NEW YEAR- NEW DELI: LULA DELI & GRILL
Some of you may remember when I visited Lula Am Markt last summer- now I would like to introduce you to their sister restaurant around the corner Lula Deli & Grill! I was so excited when I heard they were opening in a new location in Friedenau because they have such a knack for beautiful decor, colorful and delicious food, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Rich colored pillows, warm fur rugs, fresh cut flowers, and cozy blankets curate the cordial and homey feel. The cafe fills up quickly with locals that come from all over Berlin. Many call ahead of time to make sure they get a seat by making a reservation. Friends meet to catch up over a coffee, families gather to share delicious food, and colleagues gather for a "mittagspause" from work.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a large variety of options catering to all kinds of preferences and tastes. With a monthly changing breakfast menu, there is always something creative and new to try. Head here for breakfast or brunch with an appetite because they don't skimp on the portions. I tried the Vegan Frühstück with an assortment of delectable dips, a colorful salad, vegan berry bircher muesli, fresh fruit, and a warm homemade bread. We also shared the Spiegelei platter which is like a traditional English Breakfast but spruced up, and prepared on the in-house sourdough bread. I haven't stopped craving it since. Aside from the main breakfast menu, you can order á la carte banana or blueberry pancakes, avocado or salmon lox bagel, or flakey butter croissants with homemade jams, butter, and fruit.
For lunch and dinner there is a new surprising concept which is a bit different from Lula Am Markt location. There are a variety of robust soups like an Indian lentil soup, a rice noodle soup with salmon and lemongrass, along with an Asian chicken noodle soup. Aside from soups they also offer hardy rice bowls such as ratatouille, a coconut milk vegetable and sweet potato option, or a chicken curry bowl. For a lower carb alternative they have plenty of salads- a Thai glass noodle salad, an avocado and grilled Halloumi one, and mushroom and chicken breast salad. Lastly, and most importantly- the burgers. Everything from a classic burger to a BBQ and Mediterranean one. They also have a soy patty veggie option! Pair your burger with sweet potato fries with a chili sesame sauce or a garlic mayo.
Make sure you make a reservation to guarantee a spot! Phone number- 030 85105789