Guide: Lunch in Mitte

The lunch I'm having the most – Kimchi soup at Yam Yam.
The lunch I'm having the most – Kimchi soup at Yam Yam.

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.

Kantine

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.

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Joachimstrasse 11, 10119 Berlin Mitte
Mon–Fri 8.30–19.00

Hashi Izakaya

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.

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Rosenthaler Straße 63, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
daily 12-23h

Mamecha Café

Another favorite for Japanese lunches is this small green tea café on Mulackstraße, that also serves a small but tasty menu of pretty bento boxes, miso soup and small dishes. Read more in the review.

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Mulackstraße 33, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat 12–20h ,

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Pretty and delicious – a vegetarian lunch dish at Pauly Saal.

Pauly Saal

If you’re in mood for a treat, this is your place – very fine cuisine served in the beautiful interior of the former Jewish girls’ school: take a look into the kitchen and read our lunch review here.

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Auguststraße 11-13, 10117 Berlin Mitte – visit website
daily from 12h

Yam Yam

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.

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Alte Schönhauser Straße 6,, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat 12:00–24:00 , Sun 13:00–23:00

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.

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Torstrasse 167, 10115 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Fri 11–2h , Sat–Sun 10–2h

Happy pasta at Mädchenitaliener.
Happy pasta at Mädchenitaliener.

Mädchenitaliener

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.

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Alte Schönhauser Straße 12, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat 11h–24h, , Sun from 18h

Luigi Zuckermann

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.

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Rosenthaler Straße 67, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
daily 8h–24h

Cô Cô

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.

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Rosenthalerstr. 2, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Thu 11–22 , Fri – Sat 11– 24 , Sun 12–22

Shakshuka – hummus with pepper sauce and a boiled egg.
Shakshuka – hummus with pepper sauce and a boiled egg.

Sababa

I’ve been talking about my love for hummus already and Sababa, despite the rather simple atmosphere of the deli, is my favorite in Mitte. Read more here.

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Kastanienallee 50/51, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sun 12:00–21:00

Joris

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.

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Brunnenstraße 158, 10119 Berlin Mitte – visit website
daily 8.30–20.30h

Yarok

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.

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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.

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Rochstraße 2, 10178 Berlin Mitte
Mon–Fri 12–24h , kitchen open from 12–23h

Smart Deli

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.

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Chausseestraße 5, 10115 Berlin Mitte – visit website
Mon–Sat: 10h–22h

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  1. Rodolfo on

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    The Imbiss could be on the list as well.

  2. Amanda on

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    Great list, though I’d also add in Paninoteca on Friedrichstrasse for amazing sanwiches at lunchtime, DaDa Falafel on Oranienburger Tor for delicious Beef Shawarma (and others), and Risotto on the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Torstrasse for…the name is self-explanatory!

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