What do Kurfürstendamm, Friedrichstrasse or the government district have in common? Exactly, culinary it looks rather poor here at first glance. The same applies to the zoological garden. Fast-food outlets dominate between the station and the Europa-Center, while there is much to discover and taste – beyond the bikini B e rlin . You should remember these 11 addresses around the zoological garden.
Eat in the SUPER classic of Berlin cuisine and have a relaxed breakfast on the weekend
In the SUPER Concept Space on the roof of Bikini Berlin, you can start the day relaxed with a SUPER breakfast with pancakes, mimosas, sandwiches and muesli and strengthen yourself for the shopping tour. During the week there is a SUPER lunch with international cuisine. Since June 2018, the restaurant with a view of the zoo has had a new menu dedicated to Berlin cuisine. From 4 p.m. you can get Mettstulle, Kalter Hund, Königsberger Klopse and Co.
Italian cuisine and the most delicious wines in MINE / WINE
It is not easy for anyone looking for a really good and at the same time beautiful Italian in Berlin. Fortunately for all of us, there has been a restaurant since the beginning of the year where we can drown our Italian wanderlust in red wine, pasta, truffle butter and tiramisu – the Mine / Wine . Chef and restaurant owner Mikhail Mnatsakanov brings Italian classics and delicious self-interpretations onto pretty plates. Our favorites: the tortelli with burrata and truffle, the vitello tonnato and the in-house prosecco.
The Kantini Foodmarket in Bikini Berlin
Since mid-January there has finally been a street food market in Charlottenburg with the Kantini in Bikini Berlin. The motto of the new gastronomic concept is “Here is Berlin sniffling” and the 13 different stands invite you to do just that. From poke bowls to bao buns, waffles and hummus to Berlin currywurst – everyone is sure to find something in the Kantini . There are, for example, Sons of Mana , Pasta Deli , Royals & Rice and Djimalaya, and there are also two pop-up stands that regularly change operators. A special feature: the view of the zoo!
Drink coffee at The Barn at Kranzler Eck
With the move into the old Café Kranzler on Kudamm, the coffee roasting company The Barn has dared to venture into the west of Berlin. With a view of the Kurfürstendamm / Joachimstaler Straße intersection, you can drink espresso, flat white and Americano high up here, snack on sweet things and escape the hustle and bustle of shopping.
Urban idyll in the literary café
If you don’t feel like the expensive, touristy and stuffy Reinhard’s in the Kempinkski Hotel around the corner, you prefer to go to the quiet and idyllic literature café for the obligatory coffee and cake date with parents or grandparents . Here you can sit in the garden and listen to the chirping of birds, read your favorite book and not hear anything of the car-cheeky behavior on Ku’damm. Anyway, a walk through Fasanenstrasse with its magnificent old buildings, shops and galleries is worthwhile. Chic Berlin, you’ll find it here again. And if you want some culture with your dinner on Monday evening, Richard Burger will serve you a few literary works.
Enjoy oriental fusion cuisine from NENI Berlin
Although people sometimes tend to shy away from restaurants in hotels, in the case of the NENI at the 25 Hours Hotel , you would miss a lot: The fusion cuisine with Persian, Moroccan, Spanish and Israeli influences is first class and the hummus is a creamy, aromatic poem. We promise you: you will float in hummus heaven.
German classics, cake and beer in the Schleusenkrug
There are several beer gardens in the Tiergarten and the Schleusenkrug is one of them. The restaurant is located right next to the lock at the Untere Freiarchenbrücke – hence the name – and serves German cuisine, grilled dishes, breakfast and cakes. In summer the small beer garden is bursting at the seams with the fairy lights.
Burritos and quesadillas at Dolores
There are those days when you just really crave fat, fat burritos. Dolores is the perfect answer to that. The shop on Wittenbergplatz has the best Californian wraps that you can have stuffed with or without meat, beans, cheese, salsa and guacamole. If you prefer salad, you can order the whole thing or order the quesadillas. After that you are well satiated and happy. What always works: nachos with guacamole.
Drink a beer in the Café am Neuen See
The Café am Neuen See may no longer be an insider tip – but it is still a good one. Take a tour of the zoo and then sit down in the beer garden. In the evening you can make yourself comfortable here between trees and fairy lights.
Eat schnitzel in the Ottenthal
This classic Austrian restaurant not only serves classic Wiener Schnitzel from organic veal with delicious potato and bird salad, but also cordon bleu from organic veal saddle filled with Voralberger mountain cheese and fine rosemary boiled ham. It makes your mouth water. And because you can never have enough schnitzel, the Ottenthal also has “Schnitzel love” to take away. Twice Wiener Schnitzel with salad and a chilled bottle of “Liebedich” Grüner Veltliner 2013 imported directly from the Wachau.
Chic and inconspicuous: The Central Bar at the Zoo
Two years ago, the inconspicuous Central Bar opened in the S-Bahn arches across from the Theater des Westen . The operators Torsten Bender and Sebastian Mathow had previously been to the Green Door in Schöneberg for a long time . A long, narrow room, black walls and a counter made of wood and black marble – the Bar Zentral is one of the minimalist and adult bars in the city.