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10 posts from March 2011

When the sun’s out, photography is easy

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An English lunch in Kreuzberg, an Alpine breakfast in Mitte, an Afghani dinner in Wilmersdorf, and a walk

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1| Remember these scones? Jim and Katie have a cafe now, called Hudson's. Imagine those scones straight out of the oven, cooling on a metal rack, calling your name. Yum. Boppstraße 1, Berlin-Kreuzberg (map). Open Tue-Sun noon-6:30pm.

2| Alpenstueck's bakery/cafe is a little stuffy, and their service is a little scatty, but the sourdough bread they sell is pretty good. Next time I'm grasping for a place to suggest meeting in Mitte, I might try their lunch. Schröderstraße 1, Berlin-Mitte (map). Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm.

3| I'm not saying you should go out of your way to try Chraazan. Still, this Afghani restaurant on a quiet Wilmersdorf street was better than I expected. I ordered aaschak, a dish that combines leek-stuffed steamed dumplings, yellow lentils in tomato sauce, garlic quark and a generous dusting of dried mint, and I ate every last bite. Bamberger Straße 49, Berlin-Wilmersdorf (map). Open Tue-Sun noon-11pm.

There’s even sun in the shade

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