It can be tough to tell cage-fed chickens from free-range, and even tougher to discern an organic head of lettuce from a genetically engineered head of lettuce with the body of a lion. Save the time you'd spend deliberating with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of local and organic breakfast or lunch at Café Berlin, located on North 10th Street. Redeem this Groupon Monday through Friday and receive a free mimosa.
Café Berlin sources produce, meat, and other foodstuffs from more than 10 local farms and composes them into symphonies of breakfast and lunch delight. The menu’s extensive breakfast choices gear up bellies for full days spent searching for needles in stacks of collated papers with the Oatstack, a tower of organic oatmeal crowned with Café Berlin's house-made granola and ripe strawberries and served with maple syrup and a biscuit ($7.50). The scrumptious syrup-drizzled love child of breakfast and lunch, the pancake burrito is stuffed with two scrambled, free-range eggs and Patchwork Family Farms bacon ($7.50). The Starving Artist covers its half-biscuit canvas with roasted tomatoes, sautéed greens, eggs, and house-made vegetarian chipotle gravy, all arranged into a Dadaist masterpiece ($8). Lunchtime sandwich snackers can smother hunger with the half-pound of local organic beef and superlative toppings that comprise the Awesome burger ($8), which is served with one of Café Berlin's many side dishes, or opt for meatless merriment with the tempeh reuben, made with grilled tempeh, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and rye bread, all doused in homemade Gazillion Island dressing ($8).
Café Berlin offers indoor and outdoor seating accented with whimsical plastic dinosaur figurines that lurk on the ceiling, stand guard at the counter, and beg for table scraps beneath the chairs of the youngest or messiest patrons. Every other Thursday, the café opens in the evening to host public storytelling slams with The Porch Light.
Cafe Berlin fills its kitchen with vegetables, coffee, dairy, free-range eggs, and other natural and organic foods from local farms, including Patchwork Family Farms, Green Hills Harvest Dairy, and Lakota Coffee Company. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes dishes such as Turkish-style eggs, french toast, and pancake burritos—a large pancake that enfolds two scrambled eggs and Patchwork bacon, served with maple syrup. Black-bean quesadillas, burgers with local, organic beef, and housemade soups crown the lunch menu and pair with an array of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Cafe Berlin then reopens daily at 5 p.m. as a bar scene featuring craft beers and cocktails made using the same fresh ingredients they use to make brunch.
Plastic dinosaurs and Godzilla figures dot the sunny dining room, where they hang from the rafters, sit on the counter, and gnaw on table legs. Patrons can gaze at the eclectic decor while listening to live music or tales from the Porch Light storytelling series.
220 N 10th St.
Columbia, Missouri 65201Get Directions