Coming back from Venice and the opening of the Biennale di Arte, I needed some me-time. No crowds, no lines, no waiting, no mediocre food at exorbitant prices. And found myself next to the canal early on Sunday, dropping into one of my favourite spots to have coffee and a sandwich, Populus Coffee, to discover they do more fancy brunch dishes on the weekend!
As previously mentioned, I do like to take more time for my breakfast, even during the weekday. Even going all the way to Mitte from my beloved Kreuzberg home before 9am to get myself some poached eggs is worth it if they’re as delicious as at Father Carpenter Coffee Brewer.
By now, having brunch on the weekend needs to be planned, aka making reservations or showing up quite early to still score a table. However, don’t underestimate the power of a rather excessive breakfast during the week. How about taking your time on a Friday morning, get down to Neukölln’s cutesy, inner-city village called Rixdorf, enter the pretty location of Hallmann & Klee and enjoy a plate of charcuterie, cheese, soft boiled eggs, and obviously don’t forget to order the pancakes.
The thing is, why wouldn’t you eat Käsespätzle for breakfast? Especially if they come with a poached egg on top, roasted mushrooms, spicy dukkah, dill oil, and oven dried onion (9 Euro)? Not in for the Käsespätzle fun? How about a poached egg on top of beet puree, mangold, ruccola and pomegranate salad with roasted veggies and fermented pomegranate skin jus (8 Euro)? Or maybe buttermilk biscuits with creme fraiche scrambled eggs, sausage and gravy (9 Euro)?? Yeah I know, this all sounds amazing! And it’s here for you to eat every single weekend at the just opened Sweethearts café in a quiet side street off Hermannstraße.
How does this sound for your Saturday breakfast: poached egg, bacon, haricot beans with leek, kale and herbs, haloumi-parsnip fritters, Persian saffron shakshuka with black beans, marinated chickpeas, saffron hollandaise, charmoula marinated beets? Because, yes! It’s that time of the year again! Das Brunch is back with their lavish morning food feast, this time in Neukölln, with a better menu than ever, plus all of it is benefiting the host, Sharehaus Refugio! And an extra special super goodie courtesy of yours truly.