Taste Of The Sea­son

Where Berlin - - DINING -

Few things say win­ter more than a bag of hot chest­nuts. The hard, dou­ble-skinned fruits stay warm for a long time and are like minia­ture heaters for freez­ing hands and hun­gry stom­achs. Around the hol­i­day sea­son, Christ­mas mar­kets city­wide roast de­li­cious chest­nuts, per­fum­ing the sur­round­ings with a warm, cozy scent. Wrap your hands around a pa­per cone of roasted and en­joy a hearty taste of Ger­man yule­tide.

Café am Neuen See and Bier­garten

Ger­man/Euro­pean. A water­side lo­ca­tion in the mid­dle of the Tier­garten park makes this a lovely spot come warm weather or chilly. Be­sides sat­is­fy­ing meals, vis­i­tors can en­joy a seat in the beer gar­den or a row on the lake in sum­mer or glow­ing fire­places and games of Eis­stockschiessen – a Bavar­ian ice game sim­i­lar to curl­ing – in the win­ter. €. Daily B, L, D. www.cafeam­neuensee.de. Licht­en­steinallee 2. T: 030.2544930. S Tier­garten. C3

Café Ein­stein Stammhaus

Ger­man/Aus­trian. The 1878 Neo-Re­nais­sance villa hous­ing this Vi­en­nese-style cof­fee house makes for a lovely spot for a meal or to while away the af­ter­noon with a cof­fee and a good book in old­timey am­biance. Rec­om­mended: a slice of the café's fa­mous ap­ple strudel paired with a Wiener Melange cof­fee. €€. Daily B, L, D. www.cafee­in­stein.com. Kur­fürsten­str. 58. T: 030.26391918. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

Paris-Moskau

In­ter­na­tional. This rus­tic house, built in 1898 and lucky to sur­vive two World Wars, was a pub and a Rus­sian restau­rant in two of its many past lives. To­day, it’s a fine restau­rant that seam­lessly in­cor­po­rates French, Rus­sian, and Ger­man culi­nary in­flu­ences in a nos­tal­gic set­ting. €€€. Daily D. www.paris-moskau.de. Alt- Moabit 141. T: 030.3942081. S+U Haupt­bahn­hof. D3

WINTERFELDT SCHOKOLADEN

With an im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of choco­late from all over the world, the Schöneberg shop

serves thick, Span­ish- style cup­fuls of hot choco­late that you need to eat with a spoon. Sa­vor the spiced con­coc­tions, and pile on the

marsh­mal­lows for the kids. Goltzstr. 23. T: 030 23623256. www.winterfeldt- schokoladen.de

FASS­BEN­DER & RAUSCH

Founded in 1863, the fam­ily- run em­po­rium fea­tures mon­u­men­tal choco­late sculp­tures as well as de­li­ciously pre­pared

hot choco­lates. Char­lot­ten­str. 60. T: 030 757882443

www.fass­ben­der- rausch.de

NIBS CA­CAO

Crav­ing rich choco­late in liq­uid form? Nibs Ca­cao serves tra­di­tional Span­ish hot choco­late with chur­ros. Or warm up with the thin­ner “Amer­i­can Dream” ver­sion of the warm bev­er­age, topped with lit­tle

marsh­mal­lows. Bleib­treustr. 46. T: 030 34726300.

www.nib­sca­cao.de

RIT­TER SPORT BUNTE

SCHOKOW­ELT

Heaven for choco­late lovers, the Schokow­elt spans four floors filled with the fa­mous choco­late bars. The café serves var­i­ous choco­late spe­cial­ties made with melted

Rit­ter Sport bars. Französiche Str. 24. T: 030 20095080.

www.rit­ter- sport.de

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