If you’re looking for cultural diversity and gastronomic adventures, Kreuzberg is the place to be. It’s a contemporary, hip area of Berlin, Germany, which is famous for its artistic atmosphere and an abundance of food and drink options.
Kreuzberg is the southern neighbor of Mitte—the central borough of Berlin. This makes it easily reachable from most parts of the city.
I recently visited a friend in Berlin and she was kind enough to show me around Kreuzberg. There were many different restaurants there—Middle Eastern, South American, African, and more. As this was my fourth visit, I had already had many German Wurst sausages, so this time I wanted to try something else.
Here are three great places to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Berlin, based on my experience.
1. Breakfast at Markthalle Neun
The first place I want to recommend to fellow Local Guides is Markthalle Neun. This is a super cozy daytime bazaar, which offers a good variety of breakfast and brunch options, as well as fresh produce and handcrafted items.
I went there to have breakfast before a long day of shopping and sightseeing. The Christmas spirit was taking over the place, which was already decorated with beautiful lights, and there was a pine aroma in the air.
2. Lunch at Sheers Schnitzel
On my second day, we went to Clash, a cool rock bar promoting equality and tolerance. Afterward, my friend and I had a quick bite at Sheers Schnitzel—a fast casual restaurant, serving authentic schnitzels. If you wonder what a schnitzel is, it’s a breaded thinly sliced pork filet. The classic version, popular in Austria and Germany, comes with potato salad or fries.
I’d definitely recommend Sheers Schnitzel to everyone who’s looking for a nice, inexpensive meal. A schnitzel with fries and green salad cost as little as five euro.
3. Dinner at Kimchi Princess
On my last night in Berlin, I wanted to try something I’d never tried before. My friend suggested an amazing Korean restaurant called Kimchi Princess. We had Korean barbeque, which was cooked right in front of us.
Even though we were seated almost immediately, the place seemed quite popular, so you might have to wait a bit for a table. The only drawback was the ventilation system, which wasn’t efficient enough, and the smoke stuck to our clothes for a while. However, considering the great time we had, this was a small price to pay.
The food scene in Berlin is very diverse, and there are always new places to explore. Have you tried a new restaurant recently? Share your experiences in the comments below.