I believe that German breakfast choices in Berlin are very well spread throughout the city. From lush decorated platters of meat and cheese varieties to any special diet option — vegan, gluten free, whatever — there’s usually a good café or restaurant that has already covered the niche. Well, except for pancakes. And I don’t mean the standard crépes with Nutella style pancakes, I mean a real fluffy stack of lush and juicy pancakes in the traditional American sense. So when Atlas Pancakes set shop in MY street I knew this was going to be a year of weight struggles. Girl gone wide, as I’d like to say, and yes, I fully blame it on my most favorite hangover breakfast.
Ceyda and Andrew, the owners of the bar/restaurant/café/pancake headquarters in Kreuzberg, put much love into their concept and even more love into the all-veggie food they serve. Even if you crave something else than a perfect pancake (I swear it’s perfect!), you’ll most likely find an alternative to savor. Home made fries & ketchup, eggs of any variety, and another personal recommendation: the tofu sandwich with the cucumber salad on the side. Seriously guys, if we were talking about music here, we’d be talking about the perfect club banging radio billboard bursting track.
Lucky for all those who would prefer a good night out to a Pancake Killing Spree (although I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t actually kill for a pancake like that), Atlas is not just the breakfast joint of the moment, it’s also a bar with changing programme and a focus on good music. Oldschool and contemporary Hip Hop, Funk tunes and soul stuff have been blaring through the speakers and continuously drawing more and more aficionados of the genre. Concerts and releases as well as private functions can be celebrated. And if you linger long enough (as I sometimes do, a whole Sunday afternoon), the mood shifts from cozy to exciting to wild and reckless instantly.
Many of the upcoming events, such as a regular Stand Up Comedy night or Black Book Sketching Sessions, can be looked up on the Atlas Facebook Page. Atlas also regularly hosts exhibitions, so keep in touch and don’t forget to pancake the love out of it.