This is what Germans think a ‘a full English breakfast’ looks like

A full-English breakfast is a much-loved staple for Brits up and down the country.

However, other places around the world don’t quite get the hype and if you order one elsewhere, you might not get the traditional fry up you’re expecting.

Britons on Reddit have been left astonished by the German version of a full-English that someone was served at a café in Berlin.

The plate does have your traditional mushrooms, beans, eggs, bacon and toast, though there is the bizarre addition of a bowl of fruit.

Grapes, watermelon, melon, strawberries and pineapple are served together alongside the hot food.

The plate does have your traditional mushrooms, beans, eggs, bacon and toast, though there is the bizarre addition of a bowl of fruit

There is also sausage on the plate, although the customer said it was ‘spicy’.

The original poster wrote in the CasualUK thread: ‘In Berlin they served me a full English with spicy sausages, a fruit bowl with every fruit bar tomatoes and looked at me in shock when I asked for condiments.

‘Weirdest experience I’ve had for a while. Fry ups aren’t very common here by the way.’

There are almost 200 comments debating the unusual combination.

One Brit wrote: ‘I was going to type out everything I see wrong with this, but it’s only my lunch hour’.

Others joked: ‘This is the wurst’ and ‘Fruit? I don’t think they’re taking this seriously are they?’

Even the traditional fry up food was not up to scratch in the eyes of some commenters.

Someone questioned: ‘Man, you think they cooked the bacon by waving at it? Looks barely warmed,’ to which the original poster replied: ‘Oh you should’ve see the toast… They may as well have microwaved it.’

Another shocked Brit wrote: ‘Why does everything look either raw or undercooked ? even the “toast” looks like bread lol.’

Others were more open to the idea, with one person saying: ‘I kind of like the idea of a fruit salad as a kind of dessert after eating a fry up. Having it on the same plate is weird though.’

Someone else wrote: ‘This is preferable to a Full English to this Brit – some fruit to balance all that grease. A full English is just too much these days.’

Another user rated it a ‘7/10 good effort’ but said it is ‘minus a couple of million’ for the cup ‘of tar’ beside it.

The original poster went on to reveal that to their shock, the café didn’t serve tea, to which someone else said: ‘It’s safer that way – I once asked for tea with milk and was given a mug of frothed milk and a fruit tea sachet’.

Some commenters pointed out that it’s not fair to expect a full-English breakfast in Germany, with one person writing: ‘So you’re surprised because you didn’t get a decent full English in Germany?

‘Sounds like you should have gone to Benidorm instead.’

Another said: ‘Looks delicious to me, although I also like pineapple on pizza.’ 

It comes after a British-themed pub in Hollywood boasted it’s ‘traditional’ roast dinners that came with a vegetable salad, leaving British customers baffled.

People were left scratching their heads at the fact it wasn’t brimming to the edge of the plate with mashed potato, cauliflower cheese, pigs in blankets and seasonal veg.


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