Brot & Butter
Brot und Butter‘s unusual interior is that of a grocery store with seating arrangements, rather like an upscale delicatessen. It’s a relaxed place for a morning meal, serving top-notch light bites include a fabulous quiche. The main plus of the menu though is the staples which include great fresh coffee, fresh-baked artisan bread, high-end confiture and delicious cheeses.
Brot & Butter, Hardenbergstr. 4-5, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 26300346
This cozy Charlottenburg café pairs high ceilings and a seasonal menu with French influences. Manstein‘s interior is full of beautiful cakes on display and ceiling-high shelves line the walls. The outdoor seating is perfect in the summer as Lietzensee park is a stone’s throw away. This casual café is more upscale than most, so expect prices to match.
Manstein, Witzlebenstr. 32, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 30112521
French and Mediterranean influences are infused into the dishes at Eiffel, on Kurfürstendamm. Continental breakfasts range from the Parma ham, Brie and Baguette to cured salmon with potato pancakes. Carefully crafted elegant food comes at a cost though, especially at this location, but it’s worth it for a special treat. The interior is sleek and sophisticated, with starched white tablecloths, and the ample outdoor seating is perfect spot for people-watching over coffee.
Eiffel, Kurfürstendamm 105, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 8911305
The translation of Die Stulle is ‘the sandwich’, and that’s exactly what this fine establishment is the master of. It’s creative interpretations include an amazing three-tiered meat and cheese deconstructed sandwich. Plus the interior design, a juxtaposition of light and dark woods, and ample outdoor seating are a delight.
Die Stulle, Carmerstraße 10, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 31179403
Sets might just have one of the most alluring interiors in the area, with its high ceilings, soft pastels, high top wooden tables and cleverly crafted light fixtures in elegant recesses. It also has huge windows that blur the line between inside and out. The food is equally as instagram worthy, driven by the belief that good food should be kept simple. Breakfast is served all day too, so there’s plenty of time to try the myriad dishes on offer.
Sets, Schlüterstraße 36, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 56738797
Restaurant Jules Verne
Restaurant Jules Verne brings a French element to Berlin and is named after the famous French playwright, poet, and author Jules Verne, as are some of the menu items. “Five Weeks In The Balloon”, translates to croissants and jam, while “An Antarctic Mystery” offers a selection of cheese and bread, The deep red interior is lovely, and there’s a pretty, French cafe-style street terrace too.
Restaurant Jules Verne, Schlüterstraße 61, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 31809410
What Do You Fancy Love
If you’re craving fresh-pressed juices, well-made bagels, and premium coffee all in one place then What Do You Fancy Love is a great place to stop for the morning. To offset the simple, yet delicious menu, the inside is minimalist and streamlined too.
Schwarzes Café is a Charlottenburg institute and in the spirit of a bona fide Berlin weekend, it is open 24/7. It shifts from bar to café and then back again. The food is traditional with a twist and the portions are just as plentiful as they are delicious. The balcony and a garden are an added bonus for a breakfast in the sunshine.
Schwarzes Café, Kantstraße 148, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 3138038
Café Wintergarten sits in the heart of Charlottenburg’s Literarturhaus, a house of literature, a pretty place with a conservatory, where you can buy books or just enjoy literature and literary-related events. Read your books while you eat simple yet tasty breakfasts of eggs (cooked to order), coffee, and croissants. The menu isn’t anything special, but the overall experience is lovely.
Café Wintergarten, Fasanenstraße 23, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 8825414
1900 Café is a Charlottenburg institution, with nice seating options both inside and outside, so it’s hard to get a bad spot. The outside mixes quaint clothed tables, wooden chairs, and fresh flowers, The inside is full of cozy, wood-cladded ambiance and filled with eclectic antiques. When it comes to brunch, think meat and cheese plates and soft-boiled eggs here; unpretentious, yet really well-cooked food.
1900 Café, , +49 30 88715871