It’s very common to see me legging it around the streets of Berlin as fast as I can, simply because I’m loaded with coffee. I love a coffee. I love creative decor. A Berlin coffee tour is the answer but guess what? I’ve never gone on an official one. Over the years I’ve just found my own that have become go-tos. So, let me share a few with you.
- Mein Haus Am See: Slap ‘Brunnenstraße 197-198, 10119 Berlin‘ into your Maps.
Not a bar and not a club but something sexier in between is what they bill it as. All I know is that it serves up a cracking vanilla latte, has belting minimal music and an interior that’s so creative it’ll make you wet yourself.
It’s perfect for taking your laptop along to and doing a bit of work during the day but come night – down your drinks and party with the hipsters!
If you do make it along to Mein Haus Am See, look around and check out its art work. The pencil sketchings on the raw walls are amazing.
2. Shakespeare and Sons: Warschauer Str. 74, 10243 Berlin, Germany.
Located in Friedrichshain, Shakespeare and Sons is an English language bookshop with a bagel cafe inside. So like the cheeky sign I found explains, there’s a silent room where you can just sit and enjoy the books, but in the other side you can chat away or do some work on your laptop.
It moved from Berlin’s Prenzlauerberg district to Friedrichshain to take over the historical bookstore at Warschauerstrasse 74. On a side note – I could scoff a box of their bagels.
3. Katjes Café: Rosenthaler Str. 32, 10178 Berlin, Germany.
This one was quite a new find for me. It had a pink sign and said it was veggie, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I thought it was an indie green cafe that also had a range of veggie sweets but since hopping on their website, it seems that they have many brands and are much bigger! Been around since 1910 in fact. Worth a visit even if you’re veggie or not.
Got a fave Berlin coffee shop which I should check out next time that I visit? Drop it in my comments, cockers.