Long time no see! It took me more than half a year to finally come back to Berlin. One more reason to enjoy my time there to the fullest and visit as much of my favorite places (and people!) as possible.
With this blogpost, I want to introduce you to some of my all time favorites as well as some new hotspots in Berlin I discovered. Moreover, there’s a look I wanted to show you but let’s start with the Berlin part.
First of all we have to talk about the new trend food: ramen. There are a few restaurants which sell ramen in Rotterdam but I couldn’t find one that really convinced me yet. When I was in Berlin, I tried Cocolo Ramen (located in Mitte and Kreuzberg) and they totally won me over. For ten euros and a few minutes of waiting in a queue, you get a bowl of flavorful, comforting soup and ramen noodles. They have a small menu with only a few options, but the two dishes we tried were absolutely amazing. Also vegan and vegetarian options!
Since we planned to stay until sunday morning and that’s before my favorite flea markets (Mauerpark and Arkonaplatz) start, I had to find a new one. We went for a stroll around Marheinekeplatz where a small flea markets with only a few boothes takes place every Saturday. Benefits of it being less big and popular are that it is less crowded and way cheaper than the other options. I would go there again!
One of my favorite places in Berlin became even better: the Garcia Kaffeebar in Moabit. You wouldn’t expect a café with such a hipster vibe (in a good way!) in Moabit, which is suppossed to be one of the rather humble districts in Berlin. But they make amazing coffee and even better cakes and avocado sandwiches. New on the menu: the Bircher Muesli, an absolute must-try!
If you’re into vintage shopping, you’re gonna love Made in Berlin near Weinmeisterstraße! Even though it is pretty expensive compared to my favorite second hand shop in Rotterdam, it is my favorite vintage option in Berlin. As long as you’re okay with paying a few more euros, it’s the place to find you a perfect Berlin souvenir.
The perfect place to enjoy the sun in the evening: the Mozzarella Bar in Mitte. While you would sit in the shade everywhere else, you can catch the last sun rays there. And with their house wine and antipasti platter, the sundowner becomes even better!
The perfect outfit for a day in Berlin is obviously a matter of taste and, mostly, weather conditions. For me personally, this combo was the perfect choice! Trendy rain coat meets basic shirt and denim. It’s no secret that I’m absolutely obsessed with golden jewelry. My latest favorite is a pair of glasses by Ede l Optics which was a PR sample. It fits perfectly with the rest of my accessoires and adds the last touch to almost every look.