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1600 Champa St., Unit 230 Denver, CO 80202 | Downtown Denver | 303-377-5896

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Cafe Berlin opened in 1995 on East 17th Avenue, giving Denver a go-to spot for hearty German fare. A lot has changed since 1995 -- for example, the restaurant is now in its third location, a second-floor space above the 16th Street Mall, where it moved in 2011 – but Cafe Berlin’s food has not. Eating in the spacious gold-and-burgundy dining room, you could be back in the ’90s, chuckling at Bubba, toting around a boombox and eating the same gravy-covered schnitzel. German-born Marlene Garrett purchased the restaurant from its founder in 1998, but she’s been a presence in the kitchen from the beginning, and under her culinary and managerial leadership, Cafe Berlin has successfully navigated a generation of boom-and-bust economies. It’s done so by playing it safe; this is not a place where you’re going to find creative variations on German classics. The jägerschnitzel and rouladen are your best bets for dinner, with housemade apple strudel for dessert.


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  • Cuisine(s): German, Polish, Russian
  • Hours: Sun 4pm-8:30pm, Tue-Thu 11am-8:30pm, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 4pm-9:30pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout

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