02.27.2012

Shan Rahimkhan Cafe & Bar – Berlin, Germany

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Price
Three Dollars
Rating
Three Forks

“What is beauty? Everything which makes the heart beat faster. Everything which brings us laughter.” – www.shanrahimkhan.de

Shan Rahimkhan Cafe & Bar is opened by the famed hairstylist Shan Rahimkhan, who was named Germany’s best hairdresser. Next to the cafe are Mr. Rahimkhan’s hair salon, Coiffeur and his luxury goods and accessories boutique, Casa. The concept is to provide luxury shopping, dining and styling all in one setting. Located in Gendarmenmarkt, what some would call the most beautiful and magnificent square of Berlin, Shan Rahimkhan Cafe & Bar radiates contemporary and casual elegance. Although a sharp contrast to Gendarmenmarkt’s centuries-old architectures, they complement one another in the harmony of beauty.

With below zero temperature, outside tables were still setup with eye-catching, fresh white Lilies. Inside, bold Persian style tiles covering the entire cafe counter with unique shaped lighting arranged in a cascade, especially stunning at night. The cafe is on a corner street with large floor-to-ceiling windows which allows a clear view of Gendarmenmarkt’s cathedrals, it confuses the eyes, one can’t decide if it’s a painting or reality.

There is no such thing as perfect, it’s true. Besides all the beauty and friendly service, the food is mediocre, however tea and coffee are decent. But I think the value of this cafe is not about eating, but to stop for a second, observe the charm and beauty, and to live in the moment.

Am Gendarmenmarkt | Markgrafenstr. 36, 10117 Berlin, Germany +49(0)30 206789100

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