No One Feeds You Like The Swiss
The Swiss Mountain Hut Breakfast might be my favorite Swiss Meal.
A close cousin to German breakfast, the offerings are both predictable and plentiful.
There will always be muesli, which is kind of like granola, but without any sweetener.
A staple of the Swiss breakfast table, muesli has dried oats, raisins and seeds.
I eat it with yogurt, but some folks use milk or even chocolate milk.
Other regular offerings in the Swiss Mountain Hut Breakfast include:
Boiled eggs: you can have them soft-boiled or hard-boiled. You actually make them yourself, usually in a boiler that is set up on the breakfast buffet.
Pastries: croissants, pain au chocolat, muffins
Fresh bread with toppings: butter, jam, honey, nutella
Various cheeses (Emmental, Gruyère) and meats (ham, salami)
Juice and milk
Hot chocolate, tea and coffee
I love the Swiss Mountain Hut Breakfast. I prefer it immensely to the traditional English Breakfast, or even American Breakfast, both of which I find to be too heavy to eat just before hiking.
I eat my yogurt and muesli first, then a soft-boiled egg and toast. I end with a couple of pieces of fruit, which I often have to just stick in my pocket, because Taido is ready to go.
It may be difficult to hike the Via Alpina, but at least you are well-fueled for the day.