Ah, poached eggs for a weekend breakfast. It’s not on many menues in Berlin, and if, it’s not necessarily well made. Which means perfectly poached, with a runny yolk that’s hardened around the edges and a tasty Hollandaise with the perfect tartness of lemon. And I think I found a personal favorit this past Easter weekend, when I went to Chipps, the deli–restaurant owned by the makers of club Cookies and its restaurant Cookies & Cream
For my second visit to the Schöneberg cocktail scene (find my report of the first here), my friend suggested Salut, an exclamation-mark adorned place I must have walked by a hundred times on my way to her house from Nollendorfplatz.
Tempelhofer Ufer is not anyone’s idea of Berlin at its most charming, especially in winter. Yet here I was, huddled up in my winter coat scrunching up my face against the sharp, freezing wind and overtaking a typically optimistic gaggle of Mediterranean high-schoolers taking some time to chat on the phone dressed in abysmally thin (but matching, bless) Jack Daniels wifebeaters. It was obvious: they were going to have the best school trip EVER and I was in need of some comfort food.
Shawn and Chris, two of the most important barristas during the beginning of The Barn, decided to leave the epicenter of Berlin’s Third Wave Coffee to start their own business within the space of Kreuzberg’s Voo store. Their small café bar just opened recently under the name Companion Coffee and is now serving coffee to fashionable Voo clients and Kreuzberg coffee–aficionados alike.
Still looking for a lunch place for this snow covered, yet slightly sunny day? Hashi Izakaya might meet your hopes for a warming yet enlivening dish, like the Udon soup pictured above in the veggie version. Although I heard, that the beef version’s broth is a lot heartier, the fresh noodles and vegetables make a great and healthy lunch option in this Japanese place just below a gym in this rather weird corner building.