It’s time for our annual guide of new and newish breakfast and brunch cafes in Berlin! It’s been a wild 2 years and it was quite the challenge for Berlin’s gastronomy scene who had to keep its places shut during several lockdowns. But nonetheless, there are some courageous entrepreneurs who decided to open their places despite the global pandemic. Chapeau!
In our new guide, we included a variety of places that we discovered all over the city that offer a delicious slice of breakfast and contemporary brunch dishes that will have your mouth water and belly rejoice in anticipation. Now without further ado, here are the places we selected for you.
We’re starting our list in Neukölln at what I like to call “creative breakfast” type of place. If you scroll through their Instagram feed you’ll see these are not your average dishes but some really creative take on brunch and breakfast – or lunch if you will. As their menu changes quite regularly depending on the season and what’s available locally, we won’t go into detail here, but what we could to try back in the summer was quite delicious and we have no doubt their good taste goes through all the seasons.
Sorrel, Pannierstraße 40, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Open: Mon 11-17h, Thu-Fri 11-23h, Sat-Sun 10-17h
This new Australian-style brunch spot on Rykestraße right across neighbourhood staple Allan’s Breakfast Club has made a name for itself during the various lockdowns with their super yummy takeaway egg drop sandwiches. You have the choice of various toppings such as avocado, bacon, and ham – but whatever you chose, its core ingredients of delicious brioche bread, soft scrambled egg and a tasty sauce will never let you down. They do have a couple of other dishes that are brunch classics such as the avocado on sourdough which I really recommend.
44 Brekkie, Rykestraße 44, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Open: Mon-Fri 9-16h, Sat-Sun 9-17h
Not related to myself, this cafe is the little sister of the Kink Bar and restaurant on Pfefferberg and it serves coffee, pastries, and lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends from 11 am. They offer classics such as French Toast and egg dishes, but also more savoury options with meet. Eating surrounded by the beautiful interior full of plants or outside on the beautiful terrace makes this place extra special.
frank Café, Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Open: daily 8:30-18h (Brunch only Sat-Sun from 11h)
Another option in Prenzlauer Berg, but now over to Bötzowviertel, is the vegan brunch cafe Green Finch. They are doing some magic with their vegan pancake and breakfast bowls full of healthy ingredients. It’s a rare thing that breakfast places consider modern healthy diets such as dairy-free or low carb so this is the perfect place for those of you who don’t just wanna stuff themselves with white flour and sugar.
Green Finch, Käthe-Niederkirchner-Straße 10, 10407 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Open: Tue-Fri 9-16h, Sat-Sun 10-17h
Not to be confused with the nightclub and bar Ficken 3000 this place is the glam breakfast option on our list. I have really waited for a place like that to celebrate brunch in the fanciest way possible. The place on Bülowstraße has a triumphantly beautiful interior and their clever breakfast dishes look just as exquisite. I was excited to see egg dishes paired with wild broccoli and French toast with a meringue topping. It’s the perfect place for special occasions!
Frühstück 3000, Bülowstraße 101, 10783 Berlin-Schöneberg
Open: daily 8-16h
The last on our list is quite the curious one: The small place all the way in the deep West of Berlin is probably the girliest place we’ve ever seen. Everything is pink topped with a golden shimmer. Much like the audience we encountered on our first visit that was young and female. The menu boasts different varieties of pancakes, french toast, and egg dishes. We love the variety here, you can go classic or you can go crazy with lots of toppings. The same goes for their special coffee drinks that come crowned with caramelised popcorn or colourful syrups – if you want. If a sugar-covered girly brunch is your vibe, this is your place!
The Pink, Kantstraße 132, 10625 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Open: Wed-Sun 9-16h
Honorary mentions going out to three places we didn’t manage to visit for brunch at the time of publication: Terz in Neukölln is offering a more exclusive and original type of brunch on the weekend, Avocado Club is a former Friedrichshain joint that recently reopened in Mitte with an all-avocado-menu and Tucker is an Australian-style breakfast place in Friedrichshain that occasionally also hosts drag shows for brunch.