Situated along the Havel River, Potsdam
, with its Baroque palaces, regal charm and a traditional atmosphere, is a perfect weekend
escape from Berlin. The city has a range of culinary hot spots
, offering everything from traditional German spreads to fusion cuisine. Brunching in Brandenburg’s capital is made easy with our guide to the best breakfast spots.
Restaurant, European, $$$
Located just outside Park Sanssouci
is the Viennese restaurant Wiener
, which has Viennese-style décor, including rich, dark wood, offering a touch of opulence to its guests. Wiener’s brunch menu is diverse, offering à la carte options, a traditional Viennese brunch and tasty coffee to help visitors start off their day right.
Bagels & Coffee
Just a short walk from Brandenburger Tor
, in central Potsdam, is the cosy, casual café, Bagels & Coffee
. It offers a traditional German breakfast, a platter with bread, cheese, fruit, jams and meats, as well as fresh, homemade bagels and coffee. It’s an ideal place for a cheap, traditional brunch in the heart of the city.
A Slice of Britain
Restaurant, British, $$$
Located in one of Potsdam’s many cosy courtyards is A Slice of Britain
. With a range of cooked breakfasts, this joint serves a full English breakfast, as well as some dishes with a German edge, such as the Potsdamer’s Breakfast, which is a fresh take on a traditional German spread. Offering a diverse brunch menu, amazing coffee, a vast selection of tea, and a welcoming atmosphere, A Slice of Britain is a must-try when in Potsdam.
Cafe, German, $$$
In Potsdam’s Dutch Quarter
is a quaint local gem known as Quo Vadis
. Serving up a three-tiered authentic German breakfast with delicious coffee, it’s a traditional experience with a cosy, warm atmosphere. The friendly staff and central location make this local café a great place to start off the morning.
Das Haus im Park
Cafe, German, $$$
Located in lush Wiesenpark, Das Haus im Park
is a lovely Sunday brunch spot for people wanting some nature and a weekend walk. As it offers a small but seasonally changing menu, strong coffee and a selection of cakes, it’s an exceptional spot for a simple, well-located and fairly priced breakfast.
La Maison du Chocolat
Cafe, Fusion, $$$
Housed in a traditional red brick building in the Dutch Quarter
is La Maison du Chocolat
, known for their hot chocolate and selection of amazing French-inspired treats. This local favourite, however, also serves up a range of breakfast options. With a French-style breakfast, German breakfast, healthy breakfast options and eggs with bacon or salmon, guests can indulge in a hearty brunch or keep things lean. Perfectly located in a bustling part of the city and offering a great selection, La Maison du Chocolat is an excellent brunch spot in Potsdam.
, meaning second home, is a quaint, centrally located café with a shabby chic atmosphere. It serves up a selection of homemade cakes, breakfast options, including fluffy pancakes, and granola, along with coffee, fresh juices and smoothies. With a warm, friendly atmosphere and high-quality, freshly made food, it’s a local gem in the heart of Potsdam.