Every time I visit a new city I try and ask any locals I know for their recommendations. I always get more places to see, things to do, and restruarnts to eat at then I possibly have time to try but I have found a recommendation from a friend nearly always beats the best of Trip Advisor – plus they are usually off the beaten path. And on my first day in Berlin, only a few hours after landing, I visited such a spot – Cafe Mugrabi.
Located in the heavily Turkish neighbourhood of Kreuzberg this Mediterranean cafe is definitely something to write home about. After flipping through the menu there were too many delicious sounding options so my friend Samantha and I opted to go for small plates so we could try a bit of everything. My favorite dishes were the grilled cauliflower and the traditional humus which makes sense as I saw this spot described as “Israeli delicacies with a modern twist .
We did not try any of their cocktails as it was lunch time but those sitting around us in the quirky but charming outdoor seating seemed to be enjoying them as we enjoyed the view of Görlitzer Park just across the street. Oh, just a note though, if you are going to visit it is cash only!