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The 10 best places to get brunch in Berlin

Berlin is on the brunch bus with some seriously innovative options. These are the best places to get brunch in Berlin

Nathan Ma
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Nathan Ma
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Berlin is usually ahead of the curve, and that is true when it comes to the brunch bandwagon. After all, who doesn’t love a good brunch? You take the best parts of breakfast and lunch and smash them together at an acceptable time. Build that genius a statue, pronto. Where to get the best brunch in Berlin? Let’s get to it.

Whether you’re feeling a little hungover from a big night out or fancy a late-morning pig-out before a day of museum-hopping, the best brunches in Berlin tick all the boxes. Well, at least the boxes marked ‘breakfast’, ‘lunch’ and ‘delicious’.

Best brunch in Berlin

Hallmann & Klee
Hallmann & Klee

1. Hallmann & Klee

What is it? Classic German brunches for a refined palette.

Why go? There’s a simplicity to the classic German brunch platter of cold cuts, sliced cheese and hearty bread rolls, but no one nails it as well as Hallmann & Klee. Paper-thin slices of cured meats come paired with a fragrant smattering of hard cheeses and a fresh assortment of pestos and pastes to adorn the in-house bakery’s offerings. It’s a bit pricier than the typical Neukölln breakfast spot but well worth it if you take your time and make the most of the meal.

Price: Mid-range

Silo Coffee
Silo Coffee

2. Silo Coffee

What is it? One of Berlin’s first brunch superstars.

Why go? For years, Berlin lagged behind in the brunch department; Australian-owned coffeehouse Silo shook the city out of its droll rut to the tune of fresh-baked eggs and avocado toast. Pop by for a dose of third-wave coffee or hearty French Toast made with fresh brioche and poached apples, then swing by the Sunday flea market around the corner.

Price: Mid-range

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Father Carpenter
Father Carpenter

3. Father Carpenter

What is it? A busy courtyard oasis in the city’s shopping district.

Why go? Tucked away in a quiet courtyard off a busy shopping street, Father Carpenter is a little-known foodie wonder in Berlin’s city centre. With a menu lush with pastries, sandwiches and tempting toasts, try to nab a courtyard table in the summer – the line for a seat in the sun’s been known to outdo Berghain’s queue when the weather’s nice.

Price: Mid-range

Brammibal’s Donuts
Brammibal's Donuts

4. Brammibal’s Donuts

What is it? Vegan doughnuts dressed to the nines.

Why go? It’s no surprise vegans flock to Berlin, and Brammibal’s Donuts makes the pilgrimage all the more worth it. Stocked with freshly coated vegan doughnuts to pair with dairy-free flat whites in Insta-friendly pink cups, the three locations are hotspots for Berliners hoping to indulge their sweet tooth or enjoy a just-toasted bagel. Come early; the stock is known to run out by midday when it’s sunny.

Price: Mid-range

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Markthalle Neun Brunch Market
Markthalle Neun

5. Markthalle Neun Brunch Market

What is it? Monthly street food fair with a brunch twist.

Why go? The monthly brunch market at Markthalle Neun is not to be missed: vendors dealing snacks from South Korea to Sardinia line the halls, handing out on-the-go portions ready to be devoured. Table space is hard to come by, but feel free to take your brunch to-go for a walk in any of the nearby parks.

Price: Mid-range

Das Gift
Photograph: Das Gift

6. Das Gift

What is it? Scottish flavours in the heart of Neukölln.

Why go? Many miss the sounds, sights and scents of home. And for Scots in Berlin, Das Gift’s monthly brunch is where to get a glimpse, whiff, taste – and so much more – of home. Serving hangover-friendly fry-ups, fresh pancakes and BLTs, this Scottish pseudo-pub packs out for its brunch on the first Sunday of each month. Curl up in the cosy backroom or find a seat on a bench outside, then grab an Irn Bru for the authentic experience. Unfortunately, the place has temporarily closed because of the pandemic.

Price: Mid-range 

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Hallesches Haus
Hallesches Haus

7. Hallesches Haus

What is it? High-end brunch with decadent pastries.

Why go? Styled like a high-end outfitter for weary travellers and traders, Hallesches Haus is home to a menu full of classic scrambles and homemade granola, plus decadent pastries we can’t get enough of. Fuel up at the Instagram-friendly café before heading across the canal to sightsee around Checkpoint Charlie or down the road to Bergmannstrasse for shopping.

Price: High-end

Fine Bagels
Fine Bagels

8. Fine Bagels

What is it? A taste of New York.

Why go? Hand-rolled and boiled, the New York-style bagels at Fine Bagels in Friedrichshain are the best in the city. The shop is also home to one of Berlin’s most extensive collections of English-language books for sale, so cosy up in a window seat with a weekend read and be sure to try something from the extensive list of schmears.

Price: Budget

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Azzam
Azzam

9. Azzam

What is it? Locally renowned hotspot for a hearty Lebanese brunch.

Why go? Berlin is rich with kebab shops and hummus by the ladle, but Lebanese takeaway Azzam gives its competition a run for their money. Swing by for a brunch of delicately seasoned tabbouleh, the chunky chickpeas of a musabaha plate, or the fatteh, in which deep-fried pita chips are drizzled with a sweet, tangy mix of cashews, yoghurt, and spices.

Price: Budget

La Femme
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10. La Femme

What is it? Turkish meats for a savoury treat.

Why go? With plenty of Turkish joints spread across the city, La Femme stands out as one of Berlin’s best. Tear into a plate of cheese and relishes with a few fresh simits – circular sesame-seed bread – or try the menemen, a traditional dish of scrambled eggs with any number of toppings from tomato and spinach to olives and garlic sausages.

Price: Budget

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