Day 2 began with a very sumptuous breakfast at the hotel- I ate fruit, yogurt, cheese, egg, sausage, bacon and amazing bread- I know what you are thinking- what a pig!! I know… I can’t help myself.. don’t worry, I will make up for it once I get home- exercise and portion control will be the theme of the week.
Anyway, after 2 cappuccinos and very full tummy, we made our way out of the hotel to figure out what to do… it was forecasted to rain in the afternoon, so we decided to do the hop on hop off bus for 2 days so we can be on the bus seeing the city while it rained.
We got on and got off periodically enjoying all the sights. What a huge city… wow!
We decided to take a break after a few hours and stopped at a cafe for some Prosecco and cake… there is delicious cake everywhere.. yum
Also, in Berlin, for some reason they don’t take credit cards – mostly cash.. everywhere… it’s really bizarre.. so if you are planning on going, make sure you carry a lot of cash! After a delicious cake and drink, we came out and got back on the bus. It was raining hard and so we decided to get off and go to a very high end French department store called, Lafayette… We walked into the store and I gravitated towards the lovely shoe department.. as I was looking around, my husband suggested we head downstairs- turns out they had the most unbelievable food hall on the first floor filled with gourmet foods, wines, pastries, cold cuts, breads, cheeses.. plus places to sit and eat and drink… I was in heaven…
We enjoyed a drink and a quick snack and went back on the bus to finish our tour. While on the bus, I continued to research a place for dinner… for some reason, I kept going back to a Syrian restaurant that was very highly rated- very modest but really good, said all the reviews. It was called Yarok…It turns out, it was a bit out of our way but we decided to try it out. We walked for a good 30 minutes as it had stopped raining and walked through some very interesting neighborhoods, filled with great restaurants, salons, cafes and bars. Finally we reached our destination and were welcomed by a very friendly guy who sat us down in a very small space, probably enough for just 20 people. We ordered 3 plates of different combinations of kebabs and falafel…. they all came as as platters filled with the meats, fritters, baba ganoush, hummus, tabouleh and lots of greens and some fried potatoes- overall, it was amazingly delicious!! Fresh and flavorful- we were so happy to have found this little gem!!
It is amazing how having a great meal can end a good day on a great note! We were tired and decided to take an Uber back and relax in the room and get ready for one last day in Berlin!!