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DECADENT ICE CREAM WITH A PASTEL AMBIANCE AT LECKO’MIO

DECADENT ICE CREAM WITH A PASTEL AMBIANCE AT LECKO’MIO

With one summer season under its belt, Lecko’mio came splashing back onto the Berlin ice cream scene with its re-opening on 08.03.2019. The shop was started in 2018 by Nadja Maßmann, a former graphic designer and photographer, and her eye for design shows throughout the space. The interior is awash with a pastel palette, brass accents, and a crown molding ceiling – the type of place you’ll want to linger in after you’re finished eating. If you’re looking for a quick snack, stop in for a scoop of their family-made ice cream or vegan sorbet in decadent flavors like panna cotta raspberry and white chocolate matcha. If you’re ready to indulge a little more, splurge on their signature Mio sundae or “Spaghettieis” – vanilla ice cream extruded like pasta with a delicious strawberry sauce. The shop manages to remain eco friendly too: All the packaging they use is compostable. Stop by early in the season before the line stretches out the door! (Text: Michael Rice / Photos: Mina Aichhorn & Holly Moxham)

Lecko’mio, Graefestr.80, 10967 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map

Tue–Sun 13–21h

@leckomio.berlin

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IT’S HERE: THE PERFECT GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH THANKS TO AERA BREAD

IT’S HERE: THE PERFECT GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH THANKS TO AERA BREAD

Always eating standard bread made from wheat or rye? Try again! Thanks to Aera Bread, you can fill your breakfast plate with a nourishing blend of flours from teff, brown millet, rice and corn. In 2014, Ava Celik discovered that she had celiac disease causing gluten intolerance, and a life without bread was simply unimaginable. The actress quickly left the film industry and devoted herself to baking bread with the daring goal to create a gluten-free alternative that tastes just like the real deal. After two years of trial and error, Ava finally found the perfect recipe, and in December 2018, opened her own (breathtakingly beautiful) café on Charlottenburg’s Fasanenstraße. There, she bakes and sells fresh, homemade loaves that have everything you want: light and fluffy on the inside, but with that crispy outer crust. Come see it yourself and be convinced by her stunning bakery – maybe even catch her baking in the back. The café also serves delectable pastries, and their brand new granola with amaranth, turmeric and apricot is simply delicious. (Text: Lisa Strube / Photos: Mina Aichhorn)

Aera Bread, Fasanenstr.74, 10719 Berlin–Charlottenburg; map
Tue–Fri 12–20h, Sat–Sun 10–18h
@aera_bread

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BTTR — BACK TO THE ROOTS: STAY HEALTHY WITH FRESH JUICES, ADAPTOGENS & HOUSE-MADE MYLK

BTTR — BACK TO THE ROOTS: STAY HEALTHY WITH FRESH JUICES, ADAPTOGENS & HOUSE-MADE MYLK

In January 2018, Janne Kaas opened a different kind of café on Kotti. Her mission: Share homemade, healthy drinks, original flavors and bring balance back into your life. Back to the Roots (Bttr) is a café (almost) without coffee or milk, but full of concentrated plant power and passion. In her glass kitchen, Janne produces lovingly made, fresh cold-pressed juice, vitalizing shots and creamy nut mylks enriched by Sun Potion supplements and superfoods, with tonifying herbs, aka adaptogens. Janne has an extensive knowledge of how these different herbs, fruits and vegetables improve well-being, and she’s thrilled to share it with you. A favorite from the menu is a juice with pear, fennel, sage and lemon. Another is the hazelnut mylk, which you can bring home or enjoy in a warm Golden Mylk with turmeric, cardamom, nutmeg and reishi. Or try the Coldbrew Latte with cardamom, coconut sugar and Good Spirits Cold Brew. Let’s get bttr! (Text: Lisa Strube / Fotos: Mina Aichhorn)

Bttr (Back to the Roots) — Adaptogenic Drinks, Dresdener Str.18, 10999 Berlin; map
Tue-Sat 12-18h

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THE BARN AT WEINHAUS HUTH — SPECIALTY COFFEE & COCKTAILS

THE BARN AT WEINHAUS HUTH — SPECIALTY COFFEE & COCKTAILS

Working around Potsdamer Platz or busy at the upcoming Berlinale? You must be desperate for some decent coffee. Well, The Barn has heard your cry for help! Founder Ralf Rüller just opened a fifth outlet at the venerable Haus Huth – built in 1912 and considered the wine-and-dine hotspot of the 1920s. Flame-finished granite countertops, raw flooring, floating oak benches and Eames chairs – its clear-cut, streamlined interior design perfectly matches the architecture of Haus Huth, as well as the spirit of The Barn. Besides excellent sustainable single-origin coffee, there’s fresh lunch from a rotating menu. Select an organic wine from Charlottenburg’s Viniculture, try The Barn’s signature Rose Brew (Ethiopian AeroPress coffee with rose petals and lemon peel), or – if you dare – order a coffee cocktail. The Gedeb Beriti has rum, vermouth, bergamot liqueur and cold brew. And there’s more good news for coffee lovers in Neukölln: The Barn opened a brand-new store on Friedelstraße in October. (Text: Lisa Strube / Photo: The Barn)

The Barn im Weinhaus Huth, Alte Potsdamer Straße 5, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten; map
Mon-Fri 7.30-19h, Sat, Sun and holidays 10-19h

The Barn, Friedelstraße 27, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln; map
Mon-Fri 8-18h, Sat 9-18h, Sun 10-18h

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