Our Story

Mike Berndt, German born chef,  tells his story and the story of authentic German food through an ever-evolving tasting menu of seasonal dishes.

Mike opened his first restaurant – Mittendrin in Berlin, 1991. Twenty-nine years later, he brought  traditional German and European food to us right here in Auckland. “I’m really excited to bring traditional German cuisine to Auckland.” says Mike. “I'm looking forward to sharing this style of food with Kiwi’s. German cuisine is close to my heart and I’m excited to bring MittenDrin ‘back to life’.”

Our menu focuses on using fresh, seasonal ingredients and many of the meals are organic. Whole food is important to Mike and most of stocks, broths and sauces are made exclusively at the restaurant. Not to mention our organic, fair trade coffee and much more... 




Mitten Drin

German Cafe Restaurant

Frozen Take Home Meals

In the last two years, the world has been hit by a massive pandemic and affected everyone and everything. The opportunities to gather have been cut short and restricted, and the times and that we enjoy together with our loved ones and friends, as well as the meals and laughs here at Mitten Drin, are sorely missed.

We have decided to continue sharing our passion and dedication to creating organic frozen meals for you to enjoy and to warm your hearts and homes with our freshly designed organic frozen dishes, and we would still like to provide you with the same German quality organic frozen foods and others from our restaurant to the comforts of your home.