My boyfriend moved to Berlin 14 months ago and in that time I’ve visited Berlin 12 times. I just noticed that I haven’t written anything about Berlin in this time, but it seems that we almost never do any touristy stuff during my visits. I have been in Berlin two or three times before, so I’ve done my share of Berlin sightseeing. So during my visits, we mostly eat out and hang out at my boyfriend’s place watching Netflix. 😀
So while I don’t have any good sightseeing routes to suggest, I have plenty of good experiences eating out. Here is the first part with good less format restaurants I liked.
Berlin is full of restaurants and cafes, which serve inexpensive breakfast and brunch, but most of them are not very surprising or impressive. Brunch at Cafe Anna Blume was pretty awesome. We saw that many tables had three-tiered trays and we just had to order the same. The Anna Blume breakfast was super good!
The restaurant is very popular, but when we showed up without a reservation, we only needed to wait 15-20 minutes to get a table, so no need to panic when you see a line of people waiting and a full cafe.
Cô Chu is a very unassuming Vietnamese restaurant in Mitte, but their food is delicious. I could eat their pho every day! The price is also very reasonable.
We ended up in L’Osteria Bikini Berlin by accident. We were super hungry and the people eating their pizzas on the terrace looked really good. I usually research restaurants beforehand, but this time we were too hungry. 🙂 We enjoyed our pizzas a lot and certainly we didn’t leave hungry after wolfing down one huge pizza each.
Pacifico serves Korean bowls and hamburgers. I enjoyed my Korean bowl with duck more than my boyfriend enjoyed his hamburger. This is a good place to grab something quickly.
Super good cheesecakes at this lovely cafe. The tea and coffee were also good, but the cakes were the best.
I really liked my seafood pasta at Centrolire. They had a nice outdoor seating in the courtyard. Maybe not exactly a quick eat as the service was on the slow side, but I enjoyed the food.
So Yarok serves Syrian food and their price-quality ratio is unbeatable. Very plain restaurant, but the food was very good.
This restaurant is located in the food court of Galerie Lafayette and their hamburgers are amazing! Super slow service, but totally worth the wait! Can’t recommend enough.
I kind of loved this ramen place. Very small, very cosy, very very hipster, but the food is so good! We haven’t booked a table, but got one by waiting about 15 min.
Takumi Nine is very similar to Cocolo Ramen, but maybe not as popular. Especially their location in Mitte, which has opened recently, usually has tables available. Large portions, so just the ramen bowl is enough.
W der Imbiss is mostly a vegetarian restaurant (they serve also salmon), which describes itself as indo-mexi-cal-ital. 🙂 This tiny restaurant has pizzas, wraps, rolls, and tasting platters, which we chose. Very nice food with great tastes.
So this market hall has amazing selection of food trucks and great-looking food, but it seems that a lot of people are aware of that as well. There was nowhere to sit during our visit, so while the food was good, trying to eat it standing up, was kind of uncomfortable, so I’d recommend picking something, which can be eaten on the go rather than at the table.
Absolutely loved this vegetarian/vegan restaurant! Very good food even for non-vegans and the prices are reasonable.
I liked this restaurant despite the fact that they could have a bolder approach to using spices. The restaurant is very cozy, the food was good, and the drinks even better. 😉
I loved my pizza with parma ham. Boyfriend chose boldly a pizza with potatoes on it and didn’t really like it. Sometimes classics are classics for a reason. 😀 Book ahead as the place is super popular.
The hamburgers are absolutely yummy! I feel like I could always eat two or three of them as they are not very big and it takes some serious willpower to stop myself. 😀