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 –
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
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.