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12 most popular foodspots of the year 2016 in Berlin

The best insider tips of Berlins foodscene

Cafe am Neuen See in Berlin: rent a boat
Café am Neuen See: rent a boat © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

2016 has been a very delicious year, because we have tested lots of culinary secret tips and hotspots of Berlin and shared them with our community on Instagram. We have summarized what has come together and which foodspots were the favorites of our Instagram Community. Here are the best tips of our Instagram-Guides for restaurants and cafés in Berlin 2016.


Right in the first month of the year our Instagram followers have been thrilled about Winterfeldt Schokoladencafé. Located in a former pharmacy, the only medicine on offer here are the stacks of top-quality chocolate, fine candies, and exquisite coffees on the shelves. And, to make matters worse for your diet, the shop also offers delicious cakes, extremely rich hot chocolate, sweet spreads, and sugary biscuits. Sweetness knows no limits here. So indulge. And, if you haven’t satisfied your sweet tooth yet, you can even sign up for a Winterfeldt chocolate subscription! Oh dear, we’re going to be in trouble!


The Lavanderia Vecchia convinced our community in February. There is a reason clotheslines and dishcloths are hanging from the ceiling. The owners of Trattoria have made it their job to make the history of the former laundromat the interior concept of the restaurant. The result is a unique design with traditional Italian cuisine. Risotto with apple, Gorgonzola, and nuts is just one of the many promising dishes on the lunch menu. For the evening menu, it is best to make a reservation and if you are a vegetarian, inform them in advance because otherwise it is not possible to deviate from the menu.


The culinary highlight of March promises peace and relaxation amidst the city bustle in Friedrichstrasse.  Café Ursprung is located in the vertical garden in the Dussmann KulturKaufhaus – a paradise for book lovers. So if you are exhausted from reading books and need a snack, you can try breakfast, teas, and the restaurant’s own “tapas with local ingredients” between 6,000 tropical plants. And you know what’s best? You can order a “catuccino” in Café-Ursprung, which means you can enjoy a cappuccino that looks like a creamy cat!


The warmer temperatures made us go out in April. In Berlin, there are many great beer gardens and cafes to sit outside in. The real summer classics include the Café am neuen See with its wide culinary range and wonderful beer garden. Located in the Tiergarten, it is the perfect place to sit down, relax, and enjoy. After all, what could be better than tasty reinforcements with friends or family after a long walk through Berlin’s Central Park?


The Hafenküche on the Rummelsburg bay fascinated our community in May with its real maritime charm. The doors open at 10:00 for a balanced breakfast with fresh bread rolls. At noon, one-course meals that change every day, are offered at a very reasonable price and in the evening there is black pudding, fish & chips, half a roast chicken and much more!


The following phenomenon will no doubt be all too familiar to many: you are in the middle of shopping and suddenly feel famished. But there is no need to worry, the KaDeWe is prepared and has a varied and international range of food on offer. An excellent place to have a drink is the LeBuffet Bar, which offers a variety of cocktails and other refreshing drinks. Its location, in the sleek and elegant winter garden on the 7th floor, provides a fantastic view of Berlin. That's our favourite of June.


In sunny July Prinzessinnengärten were our culinary hotspot. They are home to a rich diversity of plants and flowers. And best of all: anyone can join in as they’re an urban gardening project. Hungry from watering all those plants? The Garden Café is the perfect spot for a quick break. The café mainly uses the Prinzessinnengärten’s own produce or that of organic farmers.


If you want to have a fancy snack after taking a walk on the Tempelhofer Field, you should definitely have a look at the GORDON Café & Recordstore. In the immediate vicinity of the old airport, small savoury snacks with homemade bread as well as sweet delicacies are on offer. Perfect for everyone who enjoys their music as much as their food and that's why it's our culinary highlight of August.


"Mamma mia!" has been said in September. Sala da Mangiare serves up genuine Italian delicacies. Its owners place particular value on the origin of the ingredients. At the small, rustically furnished restaurant, the pasta is home-made and a suitable Italian wine is available for every dish.


Are you in Kreuzberg? Then you need to try the Burgermeister near the U-Bahn station Schlesisches Tor. They have been serving homemade burgers, with delicious sauces and fresh chips, from this unique location for the past 10 years. Everything is freshly prepared in front of you, that is a reason why it became the favourite of October. Bon appetit!


Just to be clear right from the outset, the Mädchenitaliener, your preferred foodspot in November, doesn’t only have meals for girls! You can enjoy all kinds of Italian delicacies, such as ricotta, pasta and panna cotta, at this cute little restaurant in Mitte.


Christmas feelings brought along the mood for sweet treats in December. The best description of the delicious treats from Makrönchen Manufaktur is probably small but excellent. The gluten-free macaroons are available in a host of great taste combinations. How about a tomato, basil and Parmesan macaroon or a passion fruit and full-cream milk macaroon? Your taste buds will also be able to enjoy small tarts, butter cookies and meringues.

PS: Find all of our #foodspots_berlin-Guides from January until February here. For more Top-Lists click here.