Two Planets is a relatively undiscovered cafe on Hermannstrasse that has, up until now, been known as an American-style Bagel shop. Well, things have changed, and though the cafe is going by the same name, the bagels have been dropped from the menu and replaced with vegan-friendly ‘dope ass toast’. On offer are some mouth-wateringly good staple dishes, such as a light, Italian-style tomato bruschetta, and a hearty brunch of peanut-soy sautéed mushrooms on crusty bread. All toasts come served with a zingy, citrus-infused side salad and, if ordering the avocado toast, be prepared to sample the delicious homemade pesto too.
But it’s not just the food that makes this place special. The friendly chit chat available from the staff at Two Planets makes people feel right at home. Here, it’s easy to while away the hours on a Sunday, listening to music and watching the world go by. Or, for the more sociable, it’s also the kind of place to bring the crew and order every type of dish to swap and share. Keep in mind, though, that it’s not the largest of establishments: ‘small but sweet’ sums it up perfectly.
Despite essentially being a vegan cafe, they’re happy to make a few exceptions. Perfectly poured flat whites, with or without soy, can be enjoyed, and if you want honey in your mint tea it’s not a problem. The idea is more about getting people interested in vegan food and creating a warm and positive atmosphere that keeps people coming back again and again. The portions here are generous, the prices are cheap (even for Neukölln), and the menu is growing, so check it out before everybody catches on!