July 19, 2013
I love coffee and I realize that I post this sentence like 1001st time. But when you love something, you write about it. You also look for it wherever you go. I’ve been talking with Mr T about a perfect spot for a cup of coffee. Of course it has to serve delicious coffee plus something extra for a small bite that will go well with it. The second, very importent point, was that it has to be a relaxing, comfy and friendly place. Sounds like every coffee shop? Not really. There’s always something missing. But not in The Barn. I am very sentimental about this place, as it was the first coffee place I went to when I moved to Berlin. It took me a year to write about it, but as my grandma says - better late than never.
If you come to Berlin during warm days and feel like starting your day with a good cup of coffee and in a good place, go to The Barn and sit outside. Whenever I come here I plan on staying only 15-20 minutes, but usually I leave after an hour. This small, cozy place has an amazing atmosphere and most probably the most friendly staff in Berlin. They’re always helpful, eager to talk about coffee or explain what each sandwich contains or just have a friendly chat. 20 meters away is Do You Read Me, where you can grab your favorite magazine and read it while enjoying coffee. You also want to try their sandwiches. The one with cheese, beetroot, pear and delicious sauce I usually have is too good to share with Mr T (eventually I do it and always regret it).