February 28, 2014
Roamers is a beautiful place with sweet owners, good food, amazing atmosphere and friendly service. If you can fell in love with a place, it happened when I went for a coffee to Roamers for the first time. I am not sure what was the reason - minimalistic yet cosy interior, which’s been created by owners who pay attention to details, a killer coffee which is so good that so far each time I had two, homemade and fresh cakes, or honestly good food.
I had a small chat with one of the owners and he told me that they open at 9 am (except for Mondays), but food is served later, as they make everything freshly in the morning and they don’t serve leftover from the previous day. For me it was like a magical sentence and I admire their passion for this place.
As you relax over a coffee you can listen to some good music. It made me stop thinking about work, phone or my “to do” list. When I left Roamers I felt like going to a forest for a walk. And I liked this feeling.
I had poached eggs and it was simply good. Not too much, not to little, a good breakfast. Then I had brownie - you want to try it. With a next visit I’ve tried their chocolate cake with topping made out of ricotta cheese and oh mama, it was so good.
They’re totally ok with you sitting there with your laptop, and we all need a break from a home routine from time to time, don’t we.
The only disadvantage of this place is, that it’s not in my neighbourhood and I have to be jealous of my friends living in Neukölln.
Roamers, Pannierstraße 64, Tue - Sun: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, wi-fi.
February 19, 2014
I have a thing for cute little places with a friendly service. But imagine this. You go inside a little cafe without expecting anything (we walked there from Friedrichshain, took some pictures in a Photobooth and were still very excited about our creativity), and walk into one of the most surprising interiors you’ve seen lately. Salumeria Lamuri is amazing. There are beautiful tiles with three different patterns that were meant to be together, cosy little tables, beautiful counter and a big window you can admire Berlin from.
There’s also a back room, all in wood with a window covered with plants. I loved it and could hardly concentrate on ordering. Honestly, I was walking around and just looking. All the little details make this place.
You order at the counter, where they explain you what you can have for breakfast and not only. I chose fresh panini (you have a choice of these ones and it’s good to ask) and Tomasz took one more and a soup.
It was all delicious, I am telling you. They serve a good coffee as well, espresso doppio was powerful and full of flavour. I like the way they serve soups - in jars, interesting and looking good. I also recommend their italian croissants - I had to argue with Tomasz when he asked for another bite. Boys are mean when it comes to food…
We met with friends and spent there good 3 hours. Maybe because of an amazing conversation, but most probably the cosiness of the place helped as well. So we made a statement that we’re coming back for more.
Salumeria Lamuri, Köpenicker Str.183, Mn - Fr 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm.
January 06, 2014
Dolc i Salat is a small place with a big atmosphere. They serve italian sweets, sandwiches for breakfast and some other snacks. I tried cannoli and it was delicious, not too sweet, just perfect. I went there three days in a row and a friend said that I am truly dedicated to testing the place, but the true is, that I simply like it.
The first time I was sitting next to a small wooden table, that composes well with grey walls and other minimalist furnitures. The place is located on a busy little street, always full of people. Just opposite is a place selling cooked beans and locals are always queuing there. If you sit next to a big window, you’ll have a good spot for observation.
The second time I’ve met there with Ani, a lovely New Yorker who’s following her dreams and is a great spirit. Meeting creative and positive people is definitely a good start of a new year. The third time there was me and Tomasz, drinking coffee, getting crazy about cannoli and reading. The Doors LA Woman album was coming from speakers and I felt happy. I haven’t heard the whole album for a very long time, since the secondary school I’d say. It made me feel young and free. Small things like this one create a place and are very important.
So if you’re in the area and you need a place to sit with your book or over a coffee with a friend, go to Dolc i Salat and enjoy.
Dolc i Salat, Álvarez de Castro 5-7,
Tue - Sat 8am - 9pm; Sun 9am - 2pm
December 29, 2013
Cosmo is two in one - Cafe and Art Gallery. Specious and nicely designed interior plus interesting exhibitions are worth a visit. You can expect wooden tables, comfy chairs and even a big sofa, just like in Central Perk from “Friends”.
We had a nice cup of coffee, big healthy salad with salmon and a hot sandwich. It was all made out of a fresh ingredients and yummy. I’ve also heard that their homemade cake is a must, so I’ll try it next time.
But I think that the greatest thing about this place is a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. So go there for a coffee or a drink and experience it.
Cafe & Art Gallery , C / Enric Granados 3, 08007 Barcelona
Md - Th 09.00 - 23.00, Fr 10.00 - 24.00, St 12.00 - 24.00, Sn 12.00 - 22.00
December 03, 2013
I didn’t know if I should make a post about it or not. Café Bombón is so easy to prepare that it doesn’t need a recipe. But also, I love coffee and I had to come to Spain to discover it. If there’s anyone who likes sweet coffee, this is a recipe for you. It is supposed to be exactly in 1/2 strong coffee shot and 1/2 condensed sweet milk proportions, but if it’s too much sweetness for you, just add less milk.
As I have a typical sweet tooth I enjoy this version, even though I do not usually add anything sweet to my coffee. I wasn’t sure if other people like it as well (except for Spanish of course), but I had friends over for few days and they kept asking me to make it again. That’s why I assume you may like it too.
You will need:
- 1 shot of espresso
- the same amount of condensed sweet milk
Brew your coffee, pour into a small glass and add condensed sweet milk. That’s it :) Mix it before drinking.
November 25, 2013
I have a small dilemma related to Granja Petitbo. I’ve been there twice. The first time I loved the atmosphere. It’s a cozy and quite specious place with an old school vibe. I ordered eggs on toast, coffee and a freshly squeezed juice and everything was delicious. I enjoyed lovely service, had a small chat with a waitress and spent good time over there with my book. You may say the best impression that a place could give.
And then I came back again few weeks later. This time it was a bit of surprise. It took me an hour to place an order. I had to wait 20 minutes for menu and it wasn’t that busy (maybe 3 tables were occupied with people drinking coffee). After this time I asked if I could order, the waitress acted surprised as if she didn’t notice me (by this time in the restaurant there was only me and a couple sitting next to me). I was very polite and asked for menu with an honest smile, she gave it to me and left without a word. This time for 30 minutes. I had some work to do, so I didn’t mind. The clock was ticking, I kept doing my stuff. After an hour of just sitting there and working one lady came and asked if I am going to order something. Of course I did. I asked about different kind of coffees they serve and wanted to take eggs Benedict, but it turned out that she gave me a wrong menu and I can only take eggs on toast with some extras. I ordered scrambled eggs with bacon on toast.
My coffee served with condensed milk was interesting, strong shot of tasty blend and sweet milk, kind of a thai style, and I did appreciate it a lot. Scrambled eggs with bacon - most probably the best I had so far in Barcelona. They use only organic ingredients and you can taste the difference. I took twice the same meal. The first time my bread was too toasted, I tough that maybe it’s the Barcelona style, but the next time it was perfect.
Well, in the end I don’t know what to write, so I’ll leave choice to you. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a friendly service, if you’re not, a moody one as I had today. But one thing I must admit, both times my breakfast was delicious. So don’t cross the place because someone wasn’t in a mood to work ;)
Granja Petitbo, Passeig Sant Joan 82, 08009 Barcelona.
Mn-Fri 8:30am – 8:30pm, Sat 10am – 9:30pm, Sun 10am – 3pm
November 24, 2013
Big portions, fresh and high quality ingredients, lovely full of light interior and great service. Isn’t it enough for recommendation? Oh yes, one more thing, prices are ok as well. Brunch & Cake is simply delicious spot.
I went there with a friend who knows every delicious place in Barcelona, so whenever he starts to write about it, I’ll let you know.
When I entered Brunch & Cake cafe I felt at home, maybe because it reminds me somehow about The Barn in Berlin. Each employee has a characteristic uniform and they are very friendly (I mean very very friendly). I love eating in nice environment, food is important obviously, but when you can look on flowers while eating, it is not disturbing for sure. I did not take many pictures, as place was very busy and I had a great chat with Karol, I promise to take few more with my next visit.
What you can find over here is a rich brunch menu and something to satisfy your sweet tooth. I made it simple and chose bagel with eggs and ham plus coffee. It was awesome and portion was so big, that I wasn’t hungry for a long time afterwards.
We went back to Brunch & Cake and I simply have to recommend their eggs Benedict on waffles. It’s blow my mind and I need to recreate it at home. Thanks to B&C I’ll have a new waffle machine :).
Brunch & Cake, c/Enric Granados 19, 9.00am - 10:00pm
November 08, 2013
We went to Tarannà during one of this lazy Saturday afternoons, when you wander around the city for half of a day, trying to walk each narrow little street you see. I needed coffee, Mr. T needed a beer (it’s still hot in Barcelona). I was a bit hungry, Mr T. wanted a small snack.
October 27, 2013
Two and two is a special place, where french homemade yummies meet japanese stationery and other goods that coffee lovers will enjoy. I went there on a rainy day, while trying to avoid being completely wet. I saw the place a few times on my way to Burger International located just next to it, but never went inside. Now I know that it was a mistake. It seems to be a small place, but there is an additional room on the back, that is so lovely and comfortable, that I asked if it’s their living room after hours. It is not, they just love the place and make it special for everyone.
October 11, 2013
Berlin is an amazing city, that’s why there’s so many people who comes for a visit. Living in a popular city has it’s consequences - you don’t go to the touristy areas that often. Of course it’s interesting and definitely worth seeing, that’s why I’ve already seen it. The second consequence will be - overpriced and always busy cafes and restaurants.