Cafés & Eateries – 5 of the best
We all know you guys visit Generator to see what Berlin has to offer, and whilst you’re casually patrolling the streets checking out the incredible art, the beautiful people and the awesome attractions, we thought we’d give you a guide to our best Cafés and eateries in the city. Everyone needs a sit down, a refreshing drink and a bite to eat at some stage so if you’re not lucky enough to be at our central Berlin hostel for lunch then you should check out these beauts!
This classic German eatery has its own brewery on site, where you can sample their own Wheat beer, either on its own or mixed with an array of flavours (including mango juice). The food here is delicious typical German fare – some of the best schnitzel and fried potatoes in the city as well as other German classics. You can even buy your own beer glass to take home with you emblazoned with the immortal phrase “Trinkt mehr bier!” (Literally, drink more beer). Some meals, particularly bigger meat dishes are more at the pricier end of the spectrum but do not let this put you off as there are many cheaper dishes to choose from.
(Sony Centre) Bellevuestr. 3-5, 10785 Berlin
If you only try the classic German dish of Currywurst in Berlin once, try it here. Cheap and tasty, we recommend the ‘Fleischerei Spezial’ – 5 Euros for Currywurst and chips plus a drink, making it a satisfying tasty bargain. The staff are friendly and very ready to try and help translate if you’re struggling with the menu. Head to the backroom, and sit back in comfy armchairs, taking in the vast array of movie posters plastered all over the ceiling and walls, giving the place a chilled cultural feel. A great rest bite for hungry travellers exploring Berlin.
Torstraße 116, D- 10119 Berlin
Dubbed by one knowledgeable Berlin local as serving the best burgers in the world, Burgermesiter is clearly a must for meat/burger enthusiasts all over the world. Located under Schlesiches Tor station with the trains rattling overhead, Burgermeister stands in what used to be public toilets, giving it a pretty rugged yet authentic Berlin feel. It’s cheap too – on average a burger and side of fries will set you back around 5 Euros. The simple menu concept works well; consisting of a few hamburgers, different types of fries and a sauce, the focus is put firmly on fast food and tasty burgers.
Oberbaumstraße 8, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg
Famed for its delicious cheesecake (and we mean it!), Oliv is the perfect place for a sweet pit stop whilst soaking up the alternative Mitte vibe. A minimalist interior with a chilled vibe makes it a perfect place to grab food at any time of the day but we recommend getting there early, as it is a popular spot for many Mitte locals and fills up quickly. Sip a flat white coffee and sample treats such as fruit crumble and delicious pastries fresh from the oven, while enjoying a colourful spot of people watching. Due to its location, Oliv is more expensive than some Berlin cafes but depending on what you get (and how much) you can still eat there for a fair price.
Münz Strasse 8, 10178
Caffe e Gelato
This ice cream parlour has to be labelled as one of the tastiest and imaginative places we have ever been to. With ice creams on the menu to rival confectionary creations of Willy Wonka, those with a sweet tooth should head straight here when visiting Berlin. Expect to sample ice cream dishes towering in huge glasses with whipped cream, strawberries, sprinkles and all manner of sauces piled on top. Also the place to go to try out ‘Spaghettieis’ – quite literally ice cream spaghetti topped with strawberry sauce. A plain old two scoops and a cone really doesn’t quite match up to this.
Potsdamer Platz – Arkaden Center