What? What’s that? You claim that Kantina von Hugo, which is located safely on paul-lincke ufer, is not exactly *in* Wrangel Kiez? So why is it included in the wonderful part of the blog ‘the Wrangel Kiez Diaries’ you ask? well – boo hoo. It’s not so far away from Wrangel strasse – especially with bicycle which is a necessity in Berlin – so it got to be included in my very-wide definition of Wrangel Kiez. Not happy with that? snitch on me to the Wrangel Kiez commitee. Oh, wait, there isn’t one! well then – tough.
[I was too lazy to get of my chair. So here's the view from my table. It represents quite well the spirit of the place]
That long, and quite unfriendly introduction if I might add, meant to say that Kantina von Hugo is a bit far away from our neighborhood. But it’s such a lovely cafe/restaurant that it worths the detour if you ask me. I got there in my never ending search for comfortable coffees with wireless to work in, and was quite doodly-do happy with how it satisfied that need (I’m addicted to wireless. Guilty as charged).
But they don’t have only wireless! oh no. Actually, most visitors would tell your about their delicious offers of house-made pasta. There are also other dishes there, that wouldn’t shame any restaurant in town, but the pasta certainly seems to be the reason that most people drop by. The nice coffee and food (and free wireless! have I mentioned that already?) is surrounded by big comfortable sofas or armchairs, and the atmosphere is being completed with jazz music, being played by a turntable. Old style indeed. Old style is good.
[I discovered there what's a donauwellen cake is. A three layered cake with cherries and chocolate on top. De-licious!]
They open up at 10:00, which is relatively early for that sleepy part of town, and close at 1:00 (which is actually quite ok. Places here just don’t have long opening hours. How do the hell do places here survive again?). I think that I might try the following routine once: coffee (and wireless!) at 10:00 at Kantina von Hugo – following by shoppings in the famous Turkish market on the other side of the canal and concluded by lunch in some tourkish place. If that’s not a Kreuzberg experience, then I dunno what is.
Name: Kantina von Hugo.
Address: Ohlauer Straße 44-46
Opening Hours: 10:00-1:00. Lunch menu from 12:30-16:30.
Tip: Free wireless!!1 woo-hoo!!1.