There are some fantastic, wildly unusual and overwhelmingly creative spaces and places in Berlin. Whether it’s a restaurant or a secret hideout for a romantic picknick, we love strolling around our little Metropolis to find fresh places with an exciting story.

11 Favorite Places in Gräfekiez

12.01.2015 · 2 comments

Ah, the Gräfekiez. Our little Pren­zlauer Berg enclave bey­ond the Landwehrkanal, right amidst the leftovers of the so-called “Ber­lin Ghetto” at the cross between Kreuzberg and Neuk­ölln. Gräfekiez: the only area of Ber­lin NOT in the far away West that my vis­it­ing par­ents feel com­fort­able hanging around in. And on my spießig side, I also very
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Finding Graz

09.01.2015 · 4 comments

Oh my dear Graz, you really are like an ex-boyfriend or girl­friend, aren’t you. Some­times you feel like the one that got away, and I’m still in love with your beau­ti­ful old town with all those little wind­ing alleys and majestic build­ings, your ever bloom­ing scene of cre­at­ive movers, thinkers and doers and your intim­ate

Akemi — Asian Soul Kitchen in Prenzlauer Berg


You know what I love about liv­ing in Kreuzberg? Basic­ally everything I need is right here and I rarely ever have to leave this part of town to do or get some­thing. BUT that also means that I do exactly that: almost never leave Kreuzberg. (Except going to uni­ver­sity in Char­lot­ten­burg. But that doesn’t count, since it’s not for

The Best Italian Pizza in Berlin

19.12.2014 · 3 comments

There is no uni­ver­sal, abso­lute “best pizza” in Ber­lin or any­where else in the world for that mat­ter. Pizza is so incred­ibly ver­sat­ile that you can’t pos­sibly find a bench­mark of taste. All I can do is nar­row down the niches of pizza and select what I’m in the mood for. One day, I’ll be crav­ing the
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Mall of Shame

16.12.2014 · 7 comments

Whatever you may think about the Pots­damer Platz, at night some of it’s hor­rible plan­ning and invas­ive archi­tec­ture regain dig­nity through the mes­mer­iz­ing lights. If any­thing, it’s as close as we can get to the stand­ard image of the big city. Although I am hardly ever there, I still secretly enjoy the atmosphere. Now I would’ve had a couple of

Austrian comfort food at Felix Austria


As some of you might now already, I call the beau­ti­ful coun­try of Aus­tria my home­land. And let me tell you: us Aus­tri­ans get a lot of ste­reo­types thrown at our heads. Among them are us lov­ing yodel­ing, every­one being king at winter sports, and an affin­ity for base­ments – but not in a good way. Of course these are

10 things to do in Winter in Berlin

09.12.2014 · 5 comments

There is at least one great thing about winter in Ber­lin: I stop being the only one without a taste in fash­ion. Since every­body is wrapped in lay­ers and lay­ers of func­tional cloth­ing (which is incid­ent­ally only sold in bright neon col­ors) and hik­ing boots, I can finally pre­tend to have the same level of style aware­ness as

House of Small Wonder

02.12.2014 · One comment

A boho-vintage café serving Amer­ican brunch with a twist of Japan­ese cuisine in Berlin-Mitte. Wait– what? You heard right: House of Small Won­der is the work of hus­band and wife duo Shaul Mar­gulies and Motoko Watanbe, who have man­aged to fuse Amer­ican and Japan­ese dishes suc­cess­fully in their first café in Brook­lyn, New York. Their new fran­chise has

Finding Bookstores

19.11.2014 · 2 comments

Right now, I am sick for the 100th time this year. And while I really love to spend hours watch­ing Sat­urday Night Live clips on You­tube, my sick head just starts to hurt after star­ing at a screen for too long. What else is to do there, you might ask. Well, my dear friends: there actu­ally exists a world
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Kimchi Princess Lunch


Mat­thias just returned from his vaca­tion in Seoul and he brought back with him (amongst an AWESOME selfie-stick and vari­ous weird but deli­cious snacks) many memor­ies of a won­der­ful time, spent mostly with the indul­gence of Kim­chi. I am very envi­ous. Trav­el­ing, to me, is a sport based on culin­ary exper­i­ences. It’s my favor­ite thing in the world:

Asian Tapas at Dr. To’s


Just like Sara, the mas­ter­mind behind this site here, I also have a lot of love to give for all kinds of Asian food. And I also love eat­ing as many dif­fer­ent dishes as pos­sible when I eat out. But as some of you might know: order­ing five main courses can get a little pricey. So when the guys from

Mandy’s Bar

27.10.2014 · One comment

What happened to hav­ing a favor­ite bar to always come back to? While a lot of TV shows like How I Met Your Mother* still advert­ise this second liv­ing room to meet your friends at whenever you want to, none of my friends seem to have a “Stam­mkneipe” any­more. Maybe Ber­lin simply has too many dif­fer­ent pubs and

MJs Foodshop


On our Sunday binge-eating trip (which I already told you about when I intro­duced you to the amaz­ing Gyozas at YuMe), we decided to snack our way through Neuk­ölln. Our next stop on the list was sup­posed to be City Chicken (a very human crav­ing some­times), but when we stood in front of the store we were sud­denly
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YuMe Gyozas

13.10.2014 · One comment

Among my circle of friends, nobody can stop talk­ing about the cur­rent Ber­lin food craze. “Bur­ger is the Berg­hain”, for we used to spend our Sunday after­noons in a dark Techno club. Today, we go binge-eating in dif­fer­ent places in Kreuzberg and Neuk­ölln because there are a gazil­lion new res­taur­ants, diners and snack bars that we haven’t