Merchant trading with different, rather small things.
Barret Helander
Published on September 18, 2014
Updated on January 15, 2015


When one googles the the name Kramer, the search tab usually yields either the German defensive mid-field football player or Seinfeld's neighbour. However, Mt Albert has a new reason to have the name turn up on a search engine. Kramer is actually a common and traditional German surname meaning 'merchants trading with different, rather small things.' A perfect synopsis for this little gem.

It wasn't hard to find a seat in this still relatively undiscovered cafe. The menu is small, but although limited, it allows you to do some cool things - like building your own version of an eggs benny and other traditional brunch favourites.

The food's quality presentation and preparation really stood out. I ordered my own version of an eggs benny, which had nice amounts of spinach, perfectly poached eggs, plenty of salad and dressings circulating the dish in a way that suggested a serious food experience. We were more than content with our time at Kramer and as we went to pay we discovered a treasure trove of imported German chocolates, finally delivering connection to that clever German name. We left Kramer with a nice spread of various miniature desserts and a fresh release of endorphins.


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