Want to indulge in luxury or spice up your winter wardrobe in a second-hand boutique? We introduce you to the latest shops and shops. Among them are many sustainable items, such as a team of Berlin designers who have created the "octoopulli" jumper, a piece of clothing that grows with you. Kaffee & Korn not only serves delicious vegan cakes, but also offers all goods for sale without packaging.
Tip 1: Root Restaurant
The Root Restaurant in the also new Hotel Telegraphenamt welcomes you as of now. Close to Monbijoupark and Museum Island, you can enjoy your meal between brick walls and green plants under a glass roof enchantingly decorated with lanterns. Admittedly, the Instagram posts made us quite curious. Not only are very cosy-looking, velvety green seating areas unveiled here, but also delicious dishes, sometimes marinated, sometimes pickled, sometimes fermented, sometimes fried. Enjoy your meal!
When: from 1 November, daily from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Monbijoustraße 11, Mitte
Tip 2: Victor & Victoria
Little sister, big brother: this is the principle behind the new Berlin meeting place Victor and Victoria. The bistro bar Victoria is bright and modern with a pretty terrace. Here you can meet for breakfast or lunch and also enjoy your first drinks to get in the mood for the evening. The Victor restaurant offers fine dining. As its "big brother", the Victor is mysteriously grown-up with séparée-like tables overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt at night. You even need an extra invitation for the cigar and champagne lounge. Of course, we should also mention chef Stephan Krogmann, who, together with his team, received a Michelin star for the cuisine at the Relais & Châteaux Gutshaus Stolpe outside the gates of Usedom.
When: Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 8.30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Where: Charlottenstraße 59, Mitte
Tip 3: Humana New Opening
There are now 21 Humana shops in Berlin. Now another one is being added. The opening will be celebrated on 10 November with vouchers, DJs and free flash tattoos, at least while stocks last. You can still get second-hand bargains afterwards, of course.
When: Opening on 10 November
Where: Boxhagener Str. 76, Friedrichshain
Tip 4: The Studio – Personal Chef Berlin
You've always wanted to learn how to make kimchi or how fermentation works. Then this new event space in Weißensee is the place for you. Chef Ki will show you how to do it in various workshops and at the same time teach you about the culture of his home country. If you don't like to cook yourself, you can take home a homemade Korean dinner for two on Fridays, from 5pm while stocks last. The Studio also rents out rooms for events.
When: various dates for workshops
Where: Gustav-Adolf-Strasse 159, Weißensee
Tip 5: Kaffee & Korn – Unpacked Goods
Bring your glasses and Tupperware containers! At Kaffee & Korn, 80 percent of all goods are available unpackaged. You'll find grains, flour and muesli, spices, vinegar, oil and much more. Of course, there is also coffee: beans to take home and delicious barrista specialities for a little time out on the spot. To go with it, order a slice of cake or pie from the Vegan Bakery.
When: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Treskowallee 88, Karlshorst
Tip 6: Cookies Cream Bar
Now there is another reason to finally pay a visit to the vegetarian-vegan star restaurant Cookies Cream. The new bar sees itself as a small experimental laboratory. Inspired by the Cookies Cream cuisine, exciting new blends with unusual flavours await you here. But cocktail classics and non-alcoholic drinks are also on the menu.
When: Tuesday - Saturday: from 9 p.m.
Where: Behrenstr. 55, Mitte
Tip 7: Museum Ephraim-Palais
The Museum Ephraim-Palais reopened after renovation work with an exhibition on the Flemish artist Paul van Ostaijen as part of the Kunstherbst. Paul van Ostaijen found refuge in Berlin between 1918 and 1921 and played an important role in the Berlin avant-garde. If you are interested in the 1920s, this exhibition is a must-see. Through the person of Paul van Ostaijen, you will learn a lot about the hitherto less-noted facets of this period of upheaval and the German revolution of 1918/19.
When: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Poststraße 16, Mitte
Tip 8: Event space Tante Helga
Since August, Sir Helga has been serving you breakfast, drinks and delicious soul food. In the lively Friedrichshain district, the restaurant entices you with its cosy living room atmosphere. Now an event space will be added.
When: Tuesday to Friday 11.30 a.m. - midnight, Saturday 9 a.m. - midnight, Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Kreutzigerstraße 14, Friedrichshain
Tip 9: Oktopulli
Now that's a gift that lasts: Oktopullis makes children's jumpers that grow with them. The idea is as simple as it is ingenious. The eye-catchers - and presumably also the namesakes - are the sleeves, which can easily be rolled up for short sleeves. This reveals the beautiful pattern of the organic cotton jersey lining. The cut and length are casually comfortable with plenty of room to move and grow. By the way, the slow fashion jumpers from Kreuzberg are also available for adults.
By the way: because the two makers believe that sustainable fashion should not be a luxury good, they have developed a three-tier pricing model. As long as enough people who can afford it support the concept, the jumper can also be offered at a special solidarity price.
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. - 6.30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Mittenwalder Straße 57, Kreuzberg
Tip10: Fischer & Lustig
A real sea breeze is promised by Fischer und Lustig, which opened in September in the middle of the idyllic Nikolai quarter. To this end, under the 800-year-old arcades, exposed brickwork, chandeliers and parquet flooring have been used to create what is probably the most noble galley in Berlin. On the way into the dining rooms, you will pass replica fishermen's cottages. You dine in quiet, blue seating areas or at large tables or at the captain's table, which seats 16 people. It goes without saying that only the freshest regional fish is served here, from eel and green scallops to redfish and char. A good catch!
When: Wednesday to Sunday 11.30 a.m. - midnight
Where: Poststraße 26, Mitte
Tip 11: The Square
Architecturally characterised by ceiling-high archways and exciting sightlines, the new concept store in Mitte looks like a modern showroom - or as the operators describe it: like a "large sanctuary for contemporary luxury". As the successor to The Corner, The Square also offers a curated selection of luxury brands such as Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta, but also Loro Piana and Diesel. What's really new is the interior design and furnishings, developed by Parisian studio Pierre Augustin Rose. You'll hardly find any corners and sharp edges in The Square, but instead massive decadent seating groups, plaster lamps hanging from the ceiling and French elegance.
When: Opening tba, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Französische Strasse 40, Mitte
Also new: Street Art Mural as a symbol of resistance
There is a new mural in Berlin: together, Ukrainian artist Andriy Kalkov and German illustrator Dennis Schuster (DXTR) have created an abstract sunflower. A symbol that democracy and fundamental rights are as precious and fragile as a delicate flower - and therefore need to be protected. The mural in Berlin is the second in the street art project "The Wall". With a total of five murals in Vienna, Berlin, Geneva, Marseille and Ankara, the Ukrainian Institute and the Port Cultural Agency want to set a sign of resistance and draw attention to the situation in Ukraine.
When: since 6 November
Where: Elsenstraße 87, Kreuzberg
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