Meierei is a lovely Berlin restaurants that's just very easy to appreciate. Seeking to emulate the feel and food of a Southern German Berghütte, the people behind the Meierei have created an oasis of German heartiness in central Prenzlauer Berg. Seek out this cute little deli on Kollwitzstraße to either buy food to take away or grab a seat and enjoy of the loveliest Southern German breakfasts and lunches in Berlin.
Although the Meierei also serves lunch, the best time to come to here is definitely for breakfast. All due respect to eggs Benedict and pancake plates, but sometimes Berlin life calls for a good old-fashioned plate of charcuterie, cheese and homemade marmalades that you can spread on freshly baked, German bread. Meierei is a perfect place for this; all the food is either homemade or sourced from trusted, artisanal producers in Southern Germany. This means that the bread is amazingly crunchy and delicious, the cured hams juicy and lovely and the cheeses fragrant and bright yellow.
Although the Meierei also serves lunch, the best time to come here is definitely for breakfast.
If you're not into the classic German bread-heavy breakfast, I'd advise you go for a plate of scrambled eggs and add on the Speck option. You will get a plate of bright yellow eggs with the most amazing speck you'll likely try for a while. You can of course also skip breakfast all together and go straight for the lunch dishes, for example a plate of the cheesy Käsespätzle or some extraordinary, homemade Maultaschen. Or maybe just a "semmel", the German sandwich, with some cold charcuterie to go? The Meierei is a prime address for all these foods and what stands out is the quality of everything served here. There are no shortcuts taken at the Meierei and this is what sets the Meierei apart from many, other German breakfast places in Berlin.
...I'd advise you go for a plate of scrambled eggs and add on the Speck option. You will get a plate of bright yellow eggs with the most amazing speck you'll likely try for a while.
This is also something the locals have caught on to and as a result, the Meierei is usually packed like there's no tomorrow. Especially weekends are quite frantic at the Meierei, with hungry Berliners battling each other for seats at the tables since you can't reserve anything here. It's easy to see why, quality in these sorts of establishments is not easy to come by and Meierei simply belongs to the best German breakfasts in Berlin.