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  2. Cameron
    July 11, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    I can settle this for all the Germans and Americans out there. You’re both wrong! It’s got to be fruit for brekkie for me. I usually go for bannanas (Ali, you’d appreciate that ;). And you can’t beat a good Queensland mango.

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:19 am

      I don’t mind fruit, though it rarely keeps me until lunch. I like something more substantial to digest for the morning hours.

  3. Sabrina
    July 10, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    … Be found on many german breakfast tables… Also, I’m jealous! German breakfast is one of things I miss most here in the us. It took me five years to get used to breakfast burritos and American pancakes. Now I like them 🙂 maybe you need to hang in there a little longer before you appreciate fresh crusty bread, foreign cheeses, an assortment of cold cuts, eggs, nutella, … Yummy 🙂

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:21 am

      Germany is so highly regionalized as well as the natural variation in people and their habits. I have definitely experienced the fridge full of leftovers type breakfast that she talks about. I have also gone to brunch restaurants here and seen eggs in all forms.

  4. Sabrina
    July 10, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    I think your boyfriend might be to blame here :-)why would he feed you only leftovers from the fridge? Or buy some bread you can toast? Or scramble some eggs with bacon? Both can

  5. Christine
    July 10, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I am an American expat who lives in Germany, too. What I really miss is the freshly squeezed orange juice from Florida!

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:22 am

      No, here you get orange juice from Spain or Italy. Its exotic.. wooooo.

  6. Ele
    July 10, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    I had a German breakfast with a German family. We had boiled eggs, two salads, tomatoes, brown bread, white bread, jams, butter, 5 cold meats, 3 cheeses, yoghurt, tea/coffee. At home all I eat is a sandwich, some fruit, and coffee, so I was like O_____________________________o this.

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:25 am

      That sounds like an enormous spread. It doesn’t really sound typical either for all that stuff, but what do I know. Where were you?

  7. Ali
    July 10, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    We went to brunch with some friends a few weeks ago, and I wasn’t impressed either. I want scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns… But not so much here.

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:26 am

      Our less than favorite place does scrambled eggs and ham. Hash browns we can get in the form of Rosti, but not sure you would find them for breakfast. All of that stuff is definitely here, just not in that sort of combination.

  8. Debbie @ European Travelista
    July 10, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    While I too absolutely love going out to breakfast, German breakfasts are something I look forward to every trip! Fresh bread instead of packaged bread we have to toast to get it tasting better? Easy choice for me 🙂 I’m good with eating leftovers at home so the lunch meat at breakfast really doesn’t phase me.

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:48 am

      My favorite breakfast is waffles and/or reheated pizza. I like the idea of fresh bread, but it goes stale faster than at home. This is fine, other than it means to get fresh bread you have to go to the bakery nearly every day.

  9. Adam
    July 10, 2012 @ 1:47 am


    I’m not a fan of the German breakfast. Give me a breakfast burrito any day!

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:51 am

      Somehow the idea of a burrito for breakfast is unappealing. What are they? I don’t actually remember such things from living in the US .Maybe they are new?

  10. Jeff @ GoTravelzing
    July 9, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    My main food complaint about Europe is that they do not believe in cold drinks. It is probably because I have always lived in warm climates that I like my drinks with a lot of ice. When you get a drink in Europe you are lucky if you get a couple of cubes. I once got some dirty looks in Switzerland because I filled up my glass to the top with ice.

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:52 am

      At least in Germany the ice thing has several aspects.
      1) They believe that really cold drinks are unhealthy. It hurts the stomach somehow.
      2) Drinks are sold without free refills and to an exact line on the glass. If you fill up the glass with ice, you are getting less drink.
      3) Weather has something to do with it too I would imagine.

  11. Paul
    July 9, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    As a German I’m surprised that you think that neither toast nor scrambled eggs or boiled eggs are part of a “German” breakfast. Both things are very common here. That doesn’t mean that everybody likes its breakfast that way, yet it seems very strange to allude that they are basically unknown here. Another thing about your cold Brötchen: you can buy almost buy everywhere pre-baked ones that has to be finished in your oven at home which means that you can eat them while they are still hot.

  12. Hogga
    July 9, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    I agree… I miss those things too when I’m on the road… but on the days when I’m busy, nothing beats grabbing the light thing so I don’t feel blah all day!

  13. Daniel McBane
    July 9, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    I grew up with German breakfast, so I actually missed it when I moved to the US shortly after my 15th birthday. To me,a real Fruehstueck just gives you more energy than a bowl of cereal or some toast.

    And no “German pancakes” are neither German nor pancakes. In all my time living in Germany, I never once saw one of those things. I suppose it’s like a Spanish omelet or a Vienna beef sandwich.

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

      They definitely have Pfannkuchen here which could translate to Pancakes, but not the same thing. They fill them with meat sometimes. Not at all IHOP style.

  14. Liv
    July 9, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    This post made me chuckle as I am not a fan of German food myself. I especially liked the ‘random smorgasbord of fridge contents’ comment!

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

      The German style breakfast grows on you. It is like a lot of expat things, you slowly acclimatize to your local surroundings and end up half way between them and where you started.