Update May 2015 Chipps changed owners, we haven’t been back since and thus can’t guarantee that this review is still valid, although the kitchen concept isn’t supposed to be changed.
Ah, poached eggs for a weekend breakfast. They’re not on many menues in Berlin, and if, they’re not necessarily well made. Which means perfectly poached, with a runny yolk that’s hardened around the edges and a tasty Hollandaise with the perfect lemon tartness. Lucky for me, I think I found a personal favorit this past Easter weekend: Chipps, the deli–restaurant owned by the makers of the club Cookies and its restaurant Cookies & Cream.
It’s located just in between Alexanderplatz and Gendarmenmarkt, an area I rarely pass or go to – but from now on will be my preferred destination for a dainty and perfect weekend breakfast. Their menu offers a nice variety of eggs – prepared as scrambled eggs with french toast, bacon (or alternatively vegan bacon) and maple sirup; as omelet with mushrooms, spinach and tomato, as sunny side ups with sausage (also alternatively vegan) and salad with feta and olives; and the above pictured eggs florentine, poached eggs with fresh spinach, Hollandaise and a side of salad (of course, also available as eggs benedict).
Of course, there’s more: waffles with blue berries, pancakes with maple sirup, croissants, Müsli, Ei im Glas, yoghurt and everything else you need for a delicious breakfast. The interior is bright and modern, the open kitchen allows you to watch every move of the chefs (and maybe steal one or two tricks for poaching…). Just one down side, they fried something during our stay, and the smell was quite intense in the dining area.
Nevertheless, I’m so happy I found delicious poached eggs, so I’ll be back.