Stopped by one of my favorite spots for lunch today: Repke Spätzlerei, a cozy, cafeteria-style restaurant by Savignyplatz in Berlin.
It’s pretty busy at lunch time, as they have good deals for comfort foods like Spätzle, Schnitzel, meatloaf (Hacksteak), and Königsburger Klopse (€6,90!). The portions are a good size, but aren’t so large that they’ll put you to sleep at your next meeting. There’s always a good selection of freshly made salad sides such as: mixed bean salad, fennel and cabbage salad, or potato salad. Additionally, each of the lunch menu items usually comes with a mixed salad of some sort, with your choice of vinaigrette or yogurt dressing.
p.s. Don’t mind the crappy photos, that’s what I get for using a Motorola Milestone to take them.
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you have to do all of this in your home directory somewhere
Sometimes at lunch, I get a serious craving for a simple Japanese rice bowl. Amazingly enough, there’s a place close enough to me to satisfy: Heno Heno. It’s a simple japanese restaurant with a single row of stools at a bar and a few tables to the side. The food is simple: a single page menu describes the treats to be ordered and everything is thrown together quickly right in front of you.
There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of thinly-sliced beef and rice (Gyu-don), or delicious nukazuke (fresh homemade pickles), or the freshly made sake o-nigiri (salmon rice cake in nori seaweed wrapper).