Hackescher Markt: We quickly strolled through this market near Alexanderplatz and picked up some street food. Sadly, the food was less than mediocre and we felt like we had fallen into a tourist trap.
Neu Café: We were suggested this restaurant by a woman working in a gorgeous furniture store. We misunderstood her English at first and thought she was just telling us about a “new café”. We wondered how we’d know if a café was new or old, but when we came upon the sign the light bulb went off! The restaurant is tucked in a little square off a busy street. It’s decorated flawlessly inside and there’s a gorgeous outdoor patio that must be open during the summer months. When we walked in we noticed that the restaurant had been awarded a Michelin Star more than once, so our expectations were high. While the ambiance was really nice, my dinner left a lot to be desired. I had a fish dish that tasted really bland and uninspired. But the boys had some steaks, which they said were amazing, so I think we may have just picked the wrong thing. Overall, for the price and Berlin’s reputation for good food on the cheap, I’d probably skip this one next time.
And a few randoms: