Berlin, Favourites

A few words of advice; unless you are eating in The Ritz or The Grill Royal, venues where you will easily be spending €50 + a head, it’s best to have cash as most places will not accept credit cards. Save yourself a lot of frantic running around by being prepared.
Berliners do German and Austrian food really well but struggle a bit with world cuisine.

Cafes & Delis
Aunt Benny’s- ( Oderstr. 7 / Entrance on Jessnerstrasse, Friedrichshain.  Good coffee, bagels, baked goods.
Barcomi, Sophienstraße 21, Mitte 10178 ( - I debated whether to include this in the end I decided it’s a must visit just for a seat in the courtyard and the homemade bagels are good - the salmon, not so much.  The cakes are pretty to look at but they can be a bit dry.
♥Brot und Butter, Hardenbergstrasse 4-5, Charlottenburg. Wonderful deli attached to the Manufactum store.
Brot und Öl, Gneisenaustr. 58, Kreuzberg 10961- Fantastic sourdough!
Kaffeemitte, (Coffee & freshly made sandwiches) - Weinmeisterstraße 9, 10178, Mitte
♥Meierei, Kollwitzstraße 42, Prenzlauer Berg ( - Alpine deli, seasonal food, well made, knowledgeable staff.
Nazuna (Japanese Deli), Danziger Str 65, Prenzlauerberg 10435, T. 030 68 07 50 43, (
Hudson’s CakesBoppstrasse 1, Kreuzberg, ( - British cakes
♥The Barn, Auguststraße 58, Mitte 10119 ( Great coffee and service with a smile in Mitte
Vinos y Mas, Nollendorfstr. 15, Schöneberg - small, nothing fancy but you can enjoy a glass of wine with a plate of cold cuts or cheese.

Fast Food
♥Angry Chicken, Skalitzer Straße 36, Kreuzberg. ( Greasy fried chicken wings, super spicy or mild.
♥Burgermeister, Oberbaumstraße 8, Kreuzberg. ( Burgers served in a beautiful disused, Prussian styled bathroom, in the arches underneath the train tracks.  A very ‘Berlin’ experience.
Curry 36, Mehringdamm 36, Kreuzberg - If you are going to do the whole curry wurst thing you might as well do it here.
♥Dolores, Rosa-Luxemburg-str. 7, Mitte.  ( Big, burritos, served quickly.
Hamburger Heaven, Graefestraße 93,10967, Kreuzberg.  Good burgers with some superlative hand cut fries.

♥Soho House, Torstraße 1, Prenzlauer berg - The food can be incredible (70% of the time) and pretty average the rest but it’s a great space with comfy sofas, wonderful roof top terrace in the summer and you can spend a whole Sunday there easily (we often do).

E.T.A Hoffman, Yorckstraße 83, 10965 Kreuzberg.
Bandol sur Mer (Berlin Unlike Link) Torstraße 167, 10115, Mitte
Kushinoya - (www.kushinoya.jpBleibtreustrasse 6, Charlottenburg. Japanese, Fried food on a stick.
♥Lutter & Wegner - Charlottenstraße 56, 10117 ( - Decent Austrian food, old school ambiance.
Noto, Torstrasse 173, 10117 Mitte, (
♥Ottenthal- ( Kantstraße 153, 10623. Best schnitzel in town, no contest. I would advise you to reserve.
Reinstoff, Edison Hofe, Schlegelstrasse 26C, Mitte. ( Gorgeous 1 Michelin starred restaurant with fabulous food.
♥Renger-Patzch, Wartburgstraße 54, Schöneberg 10823 ( Seasonal German food, stark bistro style, good service, delicious food!
Schwarzwaldstuben (Swabian Food) - Tucholskystraße 48 10117, Mitte
♥Tim Raue (1 Michelin Star Asian Food by the former chef of Uma) Rudi-Dutschke-str. 26, Kreuzberg, 10969
♥Volver, Luisenstraße 41, Mitte ( Spanish tapas, nothing fancy, run by a couple, our local.

Shops & Markets
♥Asia MekongHenriette-Herz-Platz 1, Mitte 10178 ( Asian grocery store, Hackesher Markt
Frische Paradies, Morsestrasse 2, Prenzlauer Berg 10587 ( Gourmet food shop / cash and carry.
KadóGraefestrasse 20, Kreuzberg 10967 ( Bijou liquorice shop.
Ka De WeTauentzienstraße 21-24, Charlottenburg 10789. Department Store, Schöneberg - Oh mama!  This place is the motherload - two huge floors of food (expensive)!
Kochtail (Kitchen and Cocktail kit shop) - Invalidenstraße 150,10115, Mitte
Manufactum, Hardenbergstrasse 4-5, Charlottenburg 10623 ( - Expensive but beautiful shop with a small collection of highly coveted items.
Marheineke - Market Hall. Marheinekeplatz/Bergmannstraße,10961, Kreuzberg
♥Mitte Meer, Invalidenstr. 50-51, Mitte 10557 ( Mediterranean cash and carry.
Rogacki, Wilmersdorfer Straße 145, Charlottenburg 10585 ( - Fantastic old-fashioned deli - it’s huge!  Great source for fresh and smoked fish along with poultry and meats.
♥Vinh Loi, Rheinstraße 45, 12161 Berlin ( - Chinese supermarkets, you will find everything you need here and it’s 2 minutes from KaDeWe.
Winterfeldtplatz Market, Schöneberg - Big outdoor market selling fruits, vegetables and the usual.  My favorite stand here is Steckerfisch.

6 Responses to Berlin, Favourites

  1. Pingback: Yumcha Heroes, Dim Sum, Mitte « foodieinberlin's Blog

  2. Oh, this blog is so fun to see! I lived in Berling (then West) from 1986-1988…my last two years of high school. I left for college and my parents stayed another two years. I hadn’t been back since they moved away until this last February…and it was AMAZING to see the city with my husband…and to see it UNITED as it was meant to be. I look forward to exploring your blog some more! (And am also inspired to blog about my trip - I wasn’t blogging then, but I took notes!!!)

  3. Hi! What a great blog you have here. Can’t believe I only found you now as I was in Berlin a couple of weekends back. I did manage to find Barcomi’s and Ka De We though :)

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