Coffee Culture: Top Five Cafes In Berlin, Germany

Every city has a personality, but few European cities are as unique and iconic as Berlin.

The German capital is the perfect mix of regal architecture and rough urban streetscapes, beautiful laneways and grungy concrete, vintage shops and cutting-edge modern spaces.

Berlin is wonderfully rich in history and culture, and its coffee scene reflects this richness.

Here are five of the top cafes in Berlin, Germany:

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Photo courtesy of Oliv.

1. Oliv

On a pretty street corner in the fashionable district of Mitte, Oliv has a warm, welcoming feel and some of the best coffee in town.

Their homemade teas are also wondrous: order a mint tea and you’ll receive a sprig of fresh, leafy peppermint in a tall glass.

Plus their food is wholesome and simple; think autumnal vegetable salad and crispy hot croissants.

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Photo courtesy of Godshot.

2. Godshot

Berlin’s modern cafe scene is booming and Godshot is one of the main forerunners.

The space is sleek, the baristas are experts and the beans are perfect. An ideal spot to recharge one afternoon.

Plus names don’t get any cooler than this; perhaps we should start calling espresso shots “godshots” from now on.

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Photo courtesy of Five Elephant.

3. Five Elephant

Rich, exotic beans are everything to coffee purveyors Five Elephant.

Located in trendy Kreuzberg, the micro roastery serves its fine coffee onsite, alongside some truly delicious cakes and sweets.

It’s easy to see that Five Elephant’s staff truly cares about their coffee. It’s also the perfect spot to stop during a vintage shopping expedition.

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Photo courtesy of Companion Coffee.

4. Companion Coffee

Simplicity and goodness abound in this beautiful little Kreuzberg café.

Companion serves some of the finest coffee in Berlin, alongside a full home range of teas.

For those wanting to branch out into the coffee field as a profession, they also offer training and consultations. But I just come to them to recharge over good coffee and good cake.

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Photo courtesy of Sankt Oberholz.

5. Sankt Oberholz

Sankt Oberholz isn’t a compact little spot like so many other Berlin cafes. Instead, it’s a multi-level, rambling space where you can relax over coffee and a book.

Or your laptop:

The Mitte destination is a co-working space, where you’re more than welcome to chip away at your work in a charming cafe environment.

This place is so much nicer than a boring old office. With better coffee, too.

*This article is part of an original Epicure & Culture series, Coffee Culture.

What’s your favorite Berlin coffee spot? Please share in the comments below.

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Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa is the editor of Epicure & Culture as well as Jessie on a Journey. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and volunteering in Ghana.

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