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re­fined cui­sine made with fresh lo­cal in­gre­di­ents. Spe­cial­ties in­clude ex­tra- big cur­ry­wurst with potato and cu­cum­ber salad and Flammkuchen pies. Very long beer menu. €. Daily L&D in sum­mer. www.nante- eck.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 35. T: 030.22487257. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. F2

Kat­jes Café Grün-Ohr

Café. It’s heaven for the sweet-toothed. The shop and café by Kat­jes not only stocks the brand’s full line of veg­e­tar­ian-friendly, gelatin-free gummy candy, but also a rain­bow of ve­gan cup­cakes, cof­fee, and fresh­squeezed juices that can be en­joyed on site or to go. €. Rosen­thaler Str. 32. T: 030.97894702. www.kat­jes.de. F2 T: 030.983208430. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

Käfer Dach­gartenRes­tau­rant of the Ger­man Bun­destag

Ger­man bread is among the best in the world, and there are some 600 va­ri­eties from which to choose. Ger­man. The Re­ich­stag is for more than sight­see­ing. Thanks to the culi­nary team be­hind Käfer, it’s also a fine din­ing des­ti­na­tion. On the roof of the famed land­mark, Käfer boasts splen­did views and re­fined, mod­ern Ger­man cui­sine. Ad­vance reser­va­tions re­quired. Due to se­cu­rity pre­cau­tions, each guest must pro­vide of­fi­cial photo I.D. upon en­try. €€€. Daily B, L, D. www.feinkost-kae­fer.de. Platz der Repub­lik 1. T: 030 2262990. U Bun­destag, S Bran­den­burger Tor. D3/E3.

I Due Forni

Ital­ian. The at­mos­phere in this pizza hall is rau­cous and the ser­vice no­to­ri­ously surly, but that doesn’t keep the pizza-lov­ing crowds at bay. The gen­er­ously sized and tra­di­tional-style thin- crust con­coc­tions are famed around the city. €. Daily L&D. Schön­hauser Allee 12. T: 030.44017333. U Sene­felder­platz. F2

Lucky Leek

Veg­e­tar­ian. It’s not luck that makes Lucky Leek so good, but rather a ded­i­ca­tion to cre­at­ing top­notch gourmet cui­sine that is also 100- per­cent ve­gan and in­cor­po­rates in­ter­na­tional tastes. The small but com­pre­hen­sive menu changes reg­u­larly. €€. Wed–Sun D. www. lucky-leek.de. Koll­witzstr. 54. T: 030.66408710. U Sene­felder­platz. F2

Max­i­m­il­ians

Ger­man. Max­i­m­il­ians recre­ates the feel of a cozy Bavar­ian beer hall with hearty food and plen­ti­ful beer to match. Meaty spe­cial­ties in­clude pork knuckle served with dumplings and sauer­kraut, freshly baked pret­zels, and the tempt­ing “Mu­nich sausage parade.” From the four kinds of Paulaner beer on tap to the warm hos­pi­tal­ity, Max­i­m­il­ians goes to great lengths to trans­port a piece of Bavaria to the heart of Mitte. €–€€. Daily L&D. www.max­i­m­il­ian­srestau­rant.de. Friedrich­str. 185–190. T: 030.20450559. U Stadt­mitte. E3

Café am Neuen See and Bier­garten

Ger­man/Euro­pean. A wa­ter­side lo­ca­tion in Tier­garten park makes this a lovely spot come warm weather or chilly. Be­sides sat­is­fy­ing meals, visi­tors can sit in the beer gar­den or a row on the lake in sum­mer or by the fire­place in win­ter. €. Daily B, L, D. www.cafeam­neuensee.de. Licht­en­steinallee 2. T: 030.2544930. S Tier­garten. C3

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