THE STORE KITCHEN
HEALTHY FRESH FOOD WITH A LIVE DJ IN A SHOP TO DIE FOR.
WHERE: Soho House Berlin, Torstrasse 1, 10119 Berlin.
THE DEAL: Healthy brunch classics served up in this large and airy super-luxe store underneath Soho House. At the weekend a live DJ cranks it up a notch. The store is packed with cutting edge designers from beauty, candles, clothes, jewellery, shoes and books. WE WANT TO BUY EVERYTHING IN THIS PLACE. A great setting for a leisurely browse before lunch. Price tags are high so if you’re not the kind of person who can just window shop then maybe leave your credit card at home…don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THE FOOD: Healthy food that delivers on taste and quality. Expect a full spread of salads (made fresh each day), Avocado Toast, Bruschetta and sweet treats like coconut chocolate tarte, home-made protein balls and pastries. You can also order off the menu; pick from Poached eggs, Homemade soup, Shakshuka and seasonal specials. Everything we ordered tasted delicious, but they looked even better - totally instagrammable. The salad plate is piled high by the server (you get a selection of everything) so you feel like you’re getting value for money. Beetroot and fennel, Kale and cashew, home-made hummus, Sesame-tahini noodles and roasted sweet potato made for a tasty, filling but healthy lunch. M informed me that the Shakshuka was great - although a few more pieces of bread to mop up the tomatoey-eggy juices wouldn’t have gone a miss. Service is quick - so for a mid-week work lunch it would also work well. A slice of vegan chocolate tart went down a treat (rather too quickly actually) to finish.
THE PRICE: A bit uneven; overpriced for some things but great value for others. I was shocked when I was charged €8 for a slice of chocolate tart and a cup of tea - ARE YOU FOR REAL?! But then the salad plate €8, Shacshuka is €8, Avo toast is €6. Protein ball is a rip-off at €2.5. Drinks range from water (€2.5) to coffee (€3.5 for a flat white), a selection of teas (€3.5). The hard stuff (wines, bubbles etc.) start at €5.5 for a glass.
PAY BY: €ash and card.
BEST FOR: A great brunch / lunch with friends.