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Café Datscha – Babushka’s home

When I lived in the neighborhood of Friedrichshain for many years I was kind of bored by all the pizza, pasta and Burger places. So I was happy when I discovered Café Datscha, where you can indulge in exotic food like Borscht, Pelmeni and Vareniki.

Normally a “Datscha” is a seasonal second home, often located in the exurbs of Russian cities. But this Datscha is situated in the middle of Friedrichshain and is a temporary second home for people who want to experience another culture.

Café Datscha represents the house of an old, rich babushka, with high ceilings, wooden furniture, wide doors with colorful glass and many tiny framed pictures on the wall. On her menu she has everything the Russian or Ukraine grandchild can imagine: Borscht, Blintz, Pelmeni, Vareniki and much more.

If you want to try the wide range of snacks, sweets and warm food you have to visit the café on Sunday. Then they offer a big brunch (09:00 – 15:00) for € 12.40.

So, Приятного аппетита (prijatnogo appetita!)

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Details about this spot



Gabriel-Max-Straße 1, Berlin

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 01:00, Sun 09:00 - 01:00


Blini: € 5.50


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)