Italian. A long-standing neighborhood favorite, this Italian restaurant believes in pairing high- quality food with a relaxed, homey atmosphere. The Sunday brunch buffet, served from 11am, is a generous mix of irresistible cold and warm Italian dishes. €€. Mon– Fri D, Sat L&D, Sun B, L, D. www.cafe-aroma.de. Hochkirchstr. 8. T: 030.7825821. S+U Yorckstraße. D5
Café. This tiny coffee shop regularly has a line snaking out the front door, and no wonder: The owner has won multiple European and worldwide barista championships. Some pastries are also on offer, but it’s the excellent coffee that draws the crowds. €. Mon–Sat B&L. www.doubleeye.de. Akazienstr. 22. T: 0179.4566960. U Eisenacher Straße. D5
German. All dark wood and white tablecloths, the look at Renger- Patzsch is as simple and elegant as is its menu of refined German-Austrian cuisine. Meat dishes are a specialty, as are the Alsatian Flammkuchen, bases of thin dough baked with topping combos like apple and blood sausage. €€. Daily D. www.renger- patzsch.com. Wartburgstr. 54. T: 030.7842059. U Eisenacher Straße.