Cafe Einstein – Berlin

On your way to  the spectacular museums of Berlin, stop by Einstein Cafe for Hausgemachter Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesauce, homemade applestrudel with vanilla sauce. Coffee is good too!

Best served with its thin créme anglaise – custard- like vanilla sauce, and literally the big slice of apfelstrudel is resting in it.  So you have the spoon!

My first bite took me to the my high school years where my mom used to bake my apple pies. Big bite size apples balanced with a little sugar, touch of cinnamon, touch of allspice, some walnuts, rolled in thicker a layer of  hand stretched dough.

Spoon the sauce, a bite of strudel, you will realize it is over faster then you think. And you finished it all!

Address: Unter den Linden 42 D, 10117, Berlin, Germany

Phone: (30) 204 3632

Service Hours: Open everyday 07.00 am – 10.00 pm.

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Chow Food Bar – San Francisco

Hop on the F cable car! We are going for breakfast.

To Chow at Church. A place to eat delicious, fresh, healthy food coming from the local farmers and producers.

You will thank me later!

Very polite and nice people greet you, immediately seated where you want.

Ordered coffee. Menu is eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, coffee, tea, fresh juices… hard to choose. But we had our eyes on the chicken apple sausage as side, a bacon scrambled eggs with mushrooms, spinach and a vegetable scramble with goat cheese, some OJ, we are good to go. Nice fresh filter coffee.

Our food arrived just as we started our second cup of coffee. Looking delicious, eggs taste great, yes the real egg taste -not he phony supermarket eggs- cooked just as I like, not dry, a little runny. Rye bread is lightly toasted, thin, you taste the grains and love it. Some brown mustard with the apple sausages. Done!

A morning treat, a great way to start a day.

A full tummy before you hit to Castro.

A sunny San Francisco morning.

Address: 215 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Phone: (415) 552 2469

Service Hours: Open everyday. Sun-Thurs 8.00am-11.00pm, Fri-Sat 8.00-12.ooam

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Bouchon Bakery – New York

I have been searching for the perfect lemon tart for how many years I do not recall. Well… I found it!

It is tart. It is creamy, it is velvety, it has taste, texture, it has the right size. It is the right thing. “The lemon tart”. Mine. All mine!

Bouchon Bakery baked “the lemon tart” for me. Thank you Thomas Keller :)

It is not only the lemon tart that made me a loyal customer to Bouchon Bakery. The selection of the pastries were all very flavoursome, divinely tasty. The chocolate tart is all about bitter chocolate ganache, very fulfilling,  abusive, addictive, sinful! The TKO was a giant Oreo cookie, made TK style.  Sable chocolate dough filled with white chocolate filling… One bite and it takes you to your childhood, wishing all the Oreo cookies you had snarfed down were righteous as this. Eclairs, croissants, macarons…

Due to the high demand, be ready to wait, be patient, while being stunned by the colorful display of all the yummy foods, indecisive what to choose.

Address: Time Warner Circle, 3rd Floor, Ten Columbus Circle, NY 10019

Phone: (212)823 9366

Service Hours: 8:00am-9:00pm monday-friday, 10:00 am-9pm saturday, 10:00am -7:00pm sunday

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