|Address||Bergstrasse 22; 10115 Berlin
|Neighbourhood||Mitte | See on map|
|S-Bahn/U-Bahn||Rosenthaler Platz [U8], Berlin-Nordbahnhof [S1, S2, S25]|
|Telephone||+49 30 9832 08430|
|Price||Lunch EUR 20-30. EUR 50-70.|
|Hours||Tues-Fri 11:30-14:30, 18:30-24. Sat 18:30-24.|
If the pussycats down at Kater Blau aren’t making you purr, then see if this kitty can stroke your whiskers. A quite different concept from the graffiti-strewn party camp by the river, Katz Orange is set in the charming courtyard of an imposing converted brewery in Mitte.
Inside you’ll find a grown-up but generally trendy clientele spread out over two floors amidst a modish mishmash of found objects, travelling souvenirs and artistic endeavours, including an attention-drawing chandelier centrepiece made of ping-pong balls. A coterie of casual young staffers in trainers keep things casual and upbeat; it’s a place that works equally well for an informal business dinner and a night out with friends.
Food-wise you’re asked to free your mind and indulge in ‘culinary experimentation’ from a selection that changes every week but always includes meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options from local producers. Some concoctions do fall foul of the concept-over-cooking trick but the chefs – trained under local gastronomy hotshot Tim Raue – generally serve up a menu of highly edible nosh.
The cocktails are highly drinkable, too; if you’re not quite hungry enough for dinner, then even drinks at the bar has its rewards, as you sip on a cocktail and nibble on parmesan popcorn or fries with avocado and apple dip. Purrrr-fect.