Best Brunch Spots in Berlin
Brunch is now an integral part of any great weekend and nowhere does brunch better than Berlin. There are so many excellent places to grab some post-party, morning after food we can’t list them all – but here are just some of our favourite places for brunch in Berlin.
This is possibly one of our favourite brunch spots in Europe. This classy canal-side establishment serves a range of dishes from delicate pastries to a full English breakfast. It’s ideally located next to the canals of Kreuzberg – perfect for heading to the Sunday markets on the Maybackufer or to explore the bars of Berlin’s trendiest district for the afternoon. Their elegant interiors and picture-perfect outdoor area all coalesce to make for that perfect spot for a special occasion – or when you feel like treating yourself.
Situated close to Golitzer Park in Kreuzberg in Bastard Cafe. It’s received a lot of hype but it is, mostly, justified. Head there after noon on a Saturday or Sunday and the place will be packed but normally the wait doesn’t take too long as people tend to eat and leave. Popular favourites are eggs with chorizo or honey and goats cheese. A few people have criticised the coffee but we thought it was perfectly fine!
Sudblock is a cafe and bar situated right the heart of Kreuzberg in the middle of Kottbusser Tor. Their fantastic ‘pay what you feel’ brunch is only served on a Sunday but the regular breakfast menu is just as good serving everything from cold meats and cheeses to the full cooked breakfast. The prices are super reasonable here and the ample seating means you probably won’t have too much trouble getting a table even on a busy weekend. The huge outdoor patio is ideal for summer brunching!
This famous Berlin brunch spot is just on the border of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. It offers diners a small but delicious menu – highlights include buttermilk pancakes and avocado on toast. The exposed brick walls give the place an urban and the coffee is known as some of the best you’ll drink in Berlin.
This place offers something a little different with its Middle Eastern take on brunch. Favourites on the menu include the hummus and the shakshuka, as well as the more predictable eggs and spiced sausage. The only issue is getting a table but it’s well worth the wait to sample some of the best and most individual brunch food you’ll have anywhere in Berlin.
Silo Coffee is a fairly new addition to the scene in Friedrichshain. So far, it’s modern interiors, small but excellent menu and esteemed coffee are attracting big crowds. It’s one of the pricier places to get brunch but they do use excellent ingredients and offer a young, vibrant vibe which is somewhat missing elsewhere in this Berlin neighbourhood.
If you’re staying in Schoenberg, the traditional gay district of Berlin, then Cafe Aroma is an excellent place to stop by for some post-drinking fuel. While they eschew the traditional brunch the small dishes like the stuffed mushroom, salmon, meatball and roast potatoes will go down a treat with a lunchtime beer before you head back to the bars of Berlin!
Originally opening in Brooklyn, New York, House of Small Wonder is now a hit on the Berlin brunch scene. The warm atmosphere and organic décor put you at ease the moment you walk in the door. Highlights include the croque madame and biscuit benedict but they have a range of dishes from a multiplicity of cuisines to suit every palate.