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.
Archive for März 2011
More than a specific cuisine, I like cool concepts of dining. We tried Pret a Diner, we have been up for some supper club dining and we even ventured outside of Berlin to look for nice places for food. A really fun and fabulous restaurant in Neukölln, hidden away in a backyard, is the Italian old laundry factory Lavanderia Vecchia.
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.
One and a half hour away from Berlin lies the small yet popular spa resort of Bad Saarow. Regardless of how cool and fabulous Berlin may be, we all need a weekend away from time to time and after years of roaming through the busy city streets. Bad Saarow is a cosy village built around a large beautiful lake and stuffed with trees, greenery and wildlife. And it has been a well-known spa resort for centuries, due to the authentic thermal wells and baths that this village has to offer. But they also do some real good food.
More than a year ago, when I thought I was in love and had something people refer to as a ‘boyfriend’, me and Holly went on a so-called double date to a pretty, lively restaurant. In one of the side streets directly off the Schönhauser Allee, the Stargarder Straße, we discovered Fellas. But sadly enough, Fellas closed, quite suddenly. Until one day, a few months ago, something magical happened: Fellas re-opened. With a different owner, a completely different menu and different staff. But it still was Fellas and it had to be tried and tested once more.
Since there is a large lack of information on the internet of which places have wireless internet (wifi) in which Bezirk in Berlin, I thought it time to start collecting our own list of internet-able places in Berlin, organised per area. The start-off is with the popular hip and fashionable hood of Friedrichshain.
On the Simon-Dach Straße you may not find too many surprising and special restaurants. Chain sushi restaurants, large Indian eateries and a lot of mainstream restaurant locations have started to inhabit one of Berlin’s most popular streets for sauntering. Thankfully, some corners of Friedrichshain have remained the same. On the Krossener Straße, a side street off Simon-Dach Straße, and opposite of hobnob highlight Cupcake, you can find Volckswirtschaft.