I’m obsessed with scouring the internet for the best food places in each city I visit: from takeaways serving vegan versions of classics to fine dining with a plant-based edge, I want to try them all! But on my trip to Berlin, there was one place that took me completely by surprise and unbelievably, it happened just a few steps from our front door. Honestly, if you’re looking for the next destination that tastes as good as it looks on your Instagram feed, Avocado Club Berlin is the place to be.
It was a crisp but freezing morning in the eastern district of Friedrichshain so we wrapped up warm, intent on a bakery breakfast of deliciously salty pretzels. It was just a few minutes into our frantic power walk when Jamie pointed to an shiny new sign reading ‘Avocado Club’ and we gratefully bundled ourselves inside to the welcoming warmth within.
An absolute haven of Instagram-worthy interiors awaited us, complete with chilled out music and a gentle scent of fresh paint. Each surface was crammed with draping greenery which, combined with the soft pink and grey walls, created a real aura of calm and relaxation. There may not have been pretzels but the meal to come was way better than our original plan of a breakfast on the go.
It was pretty tough to choose from the menu although each item included some variety of – you guessed it – avocado! We loved how most of the options were veggie friendly and even the dessert menu included imaginative combinations like avocado tiramisu which looks incredible if their Instagram is anything to go by. In the end, I went for a refreshing fruit smoothie and waffles while Jamie picked a breakfast sandwich filled with avocado cream, pickled onion, feta and date chutney accompanied by a warming tea.
[one_half_last][/one_half_last]When our drinks arrived, I couldn’t believe how beautifully they were presented. From the cute little peg in my smoothie to Jamie’s jar of tea, the little touches that they added to each item on the menu made it really special.
Rather than displaying the cutlery on the tables, the beautifully polished pieces are easily accessible from a drawer in each table, keeping the surface clear for our breakfast…yum!
If I loved the presentation of our drinks, the food blew me away. Our plates were decorated like something from Masterchef! I’ve never had a waffle made with avocado before but it was deliciously smooth with just a hint of crisp, complemented by the rich feta and light salad leaves.
With our bellies full ready for a day of sightseeing, we were in for one last surprise. A trip to the bathroom proved to be unexpectedly pleasant when I opened the door to be greeted by a pink-tiled interior, complete with more plants and motivational signs above the mirror reading ‘Shut up, I think YOU are gorgeous’. Now if that’s not attention to detail, I don’t know what is.
[one_half][/one_half][one_half_last][/one_half_last]Just before we left, we found out from the lovely guys who run the cafe that they had been open for just five days! While I’d already virtually written this review in my head, hearing this cemented my desire to write about Avocado Club so that anybody travelling to Berlin would put it on their must-visit list immediately. It’s the best breakfast I’ve had in a long time, that’s for sure, and if it wasn’t in a different country, I could easily imagine going every weekend.
If you’ve got a trip planned, put Avocado Club on your list of places to visit – you definitely won’t regret it. They don’t yet have a website but I can imagine their Facebook and Instagram places will be revealing some pretty delicious plates of food soon…
Let me know if you decide to visit Avocado Club Berlin, I’d love to hear if this has helped anybody discover a new food gem!
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