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.
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.
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.
Extremely centrally located right in the middle of Mitte, on the crossing of the Neue Schönhauser Straße, the Alte Schönhauser Straße and the Münzstraße (close to the COS shop and the Adidas flagship store), one finds the restaurant Adebar. But Adebar is not just a restaurant, it is also a hotel.