In 1999 Heinrich Fassbender and Wilhelm Rausch established Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers, one of the biggest chocolate houses in the world, offering premium chocolate creations in every conceivable form. The delightful facility also displays scale models of famous landmarks and crafts cherubs, models, houses and other sculptures, made using chocolate of course.
The name Marjellchen doesn't roll easy on the tongue, but wait until you taste some of the offerings here. The menu at this Wilmersdorf eatery is dominated by traditional German dishes. Although the menu is slightly more geared towards meat and poultry preparations, there is also a good selection of vegetarian fare available as well. The restaurant sports a relaxed yet elegant vibe, thanks to soothing, earthy hues that dominate the decor. The service is nice and friendly, whereas the delicious food is fairly priced. Top picks here include the Fillet Pot, which is beef and pork incorporated with potatoes smothered in drool-worthy, East-Prussian sauces, and any of the pizzas.
If it’s American meat you're after, then this self-described American steakhouse and bar has got you your fix. The Bird prides itself on three things: the quality of its beef, its straight-forward American atmosphere, and its uncompromising attitude towards making the best food with the freshest ingredients available. Run by a couple of New York expatriates, the menu here is filled with sassy commentary and is dominated by imported American-beef steaks and tangy burgers, such as The Filthy Harry (bacon and Cheddar cheese). Rolls of paper towels sit on the tables to indicate that things might get a little messy, as the food is so delicious.
Extremely cozy and utterly charming, Café am Neuen See, one of Berlin's largest beer gardens is idyllically located on the banks of the lake in the heart of Tiergarten park. It is a traditional Bavarian beer garden that serves up southern German specialties like pretzel, white sausages, roast pork, and meatloaf, as well as classic European dishes such as pasta, pizza and barbecued meat and fish in its warm and welcoming space. Seat yourself in its enchanting sun-drenched outdoor patio shaded by the lush trees and pair your hearty meal with a cold beer for a memorable time. Illuminated by hundreds of candles flickering on the tables, Café am Neuen See is a visual treat at night.
Green Tea Café Mamecha is a Japanese tea-room style cafe that is often frequented by the artsy and tea-lovers of Berlin. The decor of the cafe is modern yet simplistic, with the patio being a good place to relax on a lovely sunny day. They have a variety of teas available, such as Hojicha, Kyo Bancha and Sencha, along with Japanese inspired fusion coffees, beverages and ice cream. One can also enjoy a light meal here, and order their salads and soups.
Lekkamokka is one of the best kept secrets of Berlin Mitte. This cafe has been unofficially declared to have the best cappuccinos and espressos this side of Europe, and their freshly prepared paninis in various combinations enjoy cult patronage as well. The cafe itself is charming and tiny with a few seats outside, along with bar-stool chairs and dim lights inside.
The comforting warmth of a bowl full of soup is incomparable. Working on this insight, Soup Kultur Alexanderplatz has been delighting its patrons with their soulful broths and stews for a long time now. The soup bar has several options for you, from meat to cheese, select the one that warms your heart the most. This is a place where hungry tourists as well as locals stop by for a quick and wholesome lunch. They have plenty of space to sit either inside or on their extended patio. If you wish, you can take-out your order and enjoy the goodness of the soups in the comfort of your home. In addition, they serve pasta and rice dishes.
This contemporary Southeast Asian fusion restaurant in Mitte opened in 2013. Prince stays true to its name. From its mirror hall to its cozy dining areas decked up in earthy sofas and chairs. The highlight though are the customized light fixtures which illuminates the eatery and the beautifully displayed food offerings. The cactus encased in glass is an extra element to this innovative diner and bar. Savor quirkily-named dishes like Duck Wheel, Korea & Me (Steamed Pork Belly Kimchi), Eye of the Beef, Mountain Crabs, Devil on Fire (Spicy Sharp Roast Beef) and The Special One (grilled Beef Tenderloin with Oyster Mushroom and Pepper Sauce). Complement your meal with fine drinks from the bar.
Coffee Fellows Alexanderplatz opened in 2013 and is the seventh coffee house of the brand in the city. Sip on Latte Macchiato, Vanilla Macchiato, Espresso, Cafe Americana, Cafe Latte and Sirups made from freshly roasted Arabica beans. Tea lovers can try their Chai Tea flavors. Munch on delicious bagel sandwiches with your beverages and satisfy your hunger pangs.
Berliner Marcus Bräu is a microbrewery and German restaurant that specializes in two beer varieties. Guests can enjoy their original brews known as Marcus Bräu Dark and Marcus Bräu Pils, and specialty liquors like Himmlische Liebe made from grapefruit and Kräuter- König infused with herbal flavors. These beverages go well with European classics such as Flambéed Pork Filet, Budapest Schnitzel, Bauernbrot Bread and Apple Dream Tart. The ambiance is rustic and features checkered tiles, arched doors, dim lighting and wooden accents. Guests can also hire the pub and restaurant for private functions, along with a catering menu that includes wild boar and suckling pig dishes.
Hofbräuhaus, a landmark brew pub in Munich, brings its Bavarian flair to Berlin. Hofbräu München Berlin opened its doors in 2011, and is always packed with Berliners who want to have a relaxing time out. At this bar, beer-lovers get an opportunity to sample freshly brewed Hofbräu beer alongside a delicious selection of Bavarian delights. Every month, a selection of dishes are added to the regular menu, highlighting the season's specials. You can enjoy your meals at the airy beer garden while Hofbräuhaus musicians wrap you in a cocoon of lively melodies.
This simple restaurant with its wooden accents is one of the best places in town for Thai food. Thai Inside will take you through a culinary journey of Thailand that is not only delightful to the palate but pleasing to the eye as well. These include dishes like Pumpkin Soup with Prawns and Coconut Milk, Crispy Baked Duck in a red vegetable gravy with Lychees and Coconut Milk served in a pineapple and Crispy Fried Duck. Finish off your meal with desserts like Baked Bananas with Coconut Ice Cream or Thai Pudding. Complement it with fine drinks, cocktails, wines or fresh juices. Though the menu changes regularly, you can be assured of a delightful lunch or dinner.