Berlin is a late night city and there's no better way to wake up and get on your way than to a nice Berlin brunch. Typically served with a salad, the hearty meal with a coffee or smoothie will get you back into the swing of things.
1. O.A.K. Café
O.A.K is a cozy yet modern space tucked away on a side street in Neukölln. It is run by inviting Italians and the food is fresh and flavourful. The sweet potato bowl was our favourite. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and laptop friendly space on many occasions.
2. Two Planets
Two Planets is a friendly vegetarian cafe with great value coffee, granola bowls, smoothies, and our favourite, "dope toasts". Punk music filled the air as we savoured our Avo Toast, Berlin Bruschetta and smoothies. Ask the baristas for punk bar and show recommendations in the area!
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Roamers is a fan favourite in the Neukölln area and there is no doubt the secret is out. Expect to wait in line especially if you go on weekends. The cafe has a Joshua Tree Californian vibe going on and plays 70s American style music with food to match. The menu is filled with mouth-watering delights such as breakfast skillets, egg platters, toasts and salads. Their presentation is like a work of art... that doesn't last long.
Greens is a spacious cafe with a wooden and planted interior. The friendly and welcoming cafe is new to the scene and opened in January 2018. The name, Greens, comes from each plate having a green component to it. Our breakfast was fresh and hearty. We loved the loft in the back room where you can chill on bean bags and read.
5. Katie's Blue Cat
We heard about Katie's Blue Cat and their coffee from our local airbnb host. The cafe is known for their homemade baked goods such as shortbread, scones, pies and bagels. We planned to have breakfast elsewhere but when we noticed a basket of fresh bagels and looked at the menu, our plans changed right there. Smoked salmon and loaded avocado didn't disappoint! The home roasted coffee serves up nicely on the side.
6. Café Pförtner
Café Pförtner is located near the Panke canal of the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Wedding. It's a bit father out from the centre, but worth it to see the '70s bus converted into an Italian inspired eatery. The cafe sits at the entry of the former bus repair station, now mainly filled with artist studios.
7. Café Katulki
Pull up to Cafe Katulki to enjoy fresh teas and a healthy breakfast. The Polish/Italian owned spot has a large patio as well as an eclectic interior. Lots of veggie options to choose from including perogies for me. A classic Berlin brunch for Ari - scrambled eggs with mushrooms, toast and salad and an extra order of smoked salmon!
We hope these tasty and friendly spots kickstart your day.
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