This cozy Charlottenburg café pairs high ceilings and a seasonal menu with French influences. Manstein‘s interior is full of beautiful cakes on display and ceiling-high shelves line the walls. The outdoor seating is perfect in the summer as Lietzensee park is a stone’s throw away. This casual café is more upscale than most, so expect prices to match.
Manstein, Witzlebenstr. 32, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 30112521
French and Mediterranean influences are infused into the dishes at Eiffel, on Kurfürstendamm. Continental breakfasts range from the Parma ham, Brie and Baguette to cured salmon with potato pancakes. Carefully crafted elegant food comes at a cost though, especially at this location, but it’s worth it for a special treat. The interior is sleek and sophisticated, with starched white tablecloths, and the ample outdoor seating is perfect spot for people-watching over coffee.
Eiffel, Kurfürstendamm 105, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 8911305
The translation of Die Stulle is ‘the sandwich’, and that’s exactly what this fine establishment is the master of. It’s creative interpretations include an amazing three-tiered meat and cheese deconstructed sandwich. Plus the interior design, a juxtaposition of light and dark woods, and ample outdoor seating are a delight.
Die Stulle, Carmerstraße 10, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 31179403
Sets might just have one of the most alluring interiors in the area, with its high ceilings, soft pastels, high top wooden tables and cleverly crafted light fixtures in elegant recesses. It also has huge windows that blur the line between inside and out. The food is equally as instagram worthy, driven by the belief that good food should be kept simple. Breakfast is served all day too, so there’s plenty of time to try the myriad dishes on offer.
Sets, Schlüterstraße 36, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 56738797
If you’re craving fresh-pressed juices, well-made bagels, and premium coffee all in one place then What Do You Fancy Love is a great place to stop for the morning. To offset the simple, yet delicious menu, the inside is minimalist and streamlined too.
Schwarzes Café is a Charlottenburg institute and in the spirit of a bona fide Berlin weekend, it is open 24/7. It shifts from bar to café and then back again. The food is traditional with a twist and the portions are just as plentiful as they are delicious. The balcony and a garden are an added bonus for a breakfast in the sunshine.
Schwarzes Café, Kantstraße 148, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 3138038