Natalie Avila

Berlin

Spotter since 2023

My spots (21)

Backery & Coffee – Neighborhood Turkish Bakery

My favorite item they offer has to be their potato gözleme: it's a generous portion that's rich, flavorful, and both crispy and soft.

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Snacks

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Natalie

Avila

Frea Bakery – Sustainable Brunch in Mitte, Berlin

Baked goods are made with ingredients made in-house or purchased from local suppliers. All food waste and single-use items (ie recycled compostable napkins) are turned into soil with their Gersi composting machine.

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Coffee & tea
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Restaurants

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Natalie

Avila

Lalibela – Cozy Ethiopian Eatery

My favorite thing to order might just be their #17 plate which comes with stewed vegetables, fresh salad, butter-simmered chicken, chickpeas, lean beef, and collared greens.

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Restaurants

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Natalie

Avila

The Sanctuary – Vegan Italian Bakery

I am a big fan of their pistachio maritozzo which is a soft Roman bun filled with cream and topped with crushed pistachios. It's absolutely amazing, and not overwhelmingly sweet.

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Coffee & tea
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Snacks

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Natalie

Avila

The Greens – A Plant and Coffee Lover's Dream

The best part? Every plant is available for purchase so you can take a bit of the café home with you! From seedlings and succulents to plants that may require a little extra help to get out of the coffee shop.

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Coffee & tea
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Snacks

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Natalie

Avila

Magic John's – NY-style Pizza in Berlin

A classic slice of pepperoni or truffle mushroom is the way to go here, although they offer other great toppings like olive, ricotta, salsiccia, and even vegan butternut squash.

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Snacks

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Natalie

Avila

Heisser Hobel – Quality Käsespatzle

Heisser Hobel stands out through their use of quality ingredients. Their dairy ingredients are collected from an organic family-run dairy farm, and their noodles are made in their stall throughout the day.

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Snacks

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Natalie

Avila

The Berlin Art Market – Buy Local in Berlin

I suggest stopping by the Berlin Art Market by the Zeughaus to pick up a locally created art piece. Since the market is located in the center of Museum Island it's easy to reach.

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Art & culture

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Natalie

Avila

About me

About me
I’m Natalie, a Berlin-based blogger from California, USA. After studying abroad in Berlin nearly ten years ago, I knew there was so much more in the city to discover so I decided to move to Berlin several years later. I'm a copywriter and editor who works from home, so I try to get out and explore the city as much as possible because of my flexible schedule. On my blog, natalieetc.com, I write about my favorite places in Berlin, food, local tips, personal inspiration, and my travels outside of the city. My favorite thing to write about is food! I visit a diverse mix of restaurants but I especially like writing about plant-based spots, budget eats, and brunch eateries.

Why Berlin?
I adore Berlin because it really is a local's city. Meaning that the most beautiful and intriguing aspects of Berlin and its history tend to lie in its people. First-time visitors might not get blown away by any of the well-known places in Berlin (although I appreciate our museums and monuments too) and that's because Berlin is a place you really have to hang around in to get to know it. Even after living here for years, I discover new things about the city literally every time I leave my apartment. It's really wonderful to be in a place with so much history, so many stories, and so much to do.

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