Although this year’s Berlin winter is not as grey nor as cold as we’re used to, my occasional chocolate craving is as present as ever and the place that fulfills it best is Two and Two, a hidden treasure trove in the streets of Neukölln.
I spent my summer vacation on the West coast of France this year, enjoying the golden sandy beaches, the ice-cold water and the delicious Crêpes that are served in the Bretagne. Coming back to Berlin, I was excited to find a new Breton Crêpes maker in Markthalle: Chez Bubar!
There’s something seriously missing in Berlin: Canelés. After Ralf Rüller stopped making them for The Barn (thanks to a lack of buyers…!?), I was devoid of any possibility to enjoy those little sweet treats with the soft center enclosed by a thick, caramelized crust. When I read on Foodie in Berlin that this new Patisserie on Brunnenstraße offered them, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them.
The heat hit Berlin a couple of days ago, and if you’re looking for a sweet treat with enough sugar and caffeine to get you through the rest of the hot day, try the Affogato, an espresso poured over one (or two) delicious scoops of vanilla ice cream, at Cuore di Vetro, Max-Beer-Straße 33 in Mitte. Their pistachio ice cream is also pretty good.
My relationship with this bakery began in a time long past, back when I used to live in the area around Schlesisches Tor and would be on my way home from going out, some time between 4 and 7am on a Sunday morning. And Salut would always be open and always have my favorite Turkish pastry – Tahinischnitten. A flaky pastry filled with sesame paste, Tahini, that is to be eaten as fresh as possible.