Looking for the perfect fresh sourdough bread? Here’s another spot to check out: Die Brodstätte, the Kreuzberg bakery formerly known as The Bread Station, which has just opened up a new shop in Prenzlauer Berg. Like its older brother, the new location offers a range of daily-baked bread and other delicacies, with particular care placed on quality ingredients. Located right next to the Tchoban Foundation museum in Kollwitzkiez, the second shop is housed in a modern building with a glass façade that bathes the shop in beautiful light when the sun shines. Inside you will find classic Danish cinnamon buns and Semla brioches which are perfect for enjoying at Teutoburger Platz across the street. The name Brodstätte hints at the Danish roots of the owner Magnus, who is originally from Aarhus, though he didn’t want to limit himself to purely Danish bakes. Instead, he focused on quality, collaborating with the Zeller Mühle in Baden-Württemberg who mill flour to order using their stone mill.
Now to the bread: there are seven different types, with the light wheat sourdough bread particularly popular with customers. We found the emmer bread extremely tasty, with a dark crust and moist dough that is best enjoyed with a little butter. These baked goods can be accompanied with your daily coffee, made here with beans courtesy of local roasting company Kaffeepur. Whilst you are there: grab a semla brioche (a traditional Swedish pastry with a creamy filling) along with a Danish raspberry slice or, if you can wait until after Easter, one of the sweet pig ear pastries.
Text: Annika Hillig / Photos: Sophie Döring
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