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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.­ 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.­ 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. 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.­en­er­ 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

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