10 Favorite Places to eat in Berlin

Hello ya’ll

here is a new edition of my “10 Things series“. Today I am taking you out for dinner. I show you my 10 favorite places to eat in Berlin Berlin has a crazy lot of places to offer and one hipster spot is quickly changing to the next one so that I hardly keep track. I have a few spots who have been around for some time and I consider them my favorite go to places. I tried to include a variety of them, stylish, super yummy, quick eating…

Kneipe Berlin

But let’s get started:

1. Miyabi

My most favorite place to have sushi in Berlin. They do have a great selection of sushi. And a ton of other dishes too however I’ve never had anything else here.
ambience: not too fancy but not shabby either. Compared to other Asian restaurants it’s not overly kitschy.
prices: pretty good for sushi! you always have happy hour meaning double amount of sushi e.g. salmon maki 3,20€ for 12 pieces… I usually leave very stuffed and with two drinks for 30-35 €/2 people.
location: two restaurants one close to Friedrichstraße with nice outdoor seating directly opposite of the library and the other in Uhlandstraße
⊗ Georgenstraße 195 * 10117 Berlin * Uhlandstraße 104-105 * 10717 Berlin * www.sushimiyabi.de

2. Schönbrunn

I have spent the last birthday dinners here because it’s just great for such an occasion. It is a nice restaurant, good cuisine and great surroundings. It’s a tiny vacation within Berlin.
ambience: there is a great patio to sit in the sunshine and for colder weather there is a winter garden
prices: main dishes come around 15-20€ but the Schnitzel is always worth the price. They also have a biergarten and a little take-away kiosk with moderate prices.
location: located directly within Volkspark Friedrichshain, one of Berlin’s famous outdoor recreation areas overlooking the little lake with fountain
⊗ Am Schwanenteich im Volkspark Friedrichshain * www.schoenbrunn.net

3. Alpenstück

Now this is the most fancy restaurant on this list. Very design and stylish and a very slim menu due to high class cuisine. The Schnitzel is great, Applestrudel also, ervythings else I’ve seen here looks good too.
ambience: very white interior and a wall with billets of wood. A few outdoor seatings as well.
prices: expensive but not gourmet
location: in a quite neighborhood with mostly apartment buildings and a few businesses but close to downtown Berlin Mitte.
⊗ Gartenstraße 9 * 10115 Berlin * http://alpenstueck.de

4. Asian Take-Away Restaurant VIET HA

This is our go to place when we are to lazy to cook. It seems very wallflower like but you will be surprised. There are a few tables to sit but you can also call in and order take-way. I say give it a chance.
ambience: not a real fancy Asian restaurant but not a shabby take-away either. It doesn’t smell of frying oil or anything disgusting (as you might have in other places).
prices: A main course is not over 7€
location: It’s also in a quite neighborhood with apartment buildings around. However Volkspark Friedrichshain is around the corner so why not pick something up and have a picnic?
⊗ Lebuser Str. 13 * 10243 Berlin * http://www.vietha-goldenerkarpfen.de

5. Shiso Burger

This is the current hot dpot in Berlin and by no means a secret anymore. People will pile up outdoors (even in freezing winter times) and stand munching burgers in front of the doors. Be prepared to wait or call in for reservations or skip dinner and go for lunch – less crowded and menue options.
ambience: there are a few tables and a lounge area inside. Outside there are picnic tables. It’s a place to grab food and leave. Hanging out long won’t work. But it’s a vibrant place and you get a fun Berlin hipster flair.
prices: burgers 4,20-6,90€, sides 2,20-3,50€
location: downtown Berlin close to Hackischer Markt with lots of boutiques, galleries and bars around.
⊗ Auguststr. 29 * 10119 Berlin * http://shisoburger.de

6. Chén chè

This is another place I visited first on my birthday. When coming in during the afternoon (I think until 3pm) you can celebrate a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony where there is served a variety of foods too.
ambience: Located on a backyard I have past it for years until finally looked it up online because I’ve heard of it. I always feel a bit like entering the Tiger & Dragon tea pavilion. There are birdcages (yes with real birds) and a great counter with tons of tea caddies. There is just a lot to see there – it’s eye candy…
prices: it is a bit more expensive than you might expect but it is worth it. However you pay a bit extra for ambience.
location: located in a backyard in the pulsing center of Berlin, easy to miss so I believe it is still somewhat of a insider tip. But make sure to reserve a table or be there before 7pm because it quickly fills up with locals (and expats based in Berlin).
⊗ Rosenthaler Straße 13 * 10119 Berlin * www.chenche-berlin.de

chén chè Viatnamese Tea House Berlin

7. Schneeweiß

I’ve only been here once (haha on another birthday…) but ever since wanting to come back. The food is good (awesome Kaiserschmarrn) and I loved the ambience. I felt comfortable here.
ambience: all in white as the name suggests (snow white) and they even got an design award for it. It is cozy and stylish.
prices: moderate to a bit expensive depending on the dish (main dishes 10-25 €)
location: in a backstreet not really looking like there would be such a restaurant. No outside seating when we visited in June but wouldn’t be too great anyway.
⊗ Simplonstraße 16 * 10245 Berlin *www.schneeweiss-berlin.de

8. Mädchenitaliener

This one is actually a recommendation by my sister. But once again I have spent my birthday here. It is a tiny little restaurant with bistro tables. It is packed and you will definitely need to reserve a table. They offer smaller
ambience: smaller tables inside and a few outside. Everything is small and tight and bursting with life and chatter.
prices: I believe pasta is around 8,00-12,00 €
location: In Berlin Mitte not far from Alexanderplatz and Hackischer Markt. Lots of shopping around.
⊗ Alte Schönhauser Strasse 12 * 10119 Berlin * Facebook Page

10. Barcomi’s Deli

Cynthia Barcomi – a New Yorker who ended up in Berlin brought the coffee shop culture to Berlin – I believe in the 80’s. Later she opened the Deli. And it’s a wonderful great relaxing spot with yummy food and delicious cake. Also you can buy her baking collection here and hand sighed books!
ambience: quite a lot of tables (on weekends all filled) and sometimes maybe a bit hectic. You want to catch a booth in the entry area. Quite a bit of outside tables in the shade.
prices: not on the higher end for snacks sandwiches, salads 7-9€, cake 2-5€
location: located in a quite backyard, entrance can be missed easily. Close to Hackischer Markt
⊗ Sophienstraße 21 * 10178 Berlin * www.barcomis.de

Pastrami Sandwich

Now I realize there is quite a lot of Asian and South German/Austrian cuisine in here – well that’s what I like…

And they are all downtown Berlin because that’s my hood. That’s were I grew up before it was all hipster and that’s were I feel home!

Now let me know when you visit one of those places.

Happy munching,


Cooking for Two – Book review

Hey everyone,

I have sometimes actually always a hard time cooking for two.

I come from a family of five. So does Mr. ♥. One pack of spaghetti or a whole net of potatoes was quite common. Unfortunately that is how I’m still measuring to the day. I also tend to cook in big pots enhancing the problem of “it doesn’t look enough”.

So when the Landwirtschaftsverlag ask me if I would like a copy of their new book “Rezepte für Zwei” I couldn’t yell yes fast enough.

Rezepte für Zwei

I like that the book is structured in times of the day you can eat: mornings, lunch and evenings and then there are four chapters for specially occasions: desserts, dinner, snack and outdoors.

bread out of pan

When going through the book I always had this romantic picture of a summer picnic in mind. That is maybe why the bread recipes have spoken to me the most. I tried something I’ve never done before:

Bread out of the pan – Pfannenbrot

you need:

20 g yeast (fresh)
1 tsp honey
220 ml lukewarm water
150 g flour
120 g spelt flour
1 tsp salt
shortening or oil for baking

Pfannenbrot and butter

and that is how it’s done:

Put yeast in a glass and add honey. Let sit for 2 minutes. Now add 110 ml of the lukewarm water and stir until dissolved.

Mix flour and salz in a bowl. Add yeast mixture and rest of the water. Mix well until you have a pasty consistency. If necessary add more water. Let rise for 30 minutes while covered.

Heat a pan, add shortening or butter and let melt. Turn down heat and add dough. Push gently down so it is flat. Let bake for 10-15 minutes on lowest heat while covering up with a lid. Then turn dough and bake another 10 minutes.

Let cool a bit before serving.

Lemon Butter

you need:

2 lemons (organic, unattended)
1-2 tsp brown sugar
1-2 twigs of tarragon
125 g butter (room temperature)
1 pinch of salt

Lemon Butter

how you do it:

Wash lemons and dry. Grate lemon skin of one lemon. Squeeze both lemons. Add lemon juice and lemon zest into pan. Add sugar. Let boil and then reduce heat to low temperature. Let simmer until 1/3 of mixture remains. Let cool.

Wash tarragon and hack finely. Whip butter and herb. Add lemon concentrate. Add salt to taste. Let sit 1 hour in refrigerator before serving.

I served mine with spinach salmon salad and it was really tasty.

Pfannenbrot und ButterRezepte für Zwei is a fun book with lots of recipes – traditional dishes with a new interpretation or classics from other countries. The only thing I wished for was nutrition infos.

I think it would make perfect Valentines Day gift. Isn’t cooking together one of the most romantic things to do together?!

And I also think this book might be my go to present for every one moving together for the first time. Maybe even with a Pfannenbrot and some butter.

And because I just made myself a yummy flat bread sandwich and will really enjoy it, it’s going to Wednesday Favorites over at Frollein Pfau’s.

Happy Wednesday,


PS: I received a copy of the book from Landwirtschaftsverlag to review. I choose the recipes myself and my opinion is my very own. Thank you for letting me have a copy.

Einfach mal Glück löffeln {Princess Cheesecake Berlin}

Es ist Wochenende. Oder fast ganz bald. Ich freue mich ja drauf – IMMER. Habt ihr schon Pläne? Also ich hätte eine Idee für einen Ausflug – egal ob Frühstück oder Shoppingpause. Ist nur leider in Berlin. Mhm naja, alle anderen müssen eben herkommen.

Vor einiger Zeit war ich zum Frühstücken in der kleinen feinen Stube von Princess Cheesecake. Ich bin schon einige Male daran vorbei gelaufen und immer lief mir das Wasser im Mund zusammen. Aber rein hatte ich es bisher nicht geschafft.

Nun aber. Und es lohnt sich. Aber seht selbst.


Yeah almost weekend. I’m so looking forward to – ALWAYS. Do you have any plans? I have an idea for a little getaway – for breakfast or after a shopping trip, it’s doesn’t matter. Just it’s in Berlin… Well guess you just have to come here!
A little while ago I went to this wonderful magical place called Princess Cheesecake. I have been passing this café a few times and always was I drooling. Now I finally made it in. No mistake! But see for yourself.


Obwohl es auch Pancakes (3 kleinere) mit Birchermüsli, frischem Obst und frischgepresstem O-Saft für 4,50 € gab, sind wir doch lieber direkt zum Kuchen übergegangen.

Wir haben uns nach langem Hin und Her für den White Coco Lala (Kokos-Käsesahne mit Mount Gay Rum extra old & Magerquark) und den I love New York (New York Cheesecake) entschieden.

Even though they offered a breakfast with pancakes (3 smaller ones) and Bircher muesli, fresh fruits and fresh pressed orange juice for 4,50 € we decided we get started with cake right away.
After some tough time deciding we picked a White Coco Lala (Kokos-Creamcheese with Mount Gay Rum extra old & low fat curd) and I love New York (New York Cheesecake).


Die Kokos-Torte ein Hauch von nichts. Ganz leichte Creme, fein im Geschmack und einfach nur zum dahinschmelzen. Der NY Cheesecake hatte dagegen richtig bums. Mächtig, leicht zitronig und unglaublich lecker new yorkig.

The Coco-Cake was like heaven. A very fluffy, delicate cream with dainty taste and just heavenly. The NY Cheesecake was much richer and stronger in it’s taste with a hint of lemon and so unbelievable new york.


Wer kurz auf einen Lunch vorbeischauen will, es gab auch zwei Sorten Quiche zur Auswahl.
Ihr findet Princess Cheesecake in Tucholskystraße 37 | 10117 Berlin.
Nächste S-Bahnstation Oranienburger Straße.

If you want to stop by for lunch they also had two different quiche to choose from.
You’ll find Princess Cheesecake at Tucholskystraße 37 | 10117 Berlin.
Closest train station is Oranienburger Straße (S-Bahn).
A quick question as I am new to blogging and just figuring it out on the way: Do you like to get some inside tips on cafés and nice little places in Berlin? Is that interesting?

Jetzt eine Frage: interessieren euch so kleine feine Läden? Ist das spannend? Wollt ihr mehr davon? Ich bin ja noch am Anfang des Bloggens und schreib einfach alles was ich mag…

Nun aber erstmal ein tollen Start ins Wochenende (bei -3° C und Schneetreiben). Happy Frühling. Aber wir haben ja noch eine Woche bis Ostern!