“Why not Berliners?”, says Chef Pradyuman of Kaffee Berliners every time someone asks him what’s special about these German delicacies that they dedicated a store to it. Kaffee Berliner is not just another store dedicated to sweet and savoury. It is an experience: an experience of global food that melts in your mouth and gives you a wholesome feel. A comfort delectable, an on the go stomach filler, Berliners of Kaffee Berliners are special, not only because of its fillings but because of the story of its founders.
An engineer turned chef – Ranjitha Y not only had a strong inclination to experiment in the culinary field but also wanted to serve something so unique that swoons over people. Starting from pop-ups and flea markets, Chef Ranjitha received warm feedback that further motivated her to embark on this adventure.
Talking about the initial days, the gleeful Chef Pradyuman says, “People really loved Berliers. It had mouth watering fillings, soft buns and everything good. This warm greeting pushed us to open a dedicated store for it.” Chef Pradyuman has a long history of serving in the culinary industry. As the CEO of Kaffee Berliner, he keeps experimenting with what he is serving and what should delight people.
Nestled away on a charming street of Bangalore, this food joint feels like a secret passage to dessert heaven. When you walk in, you’re instantly greeted by the aroma of freshly prepared Berliners kept on display to entice you. These delectable pastries are like little doughnut dreams, but with a German twist. No hole in the centre, but who needs one when you can stuff them with delightful fillings?
“Donut as a concept started in Germany which was taken up by Americans who also put a hole in it. Berliners belong to the German nation where it used to be filled with basic jams of strawberry or cream. However, we went for something innovative. We also introduced savoury in it. And it is a hit”, says the chef.
From classic strawberry jam to silky vanilla and gooey chocolate, the Berliners come in a tantalising variety of flavours at Kaffee Berliner. The filling-to-dough ratio is nothing short of perfection – enough to make your taste buds do a happy dance but not so much that you end up in a sugar coma.
As scrumptious are the berliners with blueberry, coconut, strawberry, vanilla and other delectables for sweet lovers at Kaffee Berliner, so are the deliciousness of the savoury one. Cream cheese, barbeque chicken, paneer and more makes the stuffing of the savoury ones which are definitely a punch to your taste buds.
Now, let’s talk about coffee because, my friends, it’s not just any coffee; it’s coffee nirvana. The baristas at this joint treat coffee like a sacred art form. From the moment you take that first sip, you’ll be transported to a world where beans are roasted to perfection, and every cup is brewed with love.
Whether you’re a fan of a silky latte, a robust Americano, or prefer your coffee with a twist like a milk mocha, they’ve got you covered.
Speaking about how well coffee goes with Berliners, Chef says, “There’s a way to enjoy it. According to me the sweet Berliners go well with the hot cup of coffee while the savoury ones are perfect with the cold ones.”
What sets Kaffee Berliner apart from the rest is its welcoming vibe. It has an ambiance that’s perfect for both a chill solo break or a lively gathering with friends. The friendly staff is always up for a chat and happy to recommend their favourite Berliner-coffee pairings. You’ll quickly feel like a regular, even if it’s your first visit.
One more thing that’ll make your heart sing – the prices. This place isn’t about robbing your wallet; it’s about filling your belly and soul with joy. You can get a Kaffee Berliner and a top-notch coffee for less than you’d spend on your daily commute. What’s not to love about that?
Time to grab your keys and head over to this hidden treasure trove. Your taste buds will thank you, and you might just find yourself coming back for seconds (or thirds). Enjoy the Kaffee Berliner and coffee delight! And to your surprise, 10 more outlets are on the way.