LE'S CYCLO: AUTHENTIC VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD IN POTSDAM
Potsdam is my favorite little town to take people when they come to visit me in Berlin. It's only a 30 minute train ride away and is incredibly quaint and idyllic. The super walkable town has cobblestone roads, traditional German architecture, along with a massive park where grand Prussian palaces reside at every corner. We headed for lunch at Le's Cyclo- a traditional Vietnamese street food restaurant directly in the heart of Potsdam. The Cyclo represents bicycle rickshaw which is a significant symbol in the Vietnamese street scene culture. With cozy and beautiful interiors you can choose to eat inside on a colder winter day but in the spring and summer months you're able to soak up the sun and enjoy your vibrant and tasty food outside like we did. Le's Cyclo is a family run restaurant where the traditional cuisine is deeply rooted for centuries. Each dish is bursting with flavor and colors- all remarkably fresh and exciting. They offer a changing menu for lunch with different daily specials to try. Whether you're a meat eater or vegetarian- there are plenty of options to choose from. It's also a great place to stop by if you're just wanting a coffee but something more interesting like a pour over, slow drip, Vietnamese coffee. I promise you, there is nothing better. They offer everything from traditional pho and curry dishes to bahn bao burgers. In traditional Vietnamese cooking, they adhere to fresh ingredients using minimal dairy, complementary textures, and invariably a reliance on vegetables and refreshing herbs. They are open from Tuesday-Sundays from noon to 10PM.