SUPERFOODS & ORGANIC LIQUIDS

WITH A NAME LIKE "SUPERFOODS" YOU CAN EXPECT THIS PLACE TO BE SOME SORT OF HEALTHY MECCA. AND WE WON'T SUGAR (SORRY AGAVE) COAT IT FOR YOU, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. BUT THE FOOD IS TASTY, THE SMOOTHIES GO DOWN WAY TOO FAST AND IN GENERAL WE'RE IMPRESSED....

WHERE:  Find this Superfoodie 'food concept' in Weinbergsweg 423. They've just opened a second location in Charlottenburg, Schlüterstraße 37.

THE DEAL: This whole in the wall in the heart of Mitte is serving up breakfast bites, smoothies, cold-pressed juices, salads and sandwiches which (according to the website at least) all include at least one Superfood, designed by a certified nutritionist. The place was originally set up to primarily serve take-away for customers on-the-go but it has now evolved to become an equally in demand eat in place. 

THE FOOD: The food is clean-eating on steroids and perfect for those with dietary intolerances; gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free are all on the menu. You might think that Superfoods & liquids would be fun free too but that's simply not true. Breakfast is far from dull - smoothie bowls, chia pots, waffles, yogurt bowls and our favourite, the bircher muesli overnight oat pots are delicious where you have the pick of different toppings; acai & cassis, acai & raspberry, mango & acerola, nuts and seeds. Lunchtime hails a range of different salad options, but its the salad dressings that really make them, otherwise it does feel a little bit like rabbit food. If you're looking for something more creative and substantial go for one (out of the two) 'Superfood quinoa bowls'; hummus, veggies, quinoa, avocado, spices, beans etc. There are also sourdough sandwiches but ask yourself - are you really going to get the sandwich of your dreams in a superfood cafe? Probably not. Stick to what they do best and you can't go wrong. 

THE DRINKS: The coffee situation here was a shock - THERE IS NO FLAT WHITE. But that's ok we got over it. No oat milk here though so probably don't bother with coffee (deadpan). We didn't try the cold-pressed juices (we didn't feel very juicy at the time). But the Smoothie's looked great and offer the best opportunity for Superfoods & Liquids to live up to its name so you should just let them. 

THE PRICE: A matcha or chia latte is €3.30, cold-pressed juices €4.50 and smoothies are €6.50. Breakfast comes in from €4.50, waffles €6.50 and Smoothie bowls €7.50. Lunchtime salads are €8 including a choice of dressing to take-away, or for an extra €1.00 upgrade to one of the 'Superfood quinoa bowls'.

PAY BY: €ash and card.

BEST FOR: If you're on a health-kick and need something super-fast and super-foodie.

www.superfoodsberlin.com

Sophie Heywood