The antipasti platter was a pretty selection of simple pecorino and salami, with plenty of olives to calm our rumbling stomachs so late in the day. We opted for a fabulously smooth Pinot Noir named Chat Sauvage – savage cat – which somehow captured the mood perfectly and lured our taste buds toward the next course. The daily menu included a duck ragout which neither of us could resist.[continue reading...]
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We have lovingly raved about Schöneberg many times before, recounting our meaningful experiences at small Italian restaurants filled with love, or beautifully personal eateries. No surprise then, that during our last pre-Christmas weekend, we ventured into Schöneberg once more. We coincidentally ended up in a South-American restaurant where we expected to satisfy our by then substiantial craving for meat.
Berlin is well known for an abundance of cafes, brunch opportunities, food stalls, fancy restaurants and everything in between. However, while many enjoy life in Berlin by sampling the truly well represented international cuisine on offer, one should not forget to give German cuisine a try as well!
The Bergmannstraße is one of Berlin Kreuzberg’s most popular and beloved streets. Even though it is quite an attraction for tourists, it remains worth a stroll and a nibble. Especially on warm summer evenings, it is a delight to wander around the area (pop into the Viktoriapark for a stunning view of the city) and sit down on one of the many seating arrangements on and around the street.
Misirlou is a little gem, a Greek-style eatery and café. Perfect for a cup of hot chocolate (actually one of their specialities!) or an elaborate brunch/ lunch with friends. Also suitable for bringing along your work documents or laptop and spending hours sipping hot beverages.
I love weasels. It is this thing that I have always had, ever since I saw my first weasel in the wild. Fuchsbau in Kreuzberg is the first bar-cum-brunch-spot that combines my love for alcohol and food with my love for weasels. Its name already implies a link to foxes, but Fuchsbau actually sports a stuffed weasel too.
Schöneberg, Schöneberg – oh, how we adore Schöneberg. Not just because it is the gayest of Berliner Bezirke, but because of its surprising restaurants, shops and bars. Due to the classy nature of most of the areas in Schöneberg, you will get an instant dose of beauty poored down your eyeballs when you walk through the imaginary doors of its entry.
We have got chills and they are definitely multiplying. And just so we do not lose control: we pop into the nicest and coziest restaurants of Berlin to warm up our cold and chilly hands after a long and refreshing autumn walk.
Sometimes you want to find a small, secluded and low-key place to shut yourself away in. With a little bit of wi-fi, a freshly baked bread roll and some strong and flavoursome coffee. Nothing too special or crazy, just a small moment of relaxation in Berlin’s busy and fast-paced life. Especially since autumn has introduced its cold chilly winds, beautifully coloured leaves and the promise of winter in the air.
Brunch in Berlin is an essential activity, also adopted by trendy parents in the outskirts of Prenzlauer Berg. In Kreuzberg and Neukölln brunching is still young and populated mostly by the trend setting hipsters that Berlin is so well-known for. Mathilda is one of these places, with its small-scaled restaurant located in the Graefestraße right in the middle of Kreuzberg.
Easter is probably the best time to visit Berlin. The last four years that we celebrated this bunny-induced and egg-rich holiday, it has been mindblowingly fabulous weather in the center of the Deutschland universe. Sunny, hot and basically smoldering like a summer’s day. So if you are considering visiting the German capital over Easter: definitely do it. And where to brunch? We give you some answers.
Since I generally go out to eat sushi most of the time in Berlin, I have not been able to explore the various options of sushi ordering too much. (I mean: why order in when for the same price, you can enjoy it outdoors and have a funky experience to boot?) Well, sometimes one does need that lazy Sunday night on the couch, for which ordering sushi is absolutely perfect. One of my recent discoveries is an actually real good place for sushi…
One of my favourite dishes to prepare is also one of the simplest. I love vegetarian fresh food that invigorates instead of dumping big lumps of fatty food in my tummy. Whenever I feel like I need some food detox, I tend to stick to making simple salads with lots of vegetables and absolutely no meat.Cook Good Food In Berlin: Turkey, Peach & Rucola Salad
As a so-called expat in Berlin, I have had some difficulties with adjusting to food shopping in the city – especially considering what you can get in German supermarkets. I missed my Dutch supermarkets and could not for the life of me come up with easy and yummy recipes. Until today…
Berlin’s love affair with exquisite coffee has partnered new café ventures all over the city as the international dwellers make positive change on German Filterkaffee bitterness. We are fans of a good cup of coffee to start even the most sleepy, dark or demotivating morning. Especially a place to wile away hours or stop for
Since summer has wafted its delicious smells and temperatures into the savvy streets of Berlin, the outdoors of German’s capital lures more than ever. We have collected a small selection of a few of our favourite locations for drinks.
I had been dying to try out the African restaurant Massai on the Lychener Straße. This spot is only around the corner from the U-Bahn station Eberswalder Straße and next door to the Brazilian place Bodeguita de Medio. And since I had so many great food experiences in other African-oriented restaurants, the promise of Massai African cuisine sounded – yes, promising.Cape Town in Berlin: Eat A Zebra, Real South-African Surprise
Around the corner from the Schönhauser Allee, in the middle of popular Prenzlauer Berg, we find the small South-African restaurant Cape Town. Here one can eat authentic South-African food – anything from Bobotie to Potjie and from zebra to crocodile. The place for an exciting food safari?
Apart from Russian, Vietnamese and the Dutch cuisine, Berlin has so many more culinary countries to offer. Today we discovered a very special little place that is Hungarian of nature. Located not far away from restaurant Datscha in Friedrichshain, we found the small bar-cum-eatery called Szimpla.Datscha Russian Food in Berlin Friedrichshain
In the middle of the lively Bezirk Friedrichshain in Berlin, you can find a suprisingly delicious restaurant serving real Russian delicacies. In Datscha, on the corner of the Simon Dach Straße, you can nibble on scrumptious blini’s and much, much more.
Who would have thought that bourgeois Graefekiez with its tree-lined boulevards is home to one of Berlin’s cutest crêperies? Tucked town some steps on the wide Grimmstraße near the infamous Admiralsbrücke, the warm candle-lit atmosphere is a haven of crêpes, galettes, decadent salads and good French wine. This is a staple for hip locals who come for a hickeldy-pickeldy meal or late night vino often to the sound of live jazz music.The Melbourne Canteen: Australian Food in Berlin
Once in a while we actually come across an amazingly surprising restaurant. The Melbourne Canteen is one of those restaurants. It is an Australian bar-restaurant with some Aussie classics and general continental yummy food. Located in Berlin Neukölln on the Pannierstraße, it is right in the middle of the hectic and bustling hipster vibes of the city.
Surrounded by a grey and tragic Berlin winter, we are certainly a long way from the idyllic Greek islands with their timeless fishing villages and fresh, uncomplicated cuisine. Far away from coastal waters, this rustic, welcoming Taverna on Kottbusser Damm is a surprise of deliciously authentic cuisine, portions fit for Greek Gods and excellent value
Feliu is a cosy, authentic and Catalan-vibed restaurant in Berlin. Hidden away in one of Neukölln’s picturesque side streets and thereby safe from tourists or loud and annoying eaters. Feliu is one of those typical ‘Kiez’ gems, known mostly by locals and food-oriented inhabitants of the city.
The largest and most well-known Indian chain restaurant in Berlin: Amrit. With various locations all over town one of those places where you will end up eating a nibble of Indian curry one of these days. Are you up for sparkling fountains and shiny buddhas?Amran Berlin: Ordering in Indian Food
Indian food, the land of curries, warm garlic breads and sweet and spicey chutneys. One lonesome evening, I ventured back into the world of ordering food in Berlin. This evening, it was time for Indian foods and I ordered at a small delivery service restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg called Amran.
The antipasti platter was a pretty selection of simple pecorino and salami, with plenty of olives to calm our rumbling stomachs so late in the day. We opted for a fabulously smooth Pinot Noir named Chat Sauvage – savage cat – which somehow captured the mood perfectly and lured our taste buds toward the next course. The daily menu included a duck ragout which neither of us could resist.Gorgonzola Club: Italian style in Kreuzberg’s grubby heart
Large windows glow with warm candlelight on the Dresdener Straße, between Kottbusser Tor and Oranienstraße in the heart of hipster Kreuzberg. This little strip of gastro secrets boasts several chic bars and daytime cake retreats, and the diversity of choice includes this atmospheric Italian too. Stepping into the wooden floors of the wide, big-hearted restaurant,
Kottbusser Damm is a bustling boulevard of rugged commerce, countless nationalities and represents the very hub of cross-cultural life in Berlin. Sandwiched between hipster Reuterkiez and bourgeois Graefekiez there are eateries representing a rainbow of cuisines. Today we finally made it to the flagship outlet of La Femme, a Turkish restaurant located on the corner of Pflügerstrasse and famous city-wide for its stuffed baked potatoes – sounds like ideal soul food on such an icy rainy day.Hasir Turkish Restaurant: Berlin Kreuzberg
I love and adore Turkish food. Yes – not just döner. I mean real Turkish food. Delicious bread products, cous cous, rices, meats, yoghurts, herbs, sauces and much much more. The most predominant “Turkish” food in Berlin is the döner. But I am not going to write a review on döner foods. Because I like restaurants. And I ended up in this very nice Turkish place on Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg.
Sometimes we all like to order food to be delivered. For reasons of Sunday night laziness, work business or an easy office lunch, there is a growing myriad of online delivery services and a hit-or-miss gamble when it comes to ordering Asian food. And of course in order to feed our ever-growing passionate hunger for sushi and Asian delicacies.Long March Canteen: Chinese Food, Dim Sum and Dumplings
The Long March Canteen sounds exciting. A Chinese experience-style restaurant with trendy delicious dim sum. Authenic Chinese, you wonder? So did we and we ventured out there one night, to nibble the dim sum. Explore the restaurant with us.
When we say “Christmas market”, or “Weihnachtsmarkt”, we guess most of you will immediately think of Glühwein. That red, spicey and traditional warm wine served almost everywhere during the times of winter and Christmas-is-coming period. It is a classic. Well, we think it is about time we educate you in the exciting and magical realm of hot Christmas drinks.The Best, the Worst, the Awesome: Christmas Markets of Berlin 2014
Always wanted to know which Christmas markets in Berlin suck big time? Well, we tell you. And we throw in some awesomes one for good measure.