Author: Mary Scherpe

dumplings at Chinese breakfast at Shaniu in Berlin Wilmersdorf

Breakfast in Wilmersdorf: Shaniu Café

You might already know the name “Shaniu” from a previous recommendation for Chinese food on Pariser Straße – just now they added a new spot: Shaniu opened a café a couple doors down the road from her restaurant, calling it Shaniu Café, where she serves Korean food (she’s Chinese-Korean herself) plus, every now and then, Chinese breakfast dishes!
I only know about it because one morning I received an excited text message from my friend Ash Lee, obviously her excitement easily caught me, and sooner than later we were both on the way out West, decoyed by pictures of plump dumplings and thick churros.

Tacos in Los Angeles

Coming Up: Burgers & Hip Hop Taco Edition!

Be honest, how much did you wait for this? Loads, I bet. Because tacos are, as beloved as they are, still not a common street food in Berlin, and we’re here to change that: the up-coming Burgers & Hip Hop event on April 15th at Prince Charles will be completely taken over by Tacos! We’ll present you seven taco artists, who’re bringing their a-game to finally feed you with all the tacos you can eat. Adding some latin beats, tropical flavors, and all the micheladas you crave. Read on to find out who’s serving you the tastiest corn packages, and get your hands on the limited TACOFEAST ticket!

Stationery in Mitte: Luiban

Unfortunately, I was recently struggling with making snail mail work, blaming the postal services and their subsided will to actually get your letters to where you want them to be, because why not use texts or emails if it’s that important for you to get your message across? But there is actually gorgeous stationery out there, that’s (one reason) why! I wanna use all the beautiful papers, pens, and little accessories this Mitte store has to offer, and even if you’re not up for snail mailing things, why not hand over little notes to your more or less loved ones? There are loads of reasons to get one or fifty of their products.

Lunch dishes at Vietnamese café Qua Phe in Berlin Mitte

Lunch in Mitte: Qua Phe

I imagine if you live and work in Mitte, you want a delicious lunch and you want it fast – something that’s feeding you without making you tired, that’s tickling your taste buds without being unnecessarily experimental – all of which you can find at Qua Phe, the Vietnamese coffee house that serves really good lunch fare.