Some time ago (3 years) I reviewed the original Cafe Vux on Richardstraße. Back in those days I was just simply amazed that there was a cafe in Berlin which stocked gluten free cakes on a permanent basis! Thankfully the gluten free life in Berlin is not so grim anymore. Due to this though, there have been far more local gluten free cafes to visit and I had not made it down to the new Cafe Vux location (or even known about it for some time). I remedied this not so long ago (well, a few months ago, but who’s counting). First impressions, the new location on Wipperstraße is not quite as nice as the previous one.
I mean, it’s not terrible but the last place had a more homely, smaller quaint charm to it. The new place does not feel too different to any other cafe in Berlin. Which is not fault of theirs really, they just had set a higher bar in their last location.
The other downside is that they do not mark which of their cakes are gluten free and which are not. They’re all just mixed in the display case and you have to rely on the member of staff knowing which is which. A very bad practice in my experience unless you are very good at training all of your staff to the same level (most places are not). Again, this was ok a few years ago when glutenfrei was a rarity, these days, it’s a little careless.
I plumped for this lime and coconut cheesecake, as a combination it sounded rather good.
A couple of minutes later and I had this. Turns out I was correct and it was pretty damn good, nice and rich and tasty. The base was a little thin and soggy, but it is gluten free, so what can you do.
In conclusion, if you live nearby or are passing, I’d pop in for a visit. But with the vast wealth of other gluten free cafe’s in Berlin these days and the lack of labelling, there’s nothing here special enough to recommended it as a must.
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