Friedrichshain, historically one of the most punk hoods in Berlin, where you can still find a lot of project housing and see pink or blue crests, is now becoming the place to be in Berlin. Many companies are setting up shop in the area, alongside many new home construction, together with new hotels, restaurant openings and of course cafes. Friedrichshain is now the highlight in Berlin, so where do you go if you want to have a nice breakfast in the so called Fshain?
Here we are on Gabriel Max Strasse, Friedrichshain’s brunch street. And we start with Silo. If you want to taste the best coffee ever come to Silo! They have a nice selection of roasted coffee that you can also purchase at the shop. The staff is really friendly and nice and speak English. The breakfast….no words for it, they have a big variety of food, organic eggs, bread, fresh fruits and vegetable, quinoa and pancakes! It worth definitely a visit. I had the rolled bread with bacon, fried organic egg, tomatoes and tomato relish and I’m still dreaming about that relish. I went on a Tuesday at 10 am and the place was packed, so make sure you have ample time when you go.
Gabriel-Max Straße 4, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain), www.silo-coffee.com, Station: U1 Warschauerstraße, U5 Samariterstraße, daily 8:30–17:00
Named after the famous Budapest pub, the Berlin version is a pearl situated in the very heart of Friedrichshain, on the corner of Boxhagener Platz. You can easily go on a Sunday, first to tour one of the most famous and best flea markets in town and then to have very nice brunch at Szimpla. Or the way around, depends how hungry you are. From coffee to beers to cocktails you can find everything you need. My favourite breakfast is the salmon one, simply delicious!
Gärtnerstraße 15, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain), +49 30 66 30 85 23, www.szimpla.de, Station: U1, U3 Warschauer Straße, U5 Samariterstraße, Sun–Mon 9:00–24:00, Tue–Wed 9:00–1:00, Wed–Sat 9:00–2:00
What can I say about Aprilkind? Are you looking for coffee? Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Ok, I will stop with the annoying questions, as you probably have already understood is that Aprilkind is not only a cafè, but also a place to eat, drink, work if you are a free lancer, meet your friends for a nice lunch or a tasty smoothie. Their best thing on the menu is the omelette with potatoes, olives and avocado slices. They also have plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. Best drink is the strawberry fresh lemonade. Staff is extremely friendly — they will treat you like a friend.
Simon-Dach-Straße 15, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain), +49 176 47 70 04 57, www.aprilkind-Berlin.de, Station: U1, U3 Warschauer Straße, Mon–Fri 8:00-19:00, Sat–Sun 9:00–19:00
In this café you can order Strammer Max and farmer's breakfast, prepared in the Iranian style. Neumann's own sandwich is covered with braised strips of fennel and warm goat's cheese. If you like it sweet, no worries, they also serve Muesli, croissants and jam bread complete the extravagant stullen.
Gabriel-Max-Straße 18, 10245 Berlin (Friedrichshain), +49 30 81 72 49 83, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, www.neumanns-cafe.de, Mon–Fr 9:30–18:00, Sat–Sun 10:00–18:00
The first time I went to have breakfast in this café was with a friend of mine who lived just across the street. I immediately fell in love with the sense of peace that this place offers. It is in a very quite and green corner and the staff is really friendly. The food and cakes are inspired by a North American kitchen and they also have a big variety of coffee. I had avocado toast and a flat white and was delicious. I can’t recommend it enough!
Oderstraße 7, 10247 Berlin (Friedrichshain), www.auntbenny.com, Station: U5 Frankfurter Allee, Tue–Fri 9:00–17:00, Sat–Sun 10:00–18:00
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