My current favourite burger here in Berlin has got to be Burgermeister‘s cheese burger. For now, that is. Almost three months in this city and I have only tried few burgers to be honest. But so far, I have to say this joint has my heart and it’s actually popular for a reason.

Not that I’m a burger expert or anything. In fact, I think I’m pretty far from being one. Mainly because I prefer my burgers pretty small and straightforward.

While I won’t say no to a big serving that’s oozing with cheese sauce, bacon, and some extremely posh sounding patty, I usually just need a burger that fits in my hand and is easy enough to eat.

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I went to Burgermeister with my friend Kermit and since it was somehow a Berlin institution when it comes to burgers, I figured we should both try it. We’re both new in the city after all.

Sidenote: Burgermeister means mayor in Deutsch!

To be honest, I found the whole ‘former public bathroom’ concept kind of gimmicky. I was a tad scared too since I’m a bit of a reformed germophobe. But I was eager to try this ‘Berliner experience’. It felt like a right of passage at the time.

We went to the branch near the Schlesiches Tor Ubahn station at around five in the afternoon on a Monday. The line was bearable at that time so I can recommend that it’s a goof time to go. People often say that lines here get very long and I actually saw that myself when I passed it recently during lunch hour.

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Almost Diplomatic - Carolific - Burgermeister - Berlin - Germany - Europe - Berlin Burger

We ordered cheeseburgers which set us back EUR4.80 (USD5.48) each and some cheese fries (EUR3.10, USD3.54).

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Tall tables are set up in front with some pipes bent to make pseudo-benches. Not the most comfortable set up but it’s more of a quick-eat type of joint. With all the people waiting for seats, it’s also not advised to linger.

Hope you don’t mind I stole your pictures, Kermit! 😉

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Almost Diplomatic - Carolific - Burgermeister - Berlin - Germany - Europe - Berlin Burger

The portion is of decent size and was enough to keep me full till late. The patty was juicy and the veggies inside were fresh and had a bit of a crunch. I had a lovely time with my friend while we were surrounded by backpackers and some friendly Berliners. Will definitely be back.

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The location is also a good place to start if you’re looking into exploring Kreuzberg. I should write about some adventures we’ve had that day but maybe next time. I’m late for a dinner!

More later.

Love,

Carol

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