Berlin may not be best known for its cuisine, but this vibrant capital city really is a foodie’s paradise. From traditional hearty German fayre to exciting international dishes, you will enjoy a diverse food scene in Berlin.
Ten of the best cafes and restaurants to try in Berlin include:
Asian fusion at Monsieur Vuong
This is a Vietnamese and fusion restaurant with a difference. The tiny menu includes two ‘phos’ as main courses – a type of Vietnamese soup, typically made from beef stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced beef or chicken are added. Monsieur Vuong offers a handful of spicy appetizers are offered and however small the menu, the food is to die for.
Max Und Moritz
This lively Kreuzberg eaterie serves traditional old German cuisine, including schnitzel, sausages stews and hearty meat dishes. Max Und Moritz has been open for over 100 years and with years of experience, if German food is what you are after, this is the place to come.
3 Minutes Sur Mer
This French restaurant offers a choice of ‘ooo la la’ cuisine that you will be hard pushed to find outside of Paris. Fresh fish and seafood feature at 3 minutes Sur Mer along with delicious steaks, escargot and veal dishes.
Mogg & Melzer
An artisan deli, Mogg & Melzer was founded by two DJ’s who had a shared love for beef! Sample the exquisite slow cooked pastrami served on a rye bun with mustard and pickle or the classic Reuben with grilled Swiss cheese, pickled cabbage and Russian salad! Matzo ball soup is also worth a try. Surrounded by art galleries, this is a great place for lunch.
The Imren Grill
If like half of Europe you crave a Doner kebab after a few steins of ‘bier’ a trip to Berlin will not be complete without sampling its favourite fast food. Try the Imren Grill donerim brot – kebab in toasted bread with grilled lamb, salad, hot sauce and chilli flakes.
The menu at Das Lokal is forever changing and includes a wide choice of German classics such as Gulasch soup, mussels in broth and well-sourced local produce. The pasta dishes, including goose and chestnut come highly recommended, as do the pastrami sandwiches – great for lunch.
If you fancy some Japanese cuisine, Cocolo Ramen offers a choice of sushi, sashimi, noodles and soups which are all made in-house. Either sit in the small interior or, if visiting during the warmer months, enjoy the patio tables beside a garden.
This lively café takes its inspiration from the Mission district of San Francisco. Enjoy gourmet burritos and quesadillas at Dolores with all the extras. Great for lunch or dinner and relatively inexpensive. Try the home made lemonade!
Club der Visionaere
Club de Visionaere is a great place to spend a day in Berlin. Tourists and local flock to the club to enjoy live music at the weekends – an awesome place to relax, enjoy a beer or two and dance the day away. Great pizza and sandwiches!
If you are in with the ‘in crowd’ Volta is the place to be at night. Enjoy a choice of mind-blowing cocktails and late night frolics. Try the shrimp hot dogs or the pork belly blinis with five spice dip and raita. A choice of fusion dishes are also on offer!
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