You know us at iHeartBerlin – we love discovering all kinds of delicious food in Berlin and then sharing the locations with you in our guides. The only thing we enjoy more than that is sharing our common vision of Berlin as a safe space for everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs, skin colour, or gender. So we couldn’t be more stoked to present you the story of yet another shop selling delicious sweets and at the same time run by Syrian refugees.
The Konditorei Damaskus at Sonnenallee 93 was opened half a year ago by Tamem Al Sakka from Syria. Together with his family he left the city of Homs 4 years ago in an attempt to flee from the war. It took them 2 years to get to Berlin through Lebanon and Egypt.
Back in Homs, Tamem Al Sakka used to run the same business with his family. After he arrived here, according to his own words he realized that it was hard to get a job. But instead of giving up, he tried reviving the revenue source he knew from the time of peace. It turned out to be a huge hit in Berlin! Not only is it popular among Syrians on Sonnenallee who recognize the genuine taste of home in Al Sakka’s hand crafted pastry products, but the exotic delight has also been widely appreciated among both Germans and Neukolln’s international community.
Visitors are praising the place for “the best dessert they’ve had in their life”. The Syrian sweets got so popular that the owners provided a telephone number to order at. You can choose from a variety of delicious home made pastries and sweets, including all traditional Mabrumah with pistachios, Baklava, Shaybiyat and Asabe.
Konditorei Damaskus, Sonnenallee 93, 12045 Berlin
Open: daily 10:00 to 22:00, tel: +49 152 08594045