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Kantine. Photo: Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

Kantine. Photo: Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

Kantine. Photo: Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

Going for lunch at an office canteen – or any kind of canteen for that matter – may not sound like the most attractive option for getting fed. That, however, is until you hit minimalist looker Kantine, now reopened as part of the David Chipperfield Architects’ revamped office grounds in the heart of Mitte.

As before, the food is provided by the team behind Lokal and their daily menu offers a choice of three different mains as well as a selection of freshly baked goods. It’s not particularly fancy but it’s tasty, hearty fare, made with locally sourced quality ingredients. Fill up on complimentary bread and tap water if you’re skinned, otherwise don’t deny yourself the delicious dessert tarts.

Kantine combines the best of a work place canteen (namely great value, low-priced dishes) with the good food of a trusty local eatery and the sleek interiors and pleasing aesthetics that you’d expect from a world class design studio. That’s like getting all the perks of working there, without having to endure a soul-zapping architectural degree or the measly pay.