Marteinekeplatz 4, 10961 Berlin
U-Bahn Line U7: Gneisenaustraße
Open daily 10.00 – 01.30 (food served until 23.30)
Situated on what you'd have to describe as 'a charming little square', complete with trees, fountain and birdsong, this Mexican cafe/bar/restaurant is a lovely place to while away the afternoon with friends over a leisurely lunch, or just to drop in and gather yourself with a coffee and cake combp. The mouth-watering menu boasts all manner of Mexican specialities; truly scrumptious homemade cakes and a rather impressive breakfast list. Yes indeed, there is little doubt as to which is the most important meal of the day here. Whether it’s Rome-, Paris- or New York-style; the massive two-person morning platter, or just a bowl of cereal you’re after, you’ll be set up for the day ahead after breaking your fast at Locus.
Not a morning person? No matter. With its tranquil setting and attentive service, Locus is popular at any time of day. Great coffee, homemade ice tea, delicious home-bakes (try the redcurrant meringue pie) and after-work cocktail offers ensure there is no lull between mealtimes. While the street-side dining feels distinctly continental, the beautiful, high-ceilinged cantina in back is markedly Mexican and it’s not difficult to forget for a moment that it’s Berlin you’re in.
You may feel this picture has little to do with anything... Does that really matter? It was on the door of the café though.