I have been crazy busy lately! Between travel and work and nonsense, I haven’t brunched in a minute. So it was lovely to have the whole crew back together again. I was joined by my two favorite couples: Fanni and Robin (the brunchfluencer is back!) and Leo and Francesca.
We originally had ruled this place out because you know about my stance on buffets (never a good idea, but at brunch it’s an abomination) and we thought it was a buffet. But instead it was a delightfully, german style, russian breakfast.
While Fanni very reasonably got her own plate, Robin and I and Leo and Francesca each split the breakfast plate for two. I may never eat again. It is the best bang for your buck that I’ve ever found in Berlin.
I looked at the pile of food and was doubtful of our abilities to consume it all. But Robin never faltered in his belief in our ability. And in the end, we were triumphant. Leo and Francesca were less ambitious/made healthier life choices.
Quality: 70.5 %
Overall quality- While the food was plentiful, it wasn’t all exceptional. The salmon was good, and the flavors on the plate blended well. It was even nicely divided between savory and sweet. But it lacked an overall quality that we usually look for.
Eggs- This was the low point for everyone except Fanni. Apparently her scrambled eggs were well cooked! But the hard boiled eggs were too hard boiled, and we all know how I feel about over cooked eggs.
Dessert- The best breakfast dessert we’ve had in Berlin (personal opinion, not backed up by the data). There was a custard almond thingy that we devoured. There was also some cottage cheese pancake thing, that Robin said his grandmother used to make for him when he was sick. Apparently they are delicious when hot and drowning in oil.
Beverages: 72 %
This is the best decaf coffee I’ve tried in Berlin. Hands down.
Francesca loved the juice, and the rest of the group was appropriately satisfied with their beverage choices.
Presentation: 75 %
I feel like it would be difficult to display this quantity of food in anything but a lovely manner. It really looked like a very German breakfast plate, which isn’t my normal brunch go to. But it looked lovely.
Diversity: 66 %
Although we all got the same thing, there were a fair number of options on the menu. Possibly too many.
Ambiance: 66.5 %
The table was great, the food took a little too long, and the lighting was natural and lovely. BUT the music was WAY too loud. We could barely hear each other. If Ben was there it simply would have been a disaster.
Overall Score: 70.19 %