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Though Paris and Vienna may have Berlin beat for cafe culture, there is one thing this Teutonic neighbor does better – and that is Sunday brunch! After a late night out in Berlin’s club scene, the city sleeps in, then rises around 11 or noon and settles in at a favorite restaurant with a large Milchkaffee or glass of fresh juice, a stack of newspapers, and buffet so grand it strikes the petit from petit dejeuner!
Here are some of the best places in Berlin to soak up the sun and fill up your stomach.
In the shadow of Görlitzer Bahnhof, Morgenland offers all the traditional trappings of breakfast (cereals, yogurt, fruit, eggs, bread, jam, Nutella), as well as the traditionally German trappings (sliced meats, cheeses, veggies), then adds a rotating and constantly refilled selection of sweet and savory options, from hummus to filled crepes to pasta salads, many with a distinctly Mediterranean flair.
Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., €9.50, no credit cards accepted, reservations possible. firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
This combination flower shop and cafe/restaurant in the heart of the trendy Kollwitz neighborhood serves ample and beautiful tiered brunch platters for one, two, or four persons. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of these leafy streets from the large outdoor seating area in front of the cafe.
Open everyday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., platter for two €17.50, credit cards accepted, no weekend reservations.
Serving up repeatedly refreshed trays of Russian-inspired dishes in an atmosphere that can be described as an “Ostalgic” living room, Datscha’s selection is far better than anything you’d find in Moscow. With plenty of options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, this is a place to hunker down and try plate after plate of savory and sweet delectables.
Brunch Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., €10.90, credit cards accepted, no Sunday reservations.
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