Kopps

KoppsThe one thing I was looking forward to the most when I moved to Berlin was eating my way through the city’s veggie and vegan restaurants…naturally. I was super surprised to find out that there were meat-free food places at literally every corner of the city. And even the meaty places serve most of their dishes with tofu instead of meat. A vegetarian’s dream…

KoppsAnywho, last Sunday Paul, his cutsie dog Luise and I decided to meet up for a late brunch at vegan restaurant Kopps in Berlin Mitte. While us humans were greeted with a friendly smile and a 25% discount (we only arrived at around 3pm, while the brunch finishes at 4pm), Luise was immediately presented with a big bowl of water. After being rejected by a place that doesn’t tolerate dogs this was exactly what we needed.

KoppsAlthough known for combining typical German cuisine with vegan cooking, one cannot deny the international influences in Kopps’ brunch menu. Bowls filled with Bulgur, fried noodles (yum yum) and Kaiserschmarrn (which was to die for btw) stood vis-à-vis egg salad, game gulash (I couldn’t quite bring myself to try this) and red berry compote – all vegan of course.

Kopps KoppsWhile ingredients are fresh, organic and sourced locally, the service was equally brilliant. As pancakes had become a super rare commodity towards the end of the brunch, and I quickly outed myself as a pancake lover, who was super eager to try vegan pancakes for the first time, our waitress was kind enough to secure a little plate of mini pancakes for me before the other eager patrons would devour them all. Now if that isn’t good service…a waitress that acknowledges one’s right to pancakes!

KoppsI wouldn’t necessarily recommend Kopps for dinner or lunch, as the à la carte prices are rather high, but at around 13€ per person (or 10,50€ if you’re late) one cannot fault their weekend brunch. The food is amazing, the variety sufficient, and the service excellent.

Kopps

(First picture via Berlin-Vegan)

  • http://www.balgarka.co.uk/ Lubka Christova

    Another gorgeous place! Berlin is getting to be a really trendy place full of cool venues!
    It’s funny that we just used old cupboard doors to hang from the ceiling of our latest coffee house :))

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Oh Lubka…it already is. Berlin is like the birth-place of hip and trendy venues 😉 Ha..what a funny coincidence :) xx

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  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    Woah, I’m really surprised Berlin has THAT many veggie places! Chicago has very very few- at least in our downtown area. I once was going out with a vegan and it became very interesting to try and find new restaurants to sample through haha, we didnt have too many options! I love the decor there too (and I kind of giggled at the overturned desk outside), and woot for them letting them bring the dog along :)

    xo marlen
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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I was pleasantly surprised too. It’s usually super hard to find places that serve something other than just the same old pasta, rice and tofu dishes…but not here in Berlin. The variety is sooo huge 😀 xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    I love vegetarian food! This place looks super pretty and your positive review of the service and cuisines selection make me wish there are more vege-friendly munching spots here. I’m slowly transitioning my diet into a more vege-centric one; and your post makes me more adamant! =D xo

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…I’m so lucky, aren’t I? I recently read that Berlin has the highest concentration of vegan/veggie places in the whole world 😀

      • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

        Now, I’m just jealous. hehe! Just Kidding =D xo

  • http://www.stylevanity.com/ Alyssa Martinez

    I wish there are more stores like that in my country! I’m not vegan but I do love eating vegetables and tofu (to the delight of my parents, ’cause they don’t have to make up stories to make me eat veggies) than meat with the exception of cheeseburgers and bacons though. Great post! :)

    STYLE VANITY

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…that’s great! I do miss cheeseburgers sometimes 😉 xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    I’d love to eat there :)))
    I’m very fond of vegetables and fruit, that help me fight viruses :)))
    Great Berlin!

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      If you ever visit Berlin, you should definitely check out this restaurant. I’m sure you’d love it just as much as I do :) xx

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    Well, you have us sitting here, wishing we had this delicious brunch now lol. So hungry!!

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe…I felt the same way when I wrote the article 😀 xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Fantastic place! Looks great!

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      It does right? I can’t wait to go there again :) xx

  • #byLily

    This place look sooo good! Have to try it when I am in Berlin some day. It’s not good fir me to read this post while I haven’t eaten yet whahaha.. Okay I going to find me some food now. Keep these hotspots articles coming! Can’t wait to see more of Berlin through your perspective!!

    X Lily
    http://www.hashtagbylily.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hahaha…this place was so good! On one hand I really want to go again…every day. But on the other hand, I want to discover new places too…ahh…the struggle 😀 xx

  • http://www.jonthegold.com/ Jonathan Zegbe

    this is amazing!! i saw it on my email and i thoughts lets put a comment!!! when i’ll be in berlin i’ll definitly have your blog as my road map for cool things in berlin haha

    nicepost!

    NEW POST ON LE BLOG ‘ FROM JUNGLE TO URBAN ‘

    Greets Jon

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…thanks Jonathan! Let’s hope the list grows, otherwise you won’t have much to do here in Berlin 😉 xx

  • Rafaela

    Amazing photos as always!! the place looks great!!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Rafaela. Glad you like it :) xx

  • Beauty Follower

    Yummy food, great interior and logo!

    Have a great start of the week :)

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear, you too :) xx

  • DMaia

    Such amazing designs and all of those places look great! My bf and I went to Berlin for the first time last October and it was such a great place with amazing atmosphere!

    Danika Maia
    http://www.danikamaia.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      It is indeed! Thanks for reading :) xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com/ Feline Creatures

    This looks like a great place! The food sounds amazing and the good thing is it’s dog friendly (a big plus on my books!) Glad you guys had a great time Jasmin! :) xo~ Lena

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Absolutely. Although I don’t own a dog myself, it’s nice to know that a place is open-minded, right? :) xx

      • http://www.felinecreatures.com/ Feline Creatures

        Yup!! Hope you’re doing well Jasmin!

  • http://elineous.blogspot.nl/ Eline

    Looks like you’ve made a great choice by moving to Berlin! I hope life’s treating you well and that you’re having a great weekend! XX

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks! I hope you had a lovely weekend :) xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    I would love to try this place. Great review! I’m happy to hear that there are so many veggie options there. I did start to eat meat later in life (just chicken though) but I never got quite used to it…because I’d been vegetarian for most of my life, I still think and cook like one. It is always an effort trying to work meat in my meals. I never order it in restaurants and fortunately here there are many vegetarians side dishes that are really more dishes than side dishes, so I never feel left out when I’m dinning. I always joke with my husband that I’m a cheap date because usually I order boiled vegetables or something like that and that’s usually just one euro, while his stake or whatever is around 10 euros:)

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      How come you started eating meat at all if you were raised as a vegetarian, and hardly ever have meat anyway?

      Haha…you are indeed a cheap date. Luckily, Berlin has the highest density of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the whole world, so here you wouldn’t have to opt for the boiled vegetables. The veggie dishes are super complex, but equally more expensive. Like everything I guess. A steak here would probably be around 20€ or more… xx

      • Ivana Džidić

        I wasn’t exactly raised as a vegetarian, my parents ate meat but they respected my decision not to…I started eating meat because of health reasons, a lot of food is restricted to me because of the Chron, so I just have to make due with what I can eat.

        • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

          Oh I see! I keep forgetting…sorry about that :( That makes sense of course.

  • http://www.theavantguardian.com/ the|avantguardian

    Yummy, would like to visit this when I’m in Berlin! I love this salad bar in my street. They serve huge salads with a great variety of veggies. I never miss the meat when I’m having their salad. It’s all about putting the right ingredients together!

    More food posts please?!

    http://www.theavantguardian.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Absolutely, I couldn’t agree more. My own vegan meals usually just consist of raw vegetables, but if somebody really knows how to combine ingredients, vegan dishes can be so incredibly tasty and satisfying.

      There will be more food posts, no worries 😉 xx

  • http://shekinahjoy.com/ Shekinah

    I love the photos and your review about it. The restaurant looks nice and cozy. I also like organic food because they’re good for your health.

    x, shekinahjoy.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear :) xx