Good morning, Berlin! Fancy some breakfast?
Selection of food at Café Frau Honig, Friedrichshain, Berlin.
© Photo provided
From vegan and homemade breakfast dishes in stylish and laid back cafés to brunch locations that feel like a club after-hour – the German capital is famous for its magnificent breakfast places.
One thing special about Berlin: its breakfast cafés and brunch restaurants are as diverse as the city itself and its people. Naturally, most restaurants and coffeeshops are offering breakfast all day - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. usually, some until midnight. And that actually is very appropriate for the German capital and its lovers of breakfast foods.
Falstaff‘s Top 10 places for brunch and breakfast in Berlin:
1: Café Frau Honig (Friedrichshain)
For us, the very best place for breakfast or brunch in the German capital is Café Frau Honig. A bit hidden in a side street in the northern part of the trendy neighbourhood of Friedrichshain, the small café welcomes guests with an incredibly cozy living room atmosphere. Guests could not be more diverse: older couples, young hipsters, families visiting Berlin, tourists, fancy home-office-professionals, newly in loves and of course very cute and well behaved doggos, love and frequent Café Frau Honig.
Sam (30), general manager of the café, explains that the idea was „to make you feel like visiting your grandparents. Everything, from the interior to our foods, is made with love and we want to make our guests feel right at home, among friends and family. We don‘t like anything superficial.“
And Café Frau Honig manages to do exactly that: from the interior design to guests and staff – every single one seems happy, laid back and just fully enjoying the amazing atmosphere. Most importantly: the food is delicious, and all cakes are homemade. The selection for brunch is huge, including many vegan and gluten-free dishes. Don‘t miss the breakfast pancakes or the homemade hummus shakshouka, a real delight you‘ll be dreaming of!
- International breakfast & brunch variations, specialties for lunch
- Dogs allowed, quite busy on weekends
- Opening times: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (weekdays); 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (weekends)
- Straßmannstraße 1, 10249 Berlin
- Phone: (+49) 0152.320.589.48
2: No Milk today (Kreuzberg)
Anyone who would like to experience the authentic Kreuzberg lifestyle, and enjoy the best vegan foods, coffees and heartfelt friendliness, shall visit No Milk Today.
10 years ago, Eva, the lovely owner, made the dream of so many Berliners come true for herself: opening a vegan, fair trade and organic café, producing as little waste as possible and making sure no animal has to suffer for human consumption. She is making the world a better place – because a responsible and sustainable life is a choice – and No Milk today is the wonderfully delicious proof of how it can be done. All dishes are homemade, with lots of love for details and 100% vegan, using almost exclusively organic and fair trade products.
Here, one can enjoy breakfast or brunch foods all day long: from cinnamon rolls and bagels, homemade whole grain bread and spreads, to scrambled tofu, smoothie bowls, soups and quiche – get a taste of this all-vegan food – and you will always be coming back for it! Our favourite: is the „salmon breakfast“ made of homemade whole grain spelt bread with cashew cream cheese, and „salmon“ made of carrots, horseradish and a side salad. Try it, and thank us later! This cute vegan café offers cosy seating inside and a small but very lovely terrace in summer. It is highly recommended.
- 100% vegan & homemade foods, many gluten-free options
- Dogs, naturally, are very welcomed
- Opening times: 10 am - 5 pm (Tue - Thu); 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Fri - Sun)
- Address: Fichtestraße 3, 10967 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
- Phone: (+49) 030.817.977.97
3: Tomasa – Villa Kreuzberg (Kreuzberg)
- Best international foods and high-class, elegant location
- Reservations are strongly recommended for weekends; dogs allowed
- Opening times: 9 a.m. - midnight (all week)
- Address: Kreuzbergstraße 62, 10965 Berlin
- Phone: 030/810 09 885
4: Benedict (Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf)
Benedict is one of the few places in Berlin that is ALL about breakfast and might be the most famous place for breakfast and brunch lovers in Berlin.
This breakfast house offers a delicious start into the day (or the night) or any time in between, which is just perfect for early birds and night owls alike.
This restaurant truly celebrates breakfast culture and offers a vast selection of the best breakfast and brunch foods from different cultures and culinary traditions to its guests: from English, Italian and vegan breakfasts, African delicacies, French Croque or Bagels up to Pancakes – the selection at Benedict is original and diverse, presenting unique flavours from all over the world. Your biggest problem will be what to choose!
- International breakfast and brunch variations
- No reservations; order online for pick up
- Opening times: 8.30 a.m. - 10 p.m. (weekdays); 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. (weekends)
- Address: Uhlandstraße 49, 10719 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: (+49) 030.994.040.997
5: Café & Restaurant Kuchenrausch (Friedrichshain)
Always a good choice for hungry stomachs: café Kuchenrausch in the middle of Berlin's hip district Friedrichshain. The renowned restaurant has been a constant for many years and is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Kuchenrausch (meaning cake frenzy in German) truly lives up to its name. The selection of cakes and German pastries is extraordinary. Guests can also enjoy traditional German delicacies for lunch and dinner here, but we especially love their brunch and breakfast offers.
The vast selection of breakfast and brunch foods (from sweet or savoury to vegan dishes) are of great quality and very tasty – everyone will find something delicious to start the day here. Another plus: large outdoor seating area in summer, perfect for watching locals and tourists strolling by. In the colder seasons: the fireplace inside is an absolute highlight for spending cosy hours with family, friends, great food and drinks.
- Traditional German and international foods
- Dogs allowed
- Opening times: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Breakfast: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Address: Simon-Dach-Str. 1, 10245 Berlin
- Phone: +49. 030.55 95 38 55
6: Café Brick (Neukölln)
- International breakfast café,
- Many delicious vegan options
- Opening times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekdays); 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekends)
- Address: Lenaustr. 1, 12047 Berlin–Neukölln
- Phone: 030 22352595
7: Romeo & Romeo (Schöneberg)
If visiting Berlin, the district of Schöneberg has to be on the list. The mix of Wilhelminian style houses, uncountable churches and beautiful parks; luxurious shopping streets, alternative and queer clothing and bookstores, barber shops and kebab stands alongside 72 Michelin starred restaurants in this district alone – is the perfect representation of this diverse and colourful melting pot, we all love about Berlin.
If there is one breakfast place to chose among the hundreds in Schöneberg it would have to be Romeo & Romeo. It is the queer scene‘s meeting place in the western part of Berlin, very cozy, great foods and everyone will feel welcome here.
Enjoy their great selection of homemade cakes – mostly rainbow-colored, naturally.
- European and vegan breakfasts and brunch
- LGBTQ-owned, fair prices, self-service
- Opening times: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Address: Motzstr. 20, 10777 Berlin Deutschland
- Phone: +49.030.893.94011
8: Simit Evi Frühstückshaus (Kreuzberg)
To fully indulge in the Turkish food culture, visit Simit Evi in Berlin Kreuzberg. This is where locals enjoy breakfast or brunch, meet at the weekends and spend a relaxed morning. No frills - just down-to-earth, good Turkish breakfast foods and friendly, fast service. This Turkish breakfast restaurant is quite famous for its home-baked Simit sesame rings, made according to a secret home recipe, freshly baked in the oven and served in a sweet or savoury style. Turkish breakfast foods are not only sweet but also include soups and salads, cream cheeses, filled dumplings, milk cake with caramel sauce and much more. Get to know the Turkish breakfast culture with strong coffee and ample portions at a fair price.
- Traditional Turkish foods (breakfast, lunch, dinner and cakes)
- Lovingly prepared and homemade dishes
- Opening times: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Mon-Sun)
- Address: Gneisenaustraße 3, 10961 Berlin
- Phone: 030 - 695 349 85
9: Babushka (Weißensee)
A local insider tip and further away from the hustle and bustle of the better-known trendy central districts is Babushka in Weißensee. Apart from the unusual location (a former fish smokery), visitors can enjoy an extraordinary brunch on weekends for unrivalled prices. Make sure to call and reserve a table beforehand, also, because recently, brunch on weekends has been cancelled from time to time due to staff shortages. Weekdays are less crowded but significant for a quick breakfast: choose from sweet, vegan or egg-based breakfast variations. Our favourite: French toast with peanut butter and fresh berries – delicious!
- Eastern European brunch and breakfasts
- Great price for excellent quality
- Opening times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekdays) and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekends)
- Address: Behaimstraße 32, 13086 Berlin
- Phone: +49. 030.556.56003
10: The Reed (Mitte)
For an unusual brunch experience, try The Reed on Alexanderplatz in Mitte. Their urban art concept combines food, drinks, extraordinary design and (usually) live DJs for Brunch on Sundays (price: €35 per person). Dishes are inspired by the various street food markets of Berlin, a Prosecco flat-rate and view of the famous television tower are included. Reservations for brunch on weekends are required. A smaller breakfast selection, including eggs with diverse toppings, avocado bread, pancakes or banana bread, is available on weekdays.
- Great brunch for a fair price
- Club feeling and art meeting modern street-food
- Opening times: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (weekdays); 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekend brunch)
- Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13, 10178 Berlin
- Phone: 030 40042367
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