More and more guests are starting to book into accommodation where breakfast is provided, either by way of breakfast provisions being left, or through access to an on-site café or restaurant. It makes dining easy, and they can save their budget for another activity.
Most of us don’t have an on-site café or restaurant, so it comes down to what breakfast provisions we can supply to ensure our guests a healthy and filling breakfast. Many holiday rental owners who do provide breakfast provisions will offer either a selection of products, or will ask their guests of their preferences.
If you are looking for a way to think outside the box and offer your guests breakfast provisions equal to what they might get in your local café, we’ve been researching what some of the most popular options are.
Dinner for Breakfast
A lot of people turn away from traditional breakfast foods while on holiday, generally due to eating later and there not being a need to rush out the door. If you’re providing breakfast provisions for your guests, tap into the idea of dinner. Pizza bases make for a great bacon, egg, spinach and fetta breakfast pizza, or if you have a BBQ provided, breakfast burgers are a hearty meal to start the day with.
Gourmet pastries are a lovely break from the traditional bacon and eggs, and they are easy to provide for breakfast for the first day of your guests stay. Find a local bakery or patisserie who makes various pastries on site to provide for your property. Offer a great local coffee as well, and you’re onto a winning combination.
Eating locally has started to take off in recent years with many people now preferring to choose food that is grown or produced locally to the area they are holidaying in. If your holiday rental property is in a region that produces fruit, eggs, milk or coffee, provide these items – they will taste fresher, and your guests will feel good knowing that you are supporting local businesses.
Good Quality Traditional Fare
If you are providing the traditional breakfast items – cereals, breads, eggs etc – make sure it is good quality. Good quality food items make the difference between a good and bad breakfast. Provide high quality mueslis, farm fresh free range eggs, artesian bread and a range of high quality condiments including jams and spreads.
You could even think about placing a bread maker in your holiday rental along with bread mix and instructions to your guests on how to use it – there is nothing better than waking up to the smell of fresh bread, and indulging in a breakfast of hot bread, local raw honey and a great coffee from the coffee machine.
While some of your guests may be satisfied with the general cereals, toast and spreads, go beyond their expectations and you can be sure that they’ll be telling everyone about the wonderful breakfast treat they had when staying at your property.