My go to bar on Friday afternoons. Originally meant to simply fulfill a deep need within the downtown market for the rich, traditional German cuisine, Aki saw the restaurant rise to become a staple and a favorite on the list of Denverites and Coloradans across the board. I found the Sauerbraten, Traditional marinated beef roast topped with a tangy gingersnap gravy , red cabbage and Brussel sprouts made a perfect meal. Whether it's the sweet reminiscence of the cabbage rolls your mother made you as a child or that ever satisfying search for the perfect soul-inspired yet tastefully old-world Jäger-schnitzel, Cafe Berlin is Denver's answer to great food, the friendliest service and gemütlichkeit. Located on the 16th street mall this unique venue not only offers great food with wonderful service. If you enjoy German food, the Cafe Berlin is the perfect place in Denver.
. Hell even the brocoli proberly my least favorite vegestable was hot and tasty. Only has about 6 or 7 taps which are mostly Paulaner but when it moves early next year, there should be plenty more beers to taste. Wooden tables with red and white tabelcloth, dark wooden chairs. This place is so amazing. In 1998, Sandra and Marlene took over the reins from Aki. Large German food menu and the plate I had was pretty good for an American-made dish.
Went here by recommandation of Aaron. Sadly the ambiance suffers as this place is on the first floor above street level on the corner of 16th and Champa, tucked inside a rather dark and unappealing open concourse, so sitting inside gives a feeling of being in a hotel room without any windows. Superb german food, had a creamy patato soup and a Schnitzel with bratkartoflen and it was excellent. When inside its a nice change of pace from the fastpumping noisy 16th mall, its like walking back in time and entering a old german beerstaub. Placed at 16th and Champa and not really a beer place at all, or maybe.
Thanks to the dedication of Aki and others such as Sandra Boog and Marlene Garrett, traditional German food has found a permanent home in Denver. Just dont go here and hope for alot of new ticks. . . . . .
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