The best cafés in Berlin

Bonanza, Berlin tomislavmedak/Flickr

Bonanza, Berlin ©tomislavmedak/Flickr

For coffee-lovers Berlin is a great choice. The German capital city is home to a large variety of cafés and coffee shops. Kaffee und Küchen (coffee and cake) are the favorite for many Berliners. As there are innumerable cafés in Berlin, the city seems to be very relaxed, especially during summer, when you see hundreds of tourists sitting at the tables spilled out on the pavements.

If you also love coffee and you are planning a visit to Berlin, I recommend you to read the following guide before traveling. Below I will present you some of the best cafés in Berlin of which some are best for their espresso, some for Kaffee und Kuchen and some for people watching. Whatever you’d prefer, you will surely find something to suit your preferences.


As one of the best cafés in Berlin for espresso, the Bonanza can be found on Oderberger Strasse. It serves some of the best coffees in the city. The proprietors are involved in every step of the process, including roasting the beans in-house.

Beans are also available to buy for home. Although there are minimal seating opportunities, the place is always crowded. The cake selection includes mostly brownies and carrot cakes. The Bonanza is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 19:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. (October 2013)

Bonanza, Berlin tomislavmedak/Flickr

Bonanza, Berlin ©tomislavmedak/Flickr


With fresh cakes and good coffees, the Wohnzimmer offers a “living room” atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and will make everything to let you feel at home. The café offers a lovely view over Helmholtzplatz. It is with no doubt one of the best cafés for Kaffee and Kuchen. Besides, prices are reasonably good. The café is open daily from 10:00 until 16:00. (October 2013)

Les Enfantes Gâtés

Situated on Falckensteinstrasse, the Les Enfantes Gâtés is a quite new café of the city. It looks like more of an artist studio, being famous for its Kaffee and Kuchen. Although the prices are slightly high, their coffees are some of the best in the city. You should definitely try the hot chocolate which is made from 99% cocoa. The café is open Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 20:00. (October 2013)

Mein Haus am See

Mein Haus am See was originally opened as a 24/7 café, but now it is only open all night during weekends. Located on Brunnenstrasse, this café is perfect for people-watching. On first glance the café might seem like a furniture shop due to the large collection of seating. The café opens at 9:00 every day. (October 2013)

Outdoor cafe in Berlin La Citta Vita/Flickr

Outdoor cafe in Berlin ©La Citta Vita/Flickr

Café CK

Another café considered to be best for espresso, the Café CK is a recently opened café of the city. Their aromatic ristretto is famous in Berlin. Café CK demonstrates a big devotion for the black bean. You should really try it. The café is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 20:00 and from 10:00 to 20:00 on weekends. (October 2013)

Espresso wfairchild/Flickr

Espresso ©wfairchild/Flickr



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