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Berlin has a brand-new hotspot for dining and drinking, eating and enjoying, tasting and toasting. And it’s located on the first floor of the popular concept shopping mall between Berlin Zoo and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. After around one year of construction work, the new BIKINI BERLIN food market Kantini opens on 12 January 2018. Awaiting guests here is an innovative culinary experience that cannot be found in any other Berlin shopping mall.

Kantini – a name that conveys the typical Berlin bluntness and sense of humour – represents a new, exciting port of call in the German capital for enthusiastic foodies. The food market is the culinary icing on the cake of BIKINI BERLIN is taking the concept shopping mall’s hip lifestyle vibe and translating it into a new culinary hotspot. This is a response to the international shift towards healthy food, sustainable production and uncomplicated enjoyment, making it the perfect spot for a quick lunch, for example.

“With Kantini we have created a new, exciting culinary destination that doesn’t yet exist anywhere else in Berlin. Our customers, local residents as well as workers in the City West can look forward to a modern, international mix of vendors,” says BIKINI BERLIN’s managing director Antje Leinemann. “We’re confident that Kantini will quickly establish itself on Berlin’s culinary scene as a destination for delicious, authentic flavours and tastes.” 

The new food market consists of a varied mix of 13 international eateries from ten different countries (Germany, Korea, Mexico, Israel, India, Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Hawaii and South Africa). In addition to the permanent food counters, there will also be two pop-up stalls that will be providing new inspiration and food concepts. As a special opening treat, from 12-20 January visitors can sample their way through Kantini’s culinary offer at reduced prices: the food stalls are giving up to 50 percent discounts off selected dishes.

The 1,800 m² food market was designed by Werner Aisslinger, one of Germany’s most significant designers. An absolute highlight of the space is the new, light-suffused loggia with its large panoramic window measuring 18 metres long and three metres high, opening up Kantini towards the neighbouring Berlin Zoo and offering diners a view of the bird aviaries.