Our favorite restaurants and cafés.

Katz Orange
Katz Orange

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dinner at Katz Orange is a sensual experience. The first glimpse is already a feast for the eyes; the two-story restaurant is housed in a stunning former brewery, set back in a quiet courtyard. (If the weather's fine, consider booking a table outside.) You'll feel special, cared for by the sweetly attentive staff and sipping one of their delicious cocktails –'Grape Me' is already a cult drink, just a few months after the restaurant's opening – while Ethiopian jazz plays softly in the background.

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Eismanufaktur
Eismanufaktur

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We're lucky to have an addictive ice cream shop ust a few blocks from the Miniloft apartments. The cheerful ice cream heros at Berliner Eismanufaktur serve up delectable, all-natural ice cream. They offer eighteen rotating flavours: their vanilla is the best we've ever tasted, the pistachio belongs in the pistachio hall of fame, and their sorbets are intensely fruity. Branch out with more unusual varieties like walnut, milk-honey-rosemary, or passion-fruit sorbet – at one euro per scoop (50 cents for a smaller kids' scoop), you can try them all, a pretty sweet deal for a few minutes in heaven.

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Princess Cheesecake
Princess Cheesecake

Monday, April 9, 2012

A visit to Princess Cheesecake gives an ordinary afternoon a little boost of luxury. Their motto: "Make everyday a lovely day!" is spot on. You will feel like royalty. Their exquisite cakes are as much a feast for the eyes – little works of art, heaped with glistening fruit or quivering with smooth pastel layers – as they are a delight to the tastebuds. Choose from a wide variety, from rich New York style cheesecakes to lighter, quark or ricotta-based cakes, to succulent caramelized fruit tarts. All ingredients, as well as their coffee and tea,

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YamYam
YamYam

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Korean food has become a bit of a craze in Berlin, and we've found our favorite. YamYam serves fast and fresh Korean food, with veggies galore. It's the perfect place for a quick bite while out shopping on Alte Schönhauser Straße. If you're in the mood for soup try Monsieur Vuong's, but if you'd prefer a hot rice bowl YamYam's bibimbap can't be beat (rice, vegetables and meat if you'd like, in a hot stone bowl that crisps the rice to perfection, and topped by a glorious fried egg).

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RisOtto
RisOtto

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The aptly named RisOtto serves – what else? – risotto, and nothing else. And such delicious, creamy rice bowls they are! The menu changes daily, usually with five savory choices and a dessert option ranging in price from 4,90-8,90 EUR. You could go simple with peas and lime, a bit more fancy with white beans, ham and thyme, or try the "mother of all risottos": risotto milanese with saffron and butter.

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Schleusenkrug
Schleusenkrug

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The days may be darkening but the last leaves are still golden - enjoy the final days of this beautiful fall with a walk through Tiergarten and a stop for a delicious snack in Schleusenkrug. This popular beer garden, located at an odd corner at the corner of the zoo and the park, is worth a visit any time of year, with a cosy

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Paris-Moskau
Paris-Moskau

Thursday, August 11, 2011

For years, a quaint timbered building stood alone in the wasteland where East met West, one of the few structures to have survived the battle for the Reichstag in WWII. Today it enjoys a prime location, between the main train station and the new Ministry of the Interior building, and houses the gourmet restaurant Paris-Moskau.

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Cocolo Ramen
Cocolo Ramen

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cocolo Ramen, a tiny, cozy Japanese restaurant, is completely addictive. Their delicious soups are a far cry from the 30-cent powder packages ubiquitous on college campuses. Rich, savory broths and chewy noodles are topped with artful arrangements of succulent pork belly, shrimp and pork dumplings, roast pork or smoked chicken. Or try the vegetarian miso option: they're all scrumptious, the best ramen in Berlin!

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Chipps
Chipps

Monday, March 14, 2011

A hearty breakfast is hard to find in Berlin. Sure, Sunday buffet brunches are an institution, and a roll and cheese can be found in any old bakery. But what about pancakes and waffles? And English breakfast? And eggs benedict? As an American homesick for real breakfast, I almost cried with relief when Chipps (run by the team behind Cookies Cream) opened their second location down the street from the Miniloft apartments.

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Dudu
Dudu

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Asian-European fusion restaurants are becoming distressingly more frequent in Berlin - they all seem to serve the same dishes - but Dudu definitely comes out at the top of the pack. The serve gorgeous, high quality sushi, tasty pho soup, and popular roast beef and papaya salads.

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