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.
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.
Eating lunch or enjoying a late brunch is surely one of the finest things to be up to in Berlin. We inspire with our top list of restaurants for Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.
If there is one topic I feel particularly passionate about, it is about brunch buffets in Berlin. A brunch buffet is a set-up at a restaurant, with large bowls and (heated) containers with pre-prepared breakfast and lunch foods. I recommend no-one to engage in one. Why?
Berlin – like many other European cities – has rapidly expanded its culinary offering with restaurants from all over the world. With our elaborate foodie explorations from all over the world, this comes as no surprise. Yet today we are here to tell you about a new visitor in town.
We have written a few suggestions on the best romantic restaurants in Berlin to spend a passionate evening dinner with your special beau – and we used to do this every Valentine’s season. Since so many loved up couples flock to Berlin for a Valentine’s weekend break, we thought it appropriate to go all out
If you are coming over to the wonderful city of Berlin, either for moving here for an indefinite amount of time, or for a brief trip: there are different ways of arriving in and travelling to Germany’s capital. We will sum up some the essentials and will thereby hopefully help you along with your travels.
A lot of people who come to Berlin ask me what they should eat. Where “the real German” goes to eat and what would be considered typically Berlin-esque that one has to eat when you come to this city. Well, if you do not want to end up in a gory and greasy currywurst bude (shack), you should initally refrain from jumping into any restaurant or eatery that claims to be “German”. Because, German food is not that good. Or is it?
It might not be the ‘goodest’ of foods, but as a Dutch national, sometimes I miss the typical Dutch food from home. Apart from the cheese, the pindakaas (peanutbutter) and pannenkoeken (pancakes), the things I miss the most is the naughty Dutch fried foods. I never realised that a frikandel, a kroket or a berenklauw would be so impossible to get in a country not too far away from the Dutch border. But sadly, the fried meats and fries one normally gets and eats in the Netherlands are nowhere to be found in Berlin. Except for one little magical place in Berlin Friedrichshain, around the corner from Ostkreuz, called De Molen (the mill).
Most expats in Berlin are more than aware of the presence of the eatery and rock’n roll establishment called White Trash. Located on the far end of the Schönhauser Allee, on the Rosa-Luxemburg Platz, it is centrally located in the middle of Berlin Mitte and bordering on Prenzlauer Berg. White Trash is a kind of cult restaurant, with its residence inside a former Chinese restaurant, of which they kept most of the tacky decorations and supplemented it with sparkly lights and other fun trashy objects – ranging from glittery skeletons to old school paintings of dark dogs.