Its getting cold and grey outside. High time to visit cosy Tadshikische Teestube – in 1974 the attraction of the Tajik exhibition stand in the Sovjet Pavillion at Messe Leipzig and given to the GDR government as a gift. Located Am Festungsgraben in Kronprinzenpalais before, it was closed down with the renovation and moved after more than a year abstinence into the Kunsthof in Berlin-Mitte 2013. Thanks to the persistance of owner Olga Schöning the whole inventory was saved and lovingly restored. After you have taken off your shoes at the entrance, you can enjoy a rich selection of steaming teas poured from silvery samovars while you are lying inbetween colorful plump pillows, sumptuous carpets and hand-carved cedar pillars. On the menue are classic Eastern European dishes like pierogi, bliny and pelmeni as well as salads, soups and plov, a traditional lamb and rice dish. Our favourite after a long walk along river Spree is the Russian tea ceremony for two with Samowar, black tea, vodka and many small delicacies to munch along with. Yesterday evening we joined it at the fairytail hour – taking place every Monday not only for children above 12 but also for young at heart adults.
Tadshikische Teestube im KunstHof
Oranienburger Str. 27, D-10117 Berlin-Mitte
Mon–Fr 4–11pm, weekends noon–11pm
Fairytail hours every Monday bewtween 7.30 and 9pm