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 from the 1990s. 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 - 6:30
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 10am - 10pm
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 - Friday 9.30 - 8pm, Saturday - Sunday 10m - 8pm
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 - 6pm, Saturday - Sunday 10m - 7pm
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 – Friday 11am – 7pm, Saturady - Sunday 11am - 6pm
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 9am – 8pm, Sunday and holidays 10am – 7pm
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.
Where: Kurfürstendamm 18, Charlottenburg
When: Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm
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 - Saturday 9am - 7.30pm, Sunday 10am - 7.30pm
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 9am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 7pm
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 9 – 2am, Friday and Saturday 9 – 4am
Tip 11: Café Einstein
Café Einstein is known throughout Berlin and far beyond and now has several branches. The original in Tiergarten is a piece of west Berlin tradition. In the middle of the city, you can enjoy in-house roasted coffee in a quiet town villa with a garden. The coffee specialities are prepared in Viennese style.
Where: Kurfürstenstraße 58
When: daily 8am – 10pm