Breakfast at the bar is a daily ritual for many Italians , a treat granted before starting the working day. Standing at the counter or sitting at the table, over 5 million compatriots eat their first meal away from home . With these data in hand you will understand how important it is to try to renew the offer often so as not to bore the customers.

Furthermore, varying the proposals allows you to skilfully play on the prices, increasing the earning possibilities. Cappuccino and croissant are among the most popular requests for an average cost of €2.40. However, espresso coffee remains the king of orders, a true cornerstone that resists rising prices while almost always keeping the cost of €1 unchanged.

Adding a different preparation to the menu allows you to increase revenues and surprise customers with novelties . But what are the aspects not to be overlooked when preparing breakfast? Varied offer, quality and above all speed. So today we offer you 4 simple, quick and tasty recipes to include in the breakfast bar menu .

donut with coffee for breakfast in cafe

The usual? No thank you

Everyone likes to try new flavours, even die-hard cappuccino and brioche lovers. Try to include croissant variants in the sweet breakfast offer, which are not exclusively pastry products such as donuts or pastries.

Chocolate tart

You could prepare an irresistible chocolate tart, a simple dessert to cut into several portions that is also suitable for take away.

Ingredients for 10 servings:

  • 165 g of butter
  • 330 g of “00” soft wheat flour
  • 3 g of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 165 g of icing sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 150 g of chocolate

Prepare the dough with soft butter and flour. Mix well and add in order: salt, vanilla, egg and icing sugar. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for two hours. Then divide the dough in two and roll out to obtain a thickness of ½ cm. Cut the first pan into ten squares, the second into narrow strips with which to form grids of the same size as the squares. Put everything in the oven at 175 °C for 8 minutes. Finally, spread the chocolate on each square, covering it with the pastry lattice.

Not fried donuts

Donuts are a typical sweet of the United States, now known all over the world. They are perfect for studying a special breakfast at the bar, perhaps to be offered exclusively on a weekday.

Ingredients for 6 servings:

Mix all the ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture. Pour it into the plates to make donuts. With Rondò Unika you can prepare 6 donuts at the same time, so you can offer multiple customers a delicious freshly baked dessert. If made with Rondò Unika, the donuts are lighter and ideal for the first meal of the day because they are not fried in oil.

focaccia with cherry tomatoes and oregano also perfect for breakfast at the bar

Breakfast at the bar: when the desire is salty

In Italy, breakfast is mostly a sweet meal, but in many regions, a savory breakfast doesn't make your eyes roll. In Emilia bars, for example, it is easy to find someone who has breakfast with coffee anderbazzone, a savory pie with chard, bacon, parsley and Parmigiano Reggiano. Furthermore, tourist resorts must always have plan b ready to meet the high demands of foreign holidaymakers .

There are two simple and quick recipes that you can make with Combi Wave , to further reduce preparation times: toast and stuffed focaccia.


Requested when you least expect it and quick to prepare, toast is a must-have item on the breakfast bar menu due to its versatility. You can easily promote it with the brunch formula, a novelty that is very fashionable now. You can indulge yourself with avocado toast or the gooey croque monsieur , here is the original toast recipe that will be the basis:

Ingredients for one serving:

  • 2 slices of toast bread
  • 1 slice of cooked ham
  • 1 slice of cheese

To prepare toast with Combi Wave, simply select the recipe and wait for it to heat up. Stuff the toast and place the product directly on the oven grill, protected by parchment paper. Close the door and start the cooking cycle by pressing the knob. Combi Wave cooks everything in just 40 seconds .

Stuffed focaccia

Light, soft and tasty: focaccia is ideal for those who love to have a savory breakfast, but without exceeding it. You can prepare all kinds of them, from the classic with oil to stuffed with cherry tomatoes. And if it's left over from breakfast, it's easy to re-propose it as a hunger breaker throughout the day.


  • 200 g of focaccia
  • rosemary to taste

Also in this case you will have to select the pre-set recipe in the Combi Wave oven and start the heating phase. Stuff the focaccia and place it on the oven grill, protected by parchment paper. Close the door and start cooking for 70 seconds. At the end of cooking, add some fresh rosemary leaves to perfume the focaccia.

Is it risky to expand the breakfast offer?

To answer you, we want to put you in the shoes of the customers. Imagine going on vacation for a week, the bar closest to you only offers croissants with cream or jam. One day you'll have breakfast with the cream option, the next day with the jam alternative, but on day three would you be really excited to go back to that establishment? It is unlikely.

Expanding the offer is never a risk, but a good practice that should be extended to all moments of the day. And in this endeavor two helpers will always be at your side: Rondò Unika and Combi Wave .

July 19, 2018
Tags: bar Barista menu