Berlin is one of the most popular cities in the world at the moment, and for good reason. With a vibrant population of young artists, musicians and trendsetters populating the area, the city is constantly evolving. While days in Berlin are exciting, the nights click things up a notch or two as a tidal wave of eclectic youth splashes through the streets and into the cities numerous clubs, bars and cafes. There is never a dull moment here, but sometimes you need to take a break from the turbulence, and that’s why Sunday morning brunches in Berlin are a must.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, local or international; there’s nothing like an extended brunch spent drinking coffee and fresh juices, filling your plate high with freshly cooked sausages and scrambled eggs, and soaking up the scene.
Today we’re going to take you for a tour through the best places in Berlin for Sunday Brunch!
Café Morgenland – Skalitzer Strasse 35, 10999 Kreuzberg , Berlin
Set on a corner just off the hipster paradise of Skalitzer Strasse next to Gorlitzer Bahnhof, Café Morgenland is well-sized café that hosts one of the most popular brunches in the city. It’s usually packed out as soon as it opens on Sunday, so to be sure of a good seat reserve a place beforehand. The brunch here is only €9.50, and for that you’ll be greeted with a sumptuous assortment of spiced meats, scrambled eggs, olives, and a multitude of cheeses, sauces and spreads. There’s fruit salad and thick, creamy yoghurt, crispy bacon and crunchy potato fries – the list goes on and on, and the buffet-style means you can go back for seconds and thirds if you need to quell the hunger that a large Saturday night has sparked!
Café Rix – Karl-Marx-Strasse 141, 12043 Neukölln, Berlin
Café Rix is a trendy location for Sunday brunch, with an adjoining restaurant and art gallery adding to the atmosphere. Despite Neukölln’s reputation for being a little shabby, the building is a beautifully maintained space built in the 1880’s with ornate detailing and high ceilings. During summertime you can enjoy your brunch outside in the courtyard which makes for a very relaxing atmosphere. For only 9 euros the spread includes a variety of lunch meats, fatty sausages, omelets, freshly baked breads, croissants and mueslis. The buffet doesn’t stop there, however; like all good Berlin brunches it caters to more adventurous breakfast palates with humus and chilli pastes alongside piquant cheeses.
Pasternak – Knaackstrasse 22/24, 10405 Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Pasternak in Prenzlauer Berg is the place to go for Sunday brunch when you feel like something a little fancier than usual. From the refined façade through to the chandeliers and detailed crown molding, you know you’re in for a treat from the moment you arrive. Pasternak specializes in Russian cuisine, and the menu on offer is perfect for the colder months. From stews and latkes and meats topped with zesty horseradish through to salmon and crusty breads, brunch here is both decadent and comforting. The pea soup is perfect to ward off the Berlin chill, and a plate of chicken drumsticks and braised cabbage will keep you going for the rest of the day. The price is €12.90, and for that you can fill up your plate to your heart’s content, although drinks are extra.
Chicago Breakfast Slam – Stargarder Strasse 24, 10437 Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
For US expats craving a taste of home, Berliners who love the American style of cooking or just about anyone who can’t say no to a plate of pancakes smothered in sweet Maple syrup, the Chicago Breakfast Slam is going to be right down your alley. Formerly located in Wedding, Chicago Breakfast Slam is now to be found in trendy Prenzlauer Berg (there is also a CBS in Neukölln). The cool, English-speaking staff here cook up a different set of breakfast treats every weekend, ranging from the aforementioned fluffy pancakes through to American-style biscuits and gravy, hash browns, fried eggs and crispy bacon.
Oranium – Oranienburger Strasse 33/34, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, Berlin
Oranienburger Strasse is one of the nicest streets in Berlin, with lots of tourist-friendly restaurants nestled alongside Berlin landmarks like the Tascheles squat, Monbijou Park and the Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue. Positioned just down from the Synagogue you’ll find Oranium, an art-deco façade filled with people munching down on Full English Breakfasts, gooey eggs and fresh toast with a side of tea. There’s much more than that on the menu, however; everything from minced pork through to fat pickles, fluffy omelets, pink curls of ham, chunks of fresh fruit and a variety of spreads to go with baked bread rolls. Oranium is the perfect jump-off for a stroll through the middle of the city or a wander along the edges of Prenzlauer Berg via Torstrasse.
Those are some of our favourites – what are your favourite places for a Sunday brunch in one of the most exciting cities in the world? Share your tips with us in the comments section; we’d love to hear from you!
About The Author: Jacob E. Dawson works with Delivery Hero, the online food delivery website and is an entrepreneur and inbound-marketing consultant with a passion for creating value! Follow Jacob on twitter @jacobedawson and on Google+.
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