is a florist shop & cafe right on the main drag of Schönhauser Allee which is separated by the S-Bahn running down its centre like the beating heart of this district. At first glance, you wouldn’t even realise it was a cafe but once you step through the doors past a wonderful green frontage, you go straight back in time. The decoration is kitch but without trying to be. Old tills, candles in wine bottles and random ornaments coupled with mismatched tables and chairs give the place an authentic charm.
We’d walked past the day before and returned for breakfast thinking it looked like a good traditional type of place for a Berlin brunch and we definitely found a hidden gem. Everything is locally sourced and cooked fresh by the family run team using seasonal ingredients and we really loved what we ate.
I went for a cherry juice – something I’ve not had before. It amused me that it came in a wine glass and looked very much like I was necking red wine before 12 pm. The juice was sweet but not sickly and I loved it. They press a lot of juices themselves so I’d recommend trying a couple to anyone visiting.
For food, Dave opted for the potato pancakes with smoked salmon and I had a ham omelette. The eggs were cooked perfectly, not a rubbery bit in sight. The ham running through the omelette was plentiful and slightly smoked. The bread roll and cress were a welcome touch too and filled me right up. Dave’s smoked salmon was really nice but the pancakes were what did it for me. Savoury, not at all greasy and just salty enough. The dill flavoured creme fraiche or sour cream was perfect too. Really the only criticism is that there wasn’t quite enough smoked salmon for our greedy little tummies.
Find Blumencafe on Facebook here and if you’re heading to Berlin, they’re located here:
Schönhauser Allee 127a 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.
*We paid for our lunch and they didn’t know I was blogging. We just looked like annoying snap happy tourists! All opinions are my own.*