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Brunch in Berlin: Where Do You Go?


Long time ago, before Berlin was cool, the food in the city kinda sucked. I mean, you can’t really survive on Currywurst for too long – nutritionally, aesthetically, inspirationally, it’s not really IT. But ever since Berlin became the IT-city, the food there magically improved. And with the food improved the locations where you can eat that food. Nutritionally, aesthetically, inspirationally, a brunch Berlin is everything you need to refill your sources of energy. A brunch in Berlin is a retreat. So here you go, the crème de la crème of the very best brunch spots in Berlin!

1. Barcomi’s Deli

I love Barcomi´s! And indeed – what’s not to love about it? It’s simple, clean, fresh, super comfortable and super welcoming, and it’s located in Hackescher Markt, one of the nicest areas in Berlin (according to me). And also, their sandwiches are, like, the hugest sandwiches ever. Seriously, they’re so big it looks intimidating.

Where: Sophienstr. 21
Order: Birchermüsli and New York cheesecake

2. Alpenstück

A restaurant, a café, and a bakery in one, Alpenstück is a breath of fresh air. With its super minimalistic interior design, the menu in Alpenstück is even more basic: just some 3-4 types of breakfast, 2-3 types of salads, 5 types of bread… But the less the better, as they say.

Where: Gartenstr. 9
Order: Salmon salad

3. Einstein Cafe

Even though this is a famous chain and chains are usually not as great as those small family-run places with authentic atmosphere that we all love, Café Einstein is a great exception because the atmosphere there is more laid-back & chic than Berlin itself. It’s a great place with lots of history behind it, so if you’re looking forward to traveling back in time, this is what you need.

Where: Café Einstein in the Kurfürstenstraße
Order: Scrambled eggs

4. Roamers

Probably one of the best of some of the least known brunch spots in Berlin. Food in Roamers doesn’t only taste great – it also just looks beautiful. The way they put that French toast on your plate is worth every euro you pay for it. When you enter Roamers, you’re reminded that “you’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way”. These are words to live by, aren’t they?

Where: Panierstr. 64
Order: Anything

 

5. Silo Coffee

When you leave Roamers and go to the other side of the river Spree, you will leave Neukölln and find yourself in Friedrichschain. There, in a street that seems so quiet, is a brunch place with the most vibrant, dynamic and yet chill atmosphere you can experience in Berlin. Everything about Silo Coffee screams art but in the most unpretentious way possible – their interior design, their food, their coffee… This is a real hobo chic café.

Where: Gabriel-Max-Straße 4
Order: Organic poached eggs with avocado, mushrooms and beans

 

6. Shakespeare and Sons

Books and bagels – is there anything else that goes that perfectly together? The answer is NO. Shakespeare and Sons is a cocktail of fresh bagels, art events, and great literature (in English and French). If you’re looking for a cosy, warm den you just want to snuggle into with a good book, coffee and cake, this is the place.

Where: Warschauer Str. 74/Raumerstraße 36
Order: Any bagel your heart desires.

Did I miss another awesome brunch spot? Tell me if there’s something else I need to put on this list!

P.S. You might also like:
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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine Maguire
    August 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Great list of brunch spots in Berlin, it’s made me more excited to go back. I only got to try Morgenland the last time I was there and it was very good. :)

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      I really like Barcomi’s actually, it just feels so comfy! And Einstein Cafe is my favourite spot for chilling with a book after work, actually (I go to the one in the Unter den Linden Street!)

  • Reply
    Els Mahieu
    August 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Great list! Especially love that first pic, yum! Hope to make it to Berlin next Spring, finally!!!!

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 7, 2015 at 2:31 am

      Oh, it’s going to be lovely! Berlin in spring and summer is absolutely amazing, there’s so much to do!

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    contented traveller
    August 8, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Barcomi’s looks like my type of place. Will keep this as a handy list when we are in Berlin.

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 8, 2015 at 4:28 am

      Barcomi’s is everybody’s type of place, it’s just such a lovely spot!
      Glad you find the list helpful :)

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    Mags
    August 8, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Great recommendations and your photos are amazing. I have to disagree with you on one point though, I think I may be able to survive indefinitely on Currywurst lol!

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 8, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      hahaha, that’s what Germans used to think years ago!! Thank God they’ve changed their minds!

  • Reply
    orana velarde
    August 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    All delicious options! I would love to try all of them when I go to Berlin, hopefully sooner than later.

  • Reply
    Anne Klien
    August 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Hmmm they all looks so delicious makes me hungry now.

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 9, 2015 at 1:22 am

      You should then research for the best brunch spots in your city and go check everything off the list one by one! I’m going to Roamers this Sunday, can’t wait to enjoy it!

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    adventureinyou
    August 8, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    This post made me instantly hungry. Brunch is my absolute favorite! What a great list too!

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Thank you darling! :)

  • Reply
    Bethaney
    August 8, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Brunch is my favourite meal to go out for. :)

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

      I love brunching too! As much as I love breakfasts, lunch, snacks and dinners, haha – I just love food in general!

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    Venturists
    August 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I love brunch and I can’t wait for my first trip to Berlin! Thanks for sharing – I’ll definitely make use of this post.

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 9, 2015 at 10:48 am

      Glad it was helpful :) Thanks for your comment!

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    Francesca onegirl-oneworld.com
    August 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I didn’t know brunch was a thing outside of the US! This is a great list, I can’t wait to check out at least one of these places next year ^_^

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 10, 2015 at 3:51 am

      Brunch has won over the heart of people all over the world! AND THANK GOD FOR THAT! hahaha

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    Veronika Tomanová
    August 9, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Wow, Berlin seems to be really brunch-friendly. I love to eat spanish omelette for breakfast, but I as well I am fond of chocolate pancakes with some fruit. My next trip to Berlin will be a culinary stroll I think:)

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 10, 2015 at 3:51 am

      Oh, you’ll love food in Berlin, there’s so much variety over here!

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    A World to Travel ✈
    August 10, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Olga this post is awesome! Thanks for sharing these places, will have the chance of checking some out next time in town.

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 11, 2015 at 2:03 am

      Welcome!! I ‘m really happy it helps :)
      I went to the Roamers the other day – GO THERE when you’re in Berlin!!! Food looks like art there!!!

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    universaltraveller
    August 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you Olga for the tips. Next time I am in berlin I gonna try a few of them. The food looks delicious.

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 11, 2015 at 2:04 am

      Glad this post was helpful to you! :)

  • Reply
    Tiana Harris
    August 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    These places look amazing! I was there in January and wish I had this list!

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 11, 2015 at 2:04 am

      There’s always next time, don’t worry ;)

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    Melody Pittman
    August 11, 2015 at 1:17 am

    These all look like awesome choices. I love Birchermüsli so I would go for place #1. Nom Nom Nom.

    • Reply
      Olga Rabo
      August 11, 2015 at 2:05 am

      Oh, it’s really good there!

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    Edoardo Matteoda
    November 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    heve you trided TZOM in dieffenbachstr 69. on sunday they have a nice brunch for 8.5€ nice coffee “danesi 100% arabica”

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