Located in a restored brick factory building in Berlin’s Mitte district, Sofi’s Baker sets out to recover the true flavors of ancient grain through its commitment to honest, low-intervention craft baking.
The bakery is the first collaboration between Danish chef and restaurateur Frederik Bille Brahe and Slow, a new hospitality and lifestyle venture by Design Hotels founder Claus Sendlinger.
“I always dreamed of opening a space in Berlin,” says Frederik Bille Brahe, whose Copenhagen restaurants include Café Atelier September, Apollo Kantine & Bar and Kafeteria in the National Gallery of Denmark.
“When I met Claus in Copenhagen, we quickly connected through our shared vision for a different kind of hospitality. We are hoping to add something special to the Berlin food scene, and we want to be a part of a bread movement that rights some of the wrongs of industrialization by honoring an ancient craft and paying tribute to the soil and its farmers.”
Sofi celebrated a soft opening at the end of 2020, joining Slow, a new hospitality venture founded by Claus Sendlinger and Peter Conrads that includes the working farmstead La Granja Ibiza and Tulum Treehouse, a hybrid guesthouse devoted to Mexican craft tradition.
More Slow Places are in the works, including several projects in Portugal from Lisbon to the cork forests of Alentejo and Berlin’s Marina Marina, a creative campus at the intersection of wellbeing, culture and sustainability set along the historic Spree River Baths in the emerging Rummelsburg culture quarter, for which Frederik is developing a new culinary concept.
A longtime innovator in travel and design, Sendlinger previously founded Design Hotels, the first hotel marketing consortium devoted to the newly arising boutique hotel movement at the end of the last century.