I am happy to report that the guys from Silo (one of our favorite brunch/coffee places in Friedrichshain) have heard my prayers and have opened a delicious outpost in our neighborhood in Mitte. Yes, it was nice to have an excuse to get on the subway to Fhain once in a while for brunch, but I have to admit it is great to be able to walk to a great brunch place. I present COMMONGROUND BERLIN BRUNCH!
COMMONGROUND is located right at Rosenthaler Platz in Mitte. Easy access via tram and Ubahn (U8). The mix of coffee shop, restaurant and bar (yes, there is a nice bar!) is part of the Circus Hotel complex. Do not get turned off by that, though. I often skip places that are located inside hotels…this place is different. And it even has a separate entrance.
Commonground has a super cool design scheme with fun and insteresting art pieces. It is quite spacious! Check out the wooden sculptures and the giant monkey picture! I was also drawn to the light fixtures. You can choose to sit at tables (communal or not) or couches. Either way, it is a very comfy setup.
Now on to the hightlight! The food!! The menu, of course, centers around high quality ingredients from local producers (like the bread from our favorite Sironi!). I did not expect anything different from the Silo guys! I ordered “The Commonground” (bread, bacon, poached eggs, avocado and a delicious sauce) and my partner in crime ordered a smoked cod version. Both were very tasty! We also ordered the blood sausage Scotch egg to share and I have to admit that I am a Scotch egg aficionado…and this one was special! I loved it. If anything, I had to add a sprinkle of salt to make it perfect…but that’s a taste thing.
Coffee options are great (as expected) from local coffee roaster Fjord. I did see an amazing-looking carrot cake, but at that point my belly was so full that I had to leave it for the next time. And there will be many next times! I can tell! Also, we have to go back in the evening to try the cocktails and tapas menu.
Check out the video we made from the dishes we ordered below!
Commonground Berlin Brunch (video)
Phone: +49 (0) 30 2000 39 39
Address: Rosenthaler Str. 1 Berlin