Birdsong’s Best of Berlin
Whether you’re in town for business and find yourself with a few spare hours or are in need of some retail therapy to nurse a hangover, we’ve rounded up the best places to browse, shop, and eat in the city.
Isla is a brand new, woman ran concept store and Berlin’s first nail art salon based in Mitte-Kreuzberg. Whether you want to practise DJing, shop for the best unisex streetwear styles, get your nails done or just hang out, Isla is the place to be. We got a super cute nail art design and great chat to boot. Nail art starts at €30.
Inselstraße 13, 10179, Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Whenever we visit Berlin, we make sure to take a trip to Moeon in Kreuzberg. Whether it’s beautiful basics you’re after, Veja shoes or a new discovery, this slow fashion boutique is sure to provide. Founded on a respect of workers and the environment, it’s one of our top ethical picks.
Looking for an atmospheric place in a fun neighbourhood, with delicious Indonesian inspired dishes and a good view to boot? Our team got a starter, beer and a main all for around €15 each. Also does amazing takeout, has a cute and cosy low table area for taking off shoes and super quick service. We recommend the scallops on spoons, summer rolls or anything with seitan. Extra points for the divided “veggie menu” on one side for herbivore ease.
Knaackstraße 16, 10405
Host to our shop, this co-working, events and community space is home to ethical brands, yoga retreats and more. Owner Yasmine makes supporting women-led and empowering businesses a priority. If you’re in need of a hot desk or some friendly faces, swing by.
Chorinerstrasse 20 10435
From their tagline that cheerfully encourages you to “bring your mum” you may have guessed that this isn’t your average sex shop. With a book and zine selection in the back, and plenty of toys and accessories in the front, this queer, eco, vegan, feminist adult store ticks all the boxes. Find everything from environmentally friendly dildos, carbon neutral lube and empowering literature.