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Akkurat Café Grilled sandwiches instead of packed lunch

Wednesday, May 18 2022
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It all starts with an idea: Akkurat Studios is a commercial film production company specialising in car advertising. When the company grew rapidly, and the office space became too small, they moved next door and thought of realising a small dream with the now-empty rooms: An office that you enter through the back door of a catering business.

Another coincidence provides the impetus because when Tørnqvist Coffee in Hamburg had to close due to Corona, Akkurat owner Rocco Kopecny and his team decided to bring its interior to Berlin and open their own stylish café.

Although the building authorities stopped the plans to merge the café and office spaces, Akkurat Café is a place where not only the agency team likes to spend time. Located not far from the Jewish Museum, the café is an oasis for hungry workers in the middle of office buildings.

Accordingly, it is only open on weekdays for breakfast, lunch or a quick after-work drink - whether at one of the tables in the loft-like interior or on the numerous outdoor seats pleasantly situated on the small Besselpark. The menu includes breakfast classics such as croissants, pastries, bowls, and porridge. Plus hearty sandwiches, soups and weekly changing specials. During our visit, we were treated to a courgette soup and a selection of the current sandwiches.

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These really are spot on: delicious sourdough satisfies various cravings here. For those who want a kind of breakfast sandwich with a twist, we recommend Omelette & Sucuk. Refined with tomato za'atar sauce, a North African spice mixture, this is more or less the Berlin version of a Full English Breakfast.

If you prefer something a little more refined, you might be tempted by the mushroom and truffle oil sandwich: on a bed of delicate ricotta, this is a more refined but equally delicious version. Instead, you should be hungry for the grilled cheese sandwich, whose cheese topping between two slices of grilled brioche bread makes for a truly "finger-licking" treat.

But it's not only the sandwiches that make a visit to Akkurat Café worthwhile. The coffee from the Nano company is impressive, as is the selection of craft drinks. I'm tempted by a yuzu lemonade, a lemon and ginger drink made from Japanese fruit. The ingredients and products at Akkurat Café are primarily organic, from Demeter milk from Brodovin to Fairtrade-certified coffee.

"We try to serve everything at the highest level of quality while leaving fair prices. Mensa-style, but in awesome." Akkurat Café wouldn't be part of a creative company if the space wasn't used accordingly. The high concrete walls offer an ideal space for exhibitions by changing artists, currently photos by Murat Aslan, who also works with Akkurat Studios.

The café also offers space for various culinary ideas. Food pop-ups are constantly popping up here, from ramen and pies to shrimp sandwiches and oysters & champagne. Finally, we fill the last gap in our stomachs with delicious American-style cookies and say goodbye to the afternoon. We'd love to come back, maybe for a pop-up? Because what sounds more relevant to Cream Guides than oysters and champagne...?

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