Continental-breakfast meaning

The definition of continental breakfast means a light breakfast with only baked goods and beverages such as coffee or tea.

An example of a continental breakfast is the rolls, juices and beverages served at a conference in the morning.

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A light breakfast consisting usually of coffee or tea and a roll, pastry, or other baked good.
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A light breakfast, usually of rolls and coffee or tea, such as is typically eaten in some countries on the Continent.
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A light breakfast, often as served in a hotel, usually consisting of cereal, juice, and pastries, but without any fried items.
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Origin of continental-breakfast

  • Named due to its popularity in continental Europe.
    From Wiktionary