The 22 Best Cafés In Berlin For Breakfast And Brunch
Best breakfast in Berlin – In Germany, it is very popular to go to a café for breakfast.
Maybe it’s because we like to enjoy a good cup of coffee with our breakfast or like the cozy atmosphere. It is also very popular to meet with friends for a good brunch or breakfast in a favorite café.
But what is a café, you may ask? In a café, the focus is more on the overall experience. While a coffee shop is all about the coffee specialties, a café is also about sitting together, enjoying small bites, socializing, or having time to yourself to relax.
“Coffee culture” is part of Europe, and in Germany, breakfast is also part of it.
In this list, you will find 22 of the best cafés for breakfast and brunch in Berlin. All breakfast places are linked on the Berlin map below.
Don’t forget to check out my other posts if you also want to know great places for lunch and dinner in Berlin!
Breakfast & Brunch In Berlin
1. Silo Coffee
Silo is one of the best places to go for brunch and specialty coffee in Berlin. Since 2013, Silo has been serving the people of Friedrichshain high-quality breakfast and lunch in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
They offer a seasonal menu, with both vegan and meat breakfast and lunch options. All are made with organic ingredients from local producers. Among the choices are avocado toast, poached eggs, and pancakes. They also work with coffee from Berlin-based specialty roaster Fjord. They source specialty coffees from around the world that are ethically produced and beyond Fairtrade. Third-wave coffee beans are also sold directly at Silo Coffee.
2. Die Stulle
This popular breakfast restaurant is located in the heart of Berlin – Charlottenburg on the lively Savignyplatz. Here, too, the food is seasonal, regional, fresh, healthy rich in vitamins, and above all delicious.
The menu changes weekly. From sandwiches to bowls to typical egg dishes. All with a special twist. Not only that, the trendy store even offers breakfast drink specials. Espresso martini anyone?
3. House of Small Wonder
The first House of Small Wonder opened in the summer of 2010 by Motoko Watanabe and Shaul Margulies in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It quickly became a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, all-day brunch and pastries.
Of course, Berlin needed such a breakfast place, too. So they opened the Berlin location in 2014. The atmosphere is similar to Brooklyn. Lots of wood, lots of greenery and lots of plants. The culinary concept also follows the model of the Brooklyn café and features many Japanese influences. An inviting feel-good atmosphere and great food, what more could you want?
Homemade is a down-to-earth cafe with eclectic decor. The vibe is a mix of vintage, retro, modern, and hip. Colorful tables, neon lights, a mini version of the Statue of Liberty, all this and much more can be marveled at here.
Their breakfast is also something to behold. It consists, among other things, of various plate dishes wraps, and paninis.
Address: Simon-Dach-Straße 10, 10245 Berlin
5. Café KRONE
Cafe Krone is a cozy café with old retro flair. Comfortable sofas invite you to linger.
The breakfast offer is varied, there is also something for vegetarians and vegans. Delicious pancakes, sandwiches, and salads are offered. But also bowls and cereals are available. The specialty coffees come in barista quality.
6. CAMON Coffee
Cafe Camon describes itself as a local neighborhood cafe, located in popular Kreuzberg. It has a friendly, stable and warm atmosphere. The brunch menu is as diverse and colorful as Berlin itself. They also offer options for every style of food.
Suppliers are local, and the focus is on value-oriented businesses. In addition, the café is offered as a coworking space. So if you’re traveling in Berlin for work or looking for a place to get inspired to work over a creative breakfast, this could be the place for you.
7. Distrikt Coffee
The District places great emphasis on quality. Both in coffee and food. They offer an all-day breakfast menu.
And serve delicious single-origin coffee from Fjord in Berlin and various European roasters. They also use a carefully selected range of teas from Companion in Kreuzberg and prepare fresh, homemade drinks every day in a stylish environment.
8. Father Carpenter
Father Carpenter is an extraordinary café with an international atmosphere. The interior is minimalist and gives off a Scandinavian flair with Asian elements.
Moreover, it has a courtyard that is just as picturesque as the food.
In addition to high-quality coffee, it offers a selection of well-thought-out breakfast options. From banana bread to avocado toast, it’s got it all.
However, due to its popularity, there can be long waits, and reservations are recommended.
9. Café BilderBuch
Cafe Bilderbuch is a more traditional German breakfast spot in Berlin. The cafe has a rustic, cozy ambience. It offers traditional German breakfast, but also more unusual options such as the breakfast “One Thousand and One Nights”. With sucuk, feta cheese and olives, the breakfast is inspired by the Orient.
In addition, events are held here from time to time, it might be worth keeping an eye on it.
The Typical German Breakfast
What is a typical German breakfast? A typical German breakfast usually includes bread/rolls, butter, sweet spreads such as jam, honey and nut-nougat cream, savory toppings such as sausage, ham and cheese, eggs and a hot drink.
10. NO FIRE NO GLORY Brunch & Speciality Coffee
The main focus at NO FIRE NO GLORY is on high-quality coffee. All the coffees they serve are Speciality Coffee Grade. This means that only ripe cherries are hand-harvested. These are sorted by defect and size, carefully prepared, traded directly, and gently roasted slowly at low temperatures in small drum roasters until light.
They have their own house blend which is roasted by a local micro-roaster. In addition, you can get on-site advice from the baristi on which coffee might be best for you.
Of course, there is also a focus on high quality at breakfast. The breakfast and brunch selection is prepared with regional and Demeter-certified organic products a la carte.
11. Steel Vintage Bikes Café
Who has not always wanted to marvel at vintage bikes while having breakfast? Steel Vintage Bikes celebrates the rich and colorful history of cycling.
The café in the heart of Berlin-Mitte displays their unique collection of bicycles. They have restored these themselves. In the store you can admire bikes, buy a colorful variation of (vintage) items and of course have a good breakfast.
Their menu is constantly evolving and offers healthy and fresh dishes. The cafe is the perfect place to go for all bike fans – all I really want is one of those fluffy pancakes.
12. Avocado Club
After a spot for bike lovers, here is the perfect place for avocado lovers. As the name suggests, avocado is the main focus of AVOCADO CLUB. All dishes are prepared with avocado as the main or at least secondary ingredient.
Avocados can be combined in more ways than some might think. As a spread, in batter, in soups, in ravioli fillings, in mashed potatoes, and in desserts. It is also an ingredient in some drinks such as smoothies, coffee, and cocktails. And everything is homemade.
They also use only sustainable avocados grown under fair labor conditions. Farmers must meet certain criteria when growing avocados. For example, sustainable water management and local climatic conditions. In addition, AVOCADO CLUB makes sure that all parts of the avocado are used.
A.HORN has been in Berlin since 2010. Delicious food and drinks can be consumed in a trendy, down-to-earth atmosphere.
Particularly worth mentioning are the bagels, which are baked fresh daily. They are available classically with cream cheese or also with pastrami or vegetables and goat cheese for vegans and vegetarians. But you can also find other breakfast classics like pancakes, muesli, and fruit salad. No wonder it is one of the most popular breakfast places in Berlin.
Roamers is a trendy cafe with rustic but modern charm. A mix of Great Gatsby and farmhouse. Lots of wood, lots of green, and a touch of California. The food they prepare looks like it’s fresh out of a catalog. All very aesthetically pleasing. Tacos, avocado toast and brunch classics are on offer here.
15. Betty'n Caty
A beautiful, cozy cafe with blue accents and a French flair. Here you can get delicious coffee and a good breakfast. On weekends, the offer is even extended to an all-day brunch menu. Down-to-earth dishes from traditional German breakfast to muesli to porridge and salads. A variation of typical breakfast eggs is also offered.
Brunch (and breakfast) is only available here on weekends, but this brunch place in Neukölln is well worth a visit. They serve a variety of breakfast classics with an Asian twist. Flavors and ingredients from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan are combined with brunch classics like eggs benedict, french toast, pancakes, and much more. A lot of it is made from scratch. From homemade brioche to homemade kimchi.
The yame numnums is a sister-run family business, where much of the food is inspired by their mother. As such, a friendly and family atmosphere is also important to them in their restaurant.
17. coffee drink your monkey
A great place if you’re out and about in Berlin and want to work on a project while enjoying your breakfast. The breakfast menu is not as fancy and diverse as in the other locations, but you can sit at the cool window front and people watch while sipping your coffee.
Address: Savignypl. 11, 10623 Berlin
18. Café Einstein Stammhaus
If you want to enjoy your breakfast in a historic place, this is the place for you. As early as 1878, the building was built in the then modern neo-Renaissance style. Since then it has changed hands many times. In the 1920s it served as a place for the secret gambling club of the fine society The crème de la crème of the Weimar Republic came and went here: Aristocrats, factory owners, famous lawyers, and celebrities partied in tuxedos and evening gowns over champagne and caviar.
Today, it is run as a renaissance of Berlin coffeehouse culture as much as a genuine Viennese coffeehouse. A perfect symbiosis of apple strudel and avant-garde. It is known worldwide and has enjoyed a first-class reputation since with its exclusive ambiance.
19. Das Café in der Gartenakademie
The translation of the name stands for: The café in the garden academy. And that is what it is. A beautiful café amidst the green of the plants of the Königliche Gartenakademie. In keeping with the location, surrounded by quality plants and the most beautiful nature, we also emphasize seasonal and regional dishes in our food selection. A large part of their products are sourced directly from Berlin and the surrounding area.
20. Café Datscha
At Datscha, there are delicious Russian specialties in a cozy atmosphere. People live and work here according to the dacha philosophy.
The dacha is a country house or vacation home, which is available in various designs in Russia. Here you can relax from stressful everyday life and pursue your favorite activities. This life feeling is to be brought with the Datscha Cafes to Berlin. And with success. They now have four locations in Berlin.
21. geh Veg
GO VEGGIE – GEH VEG is their motto. They offer homemade, fresh, vegan, and also gluten-free treats and drinks that are prepared with care. They enhance their bagels with homemade sauces, soups are homemade and cakes and bread are homemade.
22. Zimt & Zucker
The Zimt & Zucker coffee house on Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin opened in 20008 in the style of the Viennese coffee houses of the early 20th century.
The café is cozy and relaxed. The furniture from the Wilhelminian period evokes memories of times gone by. The food on offer includes the classics of coffeehouse culture, such as freshly baked cakes, Kaiserschmarrn, waffles, and crêpes.
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