Cafe Morgenrot

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Kastanienallee 85, Berlin, Germany, 10435

Berlin vegetarian cafe serving as a meeting place for young political activists and punks, and kinda like a beer house. Some items are pay-what-you-can within a given range. From Tue-Thur you might find a daily vegan soup plus vegetarian quiche and different sweets. From Fri-Sun a buffet. Also sells cakes on the weekend. Open Tue-Thu 9:00am-1:00am, Fri-Sat 11:00am-3:00am, Sun 11:00am-12:00am. Kitchen closes at 10pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, German

48 Reviews

First Review by SarahLouise

The big breakfast - Edit

I stumbled upon this place by accident whilst a friend and I were looking for somewhere to get a coffee. I must say I was mighty impressed with what they had to offer with lots of vegan menu options including a massive breakfast buffet spread, most of which was vegan. If I hadn't of already eaten I would have had certainly got some. There was also a nice vibe here when we visited and you could see why it is so popular. In the end I just ordered a great coffee and a slice of brownie, which went down a treat for about €6. This is definitely somewhere I would visit again.

Pros: Breakfast buffet, Inexpensive, Nice staff and vibe

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Nice vegan brunch - Edit

The brunch was very good especially the vegan scrambled egg was yummy.

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Good food but unfriendly staff - Edit

It's the 5th time I'm going there and the 3rd time I'm facing unfriendly staff, so it's done for me, I will never go again. This time, as for the brunch they ask to give 10 ( /- 3) €, I gave 30€ for 2 brunches 2 drinks(5€50 the drinks) and the guy was complaining it was not enough. Come on, it's just spreads and desserts (not even cakes), nothing cooked or warm, so sorry but 12€25 is really enough. For 15€ I know way tastier places, with bio and cooked food.

Pros: Good spreads, Well located, Nice place

Cons: unfriendly staff, overcrowded

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Favourite place in Berlin - Edit

Love their brunch Friday to Sunday. Also worth a visit any other day for great hummus, soup, quiche or cake. Reasonable prices, mostly organic and fairtrade. Never disappoints!

Pros: prices, local, organic and fairtrade ingredients

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Yummy, friendly, easy - Edit

Could easily find vegan options and the atmosphere is great! Friendly staff and yummy food!

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Amazing café - Edit

Cute, cosy, nicely decorated café. The saturday/sunday brunch is awesome, with plenty of vegan options: scambled tofu, marinated tofu, beans, semolina, jam, bread, spreads, and more. Expect it to be quite busy, but it is worthed waiting a few minutes for a table!

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Don't eat here if you don't want to take pills - Edit

I love the concept of brunch and the place looks nice. Great location etc. BUT. I really felt bad and had a strong abdominal pain after eating here! The brunch was ordinary: a lot of monotonous salads with tofu and a lot of flavorless spreads (especially, "käse", really without flavor). No avocado, no fake meat, no fresh veggies, just TOFU! It looks even tasty when you are hungry, but after tasting a little bit, you understand that food isn't tasty. Yes, you can eat it, but it tastes like food from "canteen", not from cafe or restaurant. Of course, you just don't eat much, because it's boring and not tasty.

The "sweets" were just chocolate spread (also very ordinary) and a several cereals. No cakes, muffins, nothing.

Worst, that I still feel bad after the brunch and strongly not recommend to spend your money in this cafe. There a lot of great vegan cafes in Prenz berg, you can buy food in Veganz, Goodies, etc.

Maybe it's great place for hungry students, but as for me it's better to eat a one bagel in Veganz, that a lot of boring tofu salads here.

Pros: cheap at the first sight , friendly stuff

Cons: monotonous and not tasty salads (all of these with, not fully vegan , sweets (and also not tasty)

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3 - Edit

we had here a brunch breakfast option which is cool. you pay what you want (in 6-10 scale i think) and you can eat whatever you want from the table. the idea is similar to one we have in cracow nova krova restaurant. for me paying 10 euro for brunch is ok if the food is very good. and here wasn't - i took scrambled tofu which should tastes like eggs i supposed but they obviously never heard about black salt. also they had just few salads and pastes for bread. the stuff was in rush but it was totally normal for me - they had a lot of customers.

Pros: all you can eat, big garden

Cons: price too expensive, not very tasty

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chilled place, cheap with good wifi - Edit

This place has a nice atmosphere - the staff are friendly and all (from my experience) bilingual, as is the menu.

The hot drinks are nice and reasonably priced (the cheapest tea I've found in Berlin actually at €1.90) and there's nice fruit infused tap water on the bar.

They have a cakes and cooked food selection and run a breakfast buffet Friday - Sunday which looks nice but was a bit too pricey for me to try (€6-12), depending on your budget.

What I like the most though is it is quiet, with plenty of comfortable seating and excellent wifi reception - helpful if you have life admin to crack on with.

Nothing negative to say about this place really

Pros: atmosphere, affordable, great wifi

Cons: none

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Pay-what-you-like buffet on weekends - Edit

I love this place! On weekends they have a great buffet, which is mostly vegan, but some dairy -- clearly marked. Lots of salads and spreads which are very tasty. You pay what you like for the food. The optional drinks are available for a fixed price.

The atmosphere is a bit funky, which I like (such as, not all of the tables and chairs match).

The staff is friendly and helpful, and they are totally fine speaking English for the German-impaired.

Pros: decent food, pay what you like, comfortable and interesting atmospher

Cons: sometimes kind of crowded

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Delicious cakes! - Edit

Great creamy cakes! and great breakfast and atmosphere :-)

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recommended! - Edit

I have been there a couple of times, one for evening drinks and one for the brunch.Nice and comfortable atmosphere, friendly personnel. The brunch was really really good!A lot of vegan options, and all of them very tasty!I highly recommend it! The prices are absolutely fair, you can pay a minimum or more depending on your judgement.
I give 4 four cows only because they are not a 100% vegan place.

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Visited for Friday - Edit

Update: Second visit. For whatever reason, it was far more pleasing. There were fewer people, more vegetables and more vegan options. Perhaps the first visit was just bad luck. Still enjoyed the atmosphere.

Crowded with long waits for food...on a Friday! Most veg*n restaurants I've been to are either plant-based or fake meat. This is neither. Part of the reason was that it was brunch, of course. So several cereals. But mainly faux-gurts and yogurts. Cheese. Some sauces (...too rich for me to use, even on...) breads. One small bowl of fruit, empty. Maybe a half-cucumber-worth of vegetables.

I grew up in Berkeley circa 1970, so the atmosphere suited me fine. Just kinda freaky seeing kids who want to live in a (mostly-American) past they missed by 20 years-plus.
Updated from previous review on Thursday November 13, 2014

Pros: Atmosphere, generally

Cons: Not plant-based or healthy, 20 minute lines for food (on Friday!), A little food -> A big belly ache

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No nonsense, sympathetic cafe - Edit

A bubbly place where everyone would feel at home, even your grandmother. Friendly staff. They make a great vegan cheesecake.

Pros: Sympathetic, Relaxed ambience, Cheap

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Nice brunch from time to time - Edit

I always go to their brunch, which is always very crowded, the staff is not always very polite, and people here are sometimes really annoying, trying to jump the queue, bringing kids around when there is already no space...
The buffet is not bad: It's mostly spreads and salads, mostly vegan (there is cheese but it's clearly indicated) you can pay what you want between 6 and 12€, I pay 10€ normally because I think it's what it's worth, and I find it really nice to allow people with less money to pay what they can and eat as much as they want.
On the menu (brunch) you usually have: Cereals, muesli with soy-milk or yogurt, several delicious spreads, raw veggs, bread, cheese, fruit salad, scrambled tofu...
I like to go there once in a while, and I think it's a great options for non-veg as well!

Pros: cheap, good location, food okay

Cons: not friendly (staff and people), very crowded , brunch is always the same

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Nice Brunch - Edit

We went late on Sunday (almost 3pm) but it was still packed and could hardly get a seat. Staff are busy and not especially friendly so you have to find your seat or just leave. Menu is not all vegan but has many vegan options in spread, desserts and salads. Spread were all very tasty but there were not so many salad, especially raw veggies available.

Pros: Tasty, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded, Not so friendly, Not all vegan, not so much fresh veggies

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Fun bar, great brunch - Edit

The bar is nice to come to in the evenings for some drinks. You can hang out by yourself as well, use the computer of WiFi. It really does have a co-op feel. However, there will not be much food. They really might just have a hummus platter.

Weekend buffet brunch is great. The dishes are simple, but there are many of them, mostly vegan, with many very delicious vegan spreads. They price is flexible, and we were happy to pay the maximum, because we really were very satisfied.

Don't expect fast or friendly service here, but the people working the bar aren't mean. They're just keeping it cool and grungy.

Pros: Cool atmosphere, Delicious brunch, WiFi

Cons: Spotty service

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A breakfast as good as it gets! - Edit

I had the Morgenrot breakfast buffet a few years ago and it was so good that I had to go again! It's still as good! Shame its not all vegan but its 80% vegan and the banana and coconut salad with coriander was sooo good! Well worth rolling out of bed at midday and heading across to central Berlin for.

Pros: Eat as much as you like breakfast buffet, Lots of yummy home made dips etc, nice place and not expensive

Cons: Its in Berlin! (thats a joke!), not 100% vegan

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I Love Morgenrot Kollectiv! - Edit

This is my absolute favourite place to eat in Berlin!

The buffet breakfast is wonderful, with an enormous range to suit all veggie tastes.

Maybe sit outside on a good day (or if you feel brave wrap up warmly for the cold ones) and watch the wonderful world of Berlin go by.

Pros: I feel I'm supporting the cause, Great food, Veggie

Cons: I can't get there more often

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Cool punky alternative place - Edit

We went here for dinner and it turns out it is very limited for dinner - just bar food. We got the nachos which came with fresh salsa (request it to be vegan and they leave off the dairy cheese) and some hummus and bread. The hummus was great. It is very casual, you just sit down and order at the bar. We ordered some mocktails which were very tasty. No English menu but the bar staff spoke English and can help you out. Nice food - we want to come back and try the lunch/brunch and buffet. I love how it is decorated with posters of radical politics and there is political reading material available - all in German but still cool to browse through.

Pros: Cool vibe, Lots of vegan options

Cons: Limited dinner, try for lunch/brunch

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best brunch ever - Edit

huge variety of vegan/ vegetarian spreads, cheese, salads, granola, scrambled tofu, etc

Pros: great variety, cheap (betw 6 and 10 Euros)

Cons: huge queue and overcrowded, bread rolls are not really tasty

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Nice brunch - Edit

Large buffe - you won't leave the place hungry. Everything was ok, but there are better places in Berlin,and this isn't a place you "have to see".

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Great brunch - Edit

It's been a long time since I've been there but I can remember a great, delicious and filling breakfast.

I can just recommend it.

Pros: selection, price, food

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guter brunch - Edit

hier gibt es veganen bzw. vegatarischen brunch samstags und sonntags. das essen ist ausgezeichnet, so sieht man was vegan ist und was nicht. das essen war sehr lecker. den preis, den man bezahlt, kann man selbst wahlen - also brunch gegen spende.....sehr schöne, alternative atmosphere dort.

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Great place - Edit

I remember the buffet plates could get quite empty. And it was horribly crowded. But, the place is super nice, and well-worth a visit, but go on a Tuesday afternoon or something.

Pros: Atmosphere, Price, Wifi (of course)

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Don't miss out on the weekend brunch! - Edit

Cafe Mogenrot is a vegetarian cafe, but very vegan-friendly. I love coming here just to enjoy a cup of tea and chill; the atmosphere is great. The best thing is, however, the brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. You pick a price between 5 and 9 Euro (7 are suggested as that is what is needed to cover their expenses), which makes it affordable even for those with a tight budget. The food, needless to mention, is fantastic and the vegan options are plenty (countless spreads, salads, scrambled tofu). It is usually packed, so make sure to bring some time (but yeah, there are no such things as a quick brunch in Berlin anyway).
Updated from previous review on Monday December 10, 2012

Pros: great brunch, nice atmosphere, fair prices

Cons: usually packed on Sundays, why not go fully vegan?

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Best brunch I've ever had - Edit

The brunch at Cafe Morgenrot was my favorite meal in Berlin. The vegan/vegetarian brunch is out of this world good and so cheap for what you get. I went back to fill up my bowl and plate at least three times with the delicious and carefully prepared food. Every individual dish was so flavorful. They had vegan yogurt, museli, fresh fruit and vegetables, salads and pasta salads, homemade spreads (including the most mouth-watering vegan chocolate spread I've ever tasted), scrambled tofu, fresh bread, vegan butter, jams, curried tofu, and a lot more.

The atmosphere is so chill and I loved the hippieness of it all. It's really cool that you can pay anywhere between 5 and 9 euros for your meal (suggested 7) depending on what you feel you can afford. What a cool concept!

Pros: incredible food, unbelievable value, awesome vibe

Cons: packed

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