Café. American founder Cynthia Barcomi was one of the first to popularize American desserts in Berlin, from fudgy brownies to pecan pie to New York cheesecake. All those and more have been on offer at her Kreuzberg café since 1994, as well as bagel sandwiches, quiches, and soup. Second location at Sophienstr. 21, Mitte. €. Daily B, L, D. www.barcomis.de. Bergmannstr. 21. T: 030.6948138. U Gneisenaustraße. E5
Amrit and Mirchi
Indian and Singapore-style. Berlin’s most iconic Indian restaurant, Amrit boasts a total of four locations across the city, serving aromatic curries, tempting meats sizzling off the tandoori grill, and an all-day happy hour offering cocktails for less than €5. Its sister restaurant, Mirchi, serves Singapore-style cuisine in Kreuzberg (Oranienstr. 202) and Mitte (Oranienburger Str. 45). Other Amrit locations in Mitte, Schöneberg, and on Potsdamer Platz; check website for addresses. €–€€. Daily L&D. www.amrit.de. www.mirchi.de. Oranienstr. 202-203. Booking hotline, T: 030.28045481/82. U Görlitzer Park. F4
Spanish. Savor the best Spain has to offer, from original paella, fish and meat dishes grilled on lava stone, as well as a large selection of imported wines and home made tapas. Lunch served daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm. €€. Daily L&D. www.barcelona.berlin. Friedrichstr. 211. T: 030.70228336. U Kochstraße. E3/4
Der Goldene Hahn
Italian. A cozy atmosphere, adept chefs, and occasional celebrity sightings make this a popular spot. The changing menu of creative daily specials elevates Der Goldene Hahn well above the run-ofthe-mill Italian restaurants that abound in Berlin.
€€. Daily D. www.goldenerhahn.de. Pücklerstr. 20. T: 030.6188098. U Görlitzer Bahnhof. G4
Turkish. The little Turkish grill house rumored to be the birthplace of the döner kebab in the 1970s has since expanded to six locations around the city. The original restaurant near Kottbusser Tor is a very popular spot for trying the full spectrum of what Turkish cuisine has to offer – far beyond the