It’s another chilly and rainy day here in Berlin, and I was on my way home when I got caught in a windy downpour. I ducked into the cutest little Nordic bakery around the corner from my Neukölln apartment — The Bread Station Berlin. I was feeling pretty hungry too, so I ordered the avocado toast (smørrebrød). It was so good, that I started researching it while I ate.
Turns out that the original shop is in Copenhagen and started by a baker named Per Brun over 20 years ago. The Berlin shop is the 2nd location, opened in 2015 by Magnus Grubbe. Their mission is “to bake bread without any industrialized production methods and only from pure natural ingredients.”
They use raw Scandinavian grains, processed in house with their corn mill and grinding stone, cooked with Italian methods that make for some really delicious bread. It is a cozy cafe that also sells whole loaves, small rolls, coffee and an assortment of sweets – like brownies, madeleines, raspberry cake (himbeerschnitte). They have a few tables so that you can sit and eat, and I also saw several people stop in to grab their bread to go.