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Cafe am Engelbecken

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Michaelkirchplatz / Engelbecken, 10179 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 28376816
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10:00 - 00:00
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Trapani, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely cafe. The location on the basin with nesting swans and herons is beautiful, we had a lovely afternoon tea in the sun with a divine mixed berry torte and went back for supper one evening, huge, delicious salads and home made very light crust pizza, alarmingly large glasses of wine. Staff were great and friendly.

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Thank Siouxtrapani
Nairobi, Kenya
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The location is stunning and the food they are producing is really alright. Unfortunately they were totally understaffed and the lovely waiters really did their best to get the job done. They surely should have planned better for a sunny afternoon in Berlin by adding one or two waiters. Nevertheless super professional and absolutely friendly. Will try it again.

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Thank Stephan M
London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Suitable for family and friends with a good selection of food and drinks. Seating is available inside and outside too. Outside is perfect for swan, bird and turtle spotting. Great for a lazy day or quick stop.

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Thank Adiba M
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My son told me this is a good spot for lunch. I went on a Sunday when it wasn't too busy and seats were available. You can sit on the grass too if you like. A bottle of fizz water was about 5 Euros. A lot compared to the shops. Nice little area though.

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Thank Komakino66
north east scotland
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645 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

When you follow the Berlin Wall walk in this area you walk along the old ditch of a canal built in the 1920/30s? to connect the Land Canal with the River Spree. The canal never took off and lay in disrepair until relatively recently when the wall fell. Now there is a fine lake where the basin must have been... More 

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Thank yandinazetland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We were originally trying to get to Henne's for fried chicken, but they were closed. Due to forgetting everything is the other way around (left/right hand side etc) to what we're normally used to, we went the wrong way and ended up having to walking back. Along the way we came upon this little park, and decided that we'd come... More 

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Thank BruMedNick
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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238 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

An outdoor café at the border of an astonishing little lake in the centre of town, part of a narrow strip of park that stretches out at the other side. High flats are partly hidden from view by trees and shrubs. The wind rustles through the reed, fountains clatter, ducks quack, and the sun shines. Dolce far niente. You'd eat... More 

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Thank ChF_10
Ely, England
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I've been to this cafe a number of times. It is a short walk from the bustle of Oranienplatz. The cafe is located on a lake with ducks and tortoises. It has a surprisingly good brunch menu and is great for lazy meetings with friends. Service is not fast but you can spend the time looking at the wonderful view.

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Thank GhengisKitty
Exeter, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

What a place! Definately worth a visit if you are in the area. The cafe overlooks a lake and park where the staff and service is wonderful. We chose toasted sandwiches, coffee and beer and with the sun shining and clientele charming I would return at any chance!

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Thank steelhead2013
Leipzig, Germany
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173 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A small rescue island amongst the busy streets of berlin. Locals and tourists come here. Standard service, good for a coffee or cold drink in between.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michaelkirchplatz / Engelbecken, 10179 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighbourhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 28376816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mitte

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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