Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • grindcoffee Grind Coffee
    Coffee Time in Putney
  • kalamaras Kalamaras
    A Piece of Greece in London
  • coffeeberlin Berlin
    Coffee Time in Berlin
  • sambaswirl Samba Swirl
    Froyo Time in Chiswick
  • tarantella Tarantella
    Another Italian Place in Chiswick
  • wharf The Wharf
    A lovely Restaurant by the Thames in Teddington
  • fiveguys Five Guys
    American Invasion
  • phene The Phene
    Great local pub for a drink in Chelsea
  • mangotree Mango Tree
    Great but Expensive Dim Sum Place
  • makoto Makoto
    Sushi Time Chiswick
  • buenosaires Buenos Aires
    Argentine Steakhouse in Chiswick
  • lookingglass Tea Time
    Fashionista Afternoon Tea
  • jsheekey J Sheekey
    Oyster Bar in London
  • alboccondivino Al Boccon Di'Vino
    A Real Italian Feast
  • donostia Donostia
    Basque Cuisine in Marylebone
  • petersyard Coffee Time in Edinburgh
    Peter's Yard
  • bibis Bibi's Bakery
    Cakes, Cupcakes, and Macaroons

Where is the Next Beer Garden? [On The Road: Berlin]

I've been known to drink a beer or two. But then again, I've been known to do a lot of things
Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld episode “The Sniffing Accountant”)

As beer aficionado Berlin is like a paradise, with microbreweries, exceptional German brews, and lovely beer gardens. I couldn’t miss to visit a couple new beer gardens as my previous visit I only had the chance to visit one.

Biergarten Time
The one under the rail tracks

Brauhaus Lemke is a beer garden hiding on the arches of the train tracks in Hackescher Markt. We got a nice Lemke Pils and a krakauer wurst. Lovely beer, light, some bitter notes and touch of spices.

Lemke Time
Brauhaus Lemke
T: +49 30 247 287 27
Approx Damage: €10pp
Area: Mitte

The other one in Hackescher Markt

Weihenstephaner is another beer garden in Hackescher Markt in neue promenade. The garden was closed but you can get a table overlooking the market. Got a Mass (litre) of their original beer a bright lager with hoppy notes, nice and good. The bar is in the oldest building of Mitte district dating from 1749, with a renovated but still historic vaulted cellar that you can enjoy. Also, apparently one of the few places where you can get the Weihestephaner beer outside Bavaria.

Mass Time
T: +49 30 847 107 60
Approx Damge: €10pp
Area: Mitte

The one in the park

Cafe am Neuen See is an amazing beer garden besides the neuer see in tiergarten, beer garden, café, and restaurant, all with a lovely view. You can buy your beer and sit to relax by the lake. It couldn't be better, a pretzel and a Lowenbrau Helles to chill out after a long day walking. A must not to be missed.

This pretzel is making me thirsty!
Beer by the lake
Café am Neuen See
T: +49 30 254 49 30
Approx Damage: €10pp
Area: Tiergarten

The one visit before

Prater is the oldest beergarden in Berlin. Located in Prenzlauer Berg since 1837. A massive garden with plenty places to sit and also enough beer for an army of thirsty punters. You can read about my visit in a previous post, but I can give you some spoilers now, nice Pils and lovely schnitzel.

Oldie from Prater
T: +49 30 448 56 88
Approx Damage: €10pp
Area: Prenzlauer


Coffee Enquiry XLI: Grind Coffee

Coffee, and they grind up the coffee beans, and put it in
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld episode “The Non-Fat Yoghurt”)

Grind Coffee it is an independent coffee shop recommended by my friend Sarah. One of her local brew places, quite big one near the river in Putney. The place has brick walls with nice finished details in some sort of industrial atmosphere. They recently opened their own coffee roaster, and have an additional shop/bar in the Stratford Westfield.

Coffee Time
We got two flat white, nice and sweet, some acidity from the Kenya component on their blend. Nice balance, and top marks for their latte art.

Grind Coffee
Beans: Grind Coffee
Machine: La Marzocco 
Score: 4/5

Really nice option in Putney, friendly service, relax place, and good coffee.

Grind Coffee
T: 020 8789 9073
Coffee Shop
Approx Damage: £5pp
Area: Putney
Borough: Wandsworth
Twitter: GrindCoffeeBar
Grind Coffee on Urbanspoon

Greek Treat in Bayswater

The hands of a man. It's like a creature out of Greek Mythology, I mean she was like part woman, part horrible beast
Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld episode “The Bizarro Jerry”)

After so many years I came back to Kalamaras for some Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Opened in 1966, this small tavern in an alley nearby Bayswater station brings authentic Greek cuisine.

The place in the alley
We shared a couple starters including the grilled spiced sausage Loukanika, and the spinach and feta cheese pastries Spanakotyropites. For main got the lamb on the bone Kleftiko, to wash all down some lovely Mythos beer.

Lamb on the bone
Beer time
Great, place, really nice flavours, hope it doesn’t take me that long to come back.

Kalamaras Greek Tavern
T: 020 7727 9122
Greek Cuisine / Mediterranean Cuisine
Approx Damage: £25pp
Area: Bayswater
Borough: City of Westminster
Kalamaras on Urbanspoon

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