Perfect meat and peanut butter!?
The truth and nothing but the truth
On a small sign outside they say ‘best burger of Berlin’. Ha, how sweet! But that’s obviously up to us to decide of course, my friends!
Take some advice from us first: make it MUCH more obvious that you are selling burgers. Because from the outside, there is only a small ‘Room 77’ sign blinking, in the middle of the lovely gentrified Graefekiez. No indication that this is more than a pub. And when you get inside, it still looks more like a cocktail bar than a restaurant, because of the second-hand couches everywhere, instead of rows of dinner tables (there are some tables though).
What we absolutely love about this place though, is that it is authentically fucked-up, and not styled as such. The interior really seems jumbled together by accident, and the toilets are so creepy and full of graffiti that it is definitely not a place for a first date.
That was a long story, dude. Ze burgers?!
The fries. First the fries, because they deserve a paragraph of praise. The quality wasn’t consistent over multiple visits, but we are definitely willing to accept that because it seems to have to do with the fact they are homemade. Not one piece looks the same. They are thick and layered with some secret spice mix. And we definitely love something thick and spicy in our mouths. One of the best in Berlin.
On to the Pampero burger. So instead of overloading the bun with two patties, they decided for a bigger bun and one piece of meat. Which has been grilled to perfection: slightly black and therefore crunchy. They didn’t exaggerate with extras as well, the only point of improvement were the sad standard salad leaves that you would also get at McDonalds. Damn, we said the M-word!
Famous last words?
We hate the ‘best burger in town’ question when we get it. It depends on your personal taste, mood and budget. But hey, Room 77 comes close to the top of our personal lists. Now rename your place to Burger 77 so people know you are actually selling them! And which crazy guy came up with the idea to make a burger with a layer of peanut butter? (it’s called Jimmy Carter burger, you’re welcome). And visit their website, it’s brilliant (‘the restaurant at the end of capitalism’!)
- Price: Pampero Burger 14,50€ (fries included)
- Address: Graefestraße 77, Kreuzberg
- Website: http://www.room77.de
- Our ratings:
- Burger: 8 / 10
- Fries: 7 / 10
- Atmosphere: 8,5 / 10