Katz Orange is one of the Mitte’s pioneering restaurants that requires directions more than simply an address. Once through the mousy archway, Katz Orange awaits its guests with an imposing Neo-Gothic façade; a former brewery building that dates back to the 19th century.
Owner Ludwig Cramer-Klett compiled the space’s impressive collection of objets d’art and furniture during travels around the globe, architect friends giving it the final polish. Yoon Lee set up the light installation in the entrance area, a chandelier made of Ping-Pong balls. The interior gives Katz Orange a special ethno-eclectic look. Occupying two floors of the building, Katz Orange retains a tranquil, cozy vibe … with a hint of poshness its neighbourhood is renowned for.
However, in an area where transformation is faster than it takes to say ‘organic’, the challenge is to outlive initial hype — something KO has achieved with assurance; here since 2012, and still the go-to spot for the Mitte crowd. It simply ticks all boxes: organic farm-to-table menu, homelike interior, and a signature entrée known beyond the boarders of the city (slow-roast organic pork neck, cooked sous vide for 12 hours). Candy on Bone, a slow cuisine deli in Kreuzberg, is set to open soon, spreading Cramer-Klett’s inimitable message.