After being impressed by a museum morning at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum, it was time for a sit down. Alpenstueck has a restaurant but also during the daytime it has a cafe and bakery just on the opposite side of the cobbled road.
Originally, the thought of a coffee and cake would be a good option as it was the afternoon. But the body required something more substantial and savoury in order to recharge.
The lunchtime menu at Alpenstueck has all homemade dishes. The soup was Cream of Lentil with Wiener Sausage. It was good that the soup could be made without the sausage when requested. It came with sliced seeded bread. The soup was creamy and tasted wholesome. It had a good flavour and was just what I needed. The seeds gave the rye bread a real nuttiness. The decaf coffee was fairly strong and it came with a small jug of hot soya milk.
Alpenstueck looks smaller when you enter due to the bread and cake counter and a small amount of seating. But they have an additional seating area at the back which is spacious and light and airy. Tables and chairs are placed outside too. Wooden floors, wicker lamps and white and wood chairs make up the dining area.
The staff were friendly and provided good service. Alpenstueck has a good variety of breads, loaves, cakes and pastries at the bakery counter. If the soup had not been so filling, an apple strudel would definitely been had.
Large windows at Alpenstueck make it a good place to watch the world go by. The cafe was so peaceful and quiet even though there were plenty of people dining at this great place.
Alpenstueck, Schroederstrabe 1, 10115 Berlin, GermanyRating: