I love my hood for its abundance of delicacies. Whether it’s an exotic Arabic breakfast I’m craving or a Mediterranean gourmet experience for a low-budget, everything is available around Kreuzberg and Neukölln. Feliu, a Catalonian restaurant that has been open for a while now, belongs to the mid-range but affordable type of cozy restaurants with a menu á la carte that should convince everyone, from the passionate aficionado to the lazy traveler.
By night, the front of the restaurant looks already very warm and inviting: big glass windows decorated with candles, located in a very quiet and dark part of Pflügerstraße, have caught my attention before. Finally I’ve made it to Feliu and it was better than good. The Mediterranean “Fusion” kitchen is quite simple, but very convincing. From Ceviche to a very special kind of traditional Paela, a guest can only dive into the different taste mixtures. The staff is friendly and welcome and the concept of the store is one that makes you feel right at home.
The owners of Feliu had their first Tapas bar at the corner of Weichselstraße and Weserstraße in Neukölln, Gaston, another very affordable and comfortable place to be at night. But the Feliu is more than just tapas. It brings a fresh twist on Catalonian cuisine to Berlin, something I’ve never heard of or tasted before. The menu changes seasonally, and I’m very excited to see what’s on for the summer. Needless to say, this may just be my new favorite place for a delicious meal.