Kreuzberg is one of Berlin’s coolest neighbourhoods, bursting with vibrant street art, trendy bars and amazing restaurants. Among them lies a plethora of inviting brunch spots worth getting out of bed for. From traditional German to modern fusion and beautiful buffets, here are the 10 best brunch spots in Kreuzberg.
Parker Bowles is located just a short walk from the artistic hub Aufbau Haus on Prinzenstraße. The brainchild of German chef Sebastian Pfister, the food is a wonderful blend of German-Anglo cooking with a modern edge. Popular with the international crowd, especially on the weekends, the breakfast menu has a pleasant offering of light eats and indulgent dishes, including seasonal fruit salads, chia puddings and their take on the brunch classic: avocado toast. Guests are advised to make a reservation on a Saturday and should note that Parker Bowles is closed on Sundays.
With a charming, rustic interior and cosy atmosphere, Restaurant Bastard is a local favourite, known for its plentiful brunch and breakfast plates. The breakfast menu is extensive, offering rich omelettes and egg dishes – a must-try are the scrambled eggs with goat’s cheese and honey – plus your usual pancakes with fresh fruit and syrup. With friendly service, affordable prices, and quality ingredients, Restaurant Bastard is one of the best brunch spots in Kreuzberg.
Located close to Urbanstraße on Kreuzberg’s southern end, no milk today is the perfect brunch spot for vegans and people craving gluten-free treats. As the name suggests, all the dishes here are made without milk, and most ingredients are also organic and fair-trade. In addition to being vegan, plenty of their delicious dishes are raw and gluten-free, to suit a range of dietary needs. Their brunch menu includes a range of healthy treats; a crowd favourite is their plentiful and fresh smoothie bowl. Their Vietnamese-style coffee is also a must-try, served with coconut milk. Everything at this cosy vegan joint is made from scratch, on site, with love.
ORA’s former life as a pharmacy is evident in its interior | Courtesy of ORA
Ora is a quirky and charming café-bar housed in a refurbished pharmacy in Kreuzberg. Hand-carved, wooden cabinets, a handful of tables and leather-bound chairs, and pharmacy memorabilia make up the café’s interior, giving a nod to the building’s former function and inviting guests in with its warm tones. Their breakfast menu is based around their house speciality, sourdough bread, and a favourite is the mangold and cottage cheese, topped with a poached egg and served on a crunchy sourdough.
Located inside the former-dining hall of a repurposed hospital, 3 Schwestern is a fusion restaurant with a stunning, other-timely interior. With vaulted ceilings, wooden floors, and arched doorways, the space has a warm ambience and vintage appeal. Serving a wide range of breakfast dishes, from huevos rancheros to pancakes with plum compote, 3 Schwestern is a favourite among in-the-know locals and savvy tourists looking for a rich, fusion menu and cool interior.
Part-café, part-dive bar, Bateau Ivre is a Kreuzberg favourite for locals and visitors on the hunt for some ‘hair of the dog’. This all-day café serves up a diverse menu of plentiful, German-inspired dishes, with strong coffee and stronger cocktails. If you’re looking for an authentic German-style brunch, with a selection of breads, jams, cheeses and cold meats, this is the place to head.
Le Bon, located near Kreuzkölln on the corner of bustling Schönleinstraße and Boppstraße, offers a range of brunch favourites, great coffee and large portions. Their brunch menu is filled with trendy dishes, like shakshouka, eggs Benedict, and avocado on toast, and they offer a range of fresh juices, smoothies and perfectly roasted coffee.
Datscha is a unique Russian-style restaurant with three locations in Berlin, including Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg. Serving up hearty Russian classics, paired with vodka, this quirky joint also offers a delicious brunch menu, mixing traditional Russian dishes with modern flavours, like eggs Benedict or avocado on toast.
Café Morgenland is the undisputed king of hearty brunches in Berlin. Reservations at this Kreuzberg institution are a must on weekends, as the brunch buffet area fills up fast. Offering quality ingredients, plenty of flavours and traditional coffee at affordable prices, it’s the perfect spot for a long lunch that’s sure to fill you up.
Nest is a spacious, bright, all-day café located in a buzzing part of Kreuzberg, close to Görlitzer Park. This friendly café serves a variety of international dishes, including tasty brunch items, like eggs Benedict and French toast, as well as perfectly brewed coffee and freshly infused teas. With a focus on fusion and ‘world cuisine’, the menu is fresh, flavour-filled and well-priced.