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Category: Café Society

Summer Jewels

There’s a heatwave in Berlin this week, with temperatures well over 30 degrees every day. But even in the city centre, there are some cool …

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Sicilian fine dining – Berlin style

For a really special evening meal try Grünfisch at 26, Gräfestrasse, in Kreuzberg. It is one of those wonderful restaurants hidden away in a big city, but …

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A light lunch or a summery supper

Fancy a light lunch or a summery supper? SaLa is a family-run Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant at 62, Leibnizstrasse, moments from the Ku’damm in Charlottenburg. It …

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Step back in time, to the music

Want to catch that unique Berlin feeling? Then head straight for Clärchens Ballhaus. This legendary dance hall and beer garden was first opened in 1913 …

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The Sunny Side of the Spree

One of the best things about Berlin is all the water – especially in summer.  And I don’t just mean the rivers and lakes on …

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Divine Decadence

The iconic film ‘Cabaret’ was released in 1972, two years before I first set foot in Berlin. I watched it over and over again, completely …

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‘Potse’ Parlour

The Joseph-Roth-Diele is always perfect for a weekday lunch or dinner. With its stone-tiled floor, dark wood panelling and old-fashioned furniture you would think this café bar was …

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Berlinale City Break

A visit to the Berlin Film Festival is a must. What better way to lift the spirits in the bleak mid-winter. Online tickets go on …

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A warm welcome in the Weinstuben

For the first Berlin Unwrapped blog of 2015 here is something really special –  a traditional pub/restaurant dating back to pre-war Berlin. As its name implies, the Kurzpfalz-Weinstuben specialises …

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The Great Berlin Cake Off

‘The Great British Bake Off’ now has a German version –  ‘Das Grosse Backen’.  It proved so popular last year that the second series has been …

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