Gute Morgen! Susannah has lived in the land of lederhosen, bratwurst and schnitzel now for just over a year – and this review comes fresh outta’ Berlin!
After much weeping over the lack of both bacon and freshly cooked eggs I have finally begun to embrace the uniquely fresh, mostly cold German breakfast menu.
This breakfast blogger finally received a visit from another so we trotted down the road to one of Berlin’s many hipster chic, bar-by-night cafes. And can I tell you – eggs and coffee are a thousand times more pleasurable when devoured over saucy boy chatter, deep and meaningful “what am I doing with my life” rants, Perth gossip and travel stories.
So the thing about German breakfast is that you seem to really only eat it out on weekends, post 11am. See I am of the fervent opinion that breakfast is an everyday thing. AND if you can afford it (which I can’t right now) eat out as much as possible. Nothing better than someone else’s poached eggs I say!
The menu at Fuchsbau is standard German fare with a Mixed breakfast plate, cheese plate, boiled eggs on toast, muesli, fruit etc etc. One of the redeeming features that make a lack of bacon excusable, are the prices. Check out the menu – 6.80 for the most expensive item. Even with the exchange rate, this makes ordering a third or fourth cup of coffee immensely doable.
- 1x Mixed breakfast plate
- 1x Boiled eggs on toast (Eier auf Toast)
After wetting himself the day earlier over another café’s mixed plate, international traveller/breakfast clubber Jeffrey couldn’t resist the temptation of ordering another. The mixed plate includes cold meats, cheese, rocket, olives, a breadbasket and fresh herbs – all to be eaten at your leisure (with your hands) over the course of the morning. I however am the breakfast equivalent of a meat and three veg girl. I went with an old favourite – boiled eggs on toast. It might not sound like much but the condiments make it worth it. Eier auf Toast comes with tomato salsa, honey Dijon mustard and curry butter. Deliciously simple sides that elevate even the most mundane cooked eggs.
The coffee at Fuchsbau is not bad. An issue with most cafes is that they don’t use fresh milk. This means my mouth has become accustomed to this dull, grey milk that makes me feel like I am on Year 11 outward bound all over again. So… to be honest the coffee is probably horrendous as my taste buds are on strike until I can get back to Urbanista (the best coffee in Perth!).
So, hop on that 23-hour long plane and give Fuchsbau a try! In all seriousness though, if you are heading this way make sure you head into beautiful Neukolln, and then hit up Fuchsbau for an awesome breakfast or a cocktail at night. This place is a wondrous day to night chameleon that never disappoints.
Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for more international posts as Suz eats her way around the US breakfast scene. Expect to see pancakes, French toast and, finally, BACON! You can also read her travel blog – www.zehnelfzwolf.wordpress.com
Address: Planufer 93-95, 10967 Berlin, Germany (map)
Phone: 30 6917595
Entry posted on Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 7:16 pm. Tagged in berlin