But back to the food...
Being vegan I usually travel with a suitcase full of my "rations", no joke and it can actually be quite comical!
Anyhow, during my first visit which took place back in 2010 I couldn't believe that I ate through almost all of my "rations" (which I normally don't ever need to do)...
What I found was that Puerto Rico is a nation that loves meat and eats a ton of it. And when they aren't eating meat they are putting meat or its byproducts into most of their dishes...even the vegetable ones.
So I was screwed.
But then on the last night of that vacation, we happened to be in
Old San Juan and I had looked up restaurants that would at least be somewhat vegan friendly.
I came up with Cafe Berlin, and I was so happy that I did!
Fast forward to 5 years later and only a few weeks ago; It was me making reservations for not just one dining experience - but 3 in less than 24hrs!
The textures and essence of each unique vegetable and root were incredible and superb!
They even offered a vegan cheesecake for dessert!
And with each meal being so incredibly filling we needed take away boxes for almost all of them.
I wish we could've ate more.
Eat it when its HOT!
Kudos to Cafe Berlin!!
The service was wonderful during each of our visits, I'd go as far as to say that the service we received here was better than that of any service that we received anywhere else on the island!
- Café Berlin was created in 1991 and since then has been one of the favorite places in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans and tourists alike have visited for more than two decades. Our exquisite menu has options for everyone, offering a variety of Caribbean, Puerto Rican and Vegetarian dishes.
The location is lovely, with both an adorable and pleasantly appointed interior as well as outdoor patio seating overlooking the Plaza Colon and within steps from the historic sights of Castillo San Cristobal.
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or one of those "meat eaters" (LOL) I definitely recommend you go and visit to Cafe Berlin!
Oh and btw any coffee fans out there?
Just for the coffee alone this place is worth trying out! Mmmm...Good to the last drop!
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