Yodel-ay-hee-hoo. Hilda Hoy checked out Mitte’s Alpenstück restaurant to discover a chic, charming spot for Alpine-inspired cuisine.
For Alpine-inspired cuisine without yodeling and Lederhosen, head to Alpenstück restaurant and cáfe.
Fancy an Alpine excursion? On a corner in a residential quarter of Mitte, a piece of the Alps has taken over. With a restaurant, a bakery/café, and a fine foods shop housed in three separate storefronts at the intersection of Gartenstraße and Schröderstraße,
Alpenstück is the go-to address for Alpine- inspired cuisine in Berlin, drawing its culinary style from the German, Bavarian, Austrian, and Swabian traditions.
Open for dinner every evening, the restaurant specializes in refined homestyle cooking with a dedication to quality meat and produce. Exacting culinary standards aside, this is crowd- pleasing comfort food to the max, with dishes like Maultaschen, oversized ravioli- like pasta pouches stuffed with meat; crispy breaded veal schnitzel served the traditional Viennese way with potato and cucumber salad; and
Spätzle, homemade egg noodles gooey with melted cheese. Seasonal specialties might include poached asparagus, risotto with chanterelle mushrooms, or regional fish and game.
The café just across the street looks after breakfast and lunch, serving hearty platters of breads, cheeses, and cold cuts in the mornings and an abbreviated list of the restaurant’s offerings as lunch specials. Or just visit to stock up on the bakery’s sourdough rye loaves, crusty buns with caraway seeds, or classic doughy pretzels sprinkled with rock salt.
Establishments of this sort tend to kit themselves out in a quaint, hyperrustic style, but Alpenstück’s interior is coolly chic in contrast. Just the thing for urbanites yearning for a yodeling- and
Lederhosen- free mountain experience.