Culinary creative and cool vegetarian
Word to the wise: Dining on Tuesdays and Thursdays gives free entry to Cookie's club downstairs. It no longer has the cache it once commanded but is worth a look in.
Another of Berlin's deliberately hard-to-find restaurants, Cookie's Cream is located in an alleyway behind the Westin Hotel, a favourite haunt of fashion and media types since it opened in 2008.
The menu isn't huge, but the list changes daily depending on seasonal ingredients, and even though it's all vegetarian, you can expect more than just a few salads and some rice. Where else have you seen such meat-free curiosities as pumpernickel crumble, pearl barley strudel or chocolate-semolina-flummery?
The interior is suitably sophisticated, and the open kitchen keeps people's gaze as they watch the chef work wonders with a few veggies and some olive oil.
Main course: EUR 20
Three-course menu: EUR 36
Tue-Sat: 7pm - 3am
Behrenstrasse 55, Mitte
+49 30 2749 2940