The other day, I more or less spontaneously ended up at a brunch pop-up by Ma-Makan at Home, the coffee shop in Neukölln’s Jonasstraße: chef Kaylin Eu served Nasi Lemak, curry puffs, and onde onde. And wow, that Malaysian breakfast spread was so delicious, fresh, spicy, herby, and just all of everything I wanted to have on that particularly rainy and cold day.
Last Friday, we celebrated our fourth Warm Up at Voo Store, collecting coats, boots, tents, and such for local volunteer organisation Kreuzberg Hilft.
And while munching on Tausendsünd’s excellent Speculoos cookies and slurping hot beverages from Companion Coffee, 70 donors came around and donated 180 pieces and 172 Euros in total! At the end of the night, many of those were rewarded with the prizes we collected from local businesses, and the guys from Boxie24 schlepped over 30 filled boxes out to be delivered directly to Kreuzberg Hilft.
I’m usually not one to hold off recommendations, there’s no secret list of places I want to keep to myself, however, this one took a while and I have eaten here more than once since my first time in the summer. It’s so, so, so delicious, I’m getting hungry just writing this, so I’m sorry I’m telling you just now… however, better late than never: here’s a really good Indian restaurant in Wilmersdorf called Bahadur.
You probably know Hallesches Haus as one of the most instagram-ready places in Berlin, with a light filled café space adorned with loads of hanging plants and raw wood and black steel furniture. It makes a perfect background for your next hundreds of sosh-meeds likes. However, it’s not only about aesthetics at the Haus, but about serving scrumptious and contemporary breakfast, brunch and lunch fare. I went back to check their new menu und let me tell you, they’re currently making my favourite green salad in Berlin.
The map has arrived! Clad in bright Pantone orange, the new and updated edition of the Best Places in Berlin map is a stunner – easily doubling as a mood-brightener during grey winter days. First and foremost, it’s a collection of over 100 excellent places in Berlin to eat, drink, shop, and have fun. All of them were carefully selected by yours truly – only small-scale and independent businesses run by locals (albeit locals from all over the world). And it’s available to order now!