I put this one in the list of 10 new places you have to try this Autumn, although it was already open for about a year. Because whatever, I hadn’t heard about it before and was too intrigued to double-check when I saw they had Shakshouka on the menu. In case you didn’t know, it’s a dish where eggs are poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin, and it is delicious as breakfast food. Gordon, a café / record shop in – where else – Neukölln serves a very fine version of this homey comfort food. Which is why it is now part of the quick and easy breakfast guide.
Tag: Israeli food
Sababa is one of my favorite lunch spots in Mitte, although eating here usually means getting quite tired after, but in a very good and cosy way since your belly is filled with delicious food. Their hummus is excellent, I’d even say it’s the best you can get in Mitte. While sometimes I am not as convinced when re-visiting a place, Sababa instantly went on my favorites list after I first went and remained there ever since. A great news for those who aren’t coming by Mitte very often is that they’re now also taking part in Street Food Thursday with dainty vegan hummus dishes.
I’ve revealed it already, hummus is one of my favorite comfort foods – I like it fresh and creamy, not too heavy, not too much cumin, and served with fresh bread and delicious pickled vegetables. So of course I had to check this little restaurant when it was recommended over on Slow Travel Berlin, and I found a menu much more varied than just hummus.
Mogg & Melzer is a small Jewish restaurant located next to Pauly Saal at former Jewish girls’ school on Auguststraße with a beautifully balanced interior design and very nice artworks lining the walls. Having visited it before, I hesitated writing about them since their vegetarian options are fine, yet not as noteworthy as is their pastrami. Which is why I took my friend Florian Duijsens for a lunch, when they invited me to check out their kitchen, to guarantee a fair review.
It’s not like I have any idea about Israeli food, so I was even more interested in Sababa, a fairly new Israeli restaurant/imbiss on Kastanienallee.