Monday 24 March 2014


Safe to say my first Sonntag as a Berlin resident kicked off pretty nicely - I won’t lie to ya, mostly due to a certain wonder-waffle which blew both my taste buds and mind. I’ll get to that. Sundays in this city totally eclipse all others; they are just the best. After linking at Eberswalder Straße U-Bahn, Spud and I started with a sweet stroll through the Kulturbrauerei [Culture Brewery], a winsome yellow-bricked melting pot of cute theatres, dance studios, restaurants, bars, independent shops, a cinema and an obligatory Photoautomat. 

Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36.

After picking up a bunch of upcoming events leaflets (to start fashioning some kinda cultural agenda between us), our rumblin' stomachs led us to one of my many favourite café haunts here: Kauf Dich Glücklich [buy yourself happy]. Located on Prenzlauer Berg super street Oderberger Straße, its sought-after Sunday status was instantly confirmed by the out-the-door queue of brunch cravin' clientele.

Part little shop, mainly a-ma-zing foodie/cocktail/coffee hangout (they're also a thriving online fashion and design emporium), Kauf Dich Glücklich has a most splendiferous selection of sweet and savoury crêpes, waffles, ice creams, coffees and cocktails. It's worth mentioning that crêpes aren't actually served on Sundays - perhaps because they're particularly overwhelmed with orders - but this transpired to be the most fleeting of disappointments, as it meant we were "forced" to sample their crazy good herzhafte Waffeln [hearty waffles]. Dramatic, yeah, but we really did come over all waffle-struck, both uncharacteristically lost for words. The mozzarella/tomato/pesto/basil-topped marvel that landed on our petite art deco table tasted (and indeed looked) nothing short of magbloodynificent. And at a more than reasonable 4€ (about £3.30), very very very good value too. We were even treat to live bluesy numbers from a multitalented musician Mann, whose dulcet tones and mega trombone/double bass/drum skills had the whole place captured from the off.


After contentedly whiling away three hours or so in waffly heaven, we headed to near-by Mauerpark Flohmarkt to soak up the happy Sunday spirit. Glücklich indeed.

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