Fräulein Burger opened its doors to the Berlin public at Koppenplatz 1 (near The Barn) for the first time yesterday, serving homemade organic (Bio) burgers.
Having heard predominantly good things about Fräulein Burger from friends who attended a special pre-opening event for Blog n Burger on Sunday, I was keen to try out Berlin’s newest burger joint.
Coincidentally, I was running some errands in the area on opening day and walked past the door at lunchtime. It would be rude to ignore fate.
My first impressions were good. For a first day, the place was reasonably busy – there were customers eating at the tables and more waiting to place their orders at the counter.
Having given the menu the once over, I opted for the house-burger, The Fräulein Burger:
with freshly minced extra-large medium-cooked beef patty, lightly melted cheddar, crispy bacon, crisp lettuce, onions, tomatoes, gherkins and the incomparable Fraülein Burger sauce
Again, first impressions were good – the food looked and smelled delicious.
Unfortunately, it was clear from the first bite that the burger was greasy. Whether this was a result of the burger or the slightly fatty bacon wasn’t clear but the grease was soaking through the bun, dripping on the paper lined serving tray and coating my fingers.
That said the taste was very good.
In the pros column, the chips (Pommes) were cooked with a slight skin on and light and fluffy on the inside – very tasty.
Overall, I would say that the food at Fräulein Burger is good but at €11.90 for the burger with small chips (kleine Pommes) and a bottle of Lemonade (Zitronen Limo) I think it is a little overpriced (the burger alone is €8.90).
As this was the first day of service I’m willing to chalk the issue with my burger down to teething problems and will go back to Fräulein Burger to see if these can be ironed out. As well as having another of the signature burgers, I’m keen to try the Lamb Burger, which looks delicious in the picture on the menu.