I don’t know if burger joints are the new trend but so many have opened in Berlin over the last few years. The list of places is as huge as the variations in quality. Germans love meat and serious places often offer a large choice of the type of meat you want, from regular to organic (or freiland) quality. The vegetarians are not left behind, veggie burgers are always available. What makes a place good? Meat is one thing for sure but you want the whole package: good bread, good sauce, good vegetables and good fries too.
After crossing the Kottbusser Brücke several times by day and night and often observing a group of people waiting at the beginning of the Graefestrasse I decided once to make a stop. Good idea, because the Hamburger Heaven is right there. You come here for the food and you eat outside, only the kitchen is waterproof.
As you eat outside you may call in advance to order when the weather isn’t cooperative, pick it up and eat at home or any other warm place. In case of unexpected rain drops or a long queue you can also walk to their new address called “The bar – Hamburger Heaven” which is located some meters away and order your burger indoors. It is not at all on my daily bike path from home to work but I’m willing to ride 10km more just to grab a cheeseburger there.