Food Review: Cafe Sibylle, 72 Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin, Germany

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cafe sybille east berlin glasgow foodieClassic East Berlin brunch spot to watch the world pass by

Open since 1953 this was,  and still is, one of Berlin’s most popular cafes. Café Sibylle is a perfect place for brunch when visiting Berlin. With its retro, modernist/communist styling and set in the midst of the lengthy Karl Marx Allee, be sure to visit here.

cafe sybille east berlin glasgow foodieYou can almost sense the importance of this cafe and the positivism of the time.

Brunch in Berlin is serious business.  Time to relax, catch up and of course have good food.  After checking out the menu, we picked our dishes, sat back and enjoyed some people watching.

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cafe sybille east berlin glasgow foodie
View towards Mitte

If you have the weather, sit outside and you’re rewarded with views along this imporant boulevard.

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The Sibylle breakfast is €10.80 for two people, for meat, cheese, fruit, jam, bread and croissants as well as orange juice or champagne.

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Cafe Sybille coffee cup

But in addition to the fresh orange juice, a good strong Berlin coffee is always needed!

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Scrambled eggs

Three egg scrambled eggs with everything for €4.60, a bargain!

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iced coffee

An iced coffee for €3.20, topped with whipped cream to complete the decadent and filling brunch.

The food was fresh, tasty and service swift and friendly.

Cafe Sibylle comes with the added bonus of a small nostalgic museum inside with historic artefacts and political caricatures on the walls.

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Inside the cafe
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Cabinet of curiosities

There are lots of communist/cold war-era maps, old photos, information and stories from locals.

This cost a mere €22.80 for brunch for three. The only problem was that we visited in August when bees can in abundance and very annoying in Berlin!


+ Cheap
+ Friendly
+ Good food
+ Museum on-site

– Bees outside can be annoying in summer!





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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