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Everyone loves cake. If you don’t you’ve either had a very bad experience (great aunts stale offerings can scar for life), or you’re just plain crazy. But I don’t believe that anybody is ‘just not a cake person’ until they’ve tried Mr Minsch.

Hidden behind some rare greenery in the backstreets of Kreuzberg, this is where the people come to eat cake. There are fat people, thin people, small people tall people, babies and grannies all smiling because they are gorging themselves on delicious slices of heaven.

There are usually around five options (mostly including one gluten free) and, I tell you, the choice is hard. The cakes (and some biscuits) are made only using fresh and natural ingredients and they are baked from scratch a few times each day. The selection changes regularly but my favorite so far has been a fat slab of carrot cake smothered in creamy ginger icing. A slice is around €3 which is not bad considering the size and quality.

Outside there are chairs and tables arranged around plants and a water fountain which makes you feel as if you may be having afternoon tea with Oscar Wilde. It’s a very nice place to sit and watch the world go by whilst treating yourself to a little sweetness.

Cold and hot drinks are also served at reasonable prices to wash down the cake. Oh and if you fancy being really generous to someone special (or just plain greedy) you can order whole cakes (that’s like, a really big cake).

eleanorfa
Hello, I’m Eleanor, I’m 23 and I want to share my Berlin with you! I come from London, studied in Edinburgh and now live in Schöneberg in West Berlin. I fell in love with the city whilst visiting a friend a few years ago and that love has only grown since I moved here last January. I work part time in a Kindergarten and for a film company and I spend all the hours in between exploring the nooks and crannies of this wondrous city. Candlelit cafes with impossibly comfy armchairs and old French jazz, cavernous wine bars, bustling restaurants that spill out onto the street and into the night, every corner holds a new place and a new adventure!

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