This fantastic little place is one of my favourite spots in the increasingly gentrified and almost hipsteresque Belgisches Viertel, the Belgian Quarter. It is a proper neighbourhood kiosk, a small shop that offers vegetables, coffee, eggs and other small items, especially after the local supermarket branches have closed. Owners Yasemin Delen and Wolfgang Rupsch operate for many years now, and have recently moved into a bigger shop right next door.
The name of their shop also indicated why this is one of my favourite spots: Brunne vun Kölle means the ‘Fountain of Cologne’, and besides the everyday-items they offer their fridges are filled with delicious beers from Belgium, ranging from lambic beers from Brussels over Trappist doubles and triples to special brews from my favourite European beer country – all in all easily over 30 varieties. And they also sell wines from local producers – so there’s really no reason not to visit this small outpost of community spirit.