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.
Here is the beauty, and certainly, if you think of tired lettuce leafs and a basic vinaigrette when I use the word salad, you’ll be surprised. I call everything salad that has raw ingredients and some kind of dressing, in this case, it’s shredded Brussel sprouts (often underrated as a raw ingredient), broccoli, fresh peas, zucchini, avocado, black sesame, pumpkin seeds, and a scallion dressing. They call it Ultra Green Bowl and sell it for 9,50 Euro, and it certainly isn’t for those who rather gulp down their meals, these raw veggies require some considerate chewing. However, it’s a great combination, utterly delicious, a salad I’d always come back for.
But we obviously had to add something less raw to make it a real feast: we also chose the smoked aubergine with braised lentils, tahini and preserved lemons (8,90 Euro), as well as ham hock hash, potato and ham Rösti, savoy cabbage, tomato chutney and an egg (10,00 Euro). And we couldn’t not order their French Toast, which they’re now serving every day. Made from Sironi’s sourdough bread, seasonal fruits, Greek yoghurt, ginger sirup and delicious hazelnuts (8,50 Euro).
Yeah, true, a bit much for a lunch if you want to work later. But we just cancelled all afternoon plans and took a long walk instead. There’re loads more new goodies on the menu, but I would definitely come back for that bowl of salad anytime. It’s still tough to find a bowl of greens that is well rounded and delicious, and not just sturdy so-called superfoods. Luvit.
Just so you know, this is one of 100 places featured on the new edition of my Best Places in Berlin map, which you can order here.
Transparency Note, we were invited to have this lunch by Hallesches Haus.