Food & Drink

The Ultimate Guide to Berlin Breakfasts

Published On 09/17/2013 Published On 09/17/2013
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1. Café Anna Blume Kollwitzstraße 83, Berlin, 10435 (Berlin)

This Prenzlauer Berg cafe is a much adored brunch spot that serves a three-tiered morning meal that is bound to impress both the palate and the eyes.

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2. Café am Neuen See Lichtensteinallee 2, Berlin, 10787

On a large pond in Tiergarten (Berlin’s largest park), Neuen See Café is as close as it gets to a countryside vacation without shelling out for a regional train ticket. You’ll find both tourists and local families here eating Bavarian specialties all season long (try the Flammkuchen, best described as a German pizza).

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3. Cafe Napoljonska Kastanienallee 43, Berlin, 10119 (Mitte)

This bright and welcoming Mitte brunch spot exudes friendliness and serves a number of delicious breakfast & brunch options that are bound to wake you up and start your day right.

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4. Café Einstein Stammhaus Kurfürstenstrasse 58, Berlin, 10785

Located in West Berlin, Cafe Einstein is an upscale brunch establishment where "tasteful" is the key word, both in its decor and fare.

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5. Cafe Wintergarten im Literaturhaus Fasanenstraße 23, Berlin, 10719 (Charlottenberg)

You can choose to sit outdoors in the garden courtyard or in the atrium inside at this cafe located at this old villa, which also hosts readings and houses a book store.

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6. Café Rix Karl-Marx-Straße 141, Berlin, 12043 (Neukoln)

Giving you the option of enjoying their breezy outdoor space or the classical dining hall inside, Cafe Rix is the perfect spot to swing by for breakfast up until 5p.

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7. Café Morgenland Skalitzer Straße 35, Berlin, 10999 (Berlin)

This Middle Eastern resto provides a bounty of grub via its brunch buffet table, which is constantly restocked for its (usually) numerous crowd of patrons.

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8. Schwarze Pumpe Choriner Str. 76, Berlin, 10119 (Mitte)

Delight in the delicious bounty that is the Schwarze Pumpe buffet, which features cereals, fruit, cereals, yogurt, sausages, hard & soft cheeses, veggies, and their famous scrambled eggs.

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9. Pappa E Ciccia Schwedter Str. 18, Berlin, 10119 (Prenzlauerberg)

If you're looking for a little Italian flavor in Berlin and don't mind paying a few extra bucks, check out Pappa E Ciccia's Sunday brunch, which features menu options like eggs, antipasti, and assorted meats.

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10. Brezel Company Berlin Lenaustraße 10, Berlin, 12047 (Neukoln)

Even though these guys are all about brezels (pretzels), they also churn out plenty of other foods and bake-ables, like pastries, pies, breads, and even breakfast/brunch offerings.

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11. Alpenstück Bäckerei Schröderstraße 1, Berlin, 10115 (Mitte)

Residing next to the restaurant with same moniker, the Alpenstück bakery stacks fresh bread and pastries daily, while also offering trays of meats, cheeses, and pretzels.

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12. Schwarzwaldstuben Tucholskystr. 48, Berlin, 10117 (Mitte)

Boasting traditional dishes from Austria and Southern Germany, Schwarzwaldstuben is perfect for a quiet breakfast or brunch in their kitschy, but comfortable dining area.

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13. The California Breakfast Slam Innstrasse 47, Berlin, 12045 (Neukoln)

The brunch at CBS will take your tastebuds on a trip to the Left Coast of the States, serving traditional 'Merican morning faves like bacon & eggs, fluffy pancakes, and hash browns.

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14. Atlas Pancakes Forsterstr. 5, Berlin, 10999 (Kreuzberg)

You'll feel like you can hoist the world on your back after a breakfast at Atlas. And even though they're clearly about pancakes, there's a number of other menu options to start off your day the right way.

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15. Chipps Jägerstraße 35, Berlin, 10117 (Mitte)

Open seven days a week, Chipps is THE spot in Mitte to swing by for a tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner consisting of fresh seasonal and regional ingredients.