtray
  • Napkin
  • Underplates 

English or Full Breakfast

The English or Full breakfast begins with simple cereals, fresh juices, and then the heart of the breakfast, eggs and bacon, sausages, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, bread toast, and tea. The menu and the cover layout of the English type of breakfast differ. This type of breakfast is generally served in the US and Ireland

This type of breakfast comprises of two to eight courses of the meal. The dining room needs more preparation before the meals are served. 

Cover Layout of English or Full breakfast

  • Fish fork and knife
  • Sweet fork and spoon
  • Joint fork and knife
  • Cup and Saucer
  • A side plate and Side knife
  • Cruet set
  • Bread boat 
  • Toastrack
  • Butter dish
  • Jug of cold milk
  • Tea strainer
  • Teapot with hot water
  • Sugar basin with tongs
  • Butter dish with the side plate.

American Breakfast

The American breakfast is similar to the English breakfast. It offers multiple courses as a part of the meal but it does not include any kind of fish dish on the breakfast menu. The American breakfast comprises of juice, eggs, meat, bread and beverages, bacon, whole grain pancakes, oatmeal, egg, and sandwich, etc,

Cover Layout of American Breakfast

  • Side plate
  • Joint Fork and Knife 
  • Dessert Fork and Spoon
  • Tea Strainer
  • Cup and saucer 
  • Teaspoon
  • Toast Rack
  • Bread Boat
  • Butter Dish on a side plate with a butter knife
  • Breakfast cup and saucer and a teaspoon
  • Cereal Bowl on an underplate
  • Sugar Basin and tongs
  • Jug of cold milk
  • Slop Basin
  • Salt and Pepper Cruet
  • Napkin
  • Ashtray

Regional Breakfast

As the name suggests, this breakfast depends on the region in which you stay. Regional breakfast includes North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, etc. 

Example of Regional breakfast (North/ South Indian based) 

  • Idli
  • Dosa
  • Puttu
  • Idiyappam
  • Appam
  • Upma
  • Poori
  • Pongal
  • Veg. Khorma
  • Kadala Curry
  • Aloo Bhaji/Masala
  • While Coconut Chutney
  • Red Coconut Chutney
  • Egg Roast
  • Veg. Stew

Buffet Breakfast

You will be never disappointed with the Buffet Breakfast because it offers a large variety of food for you. When a sudden influx of customers comes at the same time, large hotels were finding it hard to handle the crowd. 

So they introduced this breakfast buffet system which was successful in providing a havoc free breakfast service. In this type of breakfast, there will be no serving of food. All you need is to go and pick your own food and have it. 

Gluten-free breakfast

Yes, this is also a type of breakfast that is available in many hotels. Gluten is a type of protein that is found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, bulgur, farina, etc. This gluten can irritate your gut and can trigger allergic reactions to your body. 

Many people avoid gluten in their diet so they opt for gluten-free food. Some foods are naturally gluten-free and some foods are processed to remove the gluten.

Vegetarian Breakfast

Vegetarian breakfast is a type of breakfast that includes only vegetarian foods. Some vegetarians include eggs in their diet. This type of breakfast comprises of eggless French toast, granola bars, oats, banana pancakes, pulses and cereals, milk and its products, etc.

Vegan Breakfast

Vegans, in addition to the no-meat rule, they also exclude the animals and their by-products like eggs, honey, and dairy. This is the major difference between vegans and vegetarians. As mentioned earlier, some vegetarians add eggs in their diet. So Vegan breakfast is also a type of breakfast that is taken only by vegans.

Halal Breakfast

Halal breakfast is a type of breakfast that includes the food which is only permitted under Islamic law. Halal is an Arabic word which means permitted or lawful. The foods which are not permitted under Islamic law are called Haram, which is also an Arabic word meaning forbidden. So Halal breakfast is taken by Muslims and this type of breakfast is mostly served in the Arab countries. So if you get a chance visiting the Arab countries try the Halal breakfast.

Wrapping Up

So this was all about the different types of breakfasts served at hotels. Actually, it’s not that you need to enjoy a different kind of breakfast only at hotels, you can try them at home also. Seriously it will be fun. 

Have you ever had the chance of enjoying a different kind of breakfast while traveling to different places and staying at hotels? If yes, comment which breakfast is your favorite one and also share your views about this article in the comment section.

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