Let's face it: winters in Berlin are not the brightest time of the year. This harsh reality makes it all the more important to find a local café that you can call your home away a home; a place to meet friends, obtain free wi-fi access, and perhaps most importantly, get your daily dosage of caffeine, no matter the season. Café Pfeiffers fulfills all these needs and more.
This adorable little Kreuzberg cafe is located directly on the main artery of Kreuzberg district: namely, the Oranienstraße. Therefore, it is the perfect place to rest and recharge while exploring all this very trendy district has in the way of sights and shopping.
The exterior of Café Pfeiffers — Photo courtesy of Gabi Pfeiffer
Boasting an extensive selection of delicious, caffeinated beverages - Italian, Portueguese, Spanish, and French coffee variations are all represented - Café Pfeiffers also offers a wide variety of refreshing, cold beverages. There's a breakfast menu and sandwich toasts.
Moreover, for those people wanting to satisfy a sweet tooth - look no further. With a daily selection of homemade cakes and numerous other delicious sweets, every need is met. There are also vegan and gluten-free options, in addition to soy/lactose free milk at no extra charge, so even the most discriminating customers will be satisfied.
Some of Pfeiffer's tantalizing sweets — Photo courtesy of Gabi Pfeiffer
The warm atmosphere is generated by well-placed lighting and especially comfortable seating. The tables and chairs are arranged such that your enjoy the nearness of neighbors while still maintaining your own personal space. The Café also has a very unique back portion outfitted with oversized chairs, sofas, and blankets.
Café Pfeiffer's back room — Photo courtesy of Gabi Pfeiffer
The talented baristas at Pfeiffers are an überfriendly, international, and personable bunch; don't hesitate to chat them up or ask questions about all things Berlin. The German word gemütlichkeit roughly translates to "coziness," or "snugness," and Café Pfeiffers offers this in spades. Just don't forget to order a tasty brownie while embracing it.