Opening hours: 7:00am – 11:00pm
It is impossible to talk about brunch in Friedrichshain without mentioning The Barn. Dedicated to sustainable farming and fair trade, this place trumps all others with its house roasted coffee. A cup of Santa Barbara coffee is a cup of excellency, while a small pastel de Belém, a Portuguese dessert, is an unforgettable treat. Its global reputation means guests can take home coffee beans and brewing equipment, while regular brewing workshops also draw a local crowd.
Opening hours: 8:00/10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opened quite recently, this chic café is full of home-made deliciousness and irresistible coffee flavors that really make an impression. Perhaps a little pretentiously famous for its “third wave” coffee experience, it embraces the scientific side of brewing, ethical bean production and fair trade. Specials involve combinations of bacon, spinach, and asparagus on a toasted English muffin with an organic poached egg and home-made champagne hollandaise sauce. De-li-cious!
Opening hours: 8.30am – 7.00pm
Complete with an enjoyable atmosphere and many dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients, Frau Honig is a veritable fusion of international influences. The brunch menu offers fresh, homemade quiches, veggie packed soups, and wonderful desserts, such as vanilla cheesecake with blackberries and almonds, and banana bread. It specializes in vegetarian and vegan brunches, with touches of goats’ cheese, mozzarella and avocado.
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm
Address: Frau Honig, Straßmannstraße, Berlin, Germany, +030 42807222
Sunny days and a local passion for pasta brings hungry souls to feast upon the variety of home-made dishes at Milja. Naturally, the menu does include scrambled eggs too, but only when transformed into a sweet, seasoned version with vanilla! (that’s Berlin for you). You can also choose other types of dishes and drinks, such as salads with tahini dressing, antipasti, bagels, cucumber-lime-basil lemonade or almond cakes. However, the artistry resides in the main dish of local pasta with rucola, chili, garlic, cherry tomatoes and wild salmon.
Opening hours: 8.00am – 1.00am
Address: Milja & Schäfa, Sonntagstraße, Berlin, Germany +49 0176 6266 8459
Because there is a strong burger culture in Friedrichshain, the restaurants here go above and beyond, experimenting with veggie fillings, size, flavors, and, more importantly for Kreuzburger, the setting. Kreuzburger is a classic Berliner hot spot that’s risen to become a well-known local haven for hungry souls. With a wall painting from the Berlin Wall – the fraternal kiss between Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker – and packed buns loaded with grilled meat, it’s really not to be missed!
Opening hours: 7am – 11pm
Address: Kreuzburger, Grünberger Straße 52. Berlin, Germany +49 03055499038