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“Luxurious, and worth every cent”

Rausch Schokoladenhaus - Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 8,388 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $24
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Mitte
Description: A very warm welcome to the Rausch Schokoladenhaus in Berlin, Germany. The Rausch Schokoladenhaus, located in the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin's Mitte district, is completely devoted to enjoyment. Leave all of your cares outside and let yourself be enchanted by the unique world of chocolate. Just step inside.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Luxurious, and worth every cent”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Fassbender & Rausch is the ultimate chocolate experience for lovers of fine chocolate. The main shop downstairs contains an amazing variety of top-quality chocolates of all shapes and sizes. The skill of Fassbender's choclatiers is demonstrated by several large models - the Brandenburg Gate, the Titanic and even a working volcano pumping molten chocolate - all within touching distance in the windows. As you might expect, given the pedigree and high quality of all the chocolate, none of it comes particularly cheap - but it is outstanding in every respect.

I decided to treat my wife by taking her upstairs to the wonderful cafe. The setting is informal and relaxed, offering fantastic views over the Gendarmenmarkt. There is a "proper" food menu, which I didn't try, and then there is the "chocolate" menu. The "Chocolate" menu consists of a range of hot chocolate drinks with various flavours - milk, dark, ginger, mint, orange, rum and so on - and a selection of desserts (divided into "Premium" at 5.95 euros and "Standard" at 3.95 euros), consisting of various cakes, mousses and chocolate treats. My wife had the white chocolate berry dessert (Premium) with a rum hot chocolate, while I had a creamy milk hot chocolate along with a chocolate mousse ball (Standard). The drinks were about 4.00 euros each.

For the prices paid, the food and drinks were outstanding. There is nothing at all "standard" about any of the desserts - my chocolate mousse was encased in a beautiful hard dark chocolate shell, while the thick mousse inside was made with the finest creamy milk chocolate. My drink was equally delightful, served with a thick creamy layer of evaporated milk on the top. Drinks are also served with a sample piece of single-estate chocolate (you can choose which) and a glass of water to clear your palette between mouthfuls. My wife simply adored her white chocolate dessert, and the fruit was as fresh and tasty as it could possibly be.

The total bill for the two of us came in at about 18 euros - two desserts, of a reasonable restaurant size and including one of the "Premium" selection, and two hot chocolates, with the rum chocolate being the dearest on the list. Given the location, quality and service, this is excellent value for money and makes for a fantastic experience for any Berlin visitor. It was, simply, one of the highlights of our whole holiday in the city.

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“Overpriced but worth a visit ”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

This is the best place for chocolate lovers. It's actually a shop on the ground floor, where you can buy various chocolates in various packings as gifts and then there's the café on the first floor, a quiet cozy place to order chocolate sweets and drinks.

You are allowed to take photos of huge creations made out of chocolate, like an airplane or the Brandenburg Gate.

Prices are high and portions small. On a random note, you can have 80% cocoa chocolate there and boy does that taste "thick".

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“Most amazing cake and hot chocolate”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

I had read about Fassbender before heading to Berlin so actually added it to the agenda and I'm glad I did. After a tiring day of sight seeing it was a much needed rest. The hot chocolate was beautiful, I went for original hot chocolate but my husband had chilli hot chocolate which he really enjoyed. My cake was beautiful, almost looked too good to eat. I would highly recommend making a special visit here during your trip to Berlin.

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“It's a chocolate shop”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

But chocolate at its most luxurious. An easy and impressive present to bring back.
No samples though!!!!!!

Visited February 2013
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“Chocolate paradise!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

If you love chocolate then you'll love this cafe! Chocolate desserts of exquisite design and taste together with coffee's that are smooth as silk! With elegant surroundings this cafe is perfect for an afternoon treat if you have a sweet tooth like me!

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