Located in Prenzlauer Berg, a beautiful neighborhood known for its bohemian vibe and, more recently, a rapid influx of young families and rising prices, Cafe KRONE manages to appeal to both the free spirited and stroller-pushing crowds. With an internationally influenced menu, homemade food with an emphasis on quality ingredients, vegetarian and vegan friendly options, a quaint terrace, loads of local character and outstanding service, you would be crazy not to fall in love with Cafe KRONE. Normally a cafe serving international foods, no matter how warm and homey it may be, wouldn’t really fit with what we we look for in restaurants to recommend on ParTASTE. But something special caught our eye when we were looking into Cafe KRONE: Flammkuchen.
Flammkuchen, an Alsatian rendition of pizza, was introduced to us over 5 years ago and we haven’t been able to get it out of our minds since. Hard to find outside of southwestern Germany, we were pleasantly surprised to discover flammkuchen was being served anywhere in Berlin. The fact that we found it at what would become one of our favorite cafes in the city was icing on the cake. Checking off our box for relevancy to German food culture, we have to recommend that you order at least one flammkuchen if you visit Cafe KRONE, we promise you won’t regret it. The classic version, topped with crème fraîche, bacon and onion, holds a special place in our hearts, but the truth is that every variation we had was delectable in its own way. We are thrilled to have given Cafe KRONE a try and suggest you do the same!
Note: While at Cafe KRONE, we unknowingly met the owner, Simon. As chance would have it, he helped us out down the line when we realized we were coming back to Berlin during one of Europe’s largest travel conferences and hotels we had previously looked into were completely booked. It turned out that Cafe Krone is housed in the same building as several apartments and rooms available for rent by Brilliant Apartments, also owned by Simon. While we don’t usually recommend accommodations on ParTASTE, Simon deserves special mention for reserving us a place to stay when we were in a pinch. The proximity to Cafe KRONE alone makes Brilliant Apartments worth the stay and their charming interiors certainly don’t hurt either.
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