By day, this is a quiet café reminiscent of a classic Viennese coffeehouse, shabby but trendy, with fashionable Mitte-ites chatting in while middle-aged intellectuals page through newspapers and magazines. At night, it turns into a comfortable but bustling neighborhood pub, just crowded enough to look like a scene, but never too packed. And throughout it all, Altes Europa ("Old Europe") manages to construct a daily menu of six or seven tasty dishes like classic German knödel (dumplings) baked with mushrooms and spinach or tafelspitz (boiled beef) with potatoes. The food is inventively prepared and served in record time.
Gipsstr. 11, Berlin, Berlin, 10119, Germany