Good-bye, runny eggs and sad-looking cereal stations. Hello, Vietnamese bánh mì and French almond sponge cake. These hotel buffets are eating others for brunch.
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem: The Piero Lissoni–designed hotel puts a modern spin on Israel’s historically hearty meal. There’s shakshouka (eggs poached in tomato sauce), chocolate babka, and 10 kinds of salad. $33.
Park Hyatt Saigon: Vietnamese specialties such as pho and vermicelli with crabmeat—all made with Mekong Delta seafood and produce from nearby markets—are good enough to draw locals. $28.
Hotel Eden, Rome: Tuscan caciotta cheese, bresaola from Lombardy, Capri-style chocolate cake: breakfast here is an education in Italian flavors. The panorama of the city’s seven hills alone is worth the price tag. $70.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas: Intimate and refined, the Jazz Sundays brunch is not your typical Sin City mega-buffet. On the highly curated menu? Global entrées such as murgh makhani (Indian butter chicken). $58.
Sofitel Marseilles Vieux Port: A view of the yacht-filled harbor is the backdrop for regional dishes: stewed quail, ratatouille, wine-poached pears—plus honey from the hotel’s own hives. $33.