The 10 Best Brunches In Leipzig

Photo of Eliza Marin
28 October 2016

Whether going for a Sunday comedy brunch, a 1920s cafe or a brasserie with historical allure, Leipzig is has plenty of options for the keen brunch eater. Here’s our guide to some of the best spots.

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Restaurant, European, German, Vegetarian, $$$
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A cafe with personality, Alex is located in the historical cellar of the Burgkeller, near Goethe’s memorial. It’s a stylish place with a modern, wooden-cut design, blended with fine brick walls, classic and simple furniture. The brunch is served either indoor or on the terrace.

Milchbar Penguin

Restaurant, European, Dessert, Vegetarian, $$$
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Museum Grassi
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Bar and restaurant, Milchbar Penguin, is located in the Market Square of Leipzig’s historical part of town and serves a delightful brunch in a European-style. It is famous for its vivid, colorful and tasty ice cream assortments. For something more filling, opt for the generous brunch with bio breads, sausages, muesli with fresh fruits and desserts.

Cafe im Grassi

Cafe, German, European, Pastries, Fast Food, Coffee
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Part of the museum complex of Music and Applied Arts in Leipzig, Cafe im Grassi is a refined cafe with an exquisite design and an elegant brunch option. Residing in the Museum Grassi, the cafe embodies a 1920 period interior design with spectacular murals and an assortment of artistic touches. For brunch, the changing menu contains both warm and cold dishes.

Leo’s brasserie

Brasserie, German, European, Dessert, Pastries, Vegetarian
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Leo’s brasserie is a known brunch area in the center of the city that serves delicious German and European cuisine with a laid-back atmosphere. The brasserie is one of the best places to eat on a budget in the historical center, and serves generous portions. Enjoy platters of cheese variations and cold cuts, numerous types of fresh fruits, puddings and desserts.


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100 Wasser

100 Wasser is a spacious, two-story venue that upholds a spectacular but discreet panorama over the city center. It is a place where art is welcomed, with interesting surrealist design, powerful color combinations and an ensemble of mixed furniture. On the menu they serve a German brunch with fresh baguettes, 10 types of warm dishes and a variation of sweets.
Address & telephone: 100 Wasser, Barfußgäßchen 15, Leipzig, Germany, +49 0341 2157927


Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian, $$$
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Boasting a refined, modern setting, Kowalski is a cafe-bar with a place where art, design, a passion for books and culinary arts all meet. Brunch is served in a Mediterranean style, with delicious varieties of home-made marmalade and local baked breads.
Address & telephone: Kowalski, Ferdinand-Rhode-Straße 12, Leipzig, Germany

Cafe Luise

Cafe, French, Dessert, Pastries, Vegetarian, Fast Food, Tea , Coffee, German, European, $$$
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Cafe Luise is a charming cafe on the corner of Bosesstraße and Gottschedstraße, one of the most chic areas in Leipzig. The joint has a subtle French style, welcoming everyone with its Parisian charm. The choice for breakfast comes with classic wheat bread, fresh cheeses, scrambled eggs and apple slices to boot.
Address & telephone: Café Luise, Bosestraße 4, Leipzig, Germany


Restaurant, Vegan, European, Vegetarian, $$$
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Ideal for vegans, Symbiose is a modern restaurant where spectacular bio food meets good spirits. The kitchen uses fresh and seasonal ingredients out of biologically controlled environments to create healthy and delicious food. Try delicious dishes like spicy lentil and millet masala, or bruschetta with marinated tomatoes and basil.
Address & telephone: Symbiose, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 112, Leipzig, Germany


Bar, Restaurant


A cosmopolitan urban lounge, Barfusz is a modern restaurant that hosts a comedy brunch every Sunday. Along with the hilarious part, the culinary delights include a special brunch of fruit salad, platters with sausage, cheese, sweets and fresh croissants and rolls, sided by coffee, juices and a glass of Prosecco.
Address & telephone: Barfusz, Barfußgäßchen 6-8, Leipzig, Germany, +49 0341 9628624