The Café "Barcomi's" has quickly become a popular meeting place in "Berlin-Mitte". In the cafe in the Sophie-Gips-Höfen, one can enjoy delicious pies, wraps and different kinds of cakes or cookies for tea or coffee. A good place for having breakfast.
The "Hashi" is a Japanese tapas bar (Izakaya) where you can order many small dishes, such as chicken pies, sweet potato tempura, or silk mozzarella with chili oil. Of course, there is also a great sushi selection. In the summer you can sit outside and relax in the light of the japanese lanterns.
Tak Tak is a hip Polish Deli in Berlin-Mitte. Here you can eat stuffed dumplings called "Pierogi", different kinds of soups like Barszcz or Zurek and of course the Polish national dish "Bigos". Bigos is a stew of different meats, mushrooms and cabbage. Tip: You can also mix different types of Pierogi. Very tasty, fast and cheap.
In South China "Yumcha" is considered as breakfast, the small filled dumplings are steamed or roasted. The "Yumcha Heroes" have created their own "Dumplings", which are offered with a filling of wild boar, pork, duck, beef, lamb, chicken, shrimp or vegetarian.
You will find the Swiss restaurant "Nola's" in a 50s pavilion on the "Weinberg" (vineyard). On the menu there are swiss dishes like "Bircher Müesli", cheese fondue, "Rösti" and "Züricher Geschnetzeltes". There is brunch on Sundays. The beautiful terrace is a hot spot in the summer time.
In this cozy pub in "Wedding" you can find tasty Polish "Pirogi". The dumplings are filled with mince, cottage cheese, cheese, potatoes and other ingredients. You will also get some sour cream and onions. Who wants to order a Polish beer.
One of the most famous creations of "Berlin Kitchen" is the "Currywurst". The most famous sausage food shed in the city, is located under the elevated railway line in front of "Eberswalder Straße". Here you can also get bratwurst, boulettes, bockwurst, Viennese and for the hipster a vegan currywurst.
The "Umami" offers vietnamese cuisine complemented by dishes from Indochina. The restaurant is famous for it's "Banh Bao Burger", Pho soups and fresh summer rolls. Many guests come here, because of the great location, directly at the "Wasserturm" in Prenzlauer Berg.
The "Pasternak" restaurant is located directly at the "Wasserturm" (water tower). It was named after the Russian writer Boris Leonidovich Pasternak. The "Pasternak" has a wide selection of Russian and Jewish dishes on the menu. Good food and a great beer.
Opposite the entrance of the RAW-Gelände in Friedrichshain is the Asian restaurant "Fire Tiger". In the "Fire Tiger" dishes are served with influences from Vietnam, China and Thailand. I had the "Saigon Curry" grilled duck in a fine curry cream. Very tasty and fresh. The restaurant has a nice interior and a very good value for money.
The "Doldenmädchen" is a typical german beer garden, with a huge selection of different beers, from all over the world and from Berlin. You can also get wines and cider. The food is beer garden style with burgers, boulettes, sausages but you can also finde salads and fish on the menue.
On the site of the former Tempelhof airfield, there is now a huge park. On the northern edge of the park there is a beer garden called "Luftgarten" (airgarden). In addition to beer, wine and other drinks, you can also order boulettes, steak, sausages, salad, pizza and cakes at the self service counter.
At the Grunewaldturm there are two possibilities to eat, either the restaurant or the beer garden. The restaurant offers excellent food (photo), while the beer garden has simple dishes at the counter. From both restaurants you will have a beautiful view of the river Havel.
If you want to visit the "Pfaueninsel" you must take a ferry to get on the island. At the ferry dock there is a hotel with a nice courtyard. The restaurant has good, middle-class cuisine, with south German influences. The place also offers good coffee and cakes.