You are in Berlin Schöneberg for the first time ever. You have got an appetite for everything. Where do you start? That’s a question I get asked a lot, and it’s a hard one to answer. But I will try so that you don’t return home having only sampled your finest curry wurst from some touristic bistro at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. So here it goes: My Top 5 restaurants in Schöneberg.
Bonvivant is a cocktail bistro. Even the tiled corner house is a real eye-catcher. The restaurant is divided into two areas, in front you find a bar with light colors and green marble tables and in the back the restaurant with dark green walls and cosy wooden furniture. Besides the stylish design you will be surprised by the colorful plates with the vegetarian dishes, created by Ottmar Pohl-Hoffbauer and Kristof Mulack. Through a window to the kitchen, you can watch them work their magic. Here you will find veggie dishes that are anything but boring. Local and seasonal products are used to create surprising and exciting dishes. An imaginary pool party in the chic Beverly Hills served as inspiration for the bar menu and drinks. Playful, a bit decadent and fruity. I can only recommend that the Bonvivant is so beautifully.
Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro, Goltzstraße 32, 10781 Berlin, www.bonvivant.berlin, Station: U2, U3, U4 Nollendorfplatz, Wed–Sun 17:00–1:00
At this small deli you will be eating Korean Bibimbap in a room wallpapered with hand-written Bible quotes from floor to ceiling. Ixthys is actually the Greek word for fish, a Christian symbol. The very small kitchen is run by two Korean women preparing traditional Korean dishes like Bibimbap and Bulgogi in home-made style. The food is plenty and fresh and very spicy – certainly recommendable for when you’re in Schöneberg and want a quick bite.
Pallasstraße 21, 10781 Berlin (Schöneberg), Station: U2 Nollendorfplatz Mon–Sat 12:00–21:30
At La Cocotte you feel like in Paris. It is a beautiful French restaurant in Schöneberg. Sitting outside under trees and two marquise you can drink a Provencal Spritz and enjoy lovely French menus which change every month. I ordered a flan de broccoli, soup provancale (accompanying my Spritz ;), Entrecote Grillee and as dessert Tarte au Citron.
Vorbergstraße 10, 10823 Berlin (Schöneberg),+49 30 78 95 76 58, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lacocotte.de, Station: S1, S2, S25 Julius-Leber-Brücke, Mon–Sat from 18:00
Located in between urban landscape of railroad tracks and residential buildings, you will be welcomed by the warm, rusty-red interior of the restaurant of LOK6. Their chefs combine seasonal food to create a fine lunch on weekdays and outstanding brunch on weekends.
Am Lokdepot 6, 10965 Berlin (Schöneberg), +49 30 57 79 27 79, email@example.com, www.lok6.de, Wed–Sun 12:00–17:00
This (vegan) deli offers fabulous vegan and gluten-free dishes. At this vegan restaurant you can order sweet and salty snacks, soups, salads, Smoothies, juices, open sandwiches as well as Breakfast- and Lunch-Bowls. The dishes are always available as a vegetarian or vegan option. As with the big sister The Bowl is also in Hope "Clean Eating" the motto. This deli is also recommended in my VeganBerlin map.
Akazienstraße 28, 10823 Berlin (Schöneberg), +49 30 68 40 24 00, www.hope-deli.com, Station: S1 Julius-Leber-Brücke, daily opening at 11:30
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