September 09, 2014
Nothaft Seidel Cafe is my new happy discovery. Baristas and all the staff are really sweet, they made me consider moving to Prenzlauer Berg, so I can come here for my morning coffee and cake.
I had flat white and it was perfect, not too strong, not too weak. Just good. Big sandwich with mozzarella, rucola, dried tomatoes and salami was delicious and rich in ingredients (I loved it). The fun part is that you can observe them making one.
I honestly enjoyed interiors as well. You can sit outside in a sun, or maybe inside up front with a good natural light and chat with a friend or enjoy a book. If you want some privacy or need to work a bit, go on the back, where you can be comfortable and get a bit of energy for your laptop. I go to cafes mostly to enjoy it with a nice company, magazine or a book, but from time to time I have an urge to leave my kitchen and work somewhere else for an hour or so and this place was perfect for it.
They have a nice selection of delicious cakes as well. I’ve heard about a killer banana bread and a lemon cake, but I’ve decided to go for a beetroot cake. OMG! I was eating it for about 30 minutes as it’s too good to eat it fast.
After a big disappointment in Suicide Sue (three times a row bad service) I thought that Prenzlauer Berg is low in good, friendly cafes. But it’s not! CK Cafe, Bonanza Heroes and Nothaft Seidel Cafe rocked my mornings. So go there, discover little boutiques and design stores in this neighbourhood and stop for a nice break in one of them.
Nothaft Seidel Cafe, Schönhauser Allee 43a
10435 Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg
Mon - Fri: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm, Sat: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm, Sun: 10.00 am - 8.00 pm
good fast breakfast
September 01, 2014
Bonanza Coffee Heroes has an awesome name and serves super delicious coffee! This little place was created out of love to a good coffee and for you to enjoy it.
It is tiny indeed, just few seats inside, but when the weather is nice, you can sit outside in a sun or walk around neighbourhood. Come over to enjoy a cup of a damn good coffee, have a chat with a friend or think about life, as this cafe is not created for people with laptops. Food options are limited, but you can grab a croissant.
Each cup is served with a double espresso shot, each coffee blend is homemade (they have their own roastery!). I can legally enjoy one shot of coffee per day so I had to ask for it and I wasn’t sent away. It seems that gossips about barristers being strange with annoying customers may be just gossips. I can be annoying with my urge to get a perfect picture and asking strange questions, still guys were really friendly.
If you’re a coffee person and visit Berlin’s cafes from time to time, there is a big chance that you had Bonanza’s blend already. It is popular and there is a reason for it. So if you like to have a well prepared cup of delicious coffee at home, buy your favourite blend and take it with you.
Bonanza Coffee Heroes, Oberberger Strasse 35, Prenzlauer Berg
Mon - Fri: 8.30 am - 7.00 pm, Sat - Sun: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
August 07, 2014
I’ve been passing this place far too many times. The big advantage of Neukoln neighbourhood is that you can enjoy an enormous amount of lovely cafes. With time, when you get to learn your favourite ones, it may become also a disadvantage, as it’s too easy to miss a lovely spot.
Tischendorf is definitely worth checking out. When I entered the place the first thing I’ve heard was Talking Heads’ song and it made a great first impression. And then the interior. It may look like a typical Berlin style cafe, but has this little lovely elements like handmade plackets with informations about products. Raw wall surrounded by other white ones make the trick. Wooden tables and chairs, old school counter with yummy treats and nice art on walls. Everything creates a good, friendly vibe.
I ordered a breakfast special and what I got made me almost cry out of happiness (hormones!). My taste buds went wild and I’ve achieved a moment of a “happy after meal meditation”, when life looks just like it should (full of rainbows and unicorns). I wasn’t happy with my coffee, but I like it in a specific way and since I can have only one per day, it’s important that this one particular cup rocks my day. But the food, oh… you want it!
The only tiny thing that didn’t fit was a lady who served me, definitely she wasn’t in a mood. She had this “smiling is just wrong” and “I don’t associate with customers” attitude. Well, I’m not judging here, it happens and everyone has a right to have a worse day. And this is a hormonal pregnant lady speaking. When I have a bad day I have this strange feeling that Tomasz and cats magically disappear and I can’t find them anywhere. If I didn’t know better I’d say that they’re avoiding me. The whole “lady not in a mood” thing definitely didn’t ruin the impression, as the cooking lady who served my plate was the sweetest. I think she knew how awesome the food was.
Tischendorf, Friedeistrasse 25, Neukölln
Open daily 9am - 8pm.
July 22, 2014
When someone tells you that you need to check out one place, you do it. Especially when this tip comes from Michael who has an exquisite taste in Berlin cafes and restaurants. What you can find in Hermann Eicke are yummy bagels with interesting extras, super friendly owners, killer homemade lemonade and a cold chocolate that will blow your mind. I am not kidding - it was served with a cream and a ball of ice cream. I also enjoyed their bircher muesli, very fulfilling and you can taste apples inside.
I must admit that I’m in love with the interior - plenty of space, minimalistic, yet inviting. I went there few times just for a bite, but the last one was to make some work. It’s easy to concentrate there with relaxing atmosphere, nice tunes and refreshing coffee.
It’s located in Mitte, so if you’re a Berliner, discover this place and if you came over for a visit, have a break over there. And definitely try the cold chocolate drink!
Hermann Eicke - Brunnenstraße 45, Berlin - Mitte
Mo-Fr 8:00-19:00, Sa-So 9:00-19:00
June 18, 2014
I’ve been introduced to Cafe Valentin by Jessica from Best Wishes Magazine. We were planning on catching up after my longer absence and she simply said that I’ll love this place. Well, I do.
This Swedish cafe has it’s charm. Interesting interior with wooden elements, vintage tables and lovely little details. Food is delicious and their sandwiches look like an explosion of summer on a plate. For sure they have few unique positions like fruit iced tea including fruits and herbs or Swedish cakes. I’ve tried their cinnamon rolls twice and each time it was awesome. But the most important element is of course a friendly service. They’ll welcome you with a smile and a good word. You can stay as long as you feel like with a book, computer or over a coffee and you’ll feel relaxed and welcomed.
June 08, 2014
I made a decision to reduce an amount of caffeine in my blood so I’m drinking 1 cup of coffee per day. It makes this particular one very important and believe me it’s worth traveling from Friedrichshain to Kreuzberg to have it at Concierge Coffee.
February 28, 2014
Roamers is a beautiful place with sweet owners, good food, amazing atmosphere and friendly service. If you can fell in love with a place, it happened when I went for a coffee to Roamers for the first time. I am not sure what was the reason - minimalistic yet cosy interior, which’s been created by owners who pay attention to details, a killer coffee which is so good that so far each time I had two, homemade and fresh cakes, or honestly good food.
February 19, 2014
I have a thing for cute little places with a friendly service. But imagine this. You go inside a little cafe without expecting anything (we walked there from Friedrichshain, took some pictures in a Photobooth and were still very excited about our creativity), and walk into one of the most surprising interiors you’ve seen lately. Salumeria Lamuri is amazing. There are beautiful tiles with three different patterns that were meant to be together, cosy little tables, beautiful counter and a big window you can admire Berlin from.
January 06, 2014
Dolc i Salat is a small place with a big atmosphere. They serve italian sweets, sandwiches for breakfast and some other snacks. I tried cannoli and it was delicious, not too sweet, just perfect. I went there three days in a row and a friend said that I am truly dedicated to testing the place, but the true is, that I simply like it.
December 29, 2013
Cosmo is two in one - Cafe and Art Gallery. Specious and nicely designed interior plus interesting exhibitions are worth a visit. You can expect wooden tables, comfy chairs and even a big sofa, just like in Central Perk from “Friends”.