Good coffee, delicious cake, and interesting conversations in a cosy surrounding - that sounds like a successful plan for the afternoon. We can't provide the good conversation, but we can give you the best tips for coffee and cake.
The innumerous cafés in Berlin make up the city: enjoy really good coffee, cold brew, homemade cake and flavourful snacks. Find the perfect café for you 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.
Tip 1: Betty’n’Caty - One of the Best Cafés for Every Time of the Day
Already a real neighbourhood favourite - Betty'n'Caty in Prenzlauer Berg serves you delicious breakfast and good coffee. The Avocado toast and the pancakes are particularly popular. In the afternoon there are delicious cakes. Many dishes are vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free. If you get a seat at the big windows you cannot only watch the passerbys in this hip Beriln district, but also enjoy some warming sunrays. Feel free to check out both Betty'n'Cay locations. You will find the original, smaller location just down the street at Knaackstraße 8.
Where: Knaackstraße 8 and 26, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 4.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Tip 2: Barcomi’s Deli and Café - Best Bagels and Amazing Coffee
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 and original bagels which are baked fresh every day. Lean back, enjoy and watch the hustle and bustle on Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg. By the way, you can try the delicious baked goods by Barcomis all over the city, for example in one of Berlin's most luxurious hotels, the Waldorf Astoria.
Where: Bergmannstraße 21, Kreuzberg
When: Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday - Sunday 10am - 7pm
Tip 3: Süßkramdealer (Dealer of sweets) - Café with Historic Surroundigs
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 4: Altstadtcafé Köpenick - the traditional Café
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. The perfect place to enjoy a break while exploring the historic city of Köpenick.
Where: Alt-Köpenick 16, Köpenick
When: daily, 10 am - 6:30 pm
Tip 5: SET's - The elegant coffee house in Charlottenburg
In the elegant ambience of this Charlottenburg coffeehouse, you'll get the perfect start to the day - and into the evening. For breakfast, you can choose between freshly baked Belgian waffles, healthy sourdough sandwiches or the typical "Sets" breakfast arrangements. Here you can combine different bowls with fruit, brie, turkey breast, eggs or yoghurt with granola with the basics such as bread, butter and jam. There is also a wide selection for vegan breakfast fans. By the way: owner Ruzi Krakan has also run Borchardt, which is very popular in celebrity circles. Tip: You can also rent the studio in the back of the café for private events.
Where: Schlüterstraße 36, Charlottenburg
When: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tip 6: An einem Sonntag im August (On a Sunday in August) - Perfect Café for sunny days
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. Perfect to enjoy some family time in the sun. Here you can find some more cafés suited for familys.
Where: Kastanienallee 103, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Sunday - Thursday 12 - 3 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Tip 7: Café Winterfeldt Schokoladen - Best Café for Chocolate Fans
You'll find a huge selection of sweet temptations at Winterfeldt-Ladencafé in Schöneberg. The winding rooms of the listed Wilhelminian pharmacy with its many cupboards and drawers offer plenty of space for chocolates and pralines. In addition to coffee and cake, you can enjoy a large selection of really chocolaty drinking chocolates here.
Where: Goltzstraße 23, Schöneberg
When: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tip 8: Patisserie Jubel - The Café to Treat Yourself to Something Special
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 9: Café Anna Blume - Flowery Decor and Delicious Breakfast
Flowers and cakes go together at Café Anna Blume like coffee and cake. In the neighbourhood for over 15 years, the café has become an institution in the Kollwitzkiez. In addition to the homemade cakes and tarts, Anna Blume is known for its breakfast étagère, which offers a colourful bouquet of delicacies. Sit back and enjoy Berlin coffee house culture with a flowery ambience.
Where: Kollwitzstraße 83, Prenzlauer Berg
When: daily 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tip 10: Kaffehaus Frau Lüske - The Café, which makes you feel at home
A real feel-good place: whether you're sitting outside in the garden on the terrace or making yourself comfortable in the café. You'll feel right at home at Frau Lüske's. In addition to coffee and delicious cakes, which are freshly delivered by small, local bakeries, you can also enjoy a delicious breakfast here. The evening menu is small but fine - and based primarily on home-grown and regional ingredients. And in autumn and winter, a crackling fireplace warms the dining room.
Where: Baseler Straße 46, Lichterfelde-West
When: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tip 11: Coworking Café St. Oberholz - Strong Coffee for the Startup-Scene
St. Oberholz is considered one of the oldest coworking spaces in Berlin. Right above the café are the work spaces for members. The café is open to everyone. Good coffee and free Wi-Fi invite you to work and network. Perfect for a small workstation in Berlin. Would you like more recommendations for cafés where you can work well? Then check out our 11 tips for coworking cafés in Berlin.
Where: Rosenthalerstraße 72 a, Mitte
When: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.