February is the month to stuff your face with bowl after bowl of chewy noodles and creamy broth. Jane Silver tried five comfort food contenders. Read more

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From hookup apps to polyamory, from impossible and extramarital romance to the psychology of love, we explore how Berliners are finding each other in Germany's singles capital. Also: The Berlinale is upon us and our film team has the lowdown. Read more


What could possibly be the next best energy drink after third-wave coffee, matcha brews and grass or ginger shots? Pure melted cacao of course! One spot in Prenzlauer Berg is leading the way: Moruga Cacao Café. Read more

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Layla, opened in October across from Tempodrom, is the Israeli chef-preneur Meir Adoni’s first European outpost. Read more

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The new Italian/Finnish-owned vegetarian pizza joint in Wedding is already drawing Neuköllners up north towards Humboldthain. Is it worth it? Read more

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Rosa Lux reloaded! 100 years after Rosa Luxemburg's death, Exberliner rediscovers the vibrant woman and prophetic thinker behind the revolutionary Berlin icon, and what makes her inspiring for generations of women today. Out now! Read more

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Townies and expat orphans, your moment has arrived! Jane Silver lays out your options for Christmas feasting, from goose to nachos. Read more

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Bookworm or not: if it’s a good read, it’s a good gift. We’ve rounded up some of Berlin’s best new books for under the tree. Read more

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2018 wasn’t just a good wine year (thanks, climate change!) – it was a great year for Berlin winebar-restaurant hybrids combining expertly chosen tipples with equally remarkable dishes from all over the continent. Here are three standouts. Read more

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The occult is back! Exberliner tracked down the Berliners behind the trend: from a DIY tarot reader to a real-life ghostbuster, from techie astrologers to an old-school fortuneteller and our devilish cover boy. Out now! Read more

Comforting yet refined, Berlin-friendly yet unapologetically Scottish, sums up Hirsch & Hase perfectly. Read more

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Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! Read more

Since 2013, the luxury juices of Los Angeles Cold Press could only be purchased from the no-less-luxurious shopping mall Quartier 206 on Friedrichstraße. From October on, they’re expanding to City West with a new juice bar just off Kantstraße. Read more

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Jane Silver goes on a quest to satisfy her hunger for brains in Berlin. Read more

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Luxury hotel and restaurant Orania’s non-engagement with the Kiez is probably its saving grace. But diners willing to step past the spiderweb of cracked glass actually step out of Kreuzberg for a real Berlin-rarity: Peking-style duck à la minute. Read more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! Read more

Two restaurants promote integration and gourmet Levantine cuisine at the same time, with mixed results. Read more

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Gender, sexuality, food: The first ILB weekend was chock-full of topical readings and discussions... Read more

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Last Sunday, coffee lovers lined up in front of Markthalle Neun to get a taste of the most extravagant coffees at the Berlin Coffee Festival. Is Berlin – with a growing number of specialty coffee roasters – truly becoming a coffee capital? Read more

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