You know you’re onto something good when you see people queueing up early on a Sunday morning outside a bistro to be sure they are in time to get a table at the opening, or just to grab a little pastry and coffee to take home. That’s just the first hint that Meierei Berlin is a special place.
Walk through the doors into this tiny bistro and you will eyeball what has to be the best apple strudel in a country that prides itself on apple strudel. This little bistro specialises in Alpine specialities from the delicious strudel (and go for it with full cream, you only live once) to breads, cheeses and goulashes or broths.
You can also get a lovely selection of beers and wines and in summer, you can hardly do better than to sneak through to the tables out the back and sit in the courtyard enjoying the quiet, or finding a table out front to do some people watching on Kollwitzstrasse.
The folks over at the Berlin on a platter blog (by the same author of The Wednesday Chef) were especially impressed by the cheese dumpling and broth.
the broth is what really got me. I have yet to master a good beef broth and the folks cooking at Meierei gave me serious broth envy. There are clearly real cooks running the kitchen (a rarity in this city) and it’s a pleasure to eat what they’re making.