Thursday, 21 February 2008

Einstein Cafe

German; Coffee-House

Cafe Einstein is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of thing: they have a chain of Starbucks-clones all over town, which are just what you'd expect when you hear the term "Starbucks Clone". They also have an amazing coffee-house, full of atmosphere, good cakes and fine food, on Kurfürstenstraße; another quite decent house is on the Unter den Linden avenue, though not as magical as the original one .

Not exactly a review. Matt Ruff writes in his Blog: "Afterwards I go with Martina Kohl and some of the museum staff to eat wienerschnitzel at the Cafe Einstein (the cooking's not quite as good as Mrs. Brecht's, but it'll do). " Despite the fact that he linked to the original Einstein
Cafe, he was probably at the Under den Linden branch (because of his visit to the Kennedy Museum), which is - as already mentioned - not as enchanted.

Jessica Aldred writes on "BeenThere" (about the Kurfuerstenstrasse branch): "Atmospheric cafe/restaurant inside an old villa. Walk through the dark wood and red leather interior to the pretty garden courtyard at the back. Serves great coffee and apple strudel."

And Ganda, too, ate at Einstein

The Basics:

Kurfürstenstrasse 58, 10785 Berlin (original) +49 (0) 30 261 50 96
Unter den Linden 42, 10117 Berlin (branch) +49 (0) 30 204 36 32
And many small coffee places all around town

Unter den Linden :



Related Tours/Sites:
Could be integrated with the General Berlin tour; with tours about the Weimar period; or with customised Berlin tours

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