Funk You Natural Food A touch of Colombia at Rosenthaler Platz

Wednesday, October 20 2021

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm


Funk You - Natural Food
Rosenthaler Str. 23
10119 Berlin-Mitte
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+49 176 610 553 35

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Minimalist interior style, a bit industrial, here and there a delicate glimmer of neon light on white walls and a thousand green plants hanging from the ceiling, decorating the rest of the light-flooded room. At Funk You, you're literally in an urban jungle - appropriately, the menu features light meals, smoothies and fruit juices with really good ingredients, some of them even from South America.

Behind the counter display case, on which a jewelry stand is enthroned, from which long chains with colorful beads and gemstones hang, you can watch the employees preparing the coffee delicacies, sandwiches and fruit bowls. After we have taken a seat at the window, owner Alejo takes some time for us - it is Friday morning and nevertheless, or just because of that, packed - and recommends us to come by better on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning next time, if we don't want to wait long (we didn't wait long, actually). Alejo is from Colombia and has an incredibly warm and open nature about him. He tells us that he regularly brings back new recipe ideas and ingredients for the Funk You menu from his travels back home.

Funk You Snickers Bowl
Funk You Gründer:in Alejo und Susanne
Funk You Café Rosenthaler Platz
Funk You Frucht-Smoothies
Funk You Superfood Cake

The coffee we get, his latest discovery from a small regional manufactory in Colombia, tastes incredibly fruity, only a little bitter and has a very fine sweetness; Then we try the sandwich with pesto, lettuce, tomato, avocado and mozzarella; It is wonderfully crispy on the outside and convinces with the special soffrito salsa - secret recipe of course.

In addition to the powerful bass of light club music and South American sounds, you can hear the clattering of dishes and animated conversations of the guests. Meanwhile, the café is a bit quieter and Alejo brings us a quesadilla with turmeric hummus and spring onions. This is accompanied - although not yet on the menu - by a fresh fruit juice with lulo, a small but special fruit that reminds us a bit of cumquats, and a rich red smoothie with strawberries and guanabana, or fruit of life.

Finally, when we ask what the jewelry stand on the counter is all about, Alejo shows us a video on the tablet that shows him washing these stones in a mountain stream and explains that in his culture there are three "kingdoms" that characterize nature and thus our lives: the animal kingdom, minerals and plants. This also explains to us why it is so green in Funk You - a small universe in the middle of the big city.

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