ONE OF THE BEST GODDAMN flat whites WE'VE EVER HAD. AND THE FOOD IS PRETTY GOOD TOO. the queue is worth it for the coffee.
WHERE: Bergstraße 68, Mitte. Best believe the hype - a second sister cafe called Annie's in Kreuzberg has also just opened.
THE DEAL: Coffee is Distrikt's thing, alongside serving up a tasty brunch menu and pastry treats. The interior is classic Berlin urban-cool; think exposed brickwork, worn leather sofas, wood and black steel tables and chairs, sprinkled with apple mac freelancers and the weekend Instagram crowd. Tucked away on a quiet street in Mitte, its the epitome of the relaxed weekend hang-out spot, but get in there early otherwise expect to wait for a table.
THE FOOD: The menu isn't massive but it has everything you would want. We had the 'Roasted carrot and and avocado salad' that was tasty and came with the most glorious hunk of Sourdough to mop up the dressing. Our companion went for 'The Deli Sandwich' - perfect if you're after a decent sandwich with quality extras you would never bother to make yourself at home; the green goddess dressing, Sourdough bread and tangy crisps took it up a notch. The 'Poached eggs on toast, avocado, burnt tomato and toasted seeds' seemed to be a popular choice. We also spied the 'Superfood Bowl' which was nicely presented (chia, cocoa nibs, goji berry and fruit toppings), if a little too liquidy in texture, rather than a thick smoothie consistency. Make sure you leave room for a pastry or homemade cakes - they are BOMB. The home-made banana bread and orange blossom cake were honestly dreamy and could convert even the most hard-core dieters into fat kids for the afternoon.
THE DRINKS: The coffee here is SERIOUSLY good. Expect a delicious, roasted tangy taste, with a range of milks including soya, oat as well as dairy. Distrikt even offer Barista training so they really know their stuff. Teas were sourced from Companion Coffee & Tea in Kreuzberg and served with proper china.
THE PRICE: If you're looking for a budget friendly lunch maybe don't come here. But that's not to say its not good - it is and pricing is on par with Distrikt's contemporaries like The Barn or Silo Coffee. A flat white comes in at €3.40 with an extra €0.30 change your milk to oat or soya. Homemade juices are a nice touch (€4.50). We felt food prices were a little high for the portion size - around €2 euros less and it would have been bang on: 'Roasted carrot and and avocado salad' - €8.20, The Deli Sandwich' - €8.90, Poached eggs on toast, avocado, burnt tomato and toasted seeds' €9.90, 'Superfood Bowl' - €8.20.
PAY BY: €ash or card.
BEST FOR: Treating yourself to a great coffee on the weekend - we can't afford that sh** everyday. Best enjoyed sat outside on the long benches in the sun. Plus if you like a chat, the staff are super friendly.