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“Treat yourself!” 5 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 6,145 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
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
UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Treat yourself!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The ground floor is a large chocolate shop ( the largest chocolatier in the world), with wonderfully crafted chocolate replicas of Berlin sights. They sell many packaged chocolates which make wonderful presents, and a delightful selection of exquisitely finished chocolates for self selection. However a real treat is in store when you take the lift to the first floor restaurant. A wonderful selection of hot chocolate drinks, ( as well as other things) and fabulously presented selections of cakes. It was seriously hard to make a choice! A cake and a drink came to approx 10 euros and was well worth the money. The service of course, was very professional.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, UK
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“coffee and cake old Berlin way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I believe that every city has a cafe that is similar to Fassbender - it is kinda like Cafe Blikle in Warsaw or ice-cream parlour in London Fortnum and Mason ... a place that has been going for ages regardless of ever-changing fashions and trends. So if you're looking for an old-Berlin charm go to Fassbender, have a cup of hot chocolate, a piece of chocolate cake and soak in the old-school service with old-school attitude.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Chocoholics' paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We wandered around the vast emporium of chocolates marvelling at the huge chocolate replicas of famous Berlin buildings, such as the Reichstag. We shopped till we dropped for chocolates to take home, from a huge array of different varieties. In the restaurant upstairs we had difficulty in deciding on which variety of hot chocolate drinks to choose from and which of the delectable chocolate cakes to accompany them.
Fassbender & Rausch joins the pantheon of must-visit foodie destinations of Europe!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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“One in a Thousand? Yes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A beautiful restaurant in an attractive building, with a good view of the Gendarmenmarkt is a good start. The selection is quite large and rivals or surpasses any chocolate cafe in Vienna. That says a lot. I can think of only one in Wissembourg, France that surpasses it in the artistry of the offerings. Several chocolate cafes equal it in taste. None come close to the chocolate architectural models in the ground floor store. The cafe service was quick, efficient, but did not match the elegance of the food. The food prices were a bit higher than in most cafes, but considering the quality, the prices are fair. If you know and love chocolate, Fassbender-Rausch is not to be missed! We went at noon and got a window seat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A temple for chocolate lovers and even for those who don't.
Lovely crew with great smile, super-deliciout truffles (don't miss the coffee truffle!),
chocolate that makes us lick our fingers, and a very beautiful, decorated place with a looooot of chocolates.

Go visit them in your first day on Berlin, you will surely return for more!

  • Visited October 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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