Café Pirouette is not just a restaurant, it is a message of Ukrainian culture and way of life. Hidden in the south of Schönhauser Allee, this café takes its guests into the traditional world of Ukrainian cuisine, so familiar yet so unique.
A Culinary Trip to the Heart of Ukraine
With every dish served, you feel the depth and warmth of home cooking that has been passed down through generations. Like “Grandma’s Kiss”, a scrambled egg with ham, that – although it stands next to modern dishes such as Eggs Benedict and Shakshuka – embodies the hearty tradition of the Ukrainian family.
The atmosphere at Café Pirouette is warm and welcoming. Every time you visit, it feels as if you were to visit an old friend. Although many guests are there for the first time, there is a sense of familiarity and community. The cordiality of the staff, offering every guest an unforgettable experience, plays a crucial role.
The food is the real star of the café. The classic Borscht is a soup that warms the soul on cold days and thus is the focus of the menu. It is accompanied by a rich snack plate. The Wareniki, traditionally stuffed with potatoes, sauerkraut, or cherries, which are reminiscent of Italian ravioli but clearly carrying the flavor of Ukraine, are also a must.
Café Pirouette is not just a place to eat. It is an oasis of peace and comfort in the midst of hectic city life, and a reminder of the beauty and power of Ukrainian culture. It tells stories from a country that faces many challenges while celebrating the resilience and spirit of its people. A visit to Café Pirouette is therefore not only a culinary experience but also a journey into the soul of Ukraine.
A little Snippet of Knowledge: What is Borscht?
Borscht is one of the most famous and popular soups in Ukrainian cuisine, and over the years it has made a name for itself in other parts of Eastern Europe and beyond. This hearty soup is distinguished by its characteristic deep red colour, which owes to the main ingredient: beet.
The traditional Ukrainian Borscht recipe may vary from region to region and from family to family, but the basic ingredients are usually the same: beet, white cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions, and often tomatoes. Depending on the recipe and preference, meat, beans, peppers, and other vegetables can still be added. The soup is often served with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with fresh dill.
Café Pirouette at a glance
The location in 3 words:
A classic Borscht
People who appreciate the authentic taste of Ukrainian cuisine and are looking for a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.
Monday – Friday 11:00 h – 23:00 h
Sat and Sun 10:00 am – 00:00 am
Auguststraße 29c, 10119 Berlin
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