The Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Potsdam, Germany

Photo of Alice Dundon
30 November 2017

Potsdam is a well-loved tourist destination in Germany. Known for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, stunning gardens and authentic German atmosphere, it draws in visitors from all over the world. The city also is a thriving gastronomy location, has an amazing bar scene, as well as an authentic coffeehouse culture where you can visit these great cafés and coffee shops.

Café Guam

Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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German Cheesecake
German Cheesecake | © Mohamed Yahya/Wikicommons

Potsdam’s Dutch Quarter has been home to Café Guam for 12 years. The cosy café is known for its traditional German cheesecakes, which they have over 30 different varieties of. The popular joint fills up quickly on weekends with visitors and locals alike. With a welcoming atmosphere and wooden interior, it’s the perfect spot for coffee and cake in the Dutch Quarter.


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Berry Pancakes
Berry Pancakes | © Mechie Choa Yu / Flickr
Zweitwohnsitz, which is German for ‘second home’, is a quaint, centrally-located café, with a shabby chic interior. Serving up a selection of homemade cakes, breakfast options, small lunch dishes, coffee, and beer, it’s a great place to stop and recharge while exploring Potsdam.

Café Eden

Cafe, German, $$$
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Cafe Eden Outdoor Seating in Autumn
Cafe Eden Outdoor Seating in Autumn | © Uwe S./Flickr
Café Eden is a cosy café with stunning surroundings. This tranquil spot is perfectly located in Sanssouci garden and has a large outdoor area overlooking the Roman Baths. Serving up Italian-style coffee, cake, and ice cream, as well as a small BBQ selection. Café Eden is a lovely stop in Sanssouci Park for a sweet treat or small bite to eat.

Café KieselStein

Cafe, German, $$$
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Organic Quiche and Salad
Organic Quiche and Salad | © Matt Wunderle/Flickr
Café KieselStein is an organic, vegan and vegetarian café located just outside Sanssouci Park. The café offers warm soups, quiches, and a selection of sandwiches and salads, as well as a selection of fresh juices, coffee, and cakes. With comfortable couches, large windows, and outdoor seating, it’s the perfect place for a healthy, organic lunch in Potsdam.

La Maison du Chocolat

Cafe, Restaurant, Dessert, $$$
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Dutch Quarter, Potsdam
Dutch Quarter, Potsdam | © Allan Grey/Flickr

Housed in a red-brick building, on a bustling street in the Dutch Quarter is La Maison du Chocolat. Offering the best hot chocolate in Potsdam and a selection of delectable French-inspired treats, it’s a beloved spot for some indulgence. The menu also serves a range of hot breakfast dishes, lunch specials, and a selection of wine and beer.

Café Restaurant Babetta

Cafe, Restaurant, German, $$$
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Cafe und Restaurant Babette
Cafe und Restaurant Babette | © Clemensfranz/WikiComons

Located in the heart of Potsdam on vibrant Brandenburgerstraße a short walk from Brandenburger Tor, is Café Restaurant Babetta. Offering a coffee house atmosphere, as well as a stylish restaurant, the café is elegantly decorated and serves up daily breakfast, lunch, coffee, and cake. Housed in a restored historic building, a traditional atmosphere flows through this well-located, sleek café.

Hofcafe Madam Recamier

Cafe, Dessert, $$$
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Delicious Selection of French Treats
Delicious Selection of French Treats | © John Mason/Flickr

Offering an elegant and opulent atmosphere is the romantic, well-located Hofcafe Madam Recamier. With a chandelier in its centre, comfortable plush couches, and chairs and small tea tables, this café is acts as a French-inspired tea house in Potsdam. Serving tea, coffee, and lavish cakes, it’s a lovely spot for some sweet treats and indulgence in Potsdam.

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