Neukölln is one of the latest boroughs of Berlin to reap the benefits of an influx in creative inhabitants. Wedding is a neighborhood still labeled as ‘up-and-coming’; Neukölln is a neighborhood that has already arrived, and it happened fast. This place is chock-full of must-sees and can’t-misses. Apart from the budding galleries and alluring manifestations of hipsterdom, there’s a slew of sensational restaurants and cafes, especially for the first meal of the day. This list will help you decide where to head for breakfast or brunch.
Katie’s Blue Cat Café
It’s always hard to find the one food you miss from home when living abroad. For those bagel-lovers who miss the proper crafting of the powerful breakfast carb, relish in Katie’s Blue Cat café. This cozy café displays a thoughtfulness in both the décor and the service. The highly friendly staff are happy to serve their fresh, aromatic coffee they get specially blended to their taste by Bonanza Coffee Roasters. The baked goods are top-notch and range from pecan pies to lemon bars to just about anything any Anglophone, pastry-loving enthusiast could dream of. What is behind the glass case is always changing, so you can expect constant freshness and variety. Come here for a breakfast on the sweeter side.
Katie’s Blue Cat Café, Friedelstraße 31, 12047 Berlin, Germany +49 30 62903380
Come for the view and stay for the breakfast. This river-side joint is just as fantastic for curing the weekend hangover as it is for satiating weekday breakfast cravings. This British-style breakfast spot has a kitsch and maritime ambiance that adds to the overall playful and pleasant vibe. There’s seating overlaying the water, which seems pretty perfect while sipping a well-made latte. The breakfast menu is extensive and loaded with items like eggs with baked beans and bacon and croissants with jam or nutella. At night this place turns into a happening drinking locale.
Ankerklause, Kottbusser Damm 104, 10967 Berlin, Germany +49 30 6935649
Lagari is a friendly, unpretentious neighborhood spot that mixes quality and quantity. This sizable menu with rotating specials is sure to please even the pickiest of breakfast connoisseurs. The delectable dishes include creative waffle sandwiches, well-seasoned breakfast potatoes, fruit-drenched French toast, breakfast burritos, and more. The plates range from hearty to healthy but never disappoint in flavor. Breakfast here is aesthetically appealing and pleasing to the palate. The cozy inside makes it a perfect place to enjoy a solid brunch and the outside seating opens onto a quiet Neukölln street.
Lagari, Pflügerstraße 19, 12047 Berlin, Germany +49 30 35128731
Myxa, all wood and coziness, is a warm and friendly place to start the day. Exposed brick, burning candles, and artful accents give this place a stylish and inviting vibe. The breakfast tends toward the European side, with copious amounts of cheese and meats delicately piled on a plate. But don’t worry, there’s still some traditional egg dishes to enjoy. There’s also plenty of fresh fruit and some mouth-watering quiche accompanied by leafy greens. This is great for those tired of carb-dominated morning meals. Myxa’s organic coffee pairs well with any of the breakfast items. Myxa also plays host to a sundry of exhibitions and silent movie nights, as well.
Myxa, Lenaustraße 22, 12047 Berlin, Germany +49 30 68324447
‘Zucker’ means ‘sugar,’ and, as the name suggests, this café has a seriously sweet tooth. A bright and sunny inside, sprinkled with a hodgepodge of colorful furniture, makes this corner café a pleasant place to get away. The menu loves its sugar, with its various offerings of lush cakes, crêpes and pancakes. It even has a cake of the month. This spot offers some other breakfast options as well as fair-trade coffee and a few vegan morning classics. Madame Zucker is a relaxed and quaint café at which to enjoy great coffee and tasty treats at very affordable prices.
Madame Zucker, Wildenbruchpl. 5, 12045 Berlin, Germany +49 30 75548493
Roamers is known as one of the most picturesque places to eat in Berlin and not without reason. This chic café is drenched in eye-appeal; everything from the food to the atmosphere is waiting to be captured ion camera. The charmingly blemished wood that makes up the counters and tables ranges in hue from light to dark. Plants of all sizes and shapes are nestled into corners and adorn table and the plating is vibrant. The food is fresh, colorful, and delicious, ranging from avocado toast to eggs dotted with arugula and cherry tomatoes. With food this enjoyable, the phrase, ‘take a picture, it will last longer’ can be taken quite literally.
This California-style joint is packed with some Anglophone favorites. A spacious and shabby-chic interior paints the landscape for this breakfast haven: huevos rancheros, colossal breakfast potatoes, French toast, eggs made to order, and bacon that is both gratifying and plentiful. The wide-ranging menu, hosting seriously scrumptious breakfast must-haves, also offers free hugs (very California). Bloody Marys and other adult morning beverages are also available from the well portioned menu. This is the place to go when craving some West Coast lovin’ in the morning.
Cabslam, Innstraße 47, 12045 Berlin, Germany +49 30 6869624
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