I didn’t expect Paradiso at all. When invitations were extended I thought we’d be visiting just another restaurant, the kind with space for 100 and scores of stressed-out waiters. Instead, we’re brought to the tiny shop front of a building on Oppelner Strasse, a barebones room that at first glance is easy to miss. This … Read more Melt Your Worries And Your Hunger Pains At Paradiso
Like those strange chopper-style bicycles you see around Kotti sometimes, a big menu is an indication of insecurity. SuperSonico is anything but insecure. Located on Bernauer Strasse and just beyond Mauerpark, the restaurant operates on a strange liminality, catering to the bourgies of Prenzlauer Berg but also within the orbit of Wedding’s culinary explorers. The … Read more SuperSonico is Gourmet Italian Fast Food
Ever wanted to meet and work alongside the craftspeople and artists behind Berlin’s subcultures? Well, now you can. It’s no secret that Berlin is a magnet for alternative talent – it’s why you’re here after all – but how much do you really know about the inner workings of our ateliers and music studios? Subcultours … Read more Subcultours Send You Into Berlin’s Glittering Underbelly
Understated might be a good word to describe Refinery Coffee. Nestled just off the Spree on Albrechtstrasse, it’s easy to miss at first glance. Its interior is a classic example of minimalism – bare light bulbs descend from the ceiling illuminating a couple of wooden booths, a simple counter bedecked with numerous coffee-making contraptions, shelves … Read more Refinery Coffee Brings Its Artisan Beans to Kreuzberg
Bahadur is a new North Indian restaurant in Wilmersdorf(?) that promises authentic Indian food. We just had to investigate that claim. Growing up in the midlands of England, if you wanted to eat out you’d go for a curry. It was simple as that. And after five years in Berlin I’ve got an itch that … Read more Bahadur: Is the Hunt for Good Indian Food in Berlin Over?
Khwan’s Isaan Thai BBQ is smoke, spice, grilling meat. Like Berlin’s never seen. No one goes to the RAW Gelände for good food. This is one thing that makes new pop-up restaurant Khwan such a treat. Housed in the Craft And Smoke building, you smell Khwan before you see it. Smoke, spice, grilling meat. Their … Read more Khwan Thai BBQ is Friedrichshain’s Most Exciting Restaurant
To trust our burger reviews, first you need to know what we think makes a perfect burger. Aside from loving you, it seems Berlin also loves burgers. With new burger places popping up on every street corner and all vying for the title of Berlin’s Best Burger, Berlin Loves You is weighing into the fight … Read more The Berlin Loves You Guide to Berlin Burgers
¡Dios mío! With restaurants like Santa Cantina, Mexican food in Berlin is entering Phase Three of its evolution. Bye-bye burrito! Your carb-on-carb, I-suddenly-need-to-fall-asleep kiss will be missed. The complacency of international Mexican food, and its reliance on the ‘stick something in a tortilla and call it Mexican’ model has long been a fly in my … Read more Santa Cantina Lays Mexican Food Clichés to Rest (in a doorway, under a sombrero)
In new book How to be German – Part 2, Adam Fletcher manages to steer the reader as far away from stale cliché as a German would a room that hasn’t been correctly ventilated. This is no “Step 1: The Goose-Step” book. Instead, Adam gets us deep into the Quarky-goodness of the German national psyche, … Read more How to be German in 50 New Steps by Adam Fletcher Digs Deep into the Quarky-Goodness of Being German
Flanked by a Thai restaurant and a Tibetan/Indian restaurant, plus many other places up and down the street, Akemi’s spot is hardly lacking in the Asian food options department. So, how does Akemi distinguish itself? Well, its sign for a start. Walking into Akemi feels like walking into an expensive hotel. And, once inside, Akemi is … Read more Akemi: It’s a Taste of Asia. All of it.