Muse might be the perfect lunch spot in Berlin. The restaurant offers delicious sandwiches, homemade soups and other yummy dishes on weekdays. It is nearly completely farm-to-table as most of the ingredients come from local organic farmers around Berlin. The location’s interior is inspired by industrial chic, so it is kind of arty and eclectic. On the weekends, Muse turns into a venue for fancy Supper Club evenings – however, for these culinary adventures it is essential to book way in advance. You can reach Muse within a 10 minutes walk from MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz. Free Wi-Fi is offered.
Muse, Immanuel-Kirch-Straße 31, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg: Walking distance from MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz or take Tram M2 to Metzer Straße
Only two stops with Berlin’s famous S-Bahn from the MEININGER Hotel Berlin Central Station you will find 12 Apostel – one of the classics among the pizza places, which is also suitable even for large groups. It is located under the railway viaducts of the station Friedrichstrasse directly at the Kupfergraben opposite of Berlins’ Museum Island. The pizzas are named after the eponymous 12 Apostels and arrive at your table crisp and shockingly large. Service is attentive and extremely friendly. Make sure to have a reservation when showing up with a larger group.
12 Apostel, Georgenstraße 2, Berlin-Mitte, Walking distance from S-Bahn Station Friedrichstraße
CôCô Banh Mi
Asian food has been popular for years with Berliners and tourists. In the city there are countless Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese restaurants. But Vu, the young Vietnamese owner of this place is clearly leading the pack. At “CôCô Banh Mi” he and his small team serve simple but tasty meals based on old family recipes. Banh Mi, a juicy Vietnamese sandwich is the star of it. Vu’s concept has often been copied in Berlin, but no copycat could reach the high standards and the quality that he serves every day. In summer you should check for a seat in the courtyard garden in the back. CôCô Banh Mi is located exactly between the MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz and MEININGER Hotel Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus.
CôCô Banh Mi, Rosenthaler Straße 2, Berlin-Mitte: Directly at the U-Bahn Station U8 Rosenthaler Platz
No Fire No Glory
You are looking for the best coffee in Berlin? Look no further; No Fire No Glory has it! Why? It’s quite simple. Not only do they use the outstanding beans of Bonanza Coffee Heroes, who are the artists amongst local coffee makers, they also really understand how to treat those beans, i.e., with love and knowledge. No fire no glory also serves homemade cakes and cookies and staff is friendly and international, just like the guests. Of course, free Wi-Fi is offered. In summer have your coffee outside and if you are really lucky you might even get a seat on the porch swing for the best view of locals passing by. Find this spot in walking distance to MEININGER Hotel Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.
No fire no glory, Rykestraße 45, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Several years ago Cynthia Barcomi came from the U.S. to Berlin and quite frankly, she was shocked: Why oh why would Berliners drink that awful cheap German filter coffee? And why was there no place to get a decent and fluffy Cinnamon Roll? She found no answers, so she went on a mission to change that – and opened the first Barcomi’s in Berlin. By now she has become little star, opened up other places and wrote a handful of cookbooks. In Barcomis Deli near Hackesche Höfe she found a perfect spot for showing Berliners and visitors how fantastic American Food Culture can be. Come here to have breakfast and brunch or to relax with a gorgeous cake and get rid of your shopping stress.
Barcomis, Sophienstraße 21, Berlin-Mitte: walking distance from S-Bahn Station Hackescher Markt