Ten of Berlin's Best Cafes for Coffee, Cake and So Much More

Café culture is rife in Berlin, and its not hard to find a nice place to stop for Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake.) This made selecting the 10Best both a blessing and a curse as there really are a number of places (cute, quirky or otherwise) worthy of a mention. And so, this list developed into more of a compilation of ten un-missable places, varying in specialty and atmosphere but never quality. So whether you’re after a world class coffee on-the-go, a family friendly place to enjoy a nice drink and delicious nibbles or a cozy spot to sit with a refreshment and connect to free wifi to get in touch with your loved ones at home, you’re bound to find something suited to your needs.

Berlin has a fixation on fair-trade, organic and bio products with many places putting real emphasis on homemade and seasonal dishes. The care and quality is evident in the final product, meaning you’re never left disappointed with your purchase and making avoiding temptation far less beneficial and that much harder! I’ve certainly done the rounds in the sweets testing department during my time in the city and have very rarely been let down by my choices. During your stay, I would highly recommend sampling (from the relevant recommendations on this list) fresh waffles, homemade ice-cream and an exquisite cappuccino or latte- you’ll find they’re among some of the finest in the world.

Bunte Schokowelt Berlin
Photo courtesy of Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt

Now this is a bit of a novelty and I would highly suggest it for somewhere fun to go with the kids (or for those of you who may love their hot chocolates a little more than their coffees). Ritter Sport is a German made brand of chocolate sold...  Read More

Pro Macchina da Caffe

Complete with chandelier and comfy seating, Pro Macchina is the cozy little cafe connected to a coffee store selling professional machinery, ingredients and general coffee paraphernalia- so you know it's good! Both with separate entrances but...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Rachel Beckley

As the name suggests, Barista cafés main point of focus is quality coffee expertly made- and that is precisely what you get, in a warm, comfortable environment. The interior is inviting with the choice of bar or table seating, ideal for simply...  Read More

If you're looking for great coffee and snacks, a pleasant atmosphere in a not so over-crowded place, wifi and newspapers at an incredibly affordable price then Pfeiffers is the place to go. Surrounded by competitors, this little café still...  Read More

This quaint little Kreuzberg café is the ideal spot to come for a relaxing escape from the bustle of the city. As the name suggests, it's all about quality coffee and fresh, made to order bagels (wraps and ciabattas), making it the perfect stop...  Read More

This adorable little café inspires imagery of strawberry cupcakes and tea parties. Jars filled with candy grace the shelves behind the counter and everything from the paint work to the pastel tablecloths make you feel like a child with a sugar...  Read More

Whether or not you happen to be in the vicinity of this gorgeous café, I would highly recommend making a stop here! Katie's Blue Cat sources its coffee from Bonanza's Coffee Heroes (aka arguably Berlins best coffee roasters) and sells it...  Read More

The Barn is a boutique coffee shop located in Mitte, which is all about quality produce and perfect execution to make the most superb food and coffee. Atmospherically, you really do feel like you're in a farmers barn- well, a very clean and well...  Read More

If you're searching for quality roasted coffee beans and moist, homemade cakes, all prepared in-house, then look no further than Five Elephant. This modest café located in Kreuzberg is known for being passionate about the quality of its produce...  Read More

Bonanza's Coffee Heroes
Photo courtesy of Rachel Beckley

For serious coffee connoisseurs, this place is heaven. Voted by 'The Economist' as one of the top 5 places to drink your coffee in the world, Bonanza's prides itself on coffee perfection in every possible facet. The café boasts a selection of...  Read More


Meet Rachel Beckley

Fresh from University and just 20 years old, Rachel decided to delay ‘real life’ for a while longer and live abroad. After 10 months based in England, (scattered with various escapes to...  More About Rachel

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