Berlin has many best-somethings: best nightlife, best museums, best culture – you name it. But there is also something else that is living up to the world’s best – I’m talking about Berlin’s über cool cafés. Here in the German capital, they can be found literally on every corner, but I’ve picked 7 best cafés in Berlin I’m 100% sure you will love!
1. Westberlin Bar & Shop
Westberlin was one of the first coffee places that I tried when I just moved to Berlin. Even though the café is located super close to Checkpoint Charlie, one of the most crowded places in Berlin, it is easy to overlook. I chanced upon it quite randomly, and now it is my favourite chilling spot. Westberlin offers coffee, cake, lunch, and tons of magazines that you can dip into. That’s why I go there quite rarely, to be honest, because otherwise I get stuck in Westberlin for hours and hours.
Address: Friedrichstraße 215, 10969 Berlin
2. The Barn
An impressively small coffee shop in Mitte, The Barn has won over the hearts of many Berliners. This café is a real find – there, you’ll get to choose from four different brewing methods, enjoy the seasonal changes in the menu, eat delicious cakes, and, finally, take lots pleasure in an exceptionally good cup of coffee. The Barn is claimed to be a pioneer in producing a high-quality coffee not just in Berlin, but in the whole Germany. So to say the least, The Barn has raised the bar high and it doesn’t intend to put it down.
Address: Auguststraße 58, 10119 Berlin
3. Bonanza Coffee
If you’re somewhere near Mauerpark and you’re seeing a huge queue to a place so small that you hardly notice it behind the people, you should know that you’ve just unlocked the last level of coffee quest in Berlin. Bonanza Coffee is a tiny café with its own roastery where you can buy the most delicious-smelling coffee beans.
Address: Oderberger Str. 35, 10435 Berlin
4. An einem Sonntag im August
The style of this café is so weird (i.e. so Berlin): instead of normal chairs and tables, An einem Sonntag im August has wooden stairs with pillows and books, which people, apparently, find to be a perfect combination. The place has a very peculiar Berlin atmosphere that you should definitely experience while sipping August’s cappuccinos and trying out cheesecakes.
Address: Kastanienallee 103, 10435 Berlin
5. Five Elephant
If you’re looking for the best cheesecake in the city, go to Five Elephant – the whole Berlin is talking about it! The cheesecakes there are made based on a secret recipe that was developed by the café owner’s grandmother ages ago. Nobody knows what’s in it, but everybody admits that the Five Elephant cheesecake is lighter than air and creamier than clouds!
Address: Reichenberger Str. 101, 10999 Berlin
6. Aunt Benny
Aunt Benny stands out with its clean minimalist design and a fresh, creative atmosphere that puts Starbucks to shame. In addition to very decent breakfasts offered at Aunt Benny, you can also find there the perfect brownie – crunchy and soft at the same time, it will take you to the seventh heaven. I promise.
Address: Oderstr. 7, Enter Jessnerstraße, 10247 Berlin
7. Oliv Café
Yummy – that’s what you think when you step in Oliv Café. If you love German cakes (and who doesn’t?!), then you’ll be dazzled by all the Apfel- and Pflaumenkuchen, Schokobrötchens, Croissants, and other little bakery masterpieces found in Olive Café. The place itself is spacious, grey and is made of concrete, which makes you feel like there’s just cake and you in the whole galaxy and that nothing can ever disturb you two.
Address: Münzstraße 8, 10178 Berlin