Lavanderia Vecchia | Courtesy of Lavanderia Vecchia
Neukölln encompasses a lively mix of old and new. It’s a part of the city where multiculturalism thrives, and cool new studios, cafés and restaurants are often popping up. Ranging from high-end to cheap eats, there is a plethora of amazing restaurants on offer. To make it a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best restaurants in the Kiez.
Housed in a former laundry and situated down a narrow lane off Flughafenstraße, Lavanderia Vecchia serves traditional rural Italian cuisine. Staying with the building roots, the restaurant’s interior is a mixture of exposed brick walls, neon light fixtures and quirky washing room décor. This unique joint offers trattoria cuisine, wines and olive oils and invites guest to enjoy a truly unique Italian dining experience in Neukölln.
Papilles is a French-inspired restaurant and weekend brunch spot located in bustling Neukölln. The warm, cosy interior is made up of wooden, candle-lit tables and exposed brick walls. While the impressive menu has a range of French delicacies, as well as delicious brunch options, including the crowd favourite, eggs Benedict.
Hamy Cafe is one of those true Berlin gems that offers authentic food at an affordable price. Located near Hermannplatz station, on the border of Kreuzberg and Neukölln, this Vietnamese joint has a varied menu of traditional Vietnamese dishes and drinks. They also have a daily lunch menu, with changing specials, costing only 4.90€, making it a popular spot with the locals.
Located by the Spree on Maybachufer, is the red-lit, romantic French-Mediterranean restaurant, Café Jacques. A laid-back atmosphere fills the restaurant as guests are invited in to enjoy the cosy, dark ambience. The extensive wine list and menu are written on chalkboards on the wall, giving an authentic Mediterranean feel, and a range of seafood dishes, tapas, hearty salads and pasta, make up a daily menu.
Dope Ass Toast from Two Planets | Courtesy of Two Planets
Two Planets, located on Hermannstraße, is the local gem serving up amazing vegan and vegetarian dishes. It’s laid-back energy plays out in their menu, with a selection of ‘dope ass toast’ and ‘sweet ass toast’, ranging from avocado toast to sweet options like peanut butter and banana. All served on top of bread from the Berlin-based Danish bakery, The Bread Station. They also serve hearty salads, amazing coffee and a range of vegan-friendly treats, all at a reasonable price.
Gaston Tapas Bar is no-frills Spanish bar located amongst the cool wine bars, cocktail joints and smoky kneipe bars of Weserstraße. With an intimate interior, amazing wine list and all the tapas favourites, as well as daily specials, it is the perfect place for a light meal in Neukölln.
Kindl Stuben embodies an old Berlin charm and traditional atmosphere. With a dark wood interior and a rich menu of German dishes and an ample selection of beers and regular open-mic nights, it’s the perfect mixture of old and new.
Eins44 is where fine dining and industrial design meet. Located in a former turn-of-the-century distillery, this impressive Neukölln restaurant offers a unique ambience, delicious food and an impressive wine selection. The seasonally inspired, regularly changing menu has German, Austrian and French influences, with fusion and traditional flavours.
Fine Dining, Stylish, Modern, Open Kitchen, Gourmet
Restaurant, Fusion, Korean, $$$
Mmaah Delicious Meal | Courtesy of Mmaah
Sometimes it’s all in a name, Mmaah stands for pure enjoyment, and that is exactly what this street food-style restaurant delivers. The no-frills, always fresh Korean BBQ joint offers a small but tasty selection of dishes, including vegetarian-friendly meals. Using only the finest ingredients and traditional flavours, Mmaah offers a completely unique dining experience in Neukölln.
Berlin Burger International, or BBI, truly embodies the laid-back, relaxed vibe of Neukölln. Located on bustling Pannierstraße, this cosy, hole-in-a-wall restaurant serves up some of the best burgers in Berlin.