Welcome to Berlin

 

Let’s face it: a trip to the immigration office can be described in many ways – some of them positive, others less so – but it’s safe to say that nobody would ever refer to it as “fun”. That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate our first series of blog entries to two things that are guaranteed to bring comfort and joy to an otherwise tedious day: food and drink.

We’ve scoured the areas around the central immigration offices in several German cities and hand-picked the best restaurants, cafés, bakeries and bars we could find for those in need of a quick pick-me-up, ready to sink in to a nice meal, or in search of a neighborhood gem.

Whether you’re undercaffeinated or underfed, pressed for time or looking for someplace to spend it, this list of nearby locales will point you in the right direction.

 

Grab and Go

Coffee and Pastries

Aldi Berlin-Moabit – Friedrich-krause-ufer 37-38, 13353 Berlin (300m / 4min)
Mon – Sun: 7:00 – 21:00

Website –  Aldi Berlin-Moabitse

 

Backufer – Nordufer 5, 13353 Berlin (600m / 8min)
Mon – Fri: 6:00 – 19:00 / Sat: 7:30 – 19:00 / 8:00 – 19:00

WebsiteBackufer

 

Sandwiches and Snacks

Sadly, there is nothing within close range of the immigration office.
We recommend roughing it at Aldi pre-appointment, then, once you’re done, walking down the road a bit and treating yourself to a nice meal.

Sit and Enjoy

Gaststätte Deichgraf – Friedrich-krause-ufer 24, 13353 Berlin (350m / 5min)
Traditional German restaurant
Specialties include Berlin currywurst, schnitzel, goulash and local beer
Down-to-earth, no-frills atmosphere
Outdoor terrace
Tue – Sun: 12:00 – 23:00

WebsiteGaststätte Deichgraf

 

Hanoi Cantine – Torfstraße 16, 13353 Berlin (600m / 8min)
Extensive selection of Vietnamese and Asian-fusion cuisine
A neighborhood staple
Charming, lavishly designed atmosphere
Friendly service
Mon & Tue: 11:00 – 22:00 / Thu & Fri: 11:00 – 22:00 / Fri & Sat: 14:00 – 22:30

WebsiteHanoi Cantine

 

Spice – Föhrer Str. 11, 13353 Berlin (750m /9min)
Vietnamese street food restaurant
Remarkably authentic Hanoi-style cuisine
Large portions
Exceptional price-quality ratio
Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 22:00 / Sat & Sun 12:00 – 22:00

WebsiteSpice

 

Yaman Grill 02 – Föhrer Str. 11, 13353 Berlin (750m / 9min)
A döner kebap restaurant worth dining in at
Regarded by many as the best food of its kind in Berlin
Exceptional price-quality ratio
Friendly service
Mon – Fri: 11:00 – 1:00 / Sat & Sun: 12:00 – 1:00

WebsiteYaman Grill 02

 

Don Pasquale – Triftstraße 38, 13353 Berlin (750m / 9min)
Rustic-chic Italian restaurant
A neighborhood favorite
Specialties include antipasti, pizza and pasta
Cosy atmosphere with exposed brick walls
Outdoor seating
Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 11:00

WebsiteDon Pasquale

Worth the Walk

Sarajevo Berlin – Triftstraße 8, 13353 Berlin (1.3km / 16min)
Balkan restaurant with a cult following
World-class burek
Remarkably low prices
Friendly service
Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 22:00 / Sat & Sun: 9:00 – 22:00

WebsiteSarajevo Berlin

About the Author Kevin Wiesehahn

Kevin Wiesehahn is a New York expat living in Munich. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst,
and earned a master’s degree in Anglistik from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Kevin is one of the newest members of the Blue Global Relocation family, where he works as Immigration Team Assistant and Social Media Content Developer.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading German philosophy, riding BMX and cooking.

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