Conveniently located just minutes from the centre of Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg is undoubtedly one of the city’s most desirable and cosmopolitan locations . Known for its beautiful Wilhelminian architecture, green squares, thriving markets and seemingly inexhaustable range of cafes, bars and restaurants, this vibrant but family-friendly district really does have something to please even the most discerning traveller. And, should you wish to stray further afield and sample some of the city’s many iconic sights, you will find a plethora of fast and reliable public transport links just a few short minutes walk from your accommodation.
A cosy, little café around the corner. They serve a small choice of tasty meals during lunchtime. A specialty is Leberkäse, a type of meat loaf popular in Germany and Austria.
Seelower Str. 2, Sun and Mon closed, Tues-Fri 8.30am – 6pm, Sat 9.30am – 6pm
A café in typical Prenzlauer Berg shabby-chic style. The breakfasts are delicious. Try the homemade organic muesli or the scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes. Also a good choice of soups and pasta.
Paul-Robeson-Str. 11, Mon-Fri from 8am, Sat & Sun from 9am
One of the first vegan supermarkets in Berlin. The attached bakery offers a good choice of homemade vegan cakes, snacks and also vegan ice cream.
Schivelbeiner Str. 34, Mon-Sat 8am-9pm
Berlin’s oldest bakery has been baking bread since 1906. It’s so popular that there are often queues on Saturdays. Try the fresh Schrippen, Splitterbrötchen and the tasty bread. The bakery is also worth a visit to see the old-fashioned GDR furnishings, and the employees with their real Berlin slang.
Schönfließer Str. 12, Sun closed, Mon-Fri 6.15am-18.30pm, Sat 6am-12pm
A nice pub on the other side of the S-Bahn it is unbeatable when it comes to having a drink with some friends on a warm summer evening. It feels like the sun is shining an hour longer here than in the rest of the city.
Kopenhagener Str. 16, Mon-Fri from 9am, Sat & Sun
This cosy corner restaurant on the other side of Schönhauser Allee offers excellent modern European food and a good choice of wines. The terrace for summer months is lovely and the service attentive. Reservations advised.
Rodenberger Str. 37, daily from 6pm
This American restaurant is rumoured to have the best burgers in town. This is definitely a matter of taste, but if you’d like to find out I would recommend making a reservation. According to the staff, whenever there is a hip and important event in Berlin, that means the Bird will be packed.
Am Falkplatz 5, Mon-Fri 6pm-1am, Sat & Sun 12pm-2am
Every Sunday the Berlin it-crowd, outdoor fanatics and flea market lovers stroll through nearby Mauerpark. The flea market not only offers old knick-knacks and vintage clothing, but also the work of many young creatives. In the afternoon, singers and entertainers face up to the judgement of hundreds of curious onlookers. It is time for the famous bear-pit karaoke at Mauerpark!
Flea market: Bernauer Str. 63-64, every Sunday
Corsican café, Greifenhagener Str. 17
ice cream parlour, Stargarder Str. 73
café, Stargarder Str. 60
second hand clothing, Stargarder Str. 1