Annelies is one of the stars of Berlin’s brunch scene, evident every weekend when crowds of bleary-eyed creatives rouse in the early afternoon and gather outside to debrief the night before while waiting for a table. Reservations aren’t possible except for large groups during the week, so set your alarm early to avoid the madness.

There are only seven dishes to choose from, but there are three clear winners. For savory breakfast lovers, it’s either the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich made with a sesame pancake bun or the scrambled eggs served on sourdough toast and topped with grated smoked egg yolk. If you’d rather start the day with something sweet, get the fluffy buttermilk pancakes.

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