Good coffee, delicious cake, and good conversation - that sounds like a successful plan. We can't provide the good conversation, but we can give you the best tips for coffee and cake.
The many cafés in Berlin make up the city: really good coffee, cold brew, alternative flair, homemade cake - you will find all this in Berlin. We have put together our top 11 best cafés in Berlin to help you find the best coffee, the tastiest cakes, and cosy cafés.
Berlin has so many cafés. Feel free to post your favourites in the comments - we always look forward to new inspirations.
Tip 1: Altstadtcafé Köpenick
This traditional café has been around for 20 years and has retained much of its nostalgic charm. Here you can sit in the cosy café or on the small terrace with a view of the Dahme. The coffee is accompanied by a homemade cake creation or a hearty snack.
Where: Alt-Köpenick 16, Köpenick
When: daily, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Tip 2: Kaffee A.horn
Kaffee A.horn is a family business that values local ingredients. Everything served is freshly cooked, baked, and roasted every day. The menu includes breakfast, lunch, cake, and dinner. Bicycles can be repaired behind the guest room.
Where: Carl-Herz-Ufer 9, Kreuzberg
Whenn: daily 10.30 am - 17.30 pm
Tip 3: Betty’n’Caty
Already a real neighbourhood favourite - Betty'n'Caty in Prenzlauer Berg serves you delicious breakfast and good coffee. Avocado toast is particularly popular. In the afternoon there are delicious cakes. Many dishes are vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free.
Where: Knaackstr. 26, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 4.30 pm, Sunday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Tip 4: The visit Coffee Roastery
The highest quality coffee beans, the perfect roasting method, and passionate people - that is the simple formula of The visit. And it pays off: the coffee tastes wonderful. The café has several branches in Berlin and the shop is furnished in industrial style. There are many delicious snacks such as banana bread and egg avocado bread with the delicious coffee.
Where: Adalbertstraße 9, Kreuzberg
When: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 5 pm, Saturday - Sunday 10m - 6 pm
Tip 5: Patisserie Jubel
You will find the small but fine Patisserie Jubel on Hufelandstraße in Bötzowkiez. The staff serves you sensational little tartlets in different sizes that are artfully arranged. The varieties vary regularly - in summer there is melon, goat cheese, and lemon, and in winter there is mint parsnip, poppy, physicalis, and passion fruit.
Where: Hufelandstraße 10, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Tip 6: Berliner Kaffeerösterei (Berlin coffee roastery)
You'll smell Berliner Kaffeerösterei before you see it: The scent of freshly roasted coffee drifts down the street. You can stock up on incredibly good coffee beans for home here or sit down in the adjoining café and try a coffee speciality with delicious cake right on site.
Where: Uhlandstraße 173 / 174, Wilmersdorf
When: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 8 pm, Sunday and holidays 10 am – 7 pm
Tip 7: The Barn
The former Café Kranzler on Kurfürstendamm is now The Barn. You will be served excellent coffee here with a 360 degree view over the centre of west Berlin. You can also enjoy homemade cakes and seasonal delicacies. In summer, you can sit on the balcony or the roof terrace and relax in the middle of Berlin. You can now enjoy The Barn's roasts at ten locations in Berlin, including the Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Hackenschen Markt, Nordbahnhof, Rosenthaler Platz, Friedelstraße in Neukölln, Schönhauser Allee 8. There are even branches in Dubai and Mallorca.
Where: Kurfürstendamm 18, Charlottenburg
When: daily 11 am - 6 pm
Tip 8: Barcomi’s
Barcomi's was opened over 20 years ago. Here, too, the coffee itself is roasted in-house - and there are also delicious cakes, muffins, and bagels which are baked fresh every day. You can watch the hustle and bustle on Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg.
Where: Bergmannstraße 21, Kreuzberg
When: Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday - Sunday 10am - 7pm
Tip 9: Süßkramdealer (Dealer of sweets)
It lives up to its name: In this shop, which is still mostly furnished with wood from the Wilhelminian period, you feel like you've gone back in time. You can get fine chocolate, coffee, and gifts here. Since 2011, a modern coffee house right next door has been part of it, where you can sit comfortably and sip coffee.
Where: Varziner Straße 4, Schöneberg
When: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm, Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
Tip 10: An einem Sonntag im August (On a Sunday in August)
The "An einem Sonntag im August" cafe is a real classic, which has been serving breakfast, coffee, and cake as well as (almost) the best veggie burgers in the neighbourhood for a long time in a cosy atmosphere. There is a large outdoor area with Hollywood swings.
Where: Kastanienallee 103, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Sunday - Thursday 12 - 3 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Tip 11: Café Bilderbuch
Café Bilderbuch is not known as Schöneberg's living room for nothing. Here you sit on large, old-fashioned sofas and enjoy coffee and cake between bookshelves in cosy seating areas. There's plenty of space in the large back room - and you can also meet up with larger groups outside. Free Wi-Fi invites you to linger and is perfect for a small workstation. Would you like more recommendations for cafés where you can work well? Then check out our 11 tips for coworking cafés in Berlin.
Where: Akazienstraße 28, Schöneberg
When: daily 9 am - 1 am