The Café Anna Blume in the middle of the Prenzlauer Berg district in north-east Berlin is an institution. It has existed at least as long as I have been in Berlin and is above all one of the top breakfast locations in Berlin. You can also enjoy lunch and dinner or just a coffee or a glass at Anna Blume. Have fun discovering!
The style of Café Anna Blume
The café impresses with its historical Art Nouveau charm. Large windows let in lots of light. You sit at marble tables with metal feet bearing the emblem of Anna Blume. On the ceiling you will find old chandeliers. I would say it’s a mix between a French bistro and a Viennese coffee house.
When you come in, you are standing directly in front of the large cake display case and in the classic coffee house. It gets a little more intimate on the right in the back of the séparée (see photo at the top). The ideal place for a tête-à-tête with your new flame.
Inside there is space for around 90 guests. Even more, namely 120 people, can be seated on the terrace in front of the café. There you can sit wonderfully under the big trees and the huge awning, especially in summer.
You may have wondered where Anna Blume’s name came from. The famous title of a heartfelt love poem by Kurt Schwitters that is more than a hundred years old gave the café its beautiful name.
Café Anna Blume Breakfast
For me – and I think most other visitors too – breakfast is the most important thing at Café Anna Blume. You can have breakfast from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. The highlight is clearly the Anna Blume breakfast tray (see photos). You can get these for two or more people and they are also available in a vegetarian and vegan version (price per person €13.50 – as of 10/2022). At the time I wrote this article, the vegan version was not even on the official menu.
If you don’t want it quite so opulent, you can of course also get various other breakfasts. The cornflower (Kornblume) is the vegetarian and the sundew (Sonnentau) is the vegan. But you can also just order a croissant with jam and butter or one of the various egg dishes. If you want it healthier, I can recommend the fruit salad (see photo at the top) or the homemade granola.
Lunch and dinner
The rest of the menu is available to you from 12 p.m. There you will find salads, soups, wraps and sandwiches. The dishes from the weekly menu are available from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. There you will find mainly seasonal dishes. In autumn, for example, pumpkin soup and onion tart. The menu remains varied and a visit at lunchtime or after a busy day is highly recommended.
Cakes and pies
I have to mention the large selection of cakes and tarts. The best thing to do is to choose something directly from the large cake display case. There are also a few vegan varieties. In addition, Café Anna Blume also offers ice cream from Eismanufaktur Berlin.
Drinks at Café Anna Blume
Coffee and tea take up about four pages of the menu. As befits a good coffee house, there is something for every taste. You can get everything from a simple espresso or coffee to Viennese cappuccino, flat white and coffee variations with alcohol. There is also a large selection of teas. They have got several black and green teas and even a white one. The selection of fruit and herbal teas is just as extensive.
In addition to lemonades, there are also numerous juices and nectars among the non-alcoholic drinks – including somewhat more exotic varieties such as sea buckthorn and mango. For many, myself included, a good breakfast includes a freshly squeezed juice. At Anna Blume you can choose between orange and grapefruit. Not exactly cheap at €4.90 for 0.2l and €6.90 for 0.4l. The milkshakes complete the range of non-alcoholic drinks.
Well, that’s not entirely true. Because even with the cocktails you will find some non-alcoholic variants. Of course there is also a small, fine selection of alcoholic cocktails. Just like long drinks, aperitifs and digestifs. I think there is almost no wish left unfulfilled.
Of course, Café Anna Blume also offers you Prosecco, sparkling wine, champagne and cremant. These can also be mixed, for example as Aperol Spritz or Hugo. You can get wines by the glass in 0.1l, 0.2l and 0.5l or you can order a bottle right away. But beer lovers don’t miss out either. The only draft beer comes from Veltins. In bottles, however, there is a lot on the menu from Flensburg Pils to Bayreuth Helles.
The Café Anna Blume is a Berlin coffee house as it is written in a book. Stylish and cozy. Breakfast is the star, but you can also have good lunch and dinner. The large selection of cakes and tarts naturally invite you to a coffee break. The selection of drinks is huge and leaves nothing to be desired. The service is generally very friendly and fast, even when it’s really busy.
For me one of the top cafés in Prenzlauer Berg. I can really recommend you.