Sing Blackbird is an eatery-meets-vintage shop that combines these two acts as if the most Berlin-logical thing ever. This cute vintage store is just a stone’s throw from Kottbusser Damm in the most hipster district of Kreuzkölln, and is a quiet retreat for a guaranteed healthy bite of lunch, good coffee or detox juice with the added potential excitement of a new clothing purchase to take home in your doggy bag.
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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 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.
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
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.
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,
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
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.
Cuban Food in the middle of Berlin Mitte, on the lively Oranienburger Straße. With classical Cuban decorations on the walls and an exciting cocktail in your hand, ordering good and surprising food comes easily enough. Up for a bit of a revolutionary Che-style dinner?