Re-opening of terraces: ten places recommended by The Columbist
There's no bad weather, only bad terrace awnings, says journalist Quentin Lichtblau, and that's the right way to describe the past weekend.
Photo by: Kelsey Knight, Unsplash
Restaurant terraces reopened last Friday, however no luck weather-wise. Yet despite the rain and gale Berlin is back to life, its streets once again filled with promenaders. A veritable fête for hedonists!
Have your negative COVID test handy, and book your table ahead. Here's our hot list of recommended places:
Kickstart your morning with a coffee on the terrace at The Barn, Cafe Kranzler. Move on to a proper breakfast at "Benedict.
Those Sydney chaps at ABC Allans Breakfast Club know a thing or two about a leisurely brunch paired with an Aperol Spritz or a glass of chilled rosé.
Not every restaurant was lucky to survive the lockdown. In this regard we are particularly happy for Pizza Standard who actually managed to expand their operation with two more branches at the West and the East, and are awaiting you with their pizzas Napolitanas and natural wines.
Or, transport yourself to Italy at the terrace of Sironi La Pizza, with an Aperol Spritz, a pizza Mozzarella Di Buffala and a scoop of gelato for dessert.
If you're on Gipsstrasse, a cozy courtyard, alas without any rain protection can be found at either Kuchi or Cocolo Ramen. Their sashimi, salmon rolls and ramen are well worthy waiting a day or two for some good weather.
Neni Berlin, an Israeli restaurant, offers fabulous nibbles, humus and a magical view of West Berlin from their terrace hidden in the palm trees.
Kink Bar & Restaurant cooks up dishes using locally sourced ingredients (it's asparagus from Beelitz at the moment). This is a dinner kind of place with a beautiful garden and an intriguing cocktail card.
Tables are already available for booking at the yet-to-open Julius, a new project by the Michelin-starred Ernst. Grand opening is scheduled for June 5, yet their springtime veg tasting menu can be sampled already.
The key is to start, in any business. We congratulate you all on the opening of the terraces and looking forward to better news from the weatherman!