It used to be all about currywurst and döner kebabs, but the Berlin foodie scene is now an explosive, constantly evolving mix of tradition, innovation and style. Discover the unique appeal of Berlin’s eclectic neighbourhoods, from Friedrichshain to Kreuzberg, through their cafés and restaurants.
Berlin winters can be brutal, and sometimes you need a bit of comfort food to warm you up. Schönes Café, nestled in one of the quieter streets of Kreuzberg, serves up delicious home-made cakes and mouth-watering Dutch-style pancakes, which are thick, pan-sized and stuffed with all kinds of toppings from camembert and cranberry sauce to crispy bacon and maple syrup. Coupled with the excellent hot chocolate and coffee, a brief brunch here could easily turn into an hours-long feast.
For a totally different foodie experience, brace yourself for the frenetic energy of the Street Food Thursday fair. Located in the old Markthalle 9, an unrenovated market hall near Gorlitzer Bahnhof, it’s a whirlwind of sights, smells and nearly every kind of cuisine imaginable, from Thai tapioca dumplings to Nigerian fufu and New York cheesecake. Vendors change every week, so who knows what you’ll find — but rest assured you won’t be disappointed.