Berlin's 10 Best Spots For A Delicious Lunch

It can be hard when travelling to fit in a good lunch, and more often than not, you discover you're hungry somewhere between tourist attractions and end up sitting in a tourist-trap restaurant, over-paying for average quality food... or worse, at McDonalds. This 10Best list aims to help you avoid these all too common situations, with recommendations for places to go for a delicious lunch that you'll actually WANT to schedule into your itinerary!

If you feel there is simply too much to see and do in Berlin, that you don't have time for a leisurely sit-down lunch, then we have you covered with a few of Berlins best take-away options (no...they're genuinely really good). For the most incredible, gourmet kebab, head to Mustafa's in Kreuzberg. To try the traditional German favourite 'currywurst' at its absolute best, give Curry 36 a go. For another culturally relevant lunch option in a hurry, Burgermeister does wonders to the humble hamburger, making for a truly satisfying lunch!

For a more relaxed, sit down experience with delicious and fresh menu options, try The Barn, where the focus is on using fresh, seasonal produce to make rustic, home-made goodies. Alternatively, pop into Antipodes for a fantastic soup or toastie, or Suicide Sue for fabulous home-made breads and preserves/ cold cuts. 

Whatever your in the mood for and however much time you have, you're sure to find somewhere on this list to suit your lunchtime needs.

Looking for a fast, tasty and culturally appropriate lunch between exploring tourist sites? For those who may not yet know, currywurst is a German dish (and Berliner favourite) essentially made up of cooked sausage in a sort of curry-ketchup...  Read More

Situated in the fashionable district of Prenzlauer Berg, surrounded by boutique shops, cafes and bars and always bustling with people, is Cafe November. The cafe/restaurant boasts a very extensive menu, including an array of lunch options...  Read More

Looking for something quick, tasty and even a little bit culturally appropriate for lunch? Deceptively located directly under a railway overpass (which is oddly not uncommon in this city!) at Schleisestor U-Bahn, Burgermeister is a bit of an...  Read More

Distinctly located on the corner of Rosenthalerstr. and Torstr. right in the heart of the lively Rosenthaler Platz, St. Oberholz is the perfect, centrally located 'go to' spot for wifi hunters from all over the city. Here, you'll find yourself...  Read More


Originally an American name, Barcomi's has successfully integrated into the city of Berlin. Located in a beautiful courtyard in Mitte, the cafe/ deli offers some scrumptious lunch menu options- not to mention the extensive list of mouth-water...  Read More

Monsieur Vuong

An absolute favourite with locals (to the extent that you can now even buy t-shirts and curry pastes), Monsieur Vuong is a vibrant Vietnamese restaurant, always buzzing with people. Unfortunately, they are unable to take reservations due to the...  Read More

In complete and confusing contrast to the name, Suicide Sue is a bright, modern and relaxed cafe, beautifully decorated in such a way that you feel as though you're in somebody's private home. Suicide Sue's concept is simple- its all about...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Antipodes

Antipodes is a Kiwi owned and run caf� boasting delicious organic coffee, delicious lunches and an array of tantalizing treats. The caf� itself is simple with vibrant furnishings and emits a light-hearted and fun feel- with the...  Read More

The Barn is a boutique coffee shop located in Mitte, which is all about quality produce and perfect execution to make the most superb food and coffee. Atmospherically, you really do feel like you're in a farmers barn- well, a very clean and well...  Read More

Mustafa's Gemüse Kebap
Photo courtesy of Conor O'Rourke

Only in Berlin could a kebab sold by a street vendor be internationally renowned as a culinary delight. Mustafa's is a Trip Advisor recognized taste bud tickler, selling a chicken or vegetarian kebab for a mere 2.90euros. With limited seating...  Read More


Meet Rachel Beckley

Fresh from University and just 20 years old, Rachel decided to delay ‘real life’ for a while longer and live abroad. After 10 months based in England, (scattered with various escapes to...  More About Rachel

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