I recently spent a weekend in Berlin, this city likes its coffee, so I decided to go on a whistle stop tour to investigate the caffeine glory.
Hermann Eicke – Brunnenstr. 45, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Wonderfully hipster (but not in an annoying way).
The decor had an Cold War vibe that was strangely comforting and in keeping with the fact the Berlin Wall once stood yards away. The coffee was great, the Latte I had was decent but the filter coffee Mrs B had was incredible. So good infect it prompted a domestic ‘you stick to your drink, I’ll stick to mine’ spat, which almost derailed the whole mini break equilibrium. The endless supply of fresh bagels and brilliant service on offer were also pretty special too.
Oslo Kaffebar – Eichendorffstraße 13, 10115 Berlin, Germany
We went here with a hangover and after too much beer this was like a haven, this was more than a mere cafe that day, it was a treatment centre.
It probably had something to do with the incredible coffee (we both had Americanos this time to avoid any domestic squabble). Once again it tasted great and the service was top notch. We also had the yogurt and granola which was delicious.
As a side note the coffee comes in a cup made of recycled coffee! YES, TAKE THAT HANGOVER IT’S DOUBLE CAFFEINE AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.
OH GO HERE COMES THE CRASH….
Café Bar Central – Brunnenstraße 49, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Hands down best granola of the trip! Christ, is this the middle class buffoon I’ve become? Forgive me, tbf tho it was actually delicious.
The coffee wasn’t quite as good as the other two places but the staff once again were brilliant, turns out German hospitality is word class. The whole place feels modern with a great atmosphere and it also has an nice outside space where you can
judge every passer by enjoy the morning rush around you.
All in all Berlin is the place for good coffee, there were so many coffee houses that looked great and the coffee wherever we went was real quality stuff…and the granola too.
God I love granola.