Burger with a beat
The truth and nothing but the truth
German hiphop welcomes you upon entering Auntie Biggie, which makes for a really relaxed vibe, regardless of what you think of Blumentopf, Sido and other local rap heroes. It’s a bit comparable to when we first visited Lily’s at their original location in Neukölln, with one huge difference: the two mucho friendly bros behind the counter were obviously ready to serve you some juicy meat, where the guys at Lily in those days more looked like cool deejays.
Anyway, as the #SecretGayGuy noticed, it was quite a surprise to find such a genuine good burger place in tourist nightmare Friedrichshain. Biggie is effortlessly cool: they don’t try too hard to be hip. The seats and tables are partly made of former railway station benches, and the servants were so nice you almost wanted to hug them, even though they had beards (#GayGuy doesn’t like bears, #SecretGayGuy does).
That was a long story, dude. Ze burgers?!
Yes. Eh. Surprisingly good as well. We were initially fascinated by the pimientos (or something like that, a difficult Spanish word on the menu beneath the fries options). They turned out to be some kind of green paprika. Nothing special though. Which we couldn’t say of the fries, which were fatty but inexplicably tasty and together with the truffle mayonnaise had a nice exclusive touch to it.
Oh yes, the burgers. They don’t have a lot of options, but Biggie definitely aims for quality over quantity. The Roast Beef is the common option, which doesn’t come cheap but has damn good meat, a bit of salad and a homemade bun, which we always appreciate. The Wildschwein (we love every German word with ‘Schwein’ in it) was breaded a bit too fanatically and was also a bit too fatty, but came surprisingly close to pulled pork when it’s about the structure of the meat. The heaps of rucola, with its very distinctive taste, was a bit too much. So much for the unusual expert advice!
Famous last words?
Don’t get used to this unusual lavish praise from our side, because your two ‘experts’ 🤔 found two slight points of complaint. If your restaurant is so small, it shouldn’t be too much of an effort to serve food at the table. And what about putting tissues on every fucking table? It’s a burger place which means looooaaaads of fat and dripping wet… 😍
- Price: Roast Beef Burger 9,80€, Wildschwein Burger 8,90€, Truffle Mayo 1€, Pommes 2,50€, Pimiento 4,50€
- Address: Kopernikusstraße 16, Friedrichshain
- Website: http://tantebiggie.de/
- Remarks: There is apparently a good vegetarian option as well which we didn’t test
- Our ratings:
- Burger: 8,5 / 10
- Fries: 7,5 / 10
- Atmosphere: 8,5 / 10