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96 posts categorized "Berlin Cafes & Restaurants"

Cafe Botanico: A Meal and a Tour

Rixdorf is magical enough, but stepping into the souterrain dining rooms of Cafe Botanico, past the upright piano and the leg of Parma, and onto the pocket-sized terrace was almost more than I could believe. "Enzo!" the older chef shouted......

Stadt Land Food Highlights

I'm sure I'm not the only Berlin foodie vibrating in anticipation of what's easily the most spectacular food event to be organized in our fair city: Stadt Land Food. As with the Berlinale, the pickings in this festival of good......

Bar am Steinplatz

A rhubarb fizz run through a slushy machine, a cold Rollberger, local trout smoked to perfection—perfect fare, really, for a sultry Berlin evening, and young bar manager Christian Gentemann is charm itself. Bar am Steinplatz, Steinplatz 4, Berlin-Charlottenburg (map)...

Lunching between books: Literaturcafé der Autorenbuchhandlung Berlin

The waiter is solemn and handsome. The menu is a repurposed Insel Verlag hardback. The library hush is appropriate for a bookshop café. An elderly Charlottenburger flicks languidly through an art catalogue, her wooden necklace as eye-catching as a parrot.......

Verabredung zum Essen (An evening at Mulax with Slow Food Berlin)

We spoke of hydroponic gardens and of Barnim water buffaloes, of tasting sets and of a Hohen Neuendorf villa that houses a Viennese coffee house, while the brother-and-sister duo behind Mulax plied us with sour pickle sorbet and house-made crackers......

Miang Kam at Thai Park

“The leaf lady is here!” she cried, and dashed off. When she returned, we crowded around the black plastic platter. It was heaped high with diced limes, ginger, red onions, and chilis, roasted peanuts, dried shrimps, slivered almonds, a tub......

Five more scoops of ice cream

Thoughts do become things. One day my daughter was drawing ice cream cones, and there was nothing for it but to light out to Ludwigkirchplatz: a scoop of chocolate for her, a scoop of chestnut for myself. Two Junes ago......