Working in Mitte, there’s certainly nothing to complain about when it comes to choosing a place to have lunch. Nevertheless, I am very sure you’ve not only once experienced one of those where-should-we-go situations… Hence, this list. Which is far from complete, naturally, but a list of my personal favorites for lunch. Nothing more, nothing less. And with a foursquare list.
Just opened and already a favorite – Kantine is the “canteen” of the David Chipperfield Architects office and luckily open to everyone looking forward to enjoying a classic German lunch in an impeccably designed interior. Read more in the review.
Joachimstrasse 11, 10119 Berlin Mitte
A Japanese lunch can never be wrong, delicious soups and bento boxes will brighten your mood but are light enough to keep you awake for the second half of the day. Read more in the review.
If you’d ask me where I spent most of my lunches, it’s here – when in doubt, I’ll always go to Yam Yam, either enjoying a Bibimbap, Gimbap, Kimchi soup or a mungbean pancake with Kimchi. And always order a side of spinach with sesame sauce. Read more here.
Alte Schönhauser Straße 6,, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat 12–24h, Sun 12–23h
3 Minutes sur Mer
Another very fine option for a high class lunch – French classics served in a Bistro with huge windows looking onto busy Torstraße will make you ready for another round of hard work. Read more here.
You might need one or two walks around the block to digest the dainty pasta dishes served here, but there are (rainy) days, where it’s just worth it. Read more here.
Alte Schönhauser Straße 12, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat 11h–24h, , Sun from 18h
The best sandwiches in town, definitely and without a doubt, are served in this deli on Rosenthaler Straße – enjoy a giant or a half one with fresh, homemade lemonade and go for the extra treat of cake after. Read more here.
Sandwiches are not only a delicious when done American style – Cô Cô is serving the Vietnamese bánh mì for everyone looking for a fresh treat for lunch. Read more here.
Rosenthalerstr. 2, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Thu 11–22 , Fri – Sat 11– 24 , Sun 12–22
Baked potatoes is something I’d like to see thriving even more in Mitte’s food scene, whereas in Kreuzberg Kumpir is available on every corner, Mitte-people best go for Joris on the upper half of Brunnenstraße for baked deliciousness with fresh vegetables and dainty sauce. Read more here.
Also lacking in Mitte, places serving very fine Middle Eastern and Arabic food, but there is Yarok, a Syrian deli on Torstraße serving the best Fattoush EVER. (In case you don’t know Fattoush yet, it’s a fresh salad with mint and tomatos and fried pita bread.) Read more here.
Torstraße 193, 10115 Berlin Mitte
daily from 12pm
Lebensmittel in Mitte
As heavy as imaginable, but also heart-warming delicious, a dish of Käsespätzle, fresh Swabian pasta covered with savory cheese, will save your day after a strenuous morning of work. Read more here.
Rochstraße 2, 10178 Berlin Mitte
Mon–Fri 12–24h , kitchen open from 12–23h
A final tip for a Japanese lunch on Chausseestraße – Smart Deli serves a big variety of lunch options, from vegan (!) Udon soups to sushi, bento boxes and much more. Read more here.