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Refill Berlin – Where to find free tap water in Berlin

Refill Berlin is a non-profit scheme aiming to make free tap water available throughout the city to anyone with a refillable water bottle. The Refill movement started in Bristol, England in 2015 when Natalie Fee set out to create “an easily accessible, free network of shops, cafes and restaurants providing free water refills.” The scheme […]

Berlin Drinking Fountains Map - Berliner Wasserbetriebe

Berlin Drinking Fountains – An Interactive Map

Berlin summers can be as stiflingly hot as its winters are brutally cold so a map of the Berlin drinking fountains, where water is available for free, could come in very handy. I’m a big fan of a Wegbier to quench my thirst while exploring Berlin and beer in Berlin is generally cheaper than water […]

Rheingauer Weinbrunnen - a wooden hut serving wines from Rheingau-Taunus district of Hesse on the Rüdesheimer Platz in Berlin Wilmersdorf

Rheingauer Weinbrunnen – The Wine From The Rhine

Germany is famous for its beer gardens but did you know that every summer there is a wine garden in Berlin – the Rheingauer Weinbrunnen on Rüdesheimer Platz? Well, you do now. There are officially 350 seats at the Rheingauer Weinbrunnen but on warm summer evenings the crowd swells to maybe 600 or 700 people. […]

Gemüse Döner im Brot at Rüyam Gemüse Kebab Berlin

Rüyam Gemüse Kebab Berlin – My Dream Kebab

Rüyam Gemüse Kebab (or Rüya as it was called until 2017) has been serving up the kind of chicken Döner Kebabs that dreams are made of at Hauptstraße 133 in Berlin Schöneberg since 2012. Rüyam is literally my dream, and I mean literally – it is the Turkish translation, hence their tagline ‘traumhaft lecker’. All […]


Kanaan – Food from the Promised Land

Kanaan is a Middle Eastern vegan-vegetarian restaurant with a backstory as appealing as the food served there, that claims it has ‘the best hummus in town’. Berlin has the short-sightedness of Germany’s supermarket executives, who dismissed Oz Ben David and Jalil Debit’s original business proposal to bring hummus, tahini and other imported Israeli-Palestinian specialty foods […]

Wegbier: Berlin’s Bargain Beer Map Logo - Where to get a cold half-litre bottle of Berliner Kindl Jubiläums Pilsener for 1€ or less in the German capital.

Wegbier: Berlin’s Bargain Beer Map

Berlin is pretty cheap when it comes to beer but I’ve noticed that Späti prices can vary wildly so I came up with Wegbier – Berlin’s Bargain Beer Map to keep track of the best value options. One of the reasons I fell in love with Berlin was the freedom to drink a beer as […]

Beyti Kebap at Caglayan Grillhaus Berlin

Caglayan Grillhaus – Berlin’s Best Beyti

There are so many Turkish restaurants in Berlin that deciding which one to eat at can be a bit daunting. If I could only pick one, it would be Caglayan Grillhaus in Neukölln. Caglayan is a family restaurant – two brothers run the kitchen and front of house respectively – on Hermannstraße, opposite the magic […]