Restaurant, Gallery, Studio, Shop, Catering, and Event Space
In 2014, when the so-called „Wave of Refugees” reached Germany, we helped. In every way we could. And we visited theaters and museums with refugees, had concerts for and organized concerts with them, helped them to present their work in exhibits.
Then, we traveled to their countries and began to reflect. Our conclusion: a mindset of cooperation must be developed to appropriately face the worldwide phenomenon of flight and migration in this century.
And so we founded FREEARTUS artists + refugees united for freedom at the end of 2015 as a non-profit organization. We draft and develop new concepts for acceptance, integration and communication – and this, at every step, mutually with our partners in crisis regions or with the Newcomers here in Europe.
LAWRENCE is a further, important step on this path of success. The combination of café and restaurant, gallery, studio, shop, and event space has become a small melting pot of cultures, especially the Arabic, German and European.
Everyone – Berliners, tourists, Newcomers – is welcome here to experience enrichment through cultural exchange!
We found a fantastic location for LAWRENCE in an old apartment and business building, originally built in 1906, in the heart of the former Jewish Quarter in Berlin. Tolerance has always, and continues to be, the connecting attitude towards life here. LAWRENCE wants to contribute to this tradition in a modern way.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Welcome!
"If you enjoy honest, simple and really delicious Arabic food ... you should not miss this great "cultural center". Beautiful!"
"Whether for breakfast or dinner on a Mazzateller - in the beautiful restaurant with brick walls, white wooden furniture and oriental fabric you can satisfy your hunger for Syrian and Arabic food from morning to night."