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“Very Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Einstein Stammhaus

Cafe Einstein Stammhaus
Kurfurstenstr. 58, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Charlottenburg)
030-2615096
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Ranked #201 of 6,046 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

After reading so many good reviews I was looking forward to coffee and cake at Einstein's. On the positive side the garden is pretty with marble topped tables, lovely trailing plants and the waiting staff were dressed very smartly. However, my cappuccino arrived and it was nothing but a cup of lukewarm milk with a little froth. When I mentioned this it was replaced, rather unceremoniously , by a cup of regular, hot, bitter coffee. There was no effort to make a better coffee or to apologise or to show any concern that this is a top notch cafe serving very poor coffee. The cake arrived quite some time later. A large portion but not very special, indeed it tasted factory made. My husband had a simple breakfast. The boiled eggs were done to perfection and well presented but the two sad, cold, heavy white rolls were not a good accompaniment. So for me, this is an overrated place where staff are not really interested, the cake is mediocre and the coffee needs seriously upgrading.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Marvelous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

First, there are many cafes named Einstein in Berlin so be sure you find the Stammhaus, tucked away on what appeared to be an elegant small house on a quiet street. We were able to eat in the garden which was wonderful. Two words: wiener schnitzel, possibly the best in Berlin. Outstanding, don't miss it, enormous portion but deliciously thin and light. My spouse enjoyed her fish as well.

Visited June 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“No longer a fan”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I was such a big fan of Cafe Einstein Stammhaus for its great German/Austrain food, especially Kaiserschmarrn.

However, Today would be the last time. I went there is afternoon for lunch. There are not that many guests but there was only 3 waiters. I still have to wait for 20 minutes to be able to get the menu, 40 minutes for the food to be served and another 25 minutes to be able to pay.
I looked around and realised that i am not the only waiting, all the guests are waiting for thier services. At one point i was shock seeing the waiter started to throw the menus on the table of the guests who keeping and waiting for the Menu.

In addition, the restaurant manager just walking around with his noise up in the air doing basically nothing.

Being in hospitally business for a long time.... their system over there just a fail.

I really do hope that this would change....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gibraltar
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Vintage place. Worth visit - 200%”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We came here for their specialty according to Tripadvisor - apple strudel. It was as it was said - excellent. Though I would better add a ball of ice-cream to make it best ever...

A waiter who served us that night forgot to bring me my cappuccino that's why I can't tell you about the coffee :(

But you will forget all small flaws in this place.It's because its atmosphere. It is one of the places where you come for surroundings rather then food.

It's located in a separate mansion and has a great terrace. Inside you will see interiors like it's still 1920s. Very inspiring. It must be great to come here for a few hours for a long meeting with a friend or the book.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lafayette, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Unbelievably cool coffee house!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We LOVED this place. Take a step back into 1920s Europe...with the Intelligentsia sipping espresso and reading the paper while others unite in a spirited after-work debate. Poetic, yes, but it was awesome! We sat in the back under the trellises and had coffee and dessert. I had an espresso...delicious (hard to get a very bitter taste to take so sweet) and homemade strawberry yogurt and my wife had coffee and a cheese streusel. We loved it. Not a cheap place for just coffee, but definitely worth it! Take an hour or two, bring a book, and relax!

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