The Einstein is a Berlin landmark and one of the leading coffeehouses in town. In the historic grand villa of silent movie star Henny Porten, it charmingly recalls the elegant days of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, complete with slightly snobbish waiters gliding across squeaking parquet floors. The Einstein's very own coffee roasting facility produces some of Germany's best java, and the cakes are fabulous, especially the fresh strawberry cake—probably best enjoyed in
summer, in the shady garden behind the villa. The café also excels in preparing solid Austrian fare such as schnitzel or goulash for an artsy, high-brow clientele. Up one flight of stairs is the cocktail bar Lebensstern, which matches the restaurant in sumptuous, old-world feel.