Berlin’s Best Brews: Our Top 5 Cafes

Kick back and relax, plug in or touch base with friends – our list of Berlin’s coziest coffee spots breaks down the best brew’s in town.

indieBerlin is sharing its go-to spots in the city’s increasingly well-populated catering scene of quality coffee – whether you’re after a flat white or a vegan avocado toast, we got you covered! 

Oslo Kaffebar

With experienced baristas serving up prime brews from an impressive menu, alongside of delicious edible options on offer, this cafe is the whole package. The decor riffs on classic Scandinavian motifs with a modern twist. Oozing style but maintaining a laid back and welcoming ambiance – the peaceful spot is a joy for those after a cup to go or somewhere to linger with their laptop. Make sure to take a moment to appreciate the constantly rotating artworks on show in the space

Eichendorffstraße 13
Photo credit: Oslo Kaffebar

Brammibal’s Donuts

Since its establishment in 2015, Brammibal’s Donuts has earned a cult-like reputation for its handmade vegan donuts and specialty coffee, made only with plant-based milk options. The success of this café proves that you don’t have to skimp on rich taste when it comes to following a sustainable ethos in the kitchen. Light years away from the offerings of the big coffee chains, this certified bakery now has four shops spread around the city with a monthly changing selection of fresh donuts baked with quality ingredients

Maybachufer 8 / Danziger Strasse 65 / Alte Potsdamer Strasse 7 / KaDeWe

Annelies

Carefully prepared pancakes, overnight oats or just a cup of cappuccino – if you are in search of a wholesome ambiance for an extended weekend breakfast, Annelies is the perfect spot for you. Located by Görlitzer Park, in the heart of lively Kreuzberg, this café where everything is intended to soothe is lauded for its delightfully creative menu providing delicious options for breakfast, brunch and beyond.

Görlitzer Strasse 68
Photo credit: Annelies

 

Michelberger Hotel: Cafe & Wine Bar

Operating as a café by day and a bar by night, the shared space of the hip hotel does not limit its service to the guests of the hotel, but welcomes any and all visitors to its homely environment where you can find some much-needed respite from hubbub of one of Berlin’s busiest areas. The sharp modern space has a rustic feel, complete with an impressive selection of interesting books to browse through while enjoying your daily dose of caffeine. It’s perfect for whiling away lazy afternoons, and during the summer months their spacious courtyard offers a cooler climate in a city hot spot.

Warschauer Strasse 39-40

HOME: Brewing + Kitchen

In this neat café, the emphasis is strongly placed on ethically sourced and perfectly executed specialty coffees that are sure to delight even the keenest coffee connoisseurs. Quality coffee and delicious pastries do not always go hand in hand, but the delicious sweet and savoury pastries served in this café are to stan for – their juicy vegan banana bread deserves a special mention! Well-lit and impeccably designed throughout, the space exudes good taste.

Jonasstraße 23
Photo credit: HOME





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