Reviewed by Núria C.
"MyTake Kastanienkeller translates to Chestnut Cellar and is a space housed in the oldest avenue in one of the most representative neighborhoods in Eas ..." more
Bar / Café
Party Earth Review Because it would not be fair for one man – the owner/capitalist – to profit from the labor of the workers/proletariat, no one actually owns Café Morgenrot. Instead, everyone who works at the bar takes equal responsibility and earns the same amount of money. But patrons shouldn’t pay much attention to that big red flag going ... more
Party Earth Review Barcomi’s is a quaint neighborhood café and coffee shop with an outstanding reputation in the Kreuzberg area and beyond, as witnessed by the clientele of professionals, university students, young families, and coffee lovers that arrive in droves to sample delicious pastries and top-notch coffee. And rest assured that the ... more
Bar / Café
Reviewed by Núria C.
"My take Goldberg is a café-bar-restaurant that is very roomy indoors but also has an outdoor terrace to bask in the sunny days. Breakfast, lunch, cof ..." more
Party Earth Review A laid-back, trendy café offering wholesome breakfasts, unique lunches, and a long list of booze, Salon Schmück is as popular for its daytime eats as it is for late-night lounging on cozy vintage sofas. Catering mostly to hungry bohemians and students, the breakfast menu is a diverse mix of Swiss-style muesli, American ... more
Skalitzer Straße 80
Party Earth Review A daytime café, a funky pub, and a retro cocktail bar all manage to coexist at Dachkammer, a combination that keeps the bi-level space full of artsy regulars throughout the day. Afternoons see hordes of college kids gathered at the street-side tables for coffee and a smoke, while other patrons wander past ... more
Café / Club
Party Earth Review As the name implies, AM to PM is a multifaceted establishment that provides food and a friendly café environment by day and an energetic club scene by night. Outside under the trees is a delightful terrace whose hanging chairs and tiki torches do their best to create a tropical vibe. On warm evenings, in fact, the terrace ... more
Am Zwirngraben 2
Bar / Café
Party Earth Review Perched over the Spree River canal near the famous open-air Türkenmarkt, Ankerklause is a cozy former boathouse known for its casual daytime vibe, heavy-handed drinks, and raucous late-night parties. Catering to everyone from young university students to retired couples out for a weekend stroll, the venue features a small ... more
Kottbusser Damm 104
Party Earth Review Ask any regular, and they’ll tell you that Wohnzimmer (Living Room) is one of those rare places that successfully bridge the gap between café and bar. During the day, patrons can enjoy the café’s self-service German breakfast staples like croissants, quiches, and meat and cheese platters in a quaint tea-room setting or ... more
Café / Italian Restaurant
Party Earth Review Opened in 2010 by the self-described “proud lefty” Paolo Maggio, Primo Maggio is an airy little café with a relaxed vibe and a diehard dedication to pasta. Sunny weekdays find young Kreuzberg artists lounging under big umbrellas on the sidewalk patio, where they smoke unfiltered Roth-Handles and chow down on the Internationale ... more
Party Earth Review Located in the scenic historical center of Neukölln, Café Dritter Raum (Third Room) has been championing local politics, serving up fresh breakfasts, and enabling a little retro video game action since 2009. The bright and cozy café, with its old-school wooden bar, tired but comfortable sofas, and small wooden tables, was ... more
There’s no better way to spend a few relaxing hours in Berlin than in one of the many cafés strewn about the city.
The cafés in Berlin come in many shapes and sizes and can be found all over Mitte, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg, and West Berlin.
Some of the cafés double as bars, lounges, or live music venues, but what they all have in common is a laid-back attitude, good food, a decent cup of Joe, and a warm environment.
Some notable Berlin cafés include Café Morgenrot where a socialist attitude prevails and all workers share in equal pay and profit. Another is Schwarzes Café, a West Berlin institution with great balcony and patio seating. A third is Barcomi’s, which has a big student clientele and the feel of a Parisian sidewalk café. And finally, there’s Am to PM, which is exactly as the name implies – open 24 hours a day and hosts patrons looking for brunch, lunch, dinner, or whatever soaks up booze at 4am.
Whether you’re looking for a quick meal, the perfect espresso, a place to do a little work, or a relaxing setting to hang out with some friends, the cafés in Berlin are the perfect retreat for some daytime leisure.