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
Café / Coffeeshop
Reviewed by Marie B.
"Top hipster hangout St. Oberholz is also known amongst myself and my friends as babe central. Packed full of eye candy (both the staff and the custome ..." more
Rosenthaler Straße 72a
Café / Restaurant
Party Earth Review A West Berlin institution, Schwarzes Café is a cozy bohemian restaurant that serves an incredible breakfast all day long and is crowded with night owls until dawn. The brick walls covered in old, rustic murals lends the downstairs area a warm, intimate vibe, while the delicate hanging lights on the small patio create the ... more
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
Bakery / Café
Reviewed by Hannah D.
"I am so into the cafe culture of Berlin. Aunt Benny is about a 7 minute walk from the Frankfurter Allee train station and the atmosphere is amazing. T ..." more
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 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
Bar / Café
Party Earth Review Asking Parisian owner Emmanuel Girondin why he opened Manouche back in 2008 elicits a simple answer: “Berlin needed a crêperie.” Apparently he was right, because since then French expats, budget-conscious families, and hip young Berliners have all been crowding in to enjoy one of his large variety of original crêpes ... more
Reviewed by Núria C.
"My take Did you ever visit an exhibition walking across a swimming pool without water? Did you ever spend a Saturday night dancing inside a swimming p ..." 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
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.