i don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but boy, these are busy days! before my schedule goes bananas when berlin music week kicks off this wednesday night (with several non-synced events taking place at the same time already), i made the best of a gray and lazy berlin afternoon and checked out till the cows come home (ttcch). having been around for two months now (and looking for a new, non-temporary spot already), it has proven not te be a mere fling. in fact, it is beating that benchmark by a mile.

this picture only (sun helps enormously): ludger paffrath | ttcch

sitting next to platoon kunsthalle, the slow-food bistro shares more than just a patch of land along schönhauser allee. owner natalie viaux, who runs the place together with her partner christiane cordes, used to coordinate events and marketing for the art space, and also bought one of their containers. refurbished by a ship-building company in oberschöneweide, the piece now looks like it’s never been anything but a bistro.


so far for the looks. what’s really thrilling, though, is the food – vegetarian dishes imaginatively created from scratch with local produce as fresh and tasty as it gets. i was greeted with blueberry fields forever, one of six smoothies (made on the spot) followed by the indeed most heavenly heaven on a bread (eggplant, tomato, egg, tahini topping on grilled cottage bread). ttcch’s menu will be reimagined in early october (you should check out their entire menu here), and i sure hope this bull’s eye of a sandwich makes the cut!