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“It's all about the chocolate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fassbender-Rausch

Fassbender-Rausch
Charlottenstrasse 60 | Eingang Mohrenstrasse, Direkt Am Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49 30 20458443
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Ranked #5 of 6,193 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: German, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mitte
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“It's all about the chocolate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

In the ground floor you can die happy with the offers in chocolates... I think it must be one of the biggest chocolate shops, I have ever visited. Upstairs you will find a lovely cafe serving both chocolate cakes, hot chocolate and regular food - with a touch of chocolate, I'm sure... I haven't tried these offerings yet, just the lovely cakes and hot calorie bombs. Very tasteful, very nice location. Something you really should spoil yourself with, if you're in Berlin and a lover of chocolates, like me.

  • Visited February 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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“Must try hot chocolate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The shop downstairs is worth a visit if you are nearby, if only to ogle to large chocolate models of Titanic, Brandenburg Tor and Reichstag. But to really enjoy this location, head upstairs and treat yourself to a hot chocolate drink and maybe a chocolate cake or dessert. Has to be the best ht chocolate I have ever had! Service was polite and swift, prices in line with central Berlin - neither seemed to have suffered from this being a tourist attraction. Well worth a short visit to warm up on a cold day.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“For chocolate lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

A chocolate shop on the ground floor and a cafe/restaurant on the first one. The chocolate shop is nice, with sone good stuff, but unfortunately does not propose enough "grand cru" chocolates - chocolates of quality coming from specific producing area. But the restaurant upper is great. Only tried the hot chocolate and desserts, but they are to die for! There are 3 types of hot chocolates, each served in 7 different way! At lunch time, several dishes including chocolate (all of them) are proposed.

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“Best Hot Chocolate I've Ever Had”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

After looking around the store downstairs the cafe is the only way to end your trip their. It was fairly busy on a Friday afternoon when we arrived. Well over half the seats were already taken. The view is excellent from the corner of the cafe as it looks over towards the corner of the Gendarmenmarkt. We ordered the whole milk (Vollmilch) variety of the hot chocolate with the cream topping. It was absolutely delicious and easily the best hot chocolate I've ever had. I also liked that it came with a small glass of still water which was definitely needed and unexpected. We also split the Mokka-Creme-Sinfonie and the Nougat-Mousse-Tortchen. The first of the two was pretty good despite being overwhelmingly sweet at times but I would recommend it. I didn't care to much for the second of the two and found the flavors to not work all that well together in it. The hazelnut flavor was a bit to over the top. I rated it a four instead of a five because even though the hot chocolate was amazing the cakes were not nearly as good. I will definitely come back for the hot chocolate when I am in Berlin again. You might want to call ahead and see if you can reserve a window seat in the corner looking towards the markt.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful Hot Chocolate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The hot Chocolate in the Cafe upstairs is absolutely heavenly. I had two cups in about 20 minutes. I could not get enough of it.

Visited September 2012
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