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The kind of café that you can truly fall in love with is one that feels like an ex­ten­sion of your own liv­ing room. Neukölln’s homey Café Kat­ulki cer­tainly fits the bill. The Ital­ian and Pol­ish own­ers have im­bued this place with a cozy feel, not to men­tion tasty cakes, snacks, and down-to- earth dishes from their re­spec­tive coun­tries, all served on gaily hand-painted ce­ram­ics from Poland. Ev­ery Fri­day is pierogi day, at­tract­ing not only home­sick Pol­ish ex­pats but also fans of the sa­vory dumplings. The veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan-friendly menu of­fers ev­ery­thing from break­fast to light meals to deca­dent baked goods, which you can en­joy on com­fort­able arm­chairs or at an­tique ta­bles that look like they’ve come straight from Grandma’s par­lor. If the tempt­ing se­lec­tion of re­splen­dent cakes in the vit­rine leaves you plagued with in­de­ci­sion, go for a fat wedge of

a cin­na­mon- dusted Pol­ish ap­ple cake. Friedel­str. 41. T: 030 20629096. www.kat­ulki.word­press.com

Barcelona

Span­ish. Sa­vor the best Spain has to of­fer, from orig­i­nal paella to fish and meat dishes grilled on lava stone, as well as a large se­lec­tion of im­ported wines and home­made ta­pas. €€. Daily L&D. www.barcelona.ber­lin. Friedrich­str. 211. T: 030.70228336. U Kochstraße. E3/4

Hasir

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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