Won­der Of Won­ders

Where Berlin - - DINING -

Hip, buzzing Ber­lin has been draw­ing com­par­isons with hip, buzzing Brook­lyn for years, so it was only nat­u­ral that a pop­u­lar Wil­liams­burg, Brook­lyn, brunch spot should choose the Ger­man cap­i­tal as the site of its sec­ond lo­ca­tion, which opened late last year. House of Small Won­der’s out­post in the heart of Mitte is a lovely, light-flooded space filled with warm wood and lush plants that you’ll want to linger long in and is reached via a curv­ing stair­case that’s so pop­u­lar on so­cial media plat­form In­sta­gram that it’s been dubbed the most pho­tographed stair­case in Ber­lin. The menu is an un­likely yet de­li­cious hy­brid of Ja­panese, Amer­i­can, and Euro­pean cuisines – with a de­li­cious dash of Tex- Mex. (Ok­i­nawan taco rice, any­one?) Some of the more clas­sic op­tions in­clude French toast made with home-baked crois­sant or home­made gra­nola with Greek yogurt, while the more culi­nar­ily ad­ven­tur­ous might go for the Ja­panese pork curry or inari, del­i­cate tofu and rice pouches paired with a bowl of miso soup. What­ever you or­der, the vi­brant matcha green tea latte is a must-try. Jo­han­nis­str. 20. T: 030 27582877. www.house­of­s­mall­won­der.de.

Volt

Ger­man. The name of this res­tau­rant and the edgy, post-in­dus­trial in­te­rior re­mind din­ers that the space was once an elec­tric­ity sta­tion. Chef Matthias Gleiss has edge, too – he was named New­comer of the Year in 2011 by a jury of top Ber­lin chefs. Re­fined yet ex­cit­ing Ger­man food is his call­ing card. €€€. Mon– Sat D. www.res­tau­rant-volt.de. Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21. T: 030.61074033. U Kot­tbusser Tor. G4

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