December 2014

La Cocotte French Bistro

What a wonderful surprise this place was! A friend of ours had talked about it and how delicious this place was… but we never took him seriously. Until the night he invited us for dinner at La Cocotte. This restaurant is located in a very cute part of Schöneberg close to Akazienstrasse (maybe the cutest strip in the neighbourhood).

Ban Ban Kitchen

We wanted to try Ban Ban Kitchen for a while and it took us a couple of trips to find this place open. However, in spite of its odd opening hours (check their website) this is quite an interesting food venture. To start with, the place is a small stand attached to a parking lot along hipster central Hermannstrasse. This quite interesting food

Tommi’s Burger Joint

We used to walk by Invalidenstrasse in Mitte and anxiously read the sign “Tommi’s Burger Joint – Coming soon”.  The moment we found out they were open (early summer 2014) we had to try it. We were particularly drawn to the history behind this burger joint. The founder (Tommi) apparently has traveled the world in a quest to

Running in Berlin – RIver Spree Path

One of the factors we took into consideration before moving to Berlin was how pedestrian/bike/runner friendly it was. And it did not disappoint. Berlin has SO MANY trails, parks, squares, lakes, rivers and canals. No matter what time of the year one catches oneself in this wonderful city, one should definitely try to enjoy the city through its

Café Oliv

Café Oliv is usually where we stop for coffee and snacks (sometimes light lunch) when we are doing some shopping around the Hackeschermarkt area. Part of this area can get quite busy  (depending on the time of the year downright impossible not to bump into millions of people). However, Café Oliv is located in a relatively quiet corner

West Berlin Coffee Shop

Why spend your money at coffee bar chains when you can have a much better experience and undoubtedly get a lot more from a place like West Berlin Coffee Bar?  We raise this issue because this place is located in a particularly tourist-busy area in Mitte (close to Check Point Charlie) with lots of global coffee-chain-competition. They seem to be
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