January 9, 2013

Nalu Diner, Berlin

We were hungry for some fluffy pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, crispy strips of bacon, and one or two cups of down-to-earth filtered coffee. So we headed to Nalu, an American diner on Dunckerstra├če, and we were looking forward to its simplicity and straightforwardness: No James Dean posters on the wall, no Marilyn Monroe pics, no red leather booths, no maps of Route 66.
Or like my (American) husband loves to say: It doesn't try to be a diner. It just is a diner. A diner with an old-fashioned black board announcing the breakfast offers; free coffee refills and ice waters in brown plastic glasses; tables decorated with geographical maps of the U.S., photos of presidents and birds. White washed walls and simple wooden booths.

They mixed up some of our orders (hash browns instead of bacon) but were fast in replacing them. They are not chatty either. But we felt good and relaxed, and it didn't matter that the kids were a bit loud or that a water glass tumbled down. It seemed like the other families around us felt the same way.
They are starting to make dinner now too, so you'll know where to go if you get that craving for a good hamburger. 

If you go:
Nalu Diner
Dunckerstr. 80
10437 Berlin


  1. Hi, I'm Stefi, nice to meet you!
    Nice blog indeed.
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  2. I keep hearing about this place - Thanks for the review! Fresh off a visit to the States, my hungerlust for American breakfast has momentarily been sated, but I hope to visit soon.

  3. Birge, I loved my plate of breakfast food at Nalu - those pillowy pancakes, it was just like being back in America. Happy Advent to you!

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