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The 15 best cafés in Berlin for coffee lovers

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History of coffee

Coffee is a fixed ritual, a cosy get-together with friends and family, a stimulant or a tasty source of caffeine, which can be quite helpful for meeting a deadline or two. Coffee has already had a long journey in human history and has taken on a significant role. The caffeinated beverage was first mentioned in the 9th century in the southwestern region of Ethiopia and migrated from there to Yemen over the following centuries. In the 16th century, the first "cafés" were established in Mecca and by now it is impossible to imagine the world without them. In Berlin, too, coffee lovers can expect a multitude of excellent cafés.

Enjoy coffee in a different way

In Berlin, diversity is not only written in capital letters, it is truly lived - this attitude also extends to the entire gastronomy. Italian, Japanese, Oriental, Russian or Brazilian-inspired cafés leave nothing to be desired - there are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Good cafés can be found in almost every district or part of town. It's up to you to decide whether you want something elegant, rustic or a little more fancy. We are happy to provide a selection of 15 very special cafés for anyone looking for the best café in Berlin.

You can also enjoy brunch in many of Berlin's versatile cafés.

Café Vux

The Brazilian-inspired vegan café in Berlin-Neukölln not only offers homemade specialities, but also a cosy Sunday brunch. Here you can expect freshly prepared cupcakes, cakes, waffles and very special tropical smoothies every day alongside fair-trade organic coffee. The café with a lot of attention to detail can be found a little southeast of the Schillerkiez at Wipperstraße 14.

Forty Years

Here, the overall picture of an Instagrammable cappuccino, espresso or homemade cake and lemonade is beautifully complemented by aesthetic dried flowers. By the way, the dried flowers are also available for purchase. You can also expect exceptionally attentive service in a cosy ambience, where you will probably find the best coffee in Berlin.

La Maison

Excellent French pâtisserie in the form of cakes, croissants and the like is baked at La Maison using their own recipes and served to you with cordial service. Deliciously soft brioche can be enjoyed especially well for breakfast in one of the best cafés in Berlin. See for yourself and let La Maison on Paul-Lincke-Ufer in Berlin-Kreuzberg transport you to France in terms of taste.

Café Krone

On the popular Oderbergerstraße in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Café Krone invites you to linger with its rustic wooden tables and cosy sofas. If you don't want to choose between pancakes, sandwiches or salads for breakfast, here's the good news: you don't have to. Each of these delicacies, as well as fresh coffee specialities, are all waiting for you. Also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Café Suicide Sue

Another place to go for creative breakfasts and snacks in the Prenzlauer Berg district is Café Suicide Sue. Bright rooms and warm wooden furniture radiate cosiness and give this typical "café next door" a certain charm. Attentive and caring service complete the coffee experience.

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Café BilderBuch

You'll find a café straight out of a picture book at Akazienstraße 28 in Berlin-Schöneberg. Classic vintage charm meets local warmth and fabulous coffee and breakfast offers. You will not only be enchanted by the wonderful ambience, but also by live music from time to time. Our personal recommendation: lean back in comfortable armchairs between bookshelves and try the unique cocoa espresso creation.

Coffee & Deli - Queen of Muffins

Here, the confectionery trade is writ large twice in Berlin, both in Berlin-Mitte at Pohlstraße 65 and in Berlin-Neukölln in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Hermannstraße. From homemade banana bread muffins to chocolate brownies and carrot cake, there's sure to be something for you in one of Berlin's best cafés.

House of Small Wonder

There's nothing in Berlin that doesn't exist: Cultural diversity is also truly lived in the best cafés in Berlin. At the House of Small Wonder in Berlin-Mitte, you can look forward to a Japanese-themed café with lots of wood and plants. The motto here is that everyday life is all about the small wonders in life that make it more enjoyable. Feel free to try it out for yourself.

Frau Behrens Cakes

To our delight, one of Berlin's best-known cafés is represented three times in Berlin with branches in Wilmersdorf, Kreuzberg and Steglitz. With great attention to detail and quality, unique creations of true cake art are created. Enjoy a cup of coffee in this special café in Berlin.

Princess Cheesecake

Possibly the best cheesecake in Berlin awaits you at two locations in Mitte and Charlottenburg. Classics like New York Cheesecake and Fairtrade coffee and tea contribute to being a well-deserved part of our list of the best cafés in Berlin for you.

Enjoy exceptional coffee and cake specialities in Berlin.

Five Elephants

Five Elephants is much more than just a café in Berlin: you can experience the quality of the in-house coffee roastery and bakery first-hand. International flair combined with a creative selection of cakes, muffins and snacks provide the perfect conditions for an enjoyable visit. Enjoy a cup of delicious coffee with a slice of homemade Philadelphia cheesecake. Afterwards, you can purchase the coffee so that you can savour the experience at home.

Barcomi's Café & Coffee Roastery

Barcomi's specialities are not only available in Bergmannstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg, but also in various cafés and restaurants throughout Berlin. Nevertheless, you should visit Cynthia Barcomi and her team in person: True to the motto "Anyone can bake!", baking books and baking tins are also available at Barcomi's alongside the usual range of fantastic coffee and cake specialities. Enjoy urban flair and delicious coffee here.

Ben Rahim

Among the best cafés in Berlin, don't forget Hackesche Höfe. In addition to coffee specialities made in-house as well as croissants, pastries and sweets, this trendy café conveys a cosy atmosphere.

The Greens Berlin

If you're looking for an exciting oasis of coffee, cakes and plant sales, you'll be happy at The Greens in the Alte Münze. Between all the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle in Berlin-Mitte, you can take a well-deserved break and be inspired by the rustic interior. This is definitely one of the most unusual cafés in Berlin.

Tadshikische Teestube

Here, the world revolves more around exquisite tea specialities than coffee. However, the Tadshikische Teestube is a very special kind of café in Berlin, because here you traditionally sit on cushions at flat tables between hand-carved columns. The oriental ambience is accompanied by a fairy tale programme narrated by well-known Berlin artists and wonderfully complemented by Russian delicacies. There is also a choice of vegan and vegetarian dishes.

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Ariane Grote

As a native of Berlin, Ariane likes to share her expertise of her beloved hometown. You will always be kept up to date on the latest trends and developments in the pulsating metropolis.

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