Favorite Places: Atlas Pancakes

by Sara · 26.10.2012 · Places · 4 comments

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.

  1. that’s looks tasty. do they offer vegan pancakes?

  2. Patrick I believe they do!

  3. Sweet. The pan­cakes at Beak­ers in Pren­zlauer Berg are also really good and there is usu­ally a pan­cake spe­cial that changes from week­end to weekend.

  4. good times there. spent every wed­nes­day of winter 2012 there.

    ceyda had to close atlas pan­cakes three weeks ago.