Author: Jessica Jungbauer

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Shop in Berlin: Schoemig Porzellan

On one of those beautiful spring days I entered Schoemig Porzellan for the first time – the shop was flooded with sunlight throwing long shadows onto the shelves filled with delicate porcelain.
Her bright collection of white and pastel-colored bowls and cups beamed brightly, I almost saw the light going through them. It’s certainly one of the prettiest stores I know and even more so, preserving an almost lost art.

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Shop in Berlin: Brutto Gusto

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.” I read these words on my way to Brutto Gusto the other day, and as soon as I entered the flower shop in Mitte, I immediately knew what Hemingway meant. With spring in full bloom and fresh flowers popping up everywhere, I’m feeling the need to surround myself as much as possible with the first signs of spring. Whether you want to capture the city’s awakening spirit or fill your home with fresh flowers—you’ll find it at Brutto Gusto.

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Burger in Berlin: Schiller Burger

For me, and this may sound heretical, the only burger is a cheese burger. I can go on about this for hours, but the most important thing is the cheese and how it should smoothly melt on the patty just like I experienced it at Shake Shack. (An experience that still makes me look for flights to London from time to time just so I can visit their single European outpost). And unlike some other burger enthusiasts who swear by toasted buns, I like them a bit more soft. So keep this in mind as we proceed to take a bite out of Schiller Burger.

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Revisited: Café Valentin

I don’t know about you, but it is a rare occasion that I eat something so delicious I keep thinking about it for days. It happened after going to Café Valentin, just a stone’s throw away from the (occasionally) sunny Maybachufer.

It might look like a French café from the outside, but it is in fact thoroughly Swedish. Mary already went there a while ago for some homemade baked goods such as kanelbullar, but it turns out they have a few more tasty tricks up their sleeve.

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Korean in Berlin: Ban Ban Kitchen

What I love most about the Berlin food scene is that it lets you travel the world just by wandering the streets and stopping here and there for something to eat — whether that means digging into a French breakfast, cherishing an American cheesecake with your coffee, or slurping up a bowl of ramen.

Actual world travel can be just as inspiring: On a trip to Korea, the Berlin-born Korean-Vietnamese team behind Ban Ban Kitchen had the genius idea to start serving Korean soulfood. In their tiny shop in the U-Bahn-forsaken south of Neukölln they now serve a kind of fusion food that is anything but fussy, combining the best of two international (street) cuisines — read: kimchi pommes or bulgogi burgers.