If there’s one thing that makes life easy for a blogger, especially one who writes reviews of cafes and restaurants, it’s when you have a gorgeous looking cafe. With lots of little nicknacks, textures, antique furniture and good lighting. Just pointing the camera in any random direction makes a great photo. Easy. Add into that amazing food and my life is almost complete. But, just look at Lissabonbon.
I mean, what more could you want? The place is a fairly small cafe, just south of Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg. Yes, it is a little bit of a walk from the nearest U-Bahn station (Görlitzer Bahnhof or Schlesisches Tor), but it’s well worth it and I’ve heard that there are these things called buses too. There are only around 10 seats inside, but if it is summer, there are plenty more outside.
Back inside though, there is plenty of food to be had. On first sight you may think there’s gluten free bread tucked behind some glass in a nice display, but, at the moment there is unfortunately not.
Just your regular gluten filled bread. Although the owner (who is delightful and you should spend some of your time chatting to) is planning on making her own gluten free bread. If you’d like this, go, often, buy all you can and let her know how much you’d love it (and her) if she made some.
But, let’s get to the food itself, this is what we are here for after all.
That’s right, sandwiches AND cake! All of the sandwiches are individually wrapped to help avoid cross contamination.
I’ve been a few times and there has been a different cake on each visit. Which is a welcome change, too many places here just bake the same gluten free cake again and again.
The sandwiches come heated and rather delicious. The schaer foccacia bread isn’t absolutely amazing, but it’s also not bad. Just regular.
Delicious! The Slimey Limey cake, which absolutely had to be eaten with a name like that, came with whipped cream and lime sauce.
To say it was amazing would be an understatement. Yes. Go, hope that they have this, then stuff your face. If not, their other cakes are also rather good, and certainly not a consolation prize.
They also have amazing soups (which I ate too quickly to take a photo of) and tapas with plenty of gluten free options (which I haven’t had a chance to try just yet).
In conclusion, they’re really trying to provide a good experience for those of us gluten afflicted. A fairly varied selection of dishes which are different than what you can get in most other places. And, hopefully, with your support of them, they’ll start to offer more and more. Yes, you should definitely make your way there and eat as much as you possibly can.