An apartment building at Nollendorfplatz, designed by Berliner architects Hinrich and Inken Baller. Photo: Berlinow

How to: Find an Apartment in Berlin


Flat white from Antipodes in Berlin. Photo: Berlinow

Finally a Decent Flat White

Been looking all over Berlin for a decent flat white? At Antipodes, you’re in for treat. Their flat white is strong enough to keep you going all day. The coffee beans are organic, roasted by Kings & Queens in Berlin. Hungry? Grilled sandwiches and soup is on the menu, as well as some delicious cookies. – Berlinow

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Northzone Festival



Bill Skarsgård in “Behind Blue Skies”. Photo: Göran Hallberg/Nordisk Film

Northzone is a film and music festival celebrating the innovative scene of the nordic countries. This years edition features talents from Sweden, Finland and Iceland on screen and stage.

“Behind Blue Skies” (“Himlen är oskyldigt blå”), a thriller set in the Stockholm archipelago the summer of 1975, will open the film section of the festival on Friday. The movie is directed by Hannes Holm, with Bill Skarsgård in the lead. The music will kick off tonight with the Finnish-German electro duo Millennium.

The festival has several venues throughout the city, among them Festsaal Kreuzberg and Roter Salon. You’ll find the full program on the Northzone website.


Mission Workshop Popup Store

Torstraße 66, 10119 Berlin

Business Hours Monday-Saturday: 12.00-20.00 until April 7 2012.


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Get your caffeine fix on the sidewalk. Bicycle Coffee from San Francisco brewing it fresh on Torstraße. Photo: Berlinow

Aah, the smell of freshly ground coffee, and yet we’re surrounded by the fumes from heavy traffic on busy Torstraße in Mitte.

Yesterday Bicycle Coffee from San Francisco arranged a coffee tasting right on the sidewalk, outside the Mission Workshop popup store. Bicycle Coffee is a small, family run business from San Francisco. They roast organic and fair-trade Arabica beans and deliver their bags to offices, grocery stores, cafés and hotels by bike.

Right now they’re in Berlin, so coffee craving Berliners can get a taste of their hand-picked beans. And the coffee’s really great. Usually I prefer to have my coffee with milk, but this mug of fresh brew would have been a shame to pour milk in. Despite the amount of coffee that went into the filter, the coffee was very easy to drink. Even so, you’ll probably feel the caffeine kick in after while. I know I did.

You can try the Bicycle Coffee every day until April 7 2012. Check the fact box for hours.


Meta Mate Bar

Straßburger Straße 16, 10405 Berlin

Business Hours Tuesday – Friday: 10.00–18.00, Saturday: 11.00–16.00.

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Mate as it’s normally served – as tea (file). Photo: Taras Kalapun/flickr[source]CC BY 2.0

Club-Mate is the drink of choice in Berlin’s startup community. Since a few weeks there’s a new Mate in town, Mier, a mate-beer.

Fabricio do Canto, a member of the German Pirate Party, is the man behind the new beverage.

“At the pirate meetings people always bring beer and Club-Mate. That’s why I came up with the idea of combining the two”, says the pirate to Berliner Zeitung daily.

Right now, Mier is only available in Fabricio’s Meta Mate Bar in Prenzlauer Berg for 3 euros a pop, but soon you might also find it in a kiosk and a few restaurants in Berlin.

Via Berliner Zeitung