Third-wave coffee is a thing in Berlin – and when something’s a thing in this city, you can almost always be sure that it started in one of its hippest neighbourhoods, Kreuzberg. We’ve made a list of our favourite five in the neighbourhood, so wake up, go outside and smell the coffee beans of these cool establishments serving up high-end blends of caffeinated concoctions.
Five Elephant brings home beans sourced from all around the world. Their passionate approach is also socially and environmentally responsible, priding themselves on small batch, quality roasting and human relationships. Their micro-roastery, bakery and cafe in Berlin also serves apple pie and cheesecake with stellar reviews.
Bonanza is no secret to coffee lovers in Berlin. These people are passionate about making coffee, and their approach combines the best of both old and new techniques in a process they refer to as ‘retro innovation’. The recently opened, dangerously hip Kreuzberg Roastery and coffee room is in a beautiful red brick building with a courtyard. Customers can sip on a perfect cup while the roasting process and impressive machines add an interesting atmosphere behind the counter.
Located on the busting Oraienstraße, you can expect an eclectic, international crowd at Luzia. This spacious lounge-like cafe and bar has a beautiful interior of exposed brickwork, light installations, high ceilings and cute shrunken armchair seating. The prices are fair and the music is good. They also enjoy throwing a good party from time to time.
Café Luzia, Oranien Str. 34, Berlin, Germany +49 030 817 99958
Situated in the vibrant neighbourhood of Bergmannkiez in Kreuzberg, Chapter One keeps customers happy with their specialty coffee and delicious treats. Coffee addicts can choose from the whole arsenal of specially prepared brews that include espresso, hikari siphon, chemex, aeropress and cold drip pots. Unless the pursuit of the perfect cup is already a part of your everyday existence, these modes of preparation might not mean much to you. In this case may we suggest you begin your foray with the aptly named Chapter One.
A local favourite, Nest is a spacious and bright all-day cafe with stripped wooden floors and a balcony terrace. The staff are friendly, while the South facing shop-like windows ensure sunshine-filled service. Nest serves a variety of international dishes, tasty brunch items, coffee and freshly infused teas. When you’re finished your meal, check out their mouthwatering cake display at the cashier and walk it all off at the popular neighouring Gortizer Park. This might also be the perfect nest to throw a birthday party, event or film festival.
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