Food and drink
Opernpalais serves a huge breakfast buffet every morning from 9am until noon, and a jazz-accompanied Sunday brunch between September and May. The café has possibly Berlin’s biggest cake buffet with around 65 homemade cakes and pies available every day, including traditional favourites Luisentorte, Sachertorte (chocolate cake) and Schottischer (shortbread). The coffee is good too; if you're looking for something more substantial, you can choose main dishes such as soups, salads, pasta and Wiener Schnitzel.
The building dates from the mid 18th century and was formerly the residence of Friedrich III’s three daughters. Today the building houses two restaurants, along with the Opernpalais, which evokes a regal, old-world charm and features such classic touches as brass fittings and oil paintings. Clientele tends to be a mix of grand old ladies and tourists.
Helpful; staff will patiently talk you through the array of cakes behind the glass counter, although they do get busy.
Great location for visitors, next door to the Opera House and across from the Deutsches Historisches Museum.
Breakfast buffet is 14.90 euros, the Jazz brunch is 32.40 euros and main dishes are between 7.90–18.90 euros.
- Mature travellers
- People watching
- Special occasions