There’s something seriously missing in Berlin: Cannelés. After Ralf Rüller stopped making them for The Barn (thanks to a lack of buyers…!?), I was devoid of any possibility to enjoy those little sweet treats with the soft center enclosed by a thick, caramelized crust. When I read on Foodie in Berlin that this new Patisserie on Brunnenstraße offered them, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them.
It took me quite long, considering my serious affection for this French sweet, but the past super hot weekend finally made it happen for me. Along the Cannelés, we treated ourselves to a Bostok, an almond brioche, and a so called Lucy Loo, an almond cake topped with cream, blueberries and pistachios. Everything was wonderful, not too sweet and well balanced, fresh and tasty.
After devouring this deliciousness, my brunch buddy was in the mood for a savory treat and got himself a Stulle with arugula, tomato and ham on a nut bread, which he liked just as much as the sweet things.
Everything is handmade in the Patisserie, everything looks mouth-watering and the pricing is actually okay for the effort needed to offer this kind of treats and you can taste it.
The interior is equaling the German understanding of French chic and thus tends a tad too much to the so called shabby chic style, where everything is always just a little too clean and surfaces just look used, instead of having a real history. Imagine those classic Tolix chairs outside instead of the glossy wooden ones, real bistro furniture inside and just a little less super clean white. But who am I to complain, they got CANNELÉS!
And look at these beauties: