I love eggs! My friends always laugh about me, but I could eat eggs every day, at any time and in all kind of variations. I seriously cannot live without eggs :). Apart from fried eggs (my first choice always), my other favourite preparation is Eggs Benedict. Here are my 3 top places in Berlin to get the ultimate Eggs Benedict dosis.
Eggs Benedict Favourites
Les Papilles (Facebook) is a French cafe & restaurant located in Neukölln. A former colleague told me about it. He used to be a chef in a star restaurant in London (so he knows about quality food) and he told me to go there since it is his favourite place in Berlin. I felt curious and checked it out this weekend. The atmopshere is cool and international. I can imagine Les Papilles also being located in a hip artist area in California. All the waiters speak English and are all dressed with an individualistic, interesting style. Our waiter had a hipster beart and was wearing a flat cap.
Apparently, there is no menu (only written on the wall), so our waiter explained us what is really good here. Eggs Benedict is the speciality of Les Papilles, so for sure I had to try it. You can choose between a salmon, avocado or bacon version. I decided for the bacon one and didn´t get disappointed. The eggs were served on a Brioche bun, topped with the bacan and the eggs covered in Sauce Hollandaise, accompanied by a fresh salad with a tasty dressing. Prices are really cheap for the quality that you get. The Eggs Benedict costed 6€ only. You cannot make a reservation during the weekends, but we didn´t have to wait when arriving at lunch time on Saturday. For the price/quality, hip atmosphere and no waiting time, this is definitely my top choice!
I have been to Benedict in Tel Aviv already and loved the fact that it´s a 24/7 breakfast place with breakfast options from all over the world. During my first trip to Tel Aviv, I even spent my Christmas Eve dinner there (haha yes, I really love eggs THAT much ;)! When I heard that Benedict opened a branch in Berlin, I had to go! Benedict (Website) is located in Charlottenburg and part of the cool Max Brown Hotel Ku`damm. I came here on a Monday for lunch and was surprised that there was a queue! Wow, I didn´t expect that. Seems like that during the weekends it will be impossible to get a table. Luckily I didn´t have to wait long and also got a glass of Prosecco for free for the waiting time. Nice!
I ordered Eggs Florentine which actually is Eggs Benedict served on Brioche toast, Spinach and Sauce Hollandaise. The dish is 13€ but includes a hot drink of your choice and an additional bread basket with different kind of bread rolls, butter & marmelade. You can refill the bread basket for free (but I would have never been able to, it was so much food!). Pricing for the whole package is really good then! I liked the Eggs Benedict a lot as well as the pretty design of the cafe (the wallpapers have palms & leaves patterns and there are dark green velvet sofas). The only downpart is that it is hard to get a seat, that´s why Benedict is my number 2 choice.
Allans Breakfast Club
Allans Breakfast Club (Facebook) is a cafe & wine bar in Prenzlauer Berg, located on beautiful Rykestraße. You should make a reservation here since the place gets really crowded on weekends. My favourite spot is the high table by the window, where you can watch people outside. On a warm day you can sit outside in the sun on the pretty turquoise chairs.
My boyfriend ordered the avocado & salmon toast and for me the Eggs Benedict of course. After that we waited a loooooong time. Finally the waiter realized that he had forgotten us. Upps. The reaction was nice and professional. He brought us 2 glasses of Rosé wines for free. In the end not too bad :). Compared to the other 2 places the prices are the highest at Allans Breakfast Club. The Eggs Benedict dish was 10€ (no drink included). In conclusion if I compare price/quality and that it get´s really crowded (and it is hard to go spontaneously), Allans Breakfast Club is only my 3rd choice.
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