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99 posts categorized "Berlin Cafes & Restaurants"

Opening days at Dóttir

The sweetest snow crab in an age; a dill meringue which left me with the sugar shakes, in the nicest way. Not pictured: the pleasing sludge of the beurre noisette; the liquorice-dark bread; the thimbles of akvavit the kind waiter......

Dry Beef Salad, Sweet Cinnamon Noodles (Revisiting Do De Li)

Beef, dry as jerky, sliced thin and slicked with enough marinade to make the scatter of Sichuan pepper stick. Crisp apple and rice noodles swollen in a cinnamon blossom syrup. A mouthful of this, a mouthful of that. They had......

Aux Delices Normands

A rare Saturday zu zweit: we bought chocolate croissants and olive-studded, olive oil-soaked breads at Aux Delices Normands, then hopped into an electric car on the center verge of the Ku'damm. In fifteen minutes we were at the lake. Do......

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.......