Tag: bakery

Food in Berlin: Tandur Lasan

Update: Tandur Lasan is now called Dilan, but bakes the same delicious bread. 
Located in not much more than a hole-in-the-wall, not bigger than 10 square meters at most, the space is big enough for two bakers constantly kneading, throwing and rolling breads to bake them to perfection in their Tandoori ovens.

Food in Berlin: Salon Sucré

This tiny shop at the end of Görlitzer Straße in Kreuzberg just might be the fulfillment of all your pastry-dreams. “Barcellos Salon Sucré” is a perhaps unlikely combination of pâtisserie and hair salon managed by Eric Muller and his wife Katia Barcello. Visiting them for an interview last week, I entered the shop just after it had opened its doors at 10am. Eric Muller served me a coffee with a croissant au creme d’amandes whose crispy sweetness literally melts in my mouth while I wait for him to get ready. Eric is a talkative man and we often get interrupted by customers, who all seem to have known him for years. The audience is mixed, from heart-warming pensioners who like to enjoy their second breakfast with a hot chocolate and a dainty pastry, French fellows ordering their daily Café au Lait, to American hipster dads carrying babies and grocery shopping bags. All the while, Eric and I talked about how he got to Kreuzberg, why he stayed, and what the secret of his dainty croissants is.