If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m addicted to gorgeous coffee shops. Nothing makes me happier than grabbing a cup of coffee in the am. Of course while I was in Berlin, I hit as many coffee shops as I could find! Below I’ve listed the ones that I think are the best coffee shops in Berlin.
Five Elephant Coffee – This specialty coffee micro-roastery and bakery is passionate about quality, as well as social and environmental responsibility. I went to their location in Mitte and loved it! Aesthetically it was everything I love, white walls, plants and gold accents. The inside is small, but its sparse décor, high ceilings and large windows give it an airy feel. The vibe is old world meets new, with intricate crown molding towering above modern light fixtures. Patrons can sit at a small table outside on the cobblestone side walk, sipping espresso while watching the world go by. If you go, don’t leave without a slice of their famous cheesecake!
The Barn– Like Five Elephant, The Barn is also a specialty coffee roaster with soul, however, its reputation is known the world over. The Barn’s coffee beans are actually served in shops from Vancouver, to New York, Paris, London, Dubai and Japan! They also operate three coffee bars in Berlin. With the exception of rustic, wood countertops, the aesthetics are nothing like an actual barn (thankfully). They have a much more industrial modern feel with their black lighting fixtures, black stools, and even large blackboard-style menu standing out among some white, steel, and earthy tones.
No Fire No Glory– What drew me to No Fire, No Glory was its epic name! This unique coffee shop serves espresso roasted by micro-roasters Bonanza Coffee Roasters and The Coffee Collective. NFNG has a cool, art school atmosphere with a few eye-catching pieces, like an antique cash register and a laboratory-style cold drip machine under avant-garde pin-up pictures. The patio seating out front is covered, so it can be enjoyed in any weather. When the weather is nice, they open the massive picture windows, bringing the outside in. Oh, and bonus: they serve a wide variety of delicious cakes!
Kaffeemitte– This swoon-worthy space is so posh and modern with its light, wood surfaces and brightly colored art hanging on concrete walls. The shop uses Arabica blends from Caffè Belardi roasting. Surprisingly, they also serve a high-quality, ultra-fresh, full menu all day, including vegan options. There’s tons of seating outside, too. A chic coffee shop I never have to leave? Yes, please!
St. Oberholz– This coffee shop, bar, restaurant, and coworking space was full of people the first time I walked by. I went the following day (it was right across the street from where I was doing laundry) and immediately fell in love with the energy of the shop. Most of the patrons are on laptops, despite the very uncharacteristic atmosphere. You won’t find big, comfy, couches here, either. Instead, pull a classroom-style chair up to one of many tables. The dimly lit space is brightened by large windows of an almost Moroccan architecture style. Golden starburst light fixtures hang from high ceilings, and in the center of the building is a magnificent spiral staircase with a stained glass skylight. St. Oberholz whips up drinks from Bonanza Coffee Roasters.
Have you been to any of these coffee shops before? If so which was your favorite? What do you think are the best coffee shops in Berlin?