Berlin Café Guide – Where To Get A Pick-Me-Up En Route Your History Trip

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The capital and largest city of Germany, Berlin is a city with so much history.

From the Holocaust memorial to remains of the graffitied Berlin Wall, it’s one place you must visit especially if you’re a history buff.

In recent years, Berlin’s social food scene has been buzzing with third-wave cafés due to Berliner’s growing affinity for artisanal coffee and refined taste buds. With more and more cafés popping up, here are some places for a pick-me-up en route your history trip in Berlin.

Brammibal's Donuts

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Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Kreuzberg is Brammibal’s Donuts – the first vegan donut shop in all of Europe. Inspired to offer a healthier alternative, this cafe bakes fresh donuts daily. Apart from their regular 6 flavours, look out for their monthly and seasonal specials. Pair it with their speciality coffee and you’re good to go. Who said vegan desserts can’t taste good?

Maybachufer 8
12047 Berlin, Germany
Mon to Thu: 10am – 6pm
Fri to Sun: 10am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Schönleinstraße


Distrikt Coffee


Wood, black steel and leather against brick walls, the industrial interior of this café is everything. Situated along a quaint street, the cosy Distrikt Coffee serves up usual café nosh such as poached eggs on toast, granola and sandwiches. On top of really good coffee, there is a selection of homemade cookies and cakes for you to choose from as well.

Bergstraße 68
10115 Berlin, Germany
Mon to Fri: 8:30am – 5pm
Sat to Sun: 9:30am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Nordbahnhof

Fine Bagels

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Serving up authentic homemade NY-style bagels is Fine Bagels. There is an array of options — sweet or savoury, meat or vegan — you can be sure there’s a bagel for everyone. Sharing the same compound as the bookstore Shakespeare and Sons, this is the place to experience the marriage of good food and culture. Look out for the sign that says “Books & Bagels”, then head on in to grab a book and of course, a bagel.

Warschauer Straße 74
10243 Berlin, Germany
Daily: 8am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Warschauer Straße

Five Elephants Cheesecake


This café is famous for its cheesecake, and for good reason. Rich, creamy and light at the same time, the cream cheese lies atop a buttery, sweet and slightly salty biscuit base. No wonder this cheesecake is so raved about. Wash it down a cuppa, with beans from their own roastery. Head on over to their Kreuzberg outlet if you want to have a sit-down as this one is pretty small and doesn’t have seats.

Alte Schönhauser Straße 14
10119 Berlin, Germany
Mon to Fri: 8:30am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 7pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Weinmeisterstraße


Princess Cheesecake

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Also famous for cheesecake is Princess Cheesecake. Lovingly prepared and decorated with detail, these pretty pieces come in various flavours. And just to make sure that everyone gets to taste their cheesecake, there are low-sugar and gluten-free options as well. Perpetually packed, get there early to avoid any disappointment.

Tucholskystraße 37
10117 Berlin, Germany
Daily: 10am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Oranienburger Tor

Silo Coffee


A great place to get brunch in Berlin is this rustic Aussie café in Friedrichshain. Situated in this artsy neighbourhood, you can definitely feel the same vibes radiating off the cafe’s interior. Serving seriously good breakfast food, their rendition of the avocado toast was outstanding. Their passion for coffee shows through their large coffee selection from several roasters as well as the multiple brewing methods. A must-visit when you’re in Berlin for sure.

Gabriel-Max-Straße 4
10245 Berlin, Germany
Mon to Fri: 8:30am – 5pm
Sat to Sun: 9:30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Warschauer Straße