Best Brunch in Berlin

If breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, there are plenty of people out there who missed the memo. Some settle for morning menus drab and flavorless while others forgo the fast-breaking ritual altogether. And as someone who holds the morning sacrament of two scrambled eggs as a non-negotiable and can still barely make it until half past eleven without compulsive and heartbreakingly frequent glances at the clock, the art of proper breakfast is as essential as it gets.

In all fairness, Germans can’t really be blamed if breakfast doesn’t hold an especially dear place in their hearts. Traditional German breakfast culture truthfully isn’t all that special. Consisting mostly of bread and things to spread and/or place on top of said bread, German Frühstück doesn’t exactly get the mouth watering. And when dinner time rolls around with even more bread accompanied by different-but-sort-of-the-same stuff to put on it, skipping the morning version doesn’t really seem like such a loss after all. No offense to the lovely German people, but when the glorious possibilities of the morning meal are reduced to the humdrum tune of an open-faced cold cut sandwich, it’s time to reevaluate.

Thankfully there are those in Berlin who share our sentiments, so before getting discouraged about finding a killer breakfast in Berlin, fear not. There are plenty of places serving up delicious morning fare both traditional and imaginative, and we’ve got ‘em all right here.

 

Best Brunch in Berlin

Distrikt Coffee

Weekdays at this Mitte establishment are generally pretty chill, but don’t plan on waltzing in for an impromptu weekend brunch and expect to get seated right away. You’ll find that the rest of the city had a similar plan. Trust us though, don’t bail. Take it as a cue from the locals that you’ve come to the right place. The brunch menu features everything from Akai Bowls to dressed-up renditions of eggs on toast. Pro tip: pass up on the buttermilk pancakes and you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.

Bergstraße 68, 10115 Berlin

Monday – Friday
8:30a – 5:00p

Saturday & Sunday
9:30a – 5:00p

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Best Brunch in Berlin

Silo

Besides great coffee, this Friedrichshain spot specializes in little black skillets filled with everything you need in the morning – and then some. If you’re keen for something savory, try the baked eggs in tomato sauce with added chorizo or one of their killer sourdough toasts with poached eggs and avocado on bread by Kreuzberg baking artisans Sironi. They more than cover the sweet side of the spectrum as well; offering an oven-baked pancake with ricotta, maple syrup and fresh blueberries. Yes and amen.

Gabriel-Max-Straße 4, 10245 Berlin

Monday – Thursday
8:30a – 5:00p

Friday
8:30a – 7:00p

Saturday
9:30a – 7:00p

Sunday
10:00a – 7:00p

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Best Brunch in Berlin

Roamers

This one might be easy to miss, but it seems that most blogs are making damn sure that you won’t. Hidden on an unassuming street corner between two major Neukölln thoroughfares, Roamers is bringing southwestern flair to the Berlin brunch scene. Fresh dishes like heuvos rancheros pair perfectly with the plentiful cacti and pieces of Americana memorabilia that define the bright and cosy interior. Everything is incredibly fresh. Most breakfast dishes are accompanied by nice greens with light dressing and there are decadent cakes of varying sorts if you save some room. The only catch – it’s incredibly small. Even at opening time on weekdays, be prepared for a wait. But take it in stride with a coffee, fresh juice, or go hog wild with a bacon Bloody Mary.

Pannierstraße 64, 12043 Berlin

Tuesday – Friday
9:30a – 7:00p

Saturday & Sunday
10:00a – 7:00p

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Best Brunch in Berlin

The Store Kitchen

As mentioned in our guide to the best remote work spots in Berlin, we’re huge fans of the things going on at The Store Kitchen – and that includes what they’re whipping up for breakfast. The seasonal menu fluctuates according to what’s fresh at the moment, but if you see anything involving imaginative uses of sourdough, we recommend you jump at the opportunity to try it. They’ve also got a top tier coffee bar stocked by Bonanza and offer cold pressed juices and excellent baked goods as well.

Torstraße 1, 10119 Berlin

Monday – Wednesday
10:00a – 7:00p

Thursday
10:00a – 12:00a

Friday & Saturday
10:00a – 2:00a

Sunday
closed

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Best Brunch in Berlin

Hallesches Haus

Hallesches Haus is a lovely place to wander into, and paying them a visit for weekend brunch should definitely be on your radar. While they do pastries and breakfast bowls every day, the proper brunch is offered specifically on Saturdays from 10a – 3p. They may not be the only place utilizing Sironi’s bread skills and implementing some in their breakfast menu, but they’re the first we’ve seen doing french toast – and some wicked french toast at that. Obviously you’ve got quite a lot of options for Saturday morning, but since…strawberry, pistachio, mascarpone, maple syrup…this one would be a shame to miss. Just sayin’.

Tempelhofer Ufer 1, 10961 Berlin

Monday – Friday
9a – 7p

Saturday
10a – 4p

Sunday
closed

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Best Brunch in Berlin

The California Breakfast Slam

When you’re hankering for an all-American breakfast in Berlin, Cabslam is ready to grant your every wish. Started by West Coast transplant Patrick Blasa, the Neukölln restaurant serves plates of standard American breakfast fare built from eggs, toast, bacon, hash browns, pancakes and the like. Whether you’re a Yankee on holiday or a Berlin club-crawler looking to assuage a hangover, Cabslam delivers. “Part of this complete breakfast!”

Innstraße 47, 12045 Berlin

Tuesday – Thursday
10:00a – 5:00p

Friday – Monday
10:00a – 2:00a

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Best Brunch in Berlin

The Bowl

For the naturalists out there, we’ve included a vegan place for a nice (guilt-free) morning meal in Berlin. And even if you’re the kind to tackle a heaping plate of pancakes and bacon with no reservations whatsoever, we’ll wager that even you will be blown away by just how delicious and filling raw food can be. This haven of all things ‘clean eating’ is serving up delicious bowls to super charge your morning. Boasting an entirely plant-based kitchen, their offerings combine fresh and raw ingredients prepared gluten free, totally vegan and all naturally sweetened. Pictured is the Pink Chia breakfast bowl with beet preserves, chia seed pudding and fresh banana and blueberries. Scrumptious.

Warschauer Str. 33, 10243 Berlin

Monday
12 noon – 11:30p

Tuesday – Sunday
10:00a – 11:30p

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Best Brunch in Berlin

Brot & Butter

Just to clear things up, we’re not totally against German tradition in the morning. We just wanted to help you avoid the same ol’ spread each and every morning. Truth be told it wouldn’t be breakfast in Germany without a typical German breakfast – at least once – and for a really good one we recommend Brot & Butter. All of their bread is made in house and it’s some of the best you’ll find anywhere in the city. They also operate as a fine food market and as such source some really incredible produce – all of which finds its way onto your plate at breakfast time. Go on, get your German on.

Hardenbergstraße 4-5, 10623 Berlin

Monday – Friday
8:00a – 8:00p

Saturday
8:00a – 6:00p

Sunday
closed

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Best Brunch in Berlin

Le Bon

From their well decorated café space to the minimal, type-only design of their website, it’s evident that Le Bon handles everything they do with the utmost care, and their brunch is a shining example. The menu features reinvented breakfast classics – cranberry pancakes topped with caramelized banana and granola, a sixty-minute egg involving Japanese breadcrumbs, and Eggs Benedict with Tabasco hollandaise on homemade english muffins. One of the few spots we found experimenting with brunch cocktails, they save some creativity for the drink menu as well. Try a jalapeño Bloody Mary, breakfast Martinis jazzed with fresh juices or a ‘Cold Fashioned’ built from cold-brewed coffee, spiced rum and maple syrup.

Boppstraße 1, 10967 Berlin

Monday
closed

Tuesday – Saturday
9:30a – 11:00p

Sunday
9:30a – 4:00p

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Best Brunch in Berlin

Bastard

If the words house-made bread illicit the response we think they will, then no others need be written in regard to restaurant Bastard. You’re probably already headed there now. The small spot in Kreuzberg bakes fresh bread in their stone oven every day – serving it alongside various delicious plates of eggs, meats, cheeses, spreads and fresh fruit. Pictured is their take on soft boiled eggs, Two Eggs in a Jar, with chive infused cream, geuyere and leaks – paired with a fews pieces of fresh white bread of course.

Reichenberger Str. 122, 10999 Berlin

Wednesday – Monday
9:00a – 4:30p

Tuesday
closed

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