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Silo Coffee Berlin


Silo Coffee has only been in the Friedrichshain neighbourhood since 2014 but has quickly established itself as one of Berlin’s top spots for brunch according to the vast amount of Googling I did when I was in need of a decent cup of coffee.

Silo Coffee Berlin

If you are a regular reader you will have noticed by now that brunch is one of the few things in life I take seriously. It is the fuel to my weekend whether soaking up a hangover or just getting me ready for my few days away from the office. On this occasion it was both.

Stepping our of our dream Airbnb apartment we turned the corner and within minutes we had made it to Silo Coffee. Being keen tourists to the area we arrived just after opening but even at this early hour the place was busy. This did not seem to fluster the staff who cheerily made their way from around the large counter to seat us.

Silo Coffee Berlin

The interior was spacious and modern, with red brick walls and wood furnishings throughout, it was no fuss yet still stylish. Sitting at a large bench table, below a hanging bike and iridescent lamp for ambient lighting, it was as if I was back in my beloved Shoreditch.

Silo Coffee Berlin

The food menu is based on traditional, laid back Australian style food and focused on fresh, homely ingredients with a modern edge. The coffee was taken just as seriously with several selections, including some from The Barn – one of the leading Coffee Roasters in Germany. If this was not enough to get coffee enthusiasts excited, you can also get your drink made by machine or a V60 drip.

Silo Coffee Berlin

The selection was small yet well rounded with baked or poached eggs, avocado on toast, pancakes, homemade granola and a build your own breakfast option. I did not break the mould and went for my favourite breakfast: Avocado on toast, but this one came with a few extras including Chia, Rucola, Beetroot Puree & Hummus. Pablo selected the namesake dish, The Silo, made up of Two Organic Poached Eggs on Sironi Toast with Citrus & Herbed Avocado, Bacon & Manchego.

Silo Coffee Berlin

Whilst we waited for our food the place began to completely fill with a mixture of people looking for a leisurely start to the day, solo diners plugged into their laptop and those who were just grabbing a bite on their way to start the day.

Silo Coffee Berlin

Silo Coffee Berlin

Soon the food arrived and our plates were stacked high. My generous portion of avocado was perfectly ripe and creamy topped with …. and seeds to add extra texture. The lightly toasted bread from famous Berlin bakery Sironi was crisp on the outside, airy and light on the inside making for a strong foundation for the dish. I would have been content with just the avocado on toast but the Beetroot Puree & Hummus added another element that took this dish over the edge to excellent.

Silo Coffee Berlin

Silo Coffee Berlin

The Silo also seemed to go down a storm, with Pablo practically licking the plate.

Silo Coffee Berlin

As for the coffee, I went straight up Americano. My black puddle is never very photogenic but trust me when I say it packed a bold yet smooth punch. Pablo’s latte was much prettier, but beneath the floral design lay a strong coffee with silky smooth finish.

Silo Coffee Berlin

Though we only dropped by for a quick brunch, it was obvious that Silo has made itself a hub for the community with plenty of plug sockets for workers as well as hosting a variety of events.

The slogan at Silo is “coffee, food and booze” but in my opinion they should add “done right”. Everything in this eatery is simple but works and is carried out effectively by the bright and accommodating staff. Silo has all I could ever want from a brunch hotspot: organic, local, welcoming, unique and serious about coffee I only wish I could have brought it home with me.

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Silo Brunch Berlin

Silo Coffee
Gabriel-Max-Straße 4,
10245 Berlin

9 comments

  1. Leanne says:

    This seems like a place you’d find in East London! One to add to the list for when I (eventually!) visit Berlin xx

    1. Emma says:

      I find hipster joints wherever I go lol

  2. Yet another reason for me to go back to Berlin. It’s been less than a year but I want to revisit already!
    Cx
    Charlie, Distracted

    1. Emma says:

      If you need a buddy I am there! I would honestly move there in a heartbeat

  3. oooh! What an interesting looking cafe! Adding to my “list”
    Angie
    http://www.chocolateandlipstick.com

    1. Emma says:

      It was so cool defo one I would revisit

  4. The food looks amazing, thanks for sharing it with us

    1. Emma says:

      It was amazing I would highly recommend if you are in Berlin

  5. It looks fantastic – love the wooden interiors. I especially appreciate anywhere that takes their coffee seriously. It’s usually so much better than grabbing a cup from the high street brands.

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