Eating Your Way Through Beautiful Berlin
Berlin is one of the most popular destinations in Europe due to its rich culture and captivating attractions. Travelers come to Berlin to visit museums, enjoy classical architecture, and sometimes for massive beer festivals. What is talked about less is the exceptional cafe scene that Berlin is home to. They have cafes for coffee purists, sweets lovers, and lunch goers alike. No matter who you are, you’ll fall in love with the cafes of Berlin once you try them. We have listed our favorites below.
This cafe features a charming ambiance and an even better array of food and drinks. The architectural style is very modern, but the food itself is classic and homey. For drinks, you can enjoy a variety of coffees and many strains of tea. For food, choose a light vegetable-heavy lunch or go big with one of their famous pastries. If you have a sweet tooth, we highly recommend getting the cheesecake for dessert.
Between its high-traffic location, rustic vibe, and delicious drinks, The Barn is a common choice among both travelers and locals. The beans themselves are sustainably sourced and bought from micro-roasters from around the world. They also have a simple, but effective menu of pastries, other sweets, and lunch foods. Our favorite is the creamy rice pudding.
Konditorei und Cafe Buchwald
While the coffee served in this cafe is delicious, the main attraction is Baumkuchen, a cake that is baked over a spitfire. The cakes are covered with jam and icing and served to hundreds of hungry customers per day. This may very well be the best dessert in all of Berlin, so you definitely don’t want to miss it! Aside from the food, travelers love the ambiance of the cafe and the scenery surrounding it. If it’s not too crowded, you can even take your cake into the cafe’s neighboring garden.
This coffee specialist is devoted to making every customer feel completely satisfied. That starts with the atmosphere, which is very friendly and casual. There is no doubt that you’ll be met with a smile when you walk in the door. Next, they serve up some of the best coffee in the entire city. The reason it is so delicious is their devotion to freshness. Their coffee is roasted in small batches multiple times per week, so you’re always getting the freshest possible cup.
Café Einstein Stammhaus
If you’re after a posh vibe, this is the cafe for you. It is located in a vintage structure that was once a luxurious, private villa. Now, lucky for us, it is open to the public. Unlike some cafes on our list, this cafe is not purely a coffee specialist. It has an extensive menu that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods throughout the day. This trendy spot is even open until 1:00 AM, so you can visit it almost any time you want.
If you plan to walk the Landwehr Canal, definitely visit this cafe first and get yourself a cup of coffee. If you’d rather sit and relax, the charming seating space will do the trick. This is another cafe that focuses on sustainability. That means responsibly sourced beans from the best providers around the world. They also like to keep things fresh by doing their own roastings. This guarantees that your cup is fresh and roasted to perfection.
Bonanza Coffee Heroes
This cafe takes a very original approach to coffee. They call it retro innovation, which they define as a mix of vintage and modern style. Their specialty is their very light roasts, which they believe brings out the coffee’s flavor as much as possible.
Your trip to Berlin will be filled with a variety of wonderful activities, but in between, you’ll have to get something to eat and drink. There is no better place to do that than a Berlin cafe. Stop into the locations on this list for coffee, tea, desserts, and full meals. With the help of this guide, you’ll be satisfied throughout your Berlin adventure.