While Berliners aren’t known to be early birds, they are quite partial to long and lazy breakfasts and weekend brunches. Whether you prefer oysters, lavish cold cut and cheese platters, or traditional hummus dishes, our favourite brunch places will cater to all your tastes. Good morning!
Hallmann & Klee
The best-stocked pantry on Böhmischer Platz: Hallmann & Klee is a recommendation for any time of day. But we still like to come in the morning to feast on pancakes, cheese platters, the wonderful bread (also sold for takeaway!), and on their incredibly good pastries and cakes.
Address: Böhmische Straße 13, Neukölln | Wed-Sat 9.30am-10pm, Sun 9.30am-6pm
Directions: S-Bahn station Sonnenallee
Hummus for breakfast? Yes, please! At Al Pasha on Sonnenallee they serve it in the traditional Syrian-Lebanese dishes Msabbah, Fatteh (with nuts and fried bread) and Foul with fresh mint, pickles and olives on the side. Do share these hearty dishes – otherwise you might need to return to bed immediately.
Address: Sonnenallee 77, Neukölln | Daily 8am-7pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Rathaus Neukölln
Allans Breakfast Club
An Australian breakfast joint, run by a Frenchman in East Berlin – globalisation isn’t always bad. Also, they cure their own salmon here, which says a lot about the lovely host Allen’s ambitions. Breakfast as craft, with a poached egg on top.
Address: Rykestraße 13, Prenzlauer Berg | Mon 10am-4pm, Wed-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat+Sun 10am-6pm
Directions: M2, M5
Yes the weekend queues are long and yes there are other places serving brunch with an international attitude you could visit. But they’re rarely as good as here. This place in Mitte has been around for quite some time and is still worth a visit. If you like your brunch a bit closer to nature or at least a few trees, the wonderful Annelies in Kreuzberg is also run by the Distrikt Coffee crew.
Address: Bergstraße 68, Mitte | Daily 8.30am-5pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Rosenthaler Platz
This legendary establishment defies any hype, which only makes it all the more amazing. Whether it’s a luxurious hangover breakfast, a trip with the family, or a spot of celeb watching, the grand old coffee house with an Austrian accent can do it all. Don’t miss out on their fantastic Apple strudel with warm vanilla sauce — and take a minute to read up on the building’s intriguing history.
Address: Kurfürstenstraße 58, Tiergarten | Daily 8am-12am
Directions: U-Bahn station Kurfürstenstraße
House of Small Wonder
Japanese breakfast that goes beyond clichés, set in the midst of a green dream world, on corporate and grey Friedrichstraße? The House of Small Wonder really is a small miracle. Equally miraculous is their French Toast, made with homemade croissants. And by the way: now they offer dinner service, too.
Address: Johannisstraße 20, Mitte | Daily 9.30am-5pm, 5.30-11pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Oranienburger Straße
The owners of Isla Coffee have strived to become a zero-waste café. And how does that taste? Amazing! Their brilliant bread pudding, for example, is made from their day-old Albatross bakery pastries, and they use leftover milk from steaming to make their own ricotta. Fans of sustainable indulgence outside of Neukölln, rejoice: their Mitte outpost on Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße is now open.
Address: Hermannstraße 37, Neukölln | Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sa+Sun 9am-6pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Boddinstraße
Want to impress your visiting parents? Or a date? Take them to Grosz, a grand old coffee house with chandeliers, oysters, and a very pronounced French accent. Splurge on omelette with truffles or nibble on perfect croissants and other fabulous pastries.
Address: Kurfürstendamm 193, Charlottenburg | Sun-Thu 9am-11pm, Fri+Sat 9am-11.30pm
Directions: U-Bahn station Uhlandstraße