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 experiment and create what he thinks is the perfect burger. With “the recipe” in hand, he opened his first joint in Reykjavik (of all places) and then started conquering the world via London. Now in Berlin, yay!
The burgers are super simple and delicious! A proper burger, actually! The formula: amazing beef patty (Scottish Angus) + sensational classic (no seeds) wheat bun + fresh tomato slice and onions. The fanciest you’ll get is if you ask them to add cheese and/or bacon to your burger. Perfect! They are so good we wish they were double the size. Oh well…you can always order two! The fries are also delicious, by the way. They also have a veggie option, but we do not touch those. : )
One of the aspects we love about this place is that it does really feel like a joint! Not fancy. Not gourmet. Yes, they may have gone overboard with the hand-written carton décor (if you can call it that). And yes, you can sense that it was actually styled. But it does make you feel like you are at the perfect place to “sit down and have a burger”. One of the simple pleasures of life.
Enjoy your burger outside during the warmer months! Walk along Brunnenstrasse afterwards and enjoy the funky and cool shops and cafés. Check if there is something going on at “Kaufhaus Jandorf”, an abandoned department store transformed into event space. It is a treat!
What we like to order at Tommi’s Burger Joint: Burger (with cheese) + Fries
Address: Invalidenstrasse 160 Berlin