Frea prides itself in being the first of its kind in the city: a fully plant-based and zero-waste bakery.
Here you can find incredible baked items that aren’t traditionally made vegan including a variety of croissants, Spandauer pastries with vanilla creme, cardamom buns, and more. If you’re feeling hungrier, bring a friend and split the house breakfast for €20 which includes a regular croissant, cardamom croissant, brioche, a couple of bread rolls, jam, hazelnut butter, an assortment of fresh and cooked vegetables, and hummus. All of their bread is made from sourdough as well, which is not as common in Berlin.
Baked goods are made with ingredients made in-house or purchased from local suppliers. All food waste and single-use items (ie recycled compostable napkins) are turned into soil with their Gersi composting machine. The soil substitute created is then returned to their local suppliers and producers to be used as fertilizer. You can also sign up for one of their sustainability courses where they’ll teach you how to create a sourdough starter, make sourdough bread, compost, and pickle and ferment vegetables.
For a more formal meal, head on down the street to find their restaurant, which holds all the same values as their bakery, and is fantastic for special occasions.