By now, Burgermeister have opened their 3rd franchise in Berlin. But back in the day, the burger joint under the U1 train line was the only one in Berlin that could deliver great burgers. That was before the burger and gastro craze started to spill over to Kreuzberg.
But there’s still something very charming and very SO36 about Burgermeister. Apart from the fact that here, Berliners do what they love to do the most – queue in line – the fries and the burgers were always on point. And if you’re looking for a unique location, then don’t look no further: this fast food burger ‘bistro’ is located in a former public toilet booth. I know how that sounds. It’s not that bad.
The chili cheese fries (with or without meat) and the chili cheese burger with jalapenos are extraordinarily well made. The meat is fresh and you can tell there’s a lot of heart and soul going into every sandwich. It’s not a pretty destination by any means, as you’re forced to stand and eat outside – right in the epicenter of Wrangelkiez, beneath the train tracks and among the rather unsavory crowds of the city. Burgermeister is usually open until 3 AM in the mornings and perfect for a nightly snack.
It’s not my favorite burger place anymore (long replaced by Shiso or Tommi’s), but I don’t eater burgers often anyway, so my opinion may not exactly count.