In Potsdamer Square you can find this highly-recommended and unique Italian restaurant. Vapiano specializes in fresh pasta, and what makes it different is the fact that you have all the ingredients to pick from yourself and you can choose how you want the pasta. As you're watching them cook you can even tell the friendly chefs to add more oil or if you want your carbonara sauce with less onion! In addition to fresh pasta they also serve delicious pizzas and salads of all kinds. They also have a wide selection of both white wines and red wines as well at an affordable price. The tables long ones, as in a bar. In conclusion, Vapiano is a place with an excellent decor, competitive prices and good service. And the pasta is really good! Just do not expect to find this restaurant appropriate for an intimate dinner or business. It is rather a meeting place and lively with chatting and a perfect place to end a visit to the modern Berlin Potsdamer Platz. I recommend it to anyone looking for these things!
The restaurant Curry 66 is near the Boxhagener Platz in the Friedrichshain neighborhood. It is a very nice neighborhood with lots of different places to to go to eat and have a drink. We went to this one because others offered a buffet brunch and we wanted something quick and easy. Like other currywurst houses, Curry 66 serves sausages covered with ketchup and curry powder, one delicacy that was inherited from the American soldiers at the end of the Second World War. It costs less than $5 and is served with chips or salad on a plate elongated like a canoe. We also tried the buleten, a type of big ball of crushed crushed that is cut into pieces, but inherited this time from the French Huguenots. You can eat pretty good and very cheap here. The windows have some adverts saying it's one of the best in town.
Great place for a beer and typical food from Berlin. The waitresses are super nice and willing to help you translate and choose from the menu. It was impossible to eat at tables outside because everything was always very busy, but this place had great inside dining with candles placed on every table.
We went to eat at Max and Moritz on a recommendation from a tour guide. We were not alone because the place was full of foreigners only. I liked the old décor of this old canteen as if it was for workers in an industrial neighborhood of Berlin. The guide said that there are very few places in town where you can actually eat traditional food from Berlin, and this was supposedly one of them, a rarity. We ordered a plate of asparagus to start with, which was good but a little small size-wise. For the same price they also make flamenkueche, a type of scorched pizza that is much larger in size. We continued with beef dishes and pork in sauce, served with red cabbage and potatoes. These were very good dishes and gives energy in the winter. The bill totaled around € 50 split by 3. Careful, as they do not accept card to pay, it is cash only.
Currywurst is one of the most typical and emblematic foods of Berlin and of German culture. It is a chopped sausage with ketchup and curry sauce. Under the subway tracks in Schonhauser Allee is the oldest and most typical of Currywurst shop in Berlin. It has been operating since 1930! Prices are very affordable and it's definitely an experience worth trying. You can not go through Berlin without trying it!
I was there this summer and I loved the neighborhood! It is a very nice place to walk around on the streets and take a breather after leaving the Alexander Square. We decided to eat on the terrace where there were not many people and it was very good. All the waiters were unkind and somewhat surly, at least ve dealt with us. We even spoke in perfect German. I suppose it is because they spend their days dealing with tourists and are a little tired, it may also be because most of them live off of tips (as in many other cities of Germany). Spaniards and Italians are not accustomed to that. The Berliner Wise is very good and I recommend it when it is warm.
Sibylle Cafe in Berlin could well be a scene out of the film "The Lives of Others" by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. It was one of the most popular places in East Berlin and today it still maintains the aesthetics and atmosphere of the early 60s. It is situated in the Friedrichshain district on the iconic Karl-Marx-Allee, which was known until 1961 as Stalinallee Avenue. It is a place to grab a coffee or a vodka with friends and take a break from the hustle of Berlin tourism as it is a very quiet place. With a sober and functional atmosphere, it is also a gallery of the history of the famous avenue, in which you can find posters, toys and other objects of the socialist era. It takes you to another era.
Berlin is an extremely cheap place even though some don´t think so. Maybe during a weeklong stay, I ate kebabs a few times but they cost half of what they do in Spain and were twice as large. When I'm traveling I can not afford the frills and finding food places at these prices is a joy. Pizza Dach was the best place I found during my week there. It's an establishment that sells Turkish salads, pizzas, pasta and Turkish food. Best of all is their prices and their schedule (24 hours). The best way to get there is to take the U-Bahn to Frankfurter Toe or you can go to B-Bahn, U-Bahn or Tram from Warschauer Straße. The pizzas are 2.50. The salads and pasta are 3 euros and a pint of beer is 1.50. Without a doubt, I´ll return when I´m back in Berlin.
This restaurant is located in the Mitte district, close to Markt Hackesher. The menu is varied, with dishes and drinks prepared on the spot and very original. The best are cold teas and sushi. In summer enjoy the pleasant terrace. The photos say it all!
Borchardt is a famous restaurant in Berlin, noted for the number of celebrities ve come here to eat. In general they are politicians, actors and German singers, so you probably will not recognize them, but many people from the city come here for dinner in hope of encountering their idols. The restaurant has a classic décor and is located in the old district of Berlin, Freidrichstrasse. Before the war, it was the most concentrated street for theaters, bars and luxury hotels. Now the restaurant serves mainly French and Italian cuisine, bistro style dishes and pasta dishes. In summer there is an outside patio. It costs more than 30 euros per person for a basic dinner, around 50 with wine and dessert. The restaurant is open daily and serves food until midnight.
Akash is a restaurant situated in the neighborhood of Kreuzberg on a busy street together with several other bars and restaurants which serve all kinds of cuisine. Akash is an Indian restaurant serving traditional Indian food. The terrace is very small and can accommodate 10 people at most. They have an a la carte menu as well as a buffet of hot and cold appetizers. It is quite well presented and above all very cheap. For dinner, it has less than 8 euros for three courses and drinks. Exit at large in Berlin is cheap.
Le Provencal is a French restaurant next to the River Spree in the Nikolai district, it's nice with a nice terrace in front. The budget is medium-high, with menus at 35, 41 and 46 euros. They serve dishes like smoked duck breast, steak with pepper sauce, fish fillet, roast lamb and mint chocolate mouse that are very well presented and the service is professional. The clam chowder and unpasteurized cheeses are a favorite. The décor was a bit clichéd, not as authentic as if the owner was really French.
The Girasol is a Mexican Restaurantsituated in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg. The cocktails and Sunday brunch are the best and in summer you can enjoy your meal on their great terrace! Do not hesitate to try their nachos and frozen margaritas! They are the best and the service is very good. You can get there by subway, line U2 Ewersbalderstrasse station, or tram station M2 Fröbelstrasse.
They serve delicious falafel, which cost 3 euros. They come in pitta bread or on a plate, which is more expensive. Outside you have some low tables, with oriental decoration. However, the guy that greeted us was rude and we felt really rushed. It is a good neighborhood at night, and the place was packed but it was no excuse for being rude. But the food itself was fresh, healthy, with good sauces and we really liked it. In general, Turkish and oriental restaurants in Berlin are the cheapest to eat, and are usually good.
A very lively restaurant, except for the terrace where you can have a very quiet meal - even though it can be cold though if you visit in July. Varied menu with good service. They always attended me with a smile and with quick service.
Mandel is a cafe that makes good ice cream sorbets. They are served in a cone or in a cup and you can enjoy it on their small terrace. It is a lively place situated in the neighborhood of Kreuzber Wax, Gorlitzer park. It is also called little Istanbul because many Turkish immigrants live here. The ice creams are inexpensive, has 1.50 euros for a double topping of nuts or chocolate sauce.
A famous street bar on Dache Simon Strasse. One of the first before it became a fashionable street and a lot of similar cafes with terraces and amazing brunch were built. Alternative decoration with statues and paintings in the inner room. Outside, there are large tables and if you come to less than 8 people you end up sharing with other people, chatting with them. The Sunday brunch is served until late afternoon. It costs 8 euros and includes all you can eat from 10 in the morning. Fruit pies start from 2.50 euros, and they also serve stuffed breads. A good homemade lemonade, 3.20 euros for a pint.
The café is situated in Soledor street in a popular neighborhood for young people. It is a former East Berlin neighborhood that was renovated and has become an alternative place with flea markets, art galleries and small bars offering breakfast and brunch all day. The Soledor has an interesting assortment of traditional German pastries like pfankuchen, elsewhere called the "Berlin" because it is so typical of the capital. It's like a donut filled with blueberry jam and powdered sugar on top. One is enough but they are delicious! The other option is to take the brunch, late, I usually serve until 4 pm, with tea and coffee. A normal breakfast out less than 4 euros, brunch 9.