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I am a little obsessed with this place at the moment. Maybe it is the years of eating only Berlin bakery standards, but whenever I find a place that has inventive and tasty sandwich, my heart skips a beat. So when a friend introduced me to CôCô bánh place about 8 months ago, I quickly became a regular!
The trick to these bánh mì sandwiches is that they mix the flavors of Vietnam – chili, coriander & lemongrass – with the crunchy goodness of the french baguette. Still CôCô’s design, service and quality do these brilliant sandwiches justice.
I have to admit, I tend to stick to my go-to sandwich, the bánh mì Chay (Tofu). Lemongrass-tofu in a warm baguette with fresh pickled vegetables, coriander, mayo and chili, it is the perfect combination of spicy, saucy and crunchy. For more pictures of their dishes, see this Foodspotting page.
They have a wonderful selection of teas and juices, but unfortunately they are pretty pricey by Berlin standards – between 2.50 and 4.50 euro for all drinks. If you do splurge, I recommend their prepared green tea or the Vietnames coffee.
The decor is deli-like, but also minimal. It also incorporates natural materials (one of my favorite aspects of any decor). And the pickled lemons lining the walls and window are a nice touch. Often at lunch time you won’t get a seat, so if you spot one, be sure to grab it quickly.
CôCô bánh mì deli, Rosenthaler Straße 2, www.co-co.net Tel: 0 30 24630595
Mo – Do, So: 11:00 – 22:00
Fr – Sa: 11:00 – 1:00