A charming place for an afternoon cake and a cup of coffee, Blummentischlerei is a petite flower shop that offers a little of everything. Nestled close to the metro station U-Birkenstr, its entrance is hidden by ivy. The collection of things on sale is as impressive as it is unpredictable, from old cards to cupcakes and ribbons.
Address: Blummentischlerei, Bremer Str. 41, Berlin, Germany, + 49 030 39035444
Armenius-Markthalle was a technological and architectural breakthrough in the time when carriages were still pulled by horses. Established in late 1891, the site was considered a modern shopping complex. The building pieces used were all prefabricated, accelerating construction time to just one year, while the place also successfully weathered the Second World War. Reconstructed and now protected, it represents an incredible piece of history and a great spot to enjoy a traditional German meal.
Address: Arminiusmarkthalle, Arminiusstrasse 2-4, Berlin, Germany, +49 0178 8587297
Ya – Man
The tropical rhythms and culinary rainbow of Jamaican food comes directly to Berlin at Gotzkowskystraße in Moabit. Ya – Man restaurant offers a Caribbean ambiance, decorated with banana tree and a small beach hut to match. Barbara Saltman, the passionate founder, expertly combines cuisines (a mix of Amerindian, European, African and Asian) to get the perfect taste. A must when stopping by are definitely the Fried Plantains.
Address: Ya-man, Gotzkowskystr. 17, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 39808917
Thea & Coffee
A great way to start the day is to stop by Thea & Coffee for breakfast. The smell of great coffee and freshly baked croissants, and a bold mix of wooden chairs and an old motorcycle will tempt any explorer walking curiously across Birkenstr. The design is a beautiful mix of old and new: bright lights set in the wooden post-modern interior.
Address: Thea & coffee, Birkenstraße 19, Berlin, Germany, +49 0176 28074011
This restaurant, perched on the banks of the River Spree, makes for breathtaking views and fine dining; a classic choice for a special evening. Patio Restaurantschiff is an oasis of haute cuisine on the river bank, as the menu presents dishes a la carte in a setting inspired by the 1960s, featuring curved ceilings and wood furnishings. Because of its location on the water, among its specialties is the roasted wild shrimp with Papaya and mange-tout salad, chervil and cocktail sauce.
Address: Restaurantschiff Patio, Helgoländer Ufer, Kirchstraße, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 40301700
Paulaner’s is a typical Bavarian beer hall with a general passion for craft beer and generous portions of German cuisine, all in a great atmosphere. The menu is diverse and detailed, the starters deserve special mention as particularly delectable (among them the exquisite beef consommé, the liver gnocchi and vegetables side dish).The customary craft Paulaner beer is present in different forms, from dark to clear, tap to wheat, and is particularly good when accompanied by the Bavarian dish, Paulaner’s pork.
Address: Paulaner im Spreebogen, Alt-Moabit 98, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 39881426
The family restaurant Om follows the Nepalese philosophy that ‘the body is the temple of the soul’. And so the diner embarks on a remarkable culinary journey through sweet and spiced dishes that bring the art of Asian dining closer to Berlin. Aromatic and colorful, the dishes are divided into many sections so the diner can experience dozens of flavors in one meal. Dishes can be accompanied by either rice or noodles, combined with beans, spinach, meat or tofu.
Address: Om, Kirchstraße 16, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 39749554
This Mediterranean restaurant brings definitive color and life to the Moabit neighborhood. Lei-e-Lui is a bio-restaurant located near Fritz Schloss Park, with typical Mediterranean hospitality. Lei-e-Lui offers a host of entertainment events in a comfortably decorated salon with painted marble, bright chandeliers and colored ceramic pieces. The menu offers exquisite dishes such as tender sweet potato and pear gratin with fresh plaice, white and green asparagus, leek and turnip greens, cottage cheese, mozzarella and lemon dill cream cheese, accompanied by a mixed salad.
Address: Lei e Lui, Wilsnacker Str. 61, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 30208890
Whether you’re looking to start the day with a beautiful brunch, or end with a family gathering over good food, Walhalla specializes in serving simple, delicious dishes. Whether you’re there for the generous Walhalla breakfast or the Argentinean steak, guests can enjoy quick service and a warming, community atmosphere.
Address: Walhalla, Krefelder Str. 6, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 3933039
Probiermahl boasts a dark, mahogany fireplace perfectly which compliments the golden mirror frames and beautiful fresh flowers. The menu includes seasonal specialties, a surprising variety of burgers and colorful salads.
Address: ProbierMahl Restaurant & Bar, Dortmunder Straße 9, 10555 Berlin, Germany, +49 030 399 69 69