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NORTHERN GERMANY


BUDGET DINING


in Berlin Story and photos by Alison Smith


Step out onto nearly any street corner in Berlin and traditional German food along with cuisines from all over the globe will be only steps away. Your choices will be limited only by what you’re in the mood for.


Breakfast Buffet If your hotel doesn’t have a free


breakfast, go to the modern and quirky Circus Cafe inside the Circus Hostel for their “World Famous All You Can Eat Circus Breakfast Buff et.” T e generous spread is laid out at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. For only 6.50 euro, you get the same selection of cereals, pastries, meats, cheeses and fruits along with a freshly made cappuccino or glass of orange juice for which other places charge 20 euro or more.


Mid-day Meal For a mid-day meal don’t miss Berlin’s favorite lunch on the go: currywurst. T e dish consists of a traditional German brat cut up and doused with a ketchup-based sauce and covered with a heaping sprinkle of curry powder. T e whole thing is topped off with a tiny fork and served in a paper tray. T is popular street food is generally served with french fries or a roll and can oſt en be found as part of a combo with a drink for around 5 euro.


Dinner For an inexpensive dinner try Vino e Libri, an Italian restaurant concentrating on Sardinian fl avors. As the name suggests, the restaurant has a large collection of wines and books, with the latter lining an entire wall of the restaurant. Savor a whole pizza in either traditional margherita or one of the unique combinations the chefs come up with for less than 15 euro.


Favorite German Drink Aſt er a long day of touring, you may need a caff eine fi x. One of Berlin’s most popular drinks is the latte macchiato. T is coff ee drink is prepared by steaming milk and then adding espresso to stain the white color. Skip the Starbucks and enjoy this cheap beverage at one of the many unique coff ee shops and restaurants around town.


Negroni Cocktails from Vino e Libri.


Bratwurst and currywurst meals from Viva la Wurst.


Currywurst is served at all types of restaurants throughout Berlin and combo meals cost around 5 euro.


Cheap snacks can be found all over Berlin to fi ll you up through the day.


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