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. We have picked out a few particularly sunny cafes for you.
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 the first sunny days of Spring 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, Kreuzberg
When: Daily from 10 am - midnight
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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.
Where: Café Weyers, Pariser Str. 16, Wilmersdorf
When: Monday to Friday 11.30 - 24 h, Saturday & Sunday 9 - 24 h
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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. With a large selection of cakes, sweet pastries and changing quiches and soups, the coffee break is perfectly rounded off.
Where: Dortmunder Strasse 1, Moabit
When: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (bookshop until 7 p.m.) Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (bookshop until 6 p.m.) and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (café only)
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".
Where: Hofcafé Mutter Fourage, Chausseestraße 15A, Zehlendorf
When: When: Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 7.30pm
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.
Where: Café am Neuen See, Lichtensteinallee 2, Tiergarten
When: Café daily 9 am - 12 am
Tip 6: Petit Bijou
The Petit Bijou around the Monbijoupark is one of the most beautiful locations in Berlin. With a view of the Spree and the Bode Museum, you can enjoy the superfoods on offer. Here you can start the day perfectly with homemade lemonade and fresh breakfast specialities in the middle of the city.
Where: Petit Bijou, Monbijoustraße 1, Mitte
When: Daily from 10 am - 8 pm
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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 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
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Tip 8: La Maison
Buttery croissants, fine pastries and delicious brioches - here everything tastes like in patisserie in Paris. You can get everything in the bakery to take away, but you can also eat it directly in the café. In addition, you get excellent coffee and a view of the romantic Landwehrkanal.
Where: Paul-Lincke-Ufer 17, Kreuzberg
When: Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am - 7pm
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Tip 9: Teehaus im Englischen Garten
A 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.
Where: Tea House in the English Garden, Altonaerstraße 2, Tiergarten
When: When: Tuesday - Sunday: 12 noon to 10 p.m., breakfast on weekends and public holidays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., beer garden daily from 12 noon and Sundays from 10 a.m.
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.
Where: Anna Blume, Kollwitzstraße 83, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Daily 8 am - 9 pm
Tip 11: Kaffee A.Horn
The beautiful, large terrace of Kaffee 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.
Where: Carl-Herz-Ufer 9, Kreuzberg
When: Daily 10:30 am - 17:30 pm