Best Spots For Breakfast Around Kottbusser Tor, Germany

Photo of Brienne Pierce
9 February 2017

Some call it Kotti and others by its proper name, but however you refer to it, Kottbusser Tor in Berlin, Germany is still a vibrant part of Kreuzberg’s townscape. We’ve made a list of the best breakfast spots to enjoy in this area.


Restaurant, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
Germany - Berlin - Kreuzberg
Germany - Berlin - Kreuzberg | st3000 / Flickr
This picturesque cafe is the kind of spot that will catch your eye. The inside is sleek mixed with rustic charm, and the food takes local and fresh ingredients to a level of sophistication that isn’t pretentious, but celebratory. Homemade mint ginger lemonade, well-made coffees and an international breakfast spread makes Mundvoll a perfect spot to start your day. The interior plays with material mixing, which showcased by its wooden tables, slate tops, and fresh flowers. The palette of muted green and spritely vegetation keep the inside feeling refreshing when it’s too cold to snag a table outside.


Kreuzberg has one of the highest Turkish populations, giving it the nickname ‘Little Istanbul.’Though Turkey isn’t really known for its breakfast, Simitdchi serves up an authentic Turkish breakfast that is praise-worthy. Their bakery is constantly producing fresh treats and carb heavy favorites, all of which are piping hot and ready to eat, with the sesame rings as a particular favorite. The prices here are great as well, so it would be a shame to miss out on this unconventional breakfast place.

Having good looking Turkish breakfast right across the street | © Stefan / Flickr

Dresden in Kreuzberg

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, German, $$$
Wheatgrass | © Kristoffer Trolle / Flickr
This homey Kreuzberg-style cafe isn’t shy about bringing quality ingredients to the forefront. Sourcing from local farmers, Dresden in Kreuzberg prioritizes the use of high caliber produce. The owner, Tim Lanwerd, has a complicated past. Over the years, he’s done everything from film production to work the fruit and veggie wholesale business, and his insight highlights health and high standards without sacrificing taste. Fair trade, organic and local are not just buzzwords here, but are structural paradigms in this cozy establishment. It’s somewhere between a cafe and a restaurant, since its offerings range from breakfast to bar drinks. This plus the focus on health makes Dresden a prime location for beginning an energetic day.


Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, European
Kremanski | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr
Kremanski is a cafe tucked away from the bustling center of Kotti — the U-bahn flitters in the background and people noisily roam the streets while this stunning cafe hides in plain sight. The interior is perfect for Instagram; the design is industrial meets refined garage sale, complete with antique chairs, massive chalkboards and exposed piping that transform this space into an aesthetic reprieve. This is the perfect spot to post up for some wifi and great coffee. The food here is as tasty as it is beautifully plated. Massive glass windows let passersby take a peek before they stop in for some food and coffee.

Café Morgenland

Cafe, European, Vegetarian
For those who want an immense brunch spread, Café Morgenland won’t disappoint. On the weekends, they have an international brunch buffet with an impressive amount of variety, all at a cost that doesn’t break the bank. The interior is spacious and colorful, which seems to be emblematic of the food. It’s a pretty popular place on the weekends, so expect to wait. Much like its food, this place attracts a global clientele, with everyone from true Berliners and tourists breaking bread at this kitschy establishment. It claims to be one of the best brunches in Berlin, and with its rave reviews, they might be right.

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