Berlin, a city celebrated for its rich history and diverse culinary scene, has embraced the beloved bagel with open arms. Amidst its iconic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods, a new bagel culture has taken root, offering locals and visitors a interesting and tasty options. Whether you’re a fan of the classic New York-style bagel or crave innovative, locally-inspired creations, Berlin’s bagel scene has something to satisfy every craving.
Fine Bagels are the real deal in Berlin. Even those born and bred in NYC can’t snub their nose at these doughy delights. Every day, they prepare fresh bagels, boiled and baked just like they were intended to be. They are located inside the Anglophone-friendly bookstore Shakespeare and Sons. The coffee is third-wave level, and the whole atmosphere is cozy with a side of airiness. For those craving a variety of handsomely crafted bagels or a proper lox and cream cheese sandwich, look no further.
Katie’s Blue Cat Café is Neukölln‘s very own Anglophone bakery. Well, it’s much more than that, as they brew coffee from Bonanza, so its caffeine game is incredibly strong. Its interior is a charming labyrinth of wood and hues of blue. Among the giant glass case of palatable goodies are bagels that battle the legitimacy of those bred in NYC. Katie’s serves up straightforward and delicious bagels just like from across the pond, in addition to other Anglophone treats that range from ‘ello love to good-day mate:more specifically crumpets, pies, Anzac biscuits and more.
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Not all good bagels have to be in or around Xberg. This ultra trendy and health food forward cafe in Charlottenburg has something to bring to the table in terms of carb creation. Their bagels are made on-site and fresh on the regular. They aren’t exactly transplants from the East Coast, but they do the trick. Their guacamole bagel is one of the coveted bagel concoctions, but they offer a whole slew of tasty bagel treats. In addition, they have Brooklyn-style juices and smoothies. The ambiance is chic and fits their selection of choice food perfectly.
Wahrhaft Nahrhaft has a great deal of vintage charm in its aesthetic, but that’s not the only thing that brings people to this joint. Like everything else made in this charming establishment, the bagels are made fresh daily and won’t disappoint. They offer a variety of sapid sandwiches (think lox and cream cheese or grilled vegetables and homemade humus) to grab on the go or to enjoy basking in their playfully retro ambiance. The über friendly staff only heightens the quaintness of the place.
Bagel, Coffee & Culture
As listed in their name, the trifecta of a perfect morning harmoniously comes together in this quaint Kreuzberg venue. The interior offers a moodiness devoid of pretentiousness; an arty ambiance that speaks to the level of attention the owners put into their projects, whether aesthetic or edible. The two brothers who own the shop are passionate about coffee. Though that is the forefront of their ideology, their production of fresh and delicious bagels fall under the same school of thought: fluffy bagels baked fresh and with a commitment to perfection.
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