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“Southamerican breakfast and more” 4 of 5 stars
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Macondo
Boxhagener Platz, Berlin, Germany (Friedrichshain)
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Ranked #1,368 of 6,046 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Coffee Shop, South American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Friedrichshain
Berlin, Germany
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“Southamerican breakfast and more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I recently had breakfast here after we came by here one night and were told that there was nothing to eat.
You won´t easily find the ingredients of the breakfast at other places in Berlin, I had bean salad and stuffed empanadas, for example. The price for the breakfast was reasonable.
When we arrived just before noon it was pretty empty, but it filled up completely during the next couple of minutes. Maybe it was the rain...
Service was nice, but - obiously - rather busy when so many people arrived.
The interior is somewhat special - antique (or at least pretty old) sofas and chair, which are both comfortable and cozy but also a little shabby.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Cafe Near Boxhanger Platz”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Macondo is a cozy cafe that's just a few minutes from where I live in Berlin. The ambiance invites you to lounge and relax on its vintage sofas, armchairs, and tables. The day I visited, I had the Colombian breakfast (€ 5,50), which included 3 arepas (corn cakes made from a special precooked corn flour), 3 empanadas (stuffed pastry), beans, and salad.

On the plus side, the service was excellent and quick. There's plenty of reading material, and a nice view of Boxhanger Platz. On the negative side, there's a backroom where smoking is allowed, and the smoke tends to drift into the non-smoking area. In addition, the restroom needs help. There was no paper, no soap, and absolutely, no cleanliness.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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