There’s some serious springing going on in Berlin, for sure. Even the trees joined in the fun, and soon enough the whole city will be lush and vibrant again! Not only does this re-appearance of green make my heart jump, it also instills a new delight in exploring the city and its many new places that blossomed everywhere. Everything’s full of promise! So it’s time for a new list of just opened places we all need to go check out (aka, I also haven’t been yet). Have you checked off all on the last one? (I haven’t…) Don’t worry, though. The new list definitely has a Japanese vibe, a Japanese and Danish one, to be precise (as odd as this sounds), plus some Alpine and Middle Eastern goodness, topped with sandwich-artistry. Not to forget are two new additions to the scene, which I’ve already written about: brunch haven Sweethearts in Neukölln, and the delicious, contemporary Thai cuisine of Dalad Kambhu at Kin Dee in Tiergarten. But there’s more!
Author: Mary Scherpe
My, it’s been too long already. Almost four months since we had the chance to feast on the excellent brunch dishes of sisters Sophie and Xenia von Oswald at their crowd-pleasing Das Brunch event. For the spring edition – happening on April 1st – they moved north to Wedding’s Silent Green, a former crematorium, now landmark turned arts center and café. I’m delighted to present you the menu, that has everything we waited for so many winter months: Asparagus! Fresh spring greens! Rhubarb! All served with a heavy load of Middle Eastern delicacies like the tart Sumac spice, green chili paste better known as Zhough, cardamom, chickpeas, star anise. And a super special extra appearance of the much beloved Fine Bagels’ Challah French Toast.
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Sleep is important, only sleep cures sleepiness, and a bunch of other things. Not being able to sleep is the worst. However, here’s a trick, or not so much a trick but a little helper. Coming from the heart of Kreuzberg, olfactory design studio Aoiro created a sleep scent for Berlin based mattress innovator Muun.
By now, having brunch on the weekend needs to be planned, aka making reservations or showing up quite early to still score a table. However, don’t underestimate the power of a rather excessive breakfast during the week. How about taking your time on a Friday morning, get down to Neukölln’s cutesy, inner-city village called Rixdorf, enter the pretty location of Hallmann & Klee and enjoy a plate of charcuterie, cheese, soft boiled eggs, and obviously don’t forget to order the pancakes.
Breaking the rules twice this week by recommending you another place that is not even officially open right now… However, I want you to join in the fun early, in a phase where this new restaurant is still figuring out its menu, its specialities, and directions. Because the food is supreme – and you might also know it already. Because the head of the kitchen is Dalad Kambhu, who served some of the best Thai food during a two-week-pop-up at Mitte’s dottir last summer. After its success, Dalad now found a permanent home in the kitchen of the former Edd’s, now Kin Dee in Tiergarten, where she’ll be cooking Thai food with a local twist, using local vegetable instead of imported ones, and pushing the concept of Thai food into an even fresher, of-the-moment direction.