Hello Summer! The Cee Cee Team will be taking a well deserved summer break to recharge our batteries during the month of August. We will be back in September to provide you with your weekly fix of Berlin city tips. Until then, browse our website for some previous recommendations and go and explore the lakes and drop in at those beer gardens you always promise yourself you will visit “next weekend”. Enjoy the long and sunny summer days! Till September – We’ll Cee Cee You.
The Dottir Team is on a journey. For two weeks, they’re setting up a tent in Hong Kong. In the meantime, their Mitte location will be taken over as a Thai restaurant. Charming New York cook Dalad Kambhu and the artist Rirkrit Tiravanijawill present their interpretation of contemporary Thai cuisine. There will be a fixed sharing menu, so it’s recommended to come in groups. Our many-course menu consisted of raw fish “cooked” in lemon and ginger over a traditional spicy Thai curry with homemade ice cream. Then came the Thai-inspired drinks from the Pauly Bar bartenders and coordinated wine. The Pop-up will only be there until 6.8.2016, so we recommend that you make a reservation fast! (Text & photos: Sven Hausherr)
Contemporary Thai Cuisine by Dalad Kambhu & Rirkrit Tiravanjia, Dóttir, Mittelstr.40/41, 10117 Berlin-Mitte; map
26.7 – 6.8.2016, Tue-Sat from 18h
Just around the corner from Tempelhof, Berlin’s favorite airport-turned-playground, is Hase: a small store that promises to lend you #allesfürsfeld (#everythingforthefield) – and delivers. You can rent over 20 skate and longboards, as well as everything you need for the perfect day in the park – from oil pastels to analogue cameras, guitars to slack lines. Plus, the prices are incredibly affordable, and the longer you borrow, the cheaper it gets. Boards start at 4 euros per hour and at max stretch to 18 euros for a week. Hase’s affordability ties into the awesome ethos behind the space. As founder Jascha Müller-Guthof explained to me, he was inspired by the concept of a Sharing Economy – see economist Jeremy Rifkin. Craving to put theory into practice, he brought it out of the textbook and onto the street: Hase opened in mid April 2016. This place is cool, clever and it has heart. The walls are used as exhibition space – currently displaying some beautiful analogue photography – and there’s always time to chill on the sofa and have a chat. Hase is catching the attention of many, from school groups to travelling boarders to art and design enthusiasts. It’s time you check it out as well. (Text: Grace Evangeline Holme / Photos: Jascha Müller-Guthot)
In summer, Berlin’s numerous green areas can become overcrowded, and not everyone is lucky enough to be able to spontaneously leave the city. In this case I look to Pankow – well within the reach of the public, but already far away from the sieges of Berlin’s more central parks. The Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow, with 34 hectares of greenery, is just a fraction of the natural paradises just outside the city. Directly behind it, the landscape of the Naturpark Barnim stretches to the horizon, providing much more to discover. It’s best to begin your journey at the park’s listed greenhouse and have a bite to eat at Café Mint. The homemade scones with clotted cream and marmalade leave absolutely nothing to be desired. To go with your scone, have an original English Earl Grey in a pretty traditional English teapot. (Text: Stephanie Johne)
A brand new magazine called Sofa saw the light of day this week, brought to life by the creators of Flaneur Magazine. Describing life as a chatroom, this fresh mag with daring content is like nothing that you have seen before. The first issue,”Sofa I: Gen Z – What is Generation Z thinking?!”, takes a closer look at the minds of today’s teens. The floor was given to teenagers from all over the world to voice their opinions and lead the conversation in matters such as younger siblings in the digital world and South Asian identity movements. Each future issue will tackle one specific topic and present it from a new and fresh viewpoint. You can order your copy of Sofa here. And check back for news on Facebook! (Text: Nicolene van der Walt / Photos: Ira Bolsinger)