Where to get the best coffee in Berlin
The German capital is bursting with new cool, hipster cafes that have become go-to spots for those looking for the best coffee in Berlin. These roasters serve up some of the best quality caffeine in the city, perfect for a little pick-me-up between seeing the sites and a sit down with a friendly mix of locals and expats. If you’re looking to chill out with a tasty brew in one of the best cafes in Berlin, read on to find out the most ideal spots in the city for your daily caffeine fix…
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When looking for decent coffee and delicious brunch in Mitte, Distrikt is a local favourite. There’s no questioning the quality of the coffee, which is all made using beans sourced and roasted both locally and internationally, and chosen for the deep, rich flavour it gives off. But it’s not just the coffee the regulars come back for, as the all-day brunch options are great, too. Enjoy your steaming brew and healthy brunch amongst the cool, minimalist interior at Distrikt down a quiet street in Mitte.
You know a cafe is gonna brew you a decent coffee when the baristas have nailed the skill of latte art. This cosy spot, also in Mitte, is in one of the most peaceful places on this list, nestled in a courtyard with a number of tables and chairs in the middle, perfect for an al fresco coffee. However Father Carpenter is never quiet! It’s not just the delicious cups of coffee that have made a name for this place, the avocado toast is also a must-order! Located just a 5 minute walk from Alexanderplatz, be sure put Father Carpenter on your list for a coffee tasting tour of Berlin.
An unmissable stop for real coffee connoisseurs, The Barn, while not quite as well-known as other places, serves up a seriously killer brew to write home about. Sit in the window with an espresso, or opt for a perfectly roasted flat white. They even cater for vegans looking for a creamy caffeine fix, serving coffee with oat milk as an alternative option. Don’t worry about leaving without having time for another taste later on during your trip to Berlin, as you can pick up a packet of their own specially roasted beans to take home with you.
The tiny hole-in-the-wall style coffee shop, Concierge, has a real hipster vibe and is home to some of the best roasted coffee beans in the whole of Berlin. Located in Kreuzberg, there really isn’t a lot of space for a long and leisurely cup of coffee, but take a flat white to-go and sip on it by the canal - it only makes the tasting experience better! You’ll be drawn in by the rich aroma of roasting beans, but word on the street is the brownies are also to die for…
Take a bit of time to slow down and relax amongst a busy day in one of the most bustling parts of Berlin. Westberlin is famed for serving up one of the best coffees in the area just a couple of minutes walk from Checkpoint Charlie. The light and airy cafe in Berlin city centre has a great range of magazines to flick through while you enjoy a perfectly smooth cappuccino or flat white with a slice of cake.
With a hipster mix of locals living in and around the area, it’s no surprise that the Friedrichstein based Silo Coffee gives off all the alternative vibes. Brick walls, wooden seating, low hanging lights, all filled with the delicious smell of fresh roasting coffee beans. When exploring the street art near Friedrichstein, stop at Silo for your caffeine fix (the flat whites are noteworthy) and one of the best brunches in Berlin - it won’t let you down!
Article by Darcy King
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