Guide: Lunch in Mitte

Kimchi, Jjigae

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

Mon–Fri 08:30–18:30

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.

Rosenthaler Straße 63

10119 Berlin Mitte

Sun–Thu 12:00-24:00,
Fri–Sat 12:00–01:00

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.

Mulackstraße 33

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–19:00

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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.

Auguststraße 11–13

10117 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Thu from 18:00,
Fri–Sat 12:00–14:00,
from 18:00

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.

Alte Schönhauser Straße 6,

10119 Berlin Mitte

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.

Torstrasse 167

10115 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Fri 18:00–23:00,
Sat–Sun 10:00–23:00

Happy pasta at Mädchenitaliener.
Happy pasta at 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.

Alte Schönhauser Straße 12

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat 12:00–24:00,
Sun 18:00–24:00

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.

Rosenthalerstr. 2

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Thu 11:00–22:00,
Fri – Sat 11:00–23:00,
Sun 12:00–22:00

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


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.

Kastanienallee 50/51

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Fri 12:00–22:00,
Sat–Sun 11:00–22:00


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.

Brunnenstraße 158

10119 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Fri 09:00–16:00


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 12:00–23:00

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–Sat 12:00–23:00

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.

Novalisstraße 2

10115 Berlin Mitte

Mon–Sat: 12:00–22:00


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  1. Rodolfo on


    The Imbiss could be on the list as well.

  2. Amanda on


    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!

  3. ulibee on


    Luigi Zuckermann is gone

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      oh true! thanks for reminding!

  4. Liza on


    When you live in Berlin, you don’t realize how spoiled you are by having all these good spots to ear just around the corner.
    An ex-berliner myself, now I live in the south of France near Monaco, and it’s just nothing here when it comes to good food.

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