Surprise! There’s way more to Berlin’s food scene than the typical German fare of sausages and schnitzel. From epic brunch spots to international dining, here are some of the best spots to satisfy your hunger in Berlin — straight from our local, in-the-know Berlin tour guides.
19 grams chaussee is a charming, cheerful café serving up breakfast and brunch all week long, offering tasty twists on early-morning classics, all created by local Berlin caterer Little Joy. Think eggs Benedict with champagne hollandaise sauce (ummm, yes please), vegan porridge with oat milk and spiced apples, or oven-smoked baked beans on sourdough. Plus, their coffee is from organic roaster Tres Cabezas — one of the most beloved coffee roasters in Berlin.
Chausseestrasse 36, 10115 Berlin Mitte.
Roamers pretty much defines the term ‘rustic.’ The place is warm, cosy and inviting, and their food is as tasty as it is pretty (just check out their Instagram for some truly drool-worthy food photography). For a hearty breakfast, grab a plate of eggs served with wild boar sausage, spicy bean stew, chimichurri and homemade cheese curds. Or if you’re in the mood for something lighter, how about bread topped with figs, thyme-infused goat cheese, roasted hazelnuts, and a balsamic-cardamom glaze.
Pannierstraße 64, 12043 Berlin Neukölln.
This bright, spacious, travel-inspired take on the standard breakfast diner offers up dishes all named after books by its namesake, Jules Verne. Go “Around the World in 80 Days” with roast beef, salmon, mozzarella, tomatoes and honey-cinnamon cheese curds. Or dive “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” with an orange shrimp salad, salmon and tuna mousse. Between bites, take in the décor: globes, teapots and a collection of framed photos all over the walls.
Schlüterstrasse 61, Berlin / Charlottenburg.
Okay, just because there is more than typical German cuisine in Berlin doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the classics. And this cosy pub in a historic building is perfect for just that — Sophieneck serves up excellent German cuisine, with a menu that changes daily and offers fresh, local ingredients with a bit of international flair. Pork knuckle with pureed peas, bratwurst with sauerkraut, and schnitzel with mushroom sauce are the kind of dishes you can expect to find here. Grab a bier and enjoy.
Grosse Hamburger Strasse 37, D-10115.
Traditional ambience adds some charm to the delicious Moroccan and Egyptian dishes on offer at Baraka. Come with friends for sharing platters of falafel, couscous, hummus, olive salad, baba ganoush and spiced lamb.
Lausitzer Pl. 6, 10997 Berlin.
Indulge in French cuisine with a twist at Ganymed Brasserie, a gorgeous bistro-style restaurant serving plates of coq au vin, roasted lamb, sweetbreads, ratatouille, lobster stew and other delectable French dishes.
Schiffbauerdamm 5, 10117 Berlin.
(Lead image via Roman Kraft on Unsplash)
Germany’s best known and most loved street food and a life saver at the end of a heavy night out, we couldn’t compile a list of our favourite places to eat out in Berlin and not tell you where to find the city’s best currywurst. Konnopke’s Imbiß is probably the best known and most historic but if you’re looking for a more ‘local’ experience then we recommend Curry Baude, which has been satisfying hungry Berliners since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
If you’re in town on a Thursday, don’t miss Awesome Berlin’s Street Food Thursday event, held in an old market hall in funky Kreuzberg. It gets pretty busy so we’d recommend showing up before 6pm to avoid those crowds. Street food from all over the world is represented here but if you’re looking to keep things local, we love the Käsespätzle guy (German mac & cheese).
Explore Berlin’s unofficial kingdom of cool, Kreuzberg on a tour that marries the best in local neighbourhood eats with funky street art. Taste currywurst, discover the area’s wild past and eat and drink where the locals love to go on Urban Adventures’ Food & Art in Funky Kreuzberg Tour