From the series: Europe is Hot, Berlin is on Fire
In the heart of Friedrichshain, one block from Boxhagener Platz, you will find the restaurant Cafe 100 Wasser, serving weekend brunch, late breakfast, and international dishes with an emphasis on German Austrian cuisine; bright colors, plenty of seating, great vibe and lots of meat on the menu, curiously not easy to find in Berlin where Vegan is the rage! Here is my review! Guten Appetit ?
Cafe 100 Wasser ****, Breakfast, Brunch, International Cuisine with an emphasis on German Austrian Food and Bar. Address: Simon-Dach-Str. 39, Friedrichshain, 10245 Berlin Telephone: (Germany) 030 / 29 00 13 56
After visiting the Sunday Boxhagener Platz market, we found our hungry selves looking for a place to satisfy our appetite. With our philosophy of “if it is busy, it must be good”, we stumbled upon Cafe 100 Wasser, named after an Austrian Artist. It was a beautiful sunny day and there was a table free on the patio. So with the promise of a Brunch buffet, we quickly grabbed the table and went in for a quick look at the brunch offerings.
There was a large assortment of food being offered, complimentary tea included in the fair price of 10.50 Euro per person. A variety of salads, fruits, yogurts, muesli, breads, eggs, smoked salmon, as well as a huge selection of hot foods. We ordered some fresh pressed orange juice and a thermos of coffee (extra charge). The coffee arrived promptly, but the orange juice took awhile.
The food was fresh and tasted very good; not an easy feat when preparing a buffet. Some of the sauced dishes were not my preference, but there were some very tasty stews and goulashes, along with roasts of pork and beef and cooked vegetables. Again, due to buffet difficulties, the vegetables were overcooked, but still tasty.
Food presentation was good, considering the limited space available between bar and tables. Service was hit and miss, at times very efficient, at times nowhere to be found; unfortunate considering we served ourselves… The guests were an extremely eclectic mix of old and young, dress was casual, vibe was good. The washrooms were clean and had soap, water and toilet paper – again, not to be underestimated in Berlin.
Although we visited Cafe 100 Wasser for the Sunday brunch, they also serve late breakfast (9 am to 4 pm) during the week, and the evening menu, although concentrating on German Cuisine and Austrian, also has International (BBQ, burgers & pasta) and Vegetarian dishes on the menu. Great place for traditional, comfort food in a city where Vegan is the fashion.
Would we go back? Quite simply, yes! I want to try the Schnitzel! I give this restaurant a solid 4 Stars.