With the first rays of the sun, the city awakens to new life. On all squares and streets the chairs and tables of the cafés suddenly stand. Some are particularly beautiful, lie quietly without thundering traffic, have a large terrace and a beautiful view - and especially delicious cake. We have put together 11 cafés for you to sit outside and enjoy Springtime in Berlin.
Tip 1: Café am Engelbecken
The classic in Kreuzberg: the Café am Engelbecken is located directly on the waterfront. For many Berliners spring starts the moment when they have breakfast outside on the terrace for the first time of the year, drink my coffee with milk and blink in the sun.
Where: Café am Engelbecken, Michaelkirchplatz, Mitte
When: Daily 10am - 10pm
Tip 2: Café Weyers
Café Weyers is located directly on Ludwigkirchplatz, where the whole neighbourhood meets in summer. So you can enjoy the delicious breakfast, a cheesecake or simply an aperitif when the sun slowly disappears behind the church. It is particularly popular with parents, whose children can play on the playground or skate and play football on the pitch.
Please make a reservation in advance: 030 8819378
Where: Café Weyers, Pariser Str. 16, Wilmersdorf
When: Daily 9 am - 9.30 pm
Tip 3: Buchkantine
The café Buchkantine in Moabit is an unbeatable mix of bookstore and café. In summer you can sit on the large terrace under the tree, look at the Spree and read the book I just bought. The breakfasts are called "Das große Gatsby" or "Adieu Tristesse" to go with the reading, and the coffee can also come from the French Press if desired.
Where: Buchkantine, Dortmunder Straße 1, Mitte
When: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm, Sunday: 10am - 8pm
Tip 4: Hofcafé Mutter Fourage
The cosy Hofcafé in Wannsee looks as if time has stood still. The tables and chairs stand on hunchbacked cobblestone pavement in the rustic courtyard. Besides delicious cakes, the café also serves a delicious breakfast with freshly baked rolls. And afterwards you can stock up at the corner shop "Feine Kost".
You don't have to make a reservation, but it might be a good idea: 030 805 83 283
Where: Hofcafé Mutter Fourage, Chausseestraße 15A, Zehlendorf
When: 9am - 7pm
Tip 5: Café am Neuen See
The Café am Neuen See has been one of the city's most popular cafés and beer gardens for years. No wonder, as it is romantically situated on the shore of a small lake in the middle of the Tiergarten. If you like, you can rent a boat and row out onto the water. Others sit under big trees, eat cake and later in the evening pizza when it gets dark and the candles are lit on the tables. A visit to a café is simply part of a summer in Berlin.
Please reserve a table inside. Outside no reservations necessary.
Where: Café am Neuen See, Lichtensteinallee 2, Tiergarten
When: 9am - 10pm
Tip 6: Café Einstein Stammhaus
Café Einstein is a Berlin institution, even if it resembles a Viennese coffee house. The main building is located in a charming villa with an idyllic garden. Here you can enjoy delicious coffee and breakfast specialties in the morning or a fine apple strudel in the afternoon - and the peace and quiet in the middle of the city.
Reservations: 030 26 391 910 or OpenTable.
Where: Café Einstein, Kurfürstenstraße 58, Schöneberg
When: Daily 8am - 10pm
Tip 7: Betty’n’Caty
Chic and stylishly furnished with lovingly selected antiques, Betty'n'Caty is the favourite café of so many people from the neighbourhood. And you'll also like to sit outside and enjoy the incredibly tasty cakes or breakfasts while life in the neighbourhood passes by.
Where: Betty'n'Caty, 26 Knaackstrasse, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday + Sunday 9am - 6pm
Top 8: cafe mint
English cake specialties, scones with clotted cream - any Anglophile heart beats faster. In the Café mint in the greenhouse in the Pankow Botanical Park you can enjoy fine tea and tasty snacks. The perfect refreshment after a walk through the park or the park Barnim Naturpark.
Only a few tables are set up outside and inside. Tip: Bring a blanket and eat coffee and cake under the fruit trees. Please be patient, as waiting times can be longer when the weather is fine. Keep your distance and observe the current hygiene regulations.
Where: Café mint, Botanical Park, Blankenfelder Chaussee 5, Pankow
When: Friday - Sunday 11am – 5pm
Tip 9: Teehaus im Englischen Garten
And another café with English flair is the Teehaus im Englischen Garten. On the terrace overlooking the rose borders you enjoy the typical English teatime with scones and tea. Every Sunday in the summer cool concerts take place on the open-air stage - and without admission.
Pleas make a reservation in advance and observe the current corona rules.
Where: Tea House in the English Garden, Altonaerstraße 2, Mitte
When: Tuesday - Saturday from Noon, Sunday from 10am
Tip 10: Anna Blume
"You're from behind as you are from in front: A------N------N------A." This is how Kurt Schwitters once admired his Anna Blume in the legendary poem. The café has become almost as well-known and popular. Anna Blume fans enjoy the finest antipasti for breakfast and homemade cakes.
Unfortunately, reservations are not possible on holidays and weekends, so please allow for a short waiting period. On all other days please make a reservation in advance.
Where: Anna Blume, Kollwitzstraße 83, Prenzlauer Berg
When: 9am - 10pm
Tip 11: Kaffe A.Horn
The beautiful, large terrace of Kaffe A.Horn is perfect for enjoying the first rays of sunshine. Freshly cooked, baked and roasted from regional ingredients is served with great attention to detail.
For the first re-opening phase, only the terrace will be opened
Where: Carl-Herz-Ufer 9, Kreuzberg
When: daily 11am - 10pm
Here are the new rules and safety precautions:
- Opening hours are from 6 am to 10 pm
- Guests from different households must keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between them
- Food and drinks may only be offered and consumed at the tables, self-service is not permitted
- it is recommended to make a reservation and to wear a face mask
Here you can find important information about the Current situation in Berlin.