With a reputation for great coffee and cheesecake, Five Elephant was a compulsory stop for us when in Berlin. Five Elephant’s coffee is roasted on site – it is also served in various other cafés around Berlin, but we wanted
When in Barcelona, I made the mistake of following the tourists to indoor food market Mercado de La Boqueria. After wasting 5€ on some awful calamari that resembled cold rubber, I escaped to the back alleys of El Barri Gòtic
It’s unusual to find such a contemporary coffee shop these days – particularly one so close to Berlin’s top tourist trap (Checkpoint Charlie) yet so devoid of tourists itself. Westberlin is a breath of fresh air! Located in the media
le bon is all about personalised service in a relaxed and rustic setting. The interior is effortless – some white washing, some bare brick; huge industrial pendant lamps hanging low; a shabby chic chest of drawers as the waitress’ station.
Berlin seems to be the holiday destination du jour, and my top restaurant recommendation to everyone who visits is in the Mitte district: Lokal. So far, each and everyone one of these tipped-off diners has sent me a message –
Those looking to stay in impeccably designed luxury in Berlin should look no further than Das Stue, a member of the Design Hotels group. Situated in the leafy Diplomatic District, practically in Berlin Zoo (yep, you can spy ostriches from
I was familiar with The Barn even before landing in Berlin – its glowing reputation as a coffee shop and roaster had come up in coffee conversations back home on multiple occasions. The Barn has two outposts, both in Berlin’s
Your first challenge is to find Katz Orange (which means ‘orange cat’ in German…?!). It’s on the same street in Mitte as the excellent coffee and cake spot Distrikt, but is set back from the street through an archway, so
If you like your burgers down and dirty, in an ex-public toilet beneath the tracks of the U-Bahn, Burgermeister is a must-visit in Berlin’s trendy Kreuzberg district. Place your order, wait for your number to flash up on the screen,
House of Small Wonder had great success in Williamsburg NY, so the owners decided to cross the Atlantic and set up in Berlin. This second outpost opened at the end of 2014, located on quiet Johannisstraße, just off bustling Friedrichstraße.
You can spot Distrikt Coffee from down the road by the large sign announcing that pancakes are served until 3pm every day (4pm at weekends). Such an advertisement naturally tends to draw a crowd at weekends, so be savvy with
As you probably know from the sneak peeks I revealed on Instagram, I was recently in Tuscany with my family. The holiday was one of total relaxation, staying in the most beautifully grand house, and exploring different towns and cities