Author: Mary Scherpe

Shop in Berlin: Bikini Berlin

Sponsored by Bikini Berlin

Berlin is a grand city, but rarely looks like one, admittedly. While I mostly love its small town appeal, sometimes one needs to actually see and feel the attraction of a metropolis. I’m thinking about a backdrop of actually high buildings, a mix of shops and cafés and maybe the view on a zoo, preferably the “monkey hill”. Wait what? Yep, entirely possible at Bikini Berlin.

Brunch in Berlin: Little Joy

When it comes to Little Joy, I might be biased, because they once gave me one of their amazing peanut butter and chocolate bars and I’ve been in love with everything they ever did since then. But literally everybody I introduce to the food of this collective is now equally smitten, so I’m inclined to state this as a fact: Little Joy is serving the best brunch food right now. And here’s their new winter menu!

Coming Up: Warm Up 3

Winter is coming and, in Berlin, winter is shit. It’s awful, unnecessary, and too long, and it generally makes life very hard (and complaining easy). Of course I say this as a person who is actually able to afford a decent coat and a cosy house to cuddle up in when temperatures drop below bearable, but there are too many people who are simply not that lucky. Many lack the funds to buy warm clothing for all their family members, and many don’t even have a house with working heating. Which is why I am delighted to announce a new round of my beloved clothing-donation rally: Stil in Berlin’s WARM UP 3!

Austrian in Berlin: Feinkost Minutillo

There’s a food tradition in German speaking countries that I actually never got to write about before, although it’s been such a vital part of my upbringing, it makes me happy just thinking of it. And while it sounds rather simple, it often seems odd to outsiders. Let me say it like this: sometimes, we like to have a sweet main for lunch or dinner. This can be pancakes, or Grießbrei (semolina pudding) or Milchreis (rice pudding), or, as in this case: Kaiserschmarrn, a thick Austrian pancake, plucked to pieces, and served with Zwetschkenröster, baked plums. I had it at a new Austrian deli in Mitte, Feinkost Minutillo, and this is why you should try it too…