Photo: Katy Otto
Sometimes everything depends on the right timing. Marie Antoinette would have probably bit on her own tongue if she would have known that her cake fantasies would have brought a headless future for herself. On my side, I am wondering if writing about decadent little delicious cakes is the right thing to do in a week in which everybody else is blogging about homeless people and the hard winter. Anyhow, I discovered a little cake shop that I just want to share with you. So get more information after the jump, eat cake and then give your old clothes to homeless people.
Two weeks ago a brand new frozen yogurt place opened at Weinbergsweg conveniently located close to Rosenthaler Platz. Considering the frozen yogurt hype first started in the States sometime in the 80s this is one of those trends that took forever to reach good old Germany. But as I am a big fan of yogurt ice cream I say: better late then never! Here in Berlin we have frozen yogurt now for a couple of years all started by Yoli. Since then a few places have opened. But what makes Efa’s Frozen Yogurt so special apart from it’s great location and original interior? Their yogurt is all organic! Some impressions and details after the jump.
You always had naughty fantasies about a certain dress you would like to wear, but you never found it in a store? The do-it-yourself movement has brought up a magic hotspot that can make your dress dreams come true. The Kinkibox situated in Friedrichshain offers you a workspace and sewing machines for your sewing projects. And if you are still in the process of learning you can do it directly in this sweet little sewing cafe. A selection of different sewing courses is offered. Your way to your own Project Runway Experience should bring you to Friedrichshain and if not perhaps you like to get things at the boutique inside. More pictures of the little café shop and the address after the jump.
photos by Glamcanyon
Last Thursday the .HBC invited everyone to the re-opening of their restaurant and bar. I had heard so many good things about their kitchen it was about time for me to try it out. The new interior is really beautiful and makes the whole place even cooler then it was before. New bar, new floor, new rooms for the restaurant and great food! The It Boys threw the after party in the pinkroom that was filled with styrofoam flakes. It was a lot of fun jumping around in it. But not so fun anymore when I lost my bag and sweater in it and had to go under looking for it while everyone else was jumping on top of me. Impressions of the food, the restaurant and the party by Katja after the break.
For people who are either lactose intollerent or vegan such treats as cakes and cookies are mostly a forbidden pleasure. But help is on his way. For those of you who like good vegan food and sweet treats I can recommend a small Prenzlauer Berg establishment ironically called Hans Wurst. The food looks great and tastes quite fantastic. The address and a few photos after the jump.
My absolute favorite ice cream flavor is yogurt. Obviously, a store that only sells only frozen yogurt is totally heaven for me. I have been hearing and reading about frozen yogurt places popping up all over town a lot lately, for instance over at travelettes and sugarhigh. But I do remember that already last year a shop opened up at Invalidenstrasse in Mitte. So I took the afternoon off to find it and give it a try.
Yoli Frozen Yogurt is for starters the first Authentic Nonfat Frozen Yogurt Store in Germany. Hurray! And I can assure you, it is absolutely delicious. The many toppings and sauces are countless but the staff will help you find the smartest and tastiest combination. I had brownie sauce and raspberries and my buddy had physalis (no, not the STD – the FRUIT!) and dulce de leche (that’s South American caramalized milk cream). They also have smoothies and parfait which are yet to be tested by me. More photos and details after the jump.
What do Ben and Uschi have to do with the Pope you might ask yourself. Well, I have no fucking clue. But the three of theme came up with one hell of a cosy little cafe in Prenzlauer Berg. Hidden away in the lovely Winskiez (if you do not have a spouse and a child you might not be familiar with this area) Ben-Uschi und der Pabst offers plenty of comfortable couches and a giant tasty breakfast that not even I could finish (If you order the one for 2 it’s actually good enough for 4 people). For some more impressions and details go look after the jump.
The little cafe Fleury at Weinbergsweg has been around for a while. But it only got to my attention when I moved to the Prenzlauer Berg – Mitte area last summer. Since then it has become one of my favorite places to have cake and coffee or breakfast. They really have one of the best breakfasts that you can get (for under 10 EUR). It’s my absolute standard. And in the summer (dreaming of it right now…) I love to get a rhubarb tarte and rhubarb spritzer and enjoy it on a blanket at the Weinbergspark around the corner (you could totally paint an impressionist picture of that…). Impressions and details after the jump.
Selling ice cream sounds like a pretty simple job. But obviously it is not. Some places might have an eye for impressive presentation, but their ice cream tastes more like a male byproduct. Other places look like an interior nightmare but their ice cream is really good. This weekend we discovered a place that wins both in looks and taste. The Gemelli ice café! Its interior looks like it could be a setting of Elle Home Magazine. And the Italian style ice cream which is made in-house is really good and they have a really creative variety of flavors. Frank instantly became a junkie to their poppy seed ice cream. So thumbs up for this little Kreuzberg pearl! Photos and details after the jump.
I’ve been passing by this stylish cafe at Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg a couple of times, but it was always packed. Last weekend I finally came by on a not so busy hour and took the chance to drink a coffee there. The interior is a mix of retro second hand furniture, torn baroque wallpaper, golden paint and street art paintings on the wall. Definately a matter of taste, but I think it was very charming. I especially like the wall paintings by street artist Chin Chin who is also an artist of Redspective. Read on for more images and infos.