Around Berlin in 80 Restaurants

My recommendations for tasty meals in Berlin


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Du Bonheur: don’t worry, be happy


Some time ago, I went to Du Bonheur, a French style bakery in Mitte, just outside U Bernauer Straße. The name means “Some hapiness” and it’s really a place you get some tasty hapiness.

Super nice place, cosy, friendly staff. Brioche and croissants are super tasty too. Pâtisseries are amazing, I tried several, they look and taste sooo good, the eclair are not made the traditionnal way but they’re really good. Go there and your taste buds will for sure be happy. Plus, the hot chocolate is excellent too!

 

 

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French delights at Diderot


I read about Diderot, a cosy place for French food and also organising cultural events in Prenzlauer Berg, and the next day I had to do a painful and very early medical test so I decided to treat myself with a nice breakfast and went there. The big breakfast for 1 person could be enough for 2, the brioche is amazing, tasty cheese, nice ham and bread and fruit salad and so. A French pastry chef organizes French brunches (buffet) every Sunday, from the photos she posted on Facebook, it looks amazing, I have to try this soon!

 


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Fleur de Sel, nice small French café


fleurdesel (2)Fleur de Sel is a nice café in Prenzlauer Berg between Eberswalder Straße and Mauer Park. I passed by this French place a couple of time but only recently did I try it. Weather was nice so we could enjoy the lovely terrasse, the inside looks quite cosy too. The waitress was quite nice and they have a changing offer for meals in addition to the menu.

I went with a friend and shared a cheese/cold cuts plate for 2, the products were high quality, but just for 2 it was a bit small, good to share as a starter or a snack in the day. After all, they did write on the menu: “to share (or not)”. 🙂 So we decided to have a snack after that, I almost had the Quiche Lorraine but they put cheese in it which is wrong (being from Lorraine and knowing the real traditionnal Quiche Lorraine is without cheese, I tend to be an extremist about that, if you put cheese, change the name), but had a nice croque-monsieur and my friend a tartine with goat cheese, she liked it but the amount of cheese was a bit poor.

I also went for the brunch, which is à la carte, you get a soup, a big plate of cheese and/or meat or fish, bread, a dessert, for a very small price. Really worth it!

Prices are ok, not cheap but not expensive either. I will go back for sure.

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Helga, breakfast and more


IMG_20160306_112428Helga is a small café in Friedrischain on Straßmannstraße (M10 tram station of the same name or S Landsberger Allee). It’s quiet and cosy and the staff is very friendly. I really like to go there sometimes for breakfast or lunch. The breakfast offer is great, scrambled eggs (love the ones with bergkäse), bagels, cheese/ham plates, croissants,… And for lunch, I really love their käse spätzle, the cheese they use is delicious. I am also a big fan of their hot chocolate. It’s perfect to start the day or do a nice lunch break, I’m sure it might also be nice in the evening.

 

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Les Pâtisserie de Sébastien: Real French pâtisserie in Mitte


patisserie (2)Les Pâtisseries de Sébastien is an authentic French bakery in Mitte, it’s located on Invalidenstraße, close to Weinbergpark and U Rosenthaler Park, only a few steps from the tram stop Brunnenstr/Invalidenstr (M8 and 12).

While looking for a French pâtisserie, this place came up very often and had amazing reviews. I went there on a Saturday afternoon for a coffee break and it was so hard to choose from. They have some of their cakes mini sized which is great to try several delicacies. I had a delicious brioche, a very tasty madeleine, an awesome éclair au chocolat and also an opéra, but I forgot it was with coffee and since I don’t like this taste I can’t judge. The croissants and pains au chocolat looked amazing but I was too full to try them, next time… My friend had a cake filled with an excellent red fruit mousse. Their hot chocolate is also great, very strong taste, not the cheap powder with milk kind. Plus it’s not expensive at all, the staff is super friendly and you can eat in or take away.

As I really wanted to try their croissants and pains au chocolat, I went back the next morning to get my breakfast, dessert and bread for the day. The croissants are delicous and the pains au chocolat absolutely amazng, and of course the baguette is great!

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Kaffee am Meer, nice café in Bergmannkiez


am mehr2After a bad lunch experience in a “restaurant” close by (don’t go to Markt Wirtschaft at Marheineke Markthalle, expensive, small portions, not tasty), we decided to treat us with a nice dessert.

Kaffee am See on Bergmannstraße is very cosy, we first had a look at their amazingly looking cakes but ended up having some waffles with hot cherries. Those were delicious. The menu, mostly breakfast or snacks or mixed plates, seems very appealing, we saw some tellers pass by that looked tasty.
The staff is very friendly and it’s not too expensive. We were really happy with our choice. It definetely looks like a great place for breakfast or coffee and cake.


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Anna Blume, lovely brunch in Prenzlauer Berg


Anna (1)Anna Blume is a flower shop and a café in Prenzlauer Berg, not too far away from Kulturbrauerei. I have heard so many good things about this place and have been meaning to go for a while. So I went there for a sunny Sunday Brunch, we had to wait a bit to be seated on the lovely terrace but it was worth the wait.

The staff is very friendly and the menu very appetizing. Their raspbery milkshake was very good. I had the Alpenrose plate, with cheese, hams and lots of fruits, great, my friend who had the Anemone was happy with his salmon and shrimps and stuffs. 2 of my friends had one of their speciality, a breakfast composition with a beautiful presentation on a “plate tree” with several tiers. Some also tried their cakes which are apparently very good.

 

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