Home to sweet and fine homemade ice cream
There's absolutely no guilt surrendering yourself to the sweetness of homemade ice cream and cake at Süßfein
Don't panic if you're craving some sweets on a stroll down Brunnenstrasse, cause Süßfein would satisfy your need with their ice cream, including flavors like yogurt, grapefruit, blueberry cheesecake, white raspberry and more. Also get a slice of their homemade cake and there you have the perfect recipe for a relaxing afternoon.
We had a chance to sit down with Lisa, one of the founders of Süßfein, to find out what makes their ice cream sweet and fine.
How did you started the shop? Is your background related to culinary arts or ice cream making?
Lisa: Felix and I run the shop together. He is the pâtissier, who makes the ice cream, and he’s from Berlin. I moved to Berlin in 2010 to study business administration. It was during the second year of my masters program did I realize the classic office job wouldn't be my future.
Later on, I met Felix, who made my wedding cake in 2016. We talked about ideas of starting a business with ice cream and cakes, and that’s when we decided to open Süßfein. We started the shop together last year, so this is only our second summer. Although we have very limited space, we have everything, with the shop on the ground floor, and the kitchen for ice cream and cake production downstairs.
Who are the people that come to the shop?
L: Surprisingly we don’t have many tourists, since most of them stay on Bernauer Strasse, where the wall was at, so our customers are mostly neighbors and the atmosphere is rather intimate. Also, there’s quite a big Jewish community in the area, actually that building across from us. We produce kosher ice cream and cones, so they can enjoy our ice cream. It’s very special because there’s no other shops in Berlin that offers kosher ice cream.
Why did you pick this spot to open up the shop? Also, how did you choose the partners that supplies the coffee, juice an tea?
L: It was very difficult to find a place in Berlin, both residential and commercial. It’s difficult for us especially because we had to find a place where it’s legal to produce food. We had been searching for 4 months before we found the place we have now.
As for how we found the coffee, the owner of the cafe that was operating before we moved into this location introduced us to this roastery in Schöneberg. We went to a tasting event, tried their coffee and we loved it. Our juice is from a brand from Brandenburg called Ostmost, so the products we sell are either made in-house or from brands within this area.
Have you always lived in the same place in Berlin? What's your impression on this area?
L: I used to live in Charlottenburg, and it used to be quite a commute. Luckily, last year we moved to Anklamer Strasse, which is 200 meters away from the shop, so it’s really easy for me to get here. I like this area a lot because there are a lot of families, and they’ll bring their kids over.
What do you like to do aside from running the ice cream shop?
L: I like sports a lot. I run with Adidas Runners 4 to 5 times a week. We usually run in the evenings, at different locations like Tiergarten, Friedrichshain, Wedding, or along the spree, so we get to explore new routes. Running always makes my day.
Besides running the shop, what else do you think about these days?
L: I like classic ice cream, but I also like frozen yogurt a lot. I love yogurt in any form. It’s also one of my biggest passions. (Chuckles)
🍴What to expect here?
Come for: Some peace and sweets on the quiet side of Mitte
Stay for: The ice cream crafted with love and a warm smile
Brunnenstraße 156, 10115 Berlin