If you like the experience of eating out but could do without the unpredictable wait times, small talk with service staff, and fumbling with cash and tip, then Data Kitchen is the answer to your dining dreams. At this hyper-modern restaurant experiment tucked away in a courtyard near Hackescher Markt, every step is digitized – except for the cooking, which is handled by a proper (human) chef, one who earned his chops in a Michelin-starred kitchen. The digital ordering system couldn’t be more convenient: Just check out the menu of the day on the mobile website or the restaurant’s app, choose your meal, select what time you want to eat, and complete payment. When you arrive, your freshly prepared meal will be ready and waiting in a glass cubby that you unlock using your phone. Data Kitchen is open daily for tasty breakfasts like quinoa porridge with stewed pears or avocado toast, and for fresh, vegetarian-friendly lunches like bulgur salad with roasted vegetables and herbs, barley risotto with beets and feta, or heartier German comfort food like Königsberg meatballs. All you need is a smartphone – and a good appetite. Rosenthaler Str. 38. T: 030 68073040. www.datakitchen.berlin.