It’s as if I’ve asked for this weather to write about this Berlin delicacy, trust me, I have not. But this suggestion is certainly making it easier to accept the first storms and snow. It’s like a simple Berlin version of a hot apple toddy, or a better Glühwein – nevertheless, it’s seriously delicious and will make you warm and jolly.
There are more than one places that are utterly weird in Berlin, and this former GDR pearl of beauty, a Tajik tea parlor in the middle of Berlin is one of them.
I said it before, having breakfast in Berlin is not as easy as you think or hope. Most places interpret breakfast as a plate filled with bland cheese covered in sugary jam and decorated with sad pieces of fruit. Trying to find a place with decent egg dishes served in a pleasant atmosphere is a constant struggle – I can’t find much in Mitte where I like to spend my Sunday mornings – I like Mogg&Melzer’s Shakshuka, Meierei’s scrambled eggs and above all this place: 3 Minutes sur Mer.
This time we’ve teamed up with style blog extraordinaire ignant.de to explore the best of bakeries in Berlin. Sadly much of Germany’s bread baking tradition has been lost and most bakeries you’ll find in Berlin sell warmed up dough pieces that merely deserve to be called bread. Luckily, there have always been people working on keeping delicious bread without artificial additives or chemistry tricks a staple in German households. The past years have spurred a new interest in artisanal breads and some brave people took the chance and started new bread businesses. Here are five outstanding examples of German (and Austrian) bread craft in Berlin (in alphabetic order):
Exploring Kreuzberg lunch-wise proves to be a very interesting and joyful enterprise. Just last week we discovered the most lovely little Korean place just off Skalitzer Straße. More of a hole-in-the-wall place, this joint is the younger and smaller sister of Prenzlauer Berg’s Korean institution Core, which was just recently opened and also includes a little shop. Although one wonders how they manage all of that in a place that is merely 20sqm big. But they do.