Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Berlin

Wintergarten im Literaturhaus
Perfect for a nice slice of cake and a quiet place to read the newspaper.
Weilands Wellfood
Serving up fresh fast food Weilands Wellfood is a welcome change.
Volckswirtschaft
Volckswirtschaft is a café/restaurant with a social conscience.
Van Loon
Once a Dutch sailing boat it's been many years since Van Loon braved the ocean.
Ungeheuer
Located in Neukölln, that nexus of Berlin cool, the café attracts a young and studiously hip clientele with its gallery of oversized paintings by local artists and other striking decorative elements.
Tomasa
Stylish modern Tomasa is one of the city's favourite places to indulge in a lazy brunch.
Tiki Heart
A vibrant whirl of Polynesian trinkets and '50's decor.
Tauro
Whether you fancy an evening filled with Spanish tapas or prefer a hearty steak instead, Tauro is easy to please. 
Tadschikische Teestube
This Tajik-themed tea room is pretty amazing. However it is inevitably a tourist favourite.
St Oberholz
Charming café with free wireless access and an abundance of cosy corners.
Sowohlalsauch
One of the best spots to indulge in 'kaffee und kuchen'.
Schwarzsauer
One of the first bar/cafés to open on the Kastanienallee an insight into East Berlin.
Schleusenkrug
One of Berlin's most beautiful beer gardens that has a diverse crowd of regulars.
Nola’s am Weinberg
This former park pavilion offers Swiss classics and a great view.
No Hablo Espanol
Burritos with a difference; this is Mexican food with an international twist courtesy of Eiten and Joanna, two travelling foodies. &nb
Morgenrot
Harking back to East Berlin's more anarchic days this café is affiliated with the neighbouring squat.
Mogg & Melzer
Sample home-made Jewish cuisine with an American inspired edge at this casual café.
Milagro
Unlike most American cities, there wasn´t much in the way of upmarket Mexican restos in Toronto before Milagro burst onto the scene in 2006.
Marietta
Small but stylish a meeting place by day and bar to mingle in come night.
Knofi
This colourful café pays homage to Kreuzberg's Turkish community.
Kauf Dich Glücklich
Waffles and ice-cream are the main attraction at this trend-friendly café.
Kapelle
This organic café is the perfect place to relax over a long breakfast.
Kakao
 Kakao is a must for anyone who considers themselves a chocoholic.
Kaffee Am Meer
Light and airy this upbeat café/bar is one of the more stylish options in bohemian Kreuzberg.
Joseph Roth Diele
This eponymous café pays homage to the late 19th-century author who lived in the area.
Ishin
The perfect place for a great sushi lunch just off bustling Friedrichstrasse.
Il Ritrovo
The best pizza in Berlin and a shabby-chic interior make Il Ritrovo a great choice for a laid back meal in Friedrichshain. 
I Due Forni
Easily the coolest pizza joint in town I Due Forni serves up anarchy in a deep pan.
Gretchen
Converted stables circa 1854, Gretchen provides an alternative setting to soak up the sounds of International DJs or resident live bands.
Gagarin
This patriotic café pays homage to East Berlin's communist heritage.
Ehrenburg
The cheerily lit Ehrenburg is the perfect spot for a mid-morning espresso.
Duckwitz
This French deli-café serves up fantastic fresh dishes.
District Mot
District Mot provides an authentic Southeast Asian street food experience, inside a colourfully decorated shabby-chic cafe. 
Curry 36
A local budget snack bar that celebrates the German sausage in true Berlin style.  
CODA
An experimental fine dining dessert restaurant in Neukölln, CODA serves up high-end patisserie and uniquely delicious dishes with well-crafted cocktails.
Clarchens Ballhaus
A charming garden café by day and dedicated dancing (think tango and swing) club by night.
Café Swingdiele
This tiny café will take you back to golden age of the 1920s and 1930s.
Café Schonbrunn
A young and effortlessly cool crowd while away the hours with cocktails and great tunes.
Café Savigny
This smart Viennese coffee house rings with the beat of clacking Manolo's.
Café November
One of the most popular options for weekend brunch this café is always buzzing.

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