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Louis Pretty – Pastrami in Gangster’s Paradise

As a Brit in Berlin, I often bemoan the lack of sandwich options in the city but the Reuben at Louis Pretty, the latest venture from Oskar Melzer, is spectacularly good. Melzer (formerly of Mogg & Melzer, which is now Mogg) opened his new Kreuzberg restaurant in partnership with brothers James and David Ardinast.  Like […]


Mogg – Deli in the former Jewish Girls School

My first impressions when I walked into Berlin’s Mogg & Melzer* were that the room (and it is just a small space) had a stylish clean décor and that it smelt great. *The partnership between Paul Mogg and Oskar Melzer has subsequently been dissolved and the restaurant is now known as Mogg. I first found […]


Luigi Zuckermann – Berlin’s Best Baguette?

Luigi Zuckermann is a great little deli near Rosenthaler Platz that does the most amazing Roast Beef sandwich. It has been one of my go to places for lunch since I moved to Berlin.  I’d spotted it when I visited the city on holiday but somehow never found the time to go. I can remember […]


Barcomi’s Deli – Lunch in a Berlin Courtyard

Having worked up an appetite walking in the snow I decided that today would be a good day to go back to Barcomi’s Deli. Barcomi’s Deli isn’t the kind of place that is easy to happen upon.  It is in a back Hof (courtyard) between Sophienstrasse and Gipsstrasse in the art gallery district of Berlin’s […]


Luigi Zuckermann

I covered a lot of Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte on foot today so had worked up quite an appetite by lunchtime.  Unfortunately, it seemed that I wasn’t the only one. Luckily, I found a spot to sit down at Luigi Zuckermann at the second attempt. On my first pass the place was packed so Plan […]