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.
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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…
I wandered the streets a few Sundays ago in the the most Wochenende Bezirk of all: Friedrichshain. I wanted classy, slightly posh and simply cosy, classic and à la carte for my brunch location. The night before had lasted traditionally long and with a tired and slightly post-intoxicated smile, we came across Kuchenrausch (Rush of Pie). I used to suspect this place is only interesting for their pies and cakes, but Kuchenrausch is actually a great breakfast restaurant too.
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).
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.
Valentine’s Day is almost there, once more. For the second time, this year Good Food in Berlin also comes with a personal collection of the most suitable restaurant for a special, romantic and potentially succesful evening for anyone alone or not so alone during Valentine’s in Berlin.
Berlin is a great city for languidly strolling around the town’s beautiful streets and enjoying its culture. And Berlin is also one of the best cities to explore all culinairy possibilities the capital has to offer by going for a long and elaborate breakfast – and take all the time you want, until it morphs into a lunch or a brunch. And we have selected some of the most luxerious, cute, budget and fabulous restaurants for doing just that.