A few cosy places to spend an afternoon in Berlin…

As I mentioned in my last two posts, autumn is slowly coming along. To many this means red, yellow and golden leaves on the ground, the smell of smoky roasted chestnuts, and of course a nice hot drink to cuddle in your lap!

For this reason, I am feeling inspired to share a few places where you can while away your time in with a hot drink in Berlin.  Partly because you are bound to visit some day on your wonderings, but also because Berlin is just the place where you can find that perfect café, mellow yourself on a used sofa, and daydream the day away. Here are a few joints I have been to recently. I dig them for rather differing reasons, but hopefully you’ll find one that’s your cup of tea ;-)

 

Ako

Café, art gallery, co-working space and boutique at the same time, this place is lovingly styled with attention to detail. The drinks are as carefully crafted as the bright and airy interior, which makes it the perfect place to hang out for an hour or two.

    Lovingly prepared drinks @ Ako

Ako

Kollwitzstraße 91,

10435 Prenzlauer Berg

Berlin

 


Café Valentin

I am a fan of tiny places, and this delightful Swedish café is not only as perfectly decorated as a retro miniature, but it also serves gigantic Kanellbullar (cinnamon buns) and  a wicked espresso.

Cozy interior and cinnamon buns @ Cafe' Valentin

Cafe' Valentin

Sanderstraße 13

12047 Berlin

 


Fräulein Dickes

Another adorable tiny café, this one is as cute as a button. Sit at one of the wooden white tables and order a goat’s cheese, beetroot and fig jam ciabatta. Trust me it’s delicious!

  Cute wooden chairs @ Fräulein Dickes

Fräulein Dickes

Stargarder Str. 60,

10437 Berlin

 


Les Patisseries de Sebastien

This place is perhaps uncharacteristic for Berlin, as the atmosphere is rather that of a bustling French café. Reasons to visit are the croissants and pastries, which are wonderful, particularly their tiny chocolate fondants. Grab yourself a book and pick a corner, order a treat from the patisserie counter, and prepare for all of the above to warm your heart!

Les Patisseries de Sebastien and one of their fab chocolate fondants

Les Patisseries de Sebastien

Invalidenstraße 157,

10115  

Berlin

 


Sowohlalsauch

A traditional bakery-cum-café across the road from the famous Anna Blume café, this place is a more no-nonsense version of cosy. Sit on one of the high stools in the wooden interior or grab a table outside in the sunshine and order some traditional german thoroughfare.

The biscuit display @ Sowohlalsauch

Sowohlalsauch

Kollwitzstraße 88

10435 Berlin

 


Tadschikische Teestube

A traditional Tajikistan tearoom, it’s worth visiting just to savour the atmosphere in the calm inner courtyard it’s situated in. They also have a traditional storytelling tea hour (in German) on Monday evenings, and I’ve always wanted to go. Well, that one’s on my to-do list…

  A couple enjoying their afternoon tea @ the Tadschikische Teestube

Tadschikische Teestube

Im KunstHof,

Oranienburger Straße 27

10117 Berlin

 

 

Westberlin

This is more of a buzzing ‘cool’ café’ to bring your laptop to and do some work. I dropped in recently though, and was pleasantly surprised by the warm and friendly atmosphere (which unfortunately some of Berlin’s older co-working cafés have lost due to überhipstertrendamijig and whatnot).

   Inside Westberlin

Westberlin

Friedrichstraße 21

10969 Berlin