Melbourne has a very niche breakfast scene that differs from anywhere else we’ve been on this trip, and ever before.
Popular Melbourne cafes are filled as soon as their doors open at 7am. By 9am the cafes are packed. No one I know in Melbourne is ashamed or embarrassed to order the same meal where ever they go: [Insert name for the AVOCADO dish the restaurant serves] (see here, here and here). I have two very good friends whose ‘Story of Their Life’ is just that. Jack is one of those friends and he hasn’t has a “proper” breakfast since leaving Australia back in January.
Our third morning in Berlin, I found him in a black hoodie and sweatpants googling variations of the statement “find smashed avocado breakfast berlin now please”.
#avocadotoast may be the cool, trendy line being printed on singlets at the moment but the struggle is real, people.
Thanks to the search and rescue exercise we call google, we found Silo Coffee. It’s a place that cures the homesick people from Melbourne who are living in Berlin. It’s also a place that makes a truly delicious and filling breakfast, the type of breakfast that makes you want to stick around at one of the cafe’s rustic wooden tables, under the string-y lights hanging from above, resting your back against the faded brick wall while reminiscing about the meal you just had.
The staff at Silo Coffee is lovely, the atmosphere is cool, there is plenty of substantial reading material, and coffee is their specialty. Like any decent cafe nowadays, they only use locally grown and sustainably ingredients. It would be totally unfair to ask anything more from a cafe.
You have to go try this place if you’re in Berlin. It’s in Friedrichstein. You’ll love it! Get the avocado toast with a flat white, you will not regret it. Wait. What am I? The queen of bossing you around? Order whatever you like!
Hot tip thought: I was eyeing their baked eggs like a vulture.
Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany