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Our daily bread: Kreuzberg’s best bakeries and pâtisseries

From savoury sourdough to Portuguese tarts, Kreuzberg is home to Berlin's most queue-worthy bread, pastries and sweet treats. So who's doing it best?

Sourdough culture at Albatross

Top-class baking culture can be found at Albatross. Photo: Albatross Bakery

Few bakeries represent the new Berlin baking scene better than Albatross in the heart of Graefekiez. In addition to its hearty rye bread and sourdough, the focus here is on flaky pastries with seasonal fruits or savoury toppings, Breton butter cake that rivals its Parisian counterparts, and of course croissants and pain au chocolat.

Sweet and savoury treats at Pastel

Sweet treats at Pastel. Photo: Lena Ganssmann

Alongside popular Portuguese coffee specialities such as Galao, breakfasts and light lunches are also available. Sample some of their sweet and savoury treats, such as the traditional Pastel de Noz; a puff pastry tart with a nut-sugar filling.

Upper crust quality at Beumer & Lutum

Quality ingredients only at Beumer & Lutum. Photo: Beumer & Lutum

In 1993, Antonius Beumer and Christa Lutum took over the former Piontek bakery and began creating high quality bread and baked goods from wholesome raw ingredients. Prioritising an ecological approach, several branches in Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg sell spelt, Paderborn rye, rolls and Ciabatta.

Scandi style at Die Brodstätte

Scandinavian classics at Die Brodstätte. Photo: Marianne Rennella

Direct from Copenhagen, Die Brodstätte is known for artisanal basics and a small but impressive range of breads. This Scandinavian bakery offers light wholewheat loaves and pain au chocolat, which can be enjoyed with a coffee at its Landwehrkanal location.

Sweet delights at Latodolce

Artful pâtisseries. Photo: Latodolce

Sample some of the many miniature delicacies available at Latodolce. This bakery boasts a bright and colourful selection of treats inspired by traditional Italian bakeries. Bonus fact: visitors can watch the bakers at work in the open-plan kitchen.

Mehlwurm Vollkornbäckerei’s allergy-friendly options

Allergy-friendly delights. Photo: Imago/Schöning

Among the more than 40 bread varieties offered by this organic bakery, there are plenty of pure rye or spelt breads. Spelt flour is also used in their cakes and sweet pastries, perfect for wheat allergy-sufferers. In addition to pure wholemeal products, Mehlwurm Vollkornbäckerei also make their own light breads such as ciabatta, baguettes and croissants.

Mr. Minsch – a pastry shop in a class of its own

Cakes and sweet treats at Mr. Minsch. Photo: Paul Stumpr/Flickr/CC 2.0

If you’re prepared to brave its impressive queues, treat yourself to something from Mr. Minsch’s inviting range of cakes, which include Swiss hazelnut, raspberry cream and black forest.

Treats available 24/7 at Salut Backwaren

Open day and night: Salut Backwaren. Photo: Imago/F. Anthea Schaap

Salut Backwaren on Schlesisches Tor feeds a constant crowd of party-goers day and night. Its selection includes fresh baklava and an array of cookies. The only drawback? No inside seating means you’ll be taking your treats to go.

Şengüloğlu Baklava: Turkish specialties since 1984

Turkish specialities in the heart of Kreuzberg. Photo: Imago/Pro Shots.

Sengüloglu Baklava is the place to go if you’re in the mood for baklava, lokum, and both sweet and savoury cookies. For almost 40 years, this family-run business has been making its baked goods according to traditional recipes and with the best ingredients.

A taste of Italy at Sironi

Fresh bread and pizza at Sironi. Photo: Theresa Malec

Located inside Markthalle Neun, Sironi’s handmade pizzas are created from fresh, high quality ingredients. The focaccias are not to be missed, either: they come generously topped with the likes of meaty olives, Italian cheese, potatoes and sweet red onions.

SoLuna: Tradition with a modern twist

SoLuna’s classic Rundling rye. Photo: SoLuna

Customers come from all over the city for SoLuna’s hearty Rundling bread. This two-kilo rye has a particularly high sourdough content and a characteristic aroma. SoLuna is a pioneer in Berlin’s upscale cuisine world, and certainly a highlight in the Kreuzberg bakery scene.

More to sample…

Keen to try more of Berlin’s tastiest baked goods? Check out our list of the city’s best baked treats, some of Kreuzberg’s best brunch spots, or get to know Berlin’s finest French pâtisseries.