There is something absolutely charming about small restaurants whose only view from the street is a door with a set of stairs leading down to a magical, underground world.
Manouche is still one of my favorite places to eat or have a drink. Maintaining that Berliner spirit, daytime opening times may vary, but evening hours from 17:00 to 00:00 are usually constant.
On dark evenings it feels like stepping down into a candle lit cave uniquely decorated with flea market junk and topped off with interesting art. It’s constantly busy, but if you’re lucky to get there in the seldom quiet times, you may choose to sit on a table, a large comfortable sofa, or maybe behind some curtains in a corner that looks like a fortune teller’s abode. When busy, you may have to ask to share a table with other guests or have a glass of wine while you wait.
Manouche is the kind of place where the waitress sits with you while taking your order and may sometimes enjoy a bit of a chat while writing it down. This is probably why sometimes the food takes a bit longer to arrive, but being in a hurry in these parts of Berlin is just not ‘in’. And this is part of its charm.
You can sit outside whenever the weather permits it, and enjoy live music on certain nights throughout the year.
Manouche | Bars, Coffee & tea, Restaurants (French- Creperie) | Crepes from € 5.00
Tue – Fri 17:00 – 00:00, Sat – Sun 15:30 – 00:00