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 ;-)
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
10435 Prenzlauer Berg
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
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
Stargarder Str. 60,
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
The biscuit display @ Sowohlalsauch
A couple enjoying their afternoon tea @ the Tadschikische Teestube
Oranienburger Straße 27
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).