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Alpenstueck is a fantastic discovery in culinary excellence for German-Austrian cuisine and freshly baked bread and confections. Deer antlers function as candle holders and decorate the window seats of this establishment. The dining room is sophisticated with rich dark tables, iridescent silk fabrics and embraces the more traditional steakhouse chic decor. The menu choices are traditional German and Austrian and mix gourmet taste with extraordinary high-quality ingredients. The small menu consists of an ever-changing variety of three appetizers, three main courses and three desserts. Furthermore, a selection of over 200 wines, in combination with a knowledgeable staff that understands the meaning of hospitality is awaiting you at Alpenstueck. Alpenstueck is also a popular destination for breakfast.
"Anna Blume, du tropfes Tier, Ich liebe dir!" or "Anna Flower, you dripping beast, I love you!" So ends the humorous, dadaist poem by Kurt Schwitters, from which this restaurant/flower shop takes its name. While the poem is rather nonsensical, the decision to check out this floral haunt is not. A fine rotating menu of seasonal dishes is served in the evenings, but it is during the breakfast/brunch hours when Anna Blume really shines. One of the perennial favorites is the "Anna Blume Special," a breakfast for two brought to your table on a three-tiered silver platter. Anna's daily fresh baked goods are also superb.
Barcomi's, located near Volkspark Hasenheide, has got New York on its mind. Owner Cynthia Barcomi tops the fine selection of coffee she offers with New York-styled club and turkey sandwiches, tuna salads, muffins, bagels, scones and some of the finest cheesecakes infused with a distinct American touch. The Brownie Marble Cheesecake is especially recommended. This coffeehouse is as well-known for its apple pies, classic and wedding cakes as it is for its coffee. The cakes are full of creamy textures, rich flavors and tons of visual appeal.
This charming Italian restaurant is famous around Berlin for having a seriously exquisite brunch buffet. Diners can pick from a spread of smoked salmon, stuffed vegetables, cheeses, and a variety of cold cut meats, along with crusty bread and silky coffee. The friendly establishment is run by a pair of Italians that infuse the restaurant with cheer. After stuffing yourself at the buffet, check out one of the many attractions in the area, including the truly beautiful Alter St.-Matthäus-Kirchhof where the Brothers Grimm is buried.
Districts like Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg are host to numerous ornate and historic cafés which serve to remind you of Berlin's glamorous past. One of the last places you would expect to find such an exquisite establishment is on Karl-Marx-Straße, Neukölln's busy shopping street. Here, hidden away in a courtyard behind the main road, is a glorious hall decorated with golden stucco, marble statues and large, gilt-edged mirrors. Built in the 19th century, this former dance hall was rescued from demolition in the 1980s and transformed into a café. A meeting place for brunch-goers, coffee-lovers and art enthusiasts, Café Rix is also popular with visitors to the next-door Saalbau.
Nestled in Savoy Hotel Berlin, Restaurant Weinrot lures hotel guests as well as food lovers in the city with its contemporary presentation of German and Mediterranean cuisine. While soaking in the charming ambiance indoors or taking in the sunshine outdoors, one can dig into the fish and meat delicacies cooked with authentic ingredients - in particular their schnitzels remain popular favorites. However, the crowning jewel of this restaurant is its weekday breakfast buffet, which serves up delicacies like pretzel croissants and meat and cheese cold cuts.
Stretching over the entire ground floor of the beautiful 19th-century Literaturhaus villa, the Wintergarten is a traditional cafe with waiters in dinner jackets and bow ties, designer chairs, gilt-edged stucco ceilings and yellow walls. Wintergarten Café is one of Berlin's most popular Sunday brunch venues. The real highlight, however, is the wonderful conservatory covered by a picturesque turn-of-the-century roof made of iron and glass. Guests can sit in the garden during the summer.
Owned by the same duo that brought vegetarian darling Cookies Cream to Berlin, Chipps is nothing short of deliciously trendy. For a brunch that will perfectly complement a night spent out on one of Berlin's wild dance floors, look no further than Chipps. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients to make dishes like Eggs Benedict, pancakes, and some seriously fluffy waffles. Pair these tasty meals with an uber chic interior and you get Chipps. If you don't quite make it for breakfast, the restaurant also offers lunch and dinner menus that are one of a kind.