As promised - A Berlin coffee guide!
Presented below is a list of some of my personal favourites, of which some fit into the Third Wave Coffee category and some don't. The ones that don't are very good too of course. I have marked my favourite favourites with *. The guide is concentrated to the areas of Mitte, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg. Please click the links for accurate locations, opening hours, cupping information and anything else you want to know not mentioned below. Enjoy!
This coffee institution is still going strong. Don't miss their roastery (read more below in Prenzlauer Berg section, they serve the same edible stuff in both places).
Vinyl records and good coffee, do I need to say more?
Another pretty new coffee place which I really love. They serve coffee with lots of character and offer some great food and sweets as well. You really recognize this place from their red cups.
Passenger am Boxi*
Passenger has a café in Oppelner Strasse, Kreuzberg, and on Saturdays they serve coffee at the Boxi farmers market. For some reason their coffee tastes even better at the market and I always start my weekend there with a flat white from their stall. In the summer I buy some breakfast at the market and make a picnic in the park.
Great coffee and cakes and I love to sit here in the summer for a flat white and people watching. Located on Friedrichshain's "Broadway" - Boxhagener Strasse.
This pretty newly opened café is located next to Markthalle IX and I love the minimalistic interior. Apart from coffee they serve various beverages and they also have a small great selection of sweets if you're into that.
Located close to Bergmannstrasse, this is one of the far away places I actually take the subway to go visit. They serve delicious coffee in their small space with not so many places to sit down. Love the floor and the good atmosphere.
This place is more like an office than a café as many freelancers bring their laptops here to work. The coffee is good and I really like the interior design, especially in the back room.
This place is love. The staff is so sweet and I adore their blue coffee cups. It's a small pretty dark space reminding me of coffee places in New York, in a passage between office buildings at a beautiful location.
If you have a sweet tooth I highly recommend Five Elephant, they serve great cakes to go with their really good coffee. They roast their beans themselves and in the summer it's lovely to sit outside.
Beautiful place located in the Voo Store (very good store if you're into what I call Swedish style clothes, shoes and accessories - I go there when I miss the stylishness of my old country), great service and coffee.
So happy you can get good coffee (etc) in one of the most touristic areas; the Checkpoint Charlie. They also sell great magazines.
The Barn Roastery*
This place never disappoints me. I so love that they have banned laptops; I really prefer having my coffee in a café and not in an office ;) They also make amazing sandwiches and if you're into carrot cake - try theirs!
Bonanza Coffee Heroes*
Bonanza Coffee Heroes roast their own beans and their place is beautifully designed. Located at the beautiful Oderberger Strasse.
Friendly place with good coffee located on a pretty street (sitting outside is highly recommended).
Immanuelkirchstrasse is a very beautiful street in the middle of Prenzlauer Berg and Godshot is what makes me go there.
Note: You might think are quite a few coffee places "missing" on my list, it's simply because there are so many places to choose from and although many places not on the list are good, they are not on my personal top list.
Feel free to buy me a coffee if you found this information helpful! Thank you :)